Leading up to the January 27th release date of his new CD "Working on a Dream," Bruce Springsteen has been making available--for free--some of the new songs. Next up is "Life Itself" after "Working on a Dream" and "My Lucky Day." Since I downloaded the song--for free--from Amazon yesterday, it looks like the tune is no longer available. But, the video, also at Amazon, still is. What the video shows is more behind-the-scenes footage, one of the things I'm most looking forward to with the release of this CD/DVD.
And if you want a sneak peek at the genesis of this record, head on over to Springsteen's main website. He has a note explaining how the new record came about in the immediate aftermath of the October 2007 release of his last record, Magic.
And for those of y'all who have already made the paradigm shift to downloading (legally) your music as opposed to buying a physical artifact (as I have), iTunes is offering a special pre-release price of the CD where you get the album, the DVD footage, the liner notes, and a bonus song, "A Night with the Jersey Devil," a song Springsteen released on Halloween 2008.
And, in case y'all didn't know, Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at the Super Bowl. Wow! What a way to start the musical year!