Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome

PUBLISHED: 11:33 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:06 06 May 2010

The number 21 might be associated with coming of age – the milestone of maturity, dignity and the ability to hold your beer – but, as anyone will tell you, the above are optional at best. But Springsteen s 21st album proper, a tribute to leading folkie Pe

The number 21 might be associated with coming of age - the milestone of maturity, dignity and the ability to hold your beer - but, as anyone will tell you, the above are optional at best.

But Springsteen's 21st album proper, a tribute to leading folkie Pete Seeger, manages the first two whilst soundtracking a drink-sodden ho-down.

A top-notch and super-tight ensemble have been gathered for this rocking, cherry-picking ride through folk classics.

Double bass, violin, piano, accordion, harmonica, banjo and brass are expertly marshalled to give the impression of ramshackle get-together with mates, yet remain pin-sharp.

But it's Springsteen's trademark growl that imbues it with a timeless, fiery soul.


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