Bruce plays during tomorrow’s Super Bowl halftime show. I don’t care if the critics have been luke warm in their reviews, I say go out an buy this album. If you are a fan, you will love it. We’re all just workin’ on a dream.
I think my favorite song on Working on a Dream is The Last Carnival, a tribute to the late E Street Band member Danny Federici.
In the New York Times, Bruce has this to say about the recent election: â€œA lot of the core of our songs is the American idea: What is it? What does it mean? â€˜Promised Land,â€™ â€˜Badlands,â€™ Iâ€™ve seen people singing those songs back to me all over the world. Iâ€™d seen that country on a grass-roots level through the â€™80s, since I was a teenager. And I met people who were always working toward the country being that kind of place. But on a national level it always seemed very far away.
â€œAnd so on election night it showed its face, for maybe, probably, one of the first times in my adult life,â€ he said. â€œI sat there on the couch, and my jaw dropped, and I went, â€˜Oh my God, it exists.â€™ Not just dreaming it. It exists, itâ€™s there, and if this much of it is there, the rest of itâ€™s there. Letâ€™s go get that. Letâ€™s go get it. Just that is enough to keep you going for the rest of your life. All the songs you wrote are a little truer today than they were a month or two ago.â€