by Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen

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It's been over a decade since Bruce Springsteen has produced a record like Magic. The Boss likes to mix things up -- cutting solo albums or heading out with atypical musical conglomerations such as his Seeger Sessions band of 2006. But Magic is a return to songcraft and pop music, if not entirely free of the bitter political overtones that have characterized his work since The Rising. Recording with his loyal E Street Band, collaborating with The Rising producer Brendan O’Brien, fans are guaranteed a full-force rock 'n' roll attack that's in love with the music itself. Magic pays homage to rock forms from Phil Spector-styled wistfulness ("Girls in Their Summer Clothes" ) to insistent punk rock ("Radio Nowhere"), a satisfying blend that acknowledges the most personal, political, and rocking aspects of Springsteen’s musical universe. With old friends from Clarence Clemons to Little Steven Van Zandt onboard to shoulder the world-weary weight, this is the lightest Bruce record in years, escaping the nearly ponderous weight of the "event" album it is. Intimate and exuberant, it's a portrait of the artist once again discovering the simple joy of rhythm, rock, and soul.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2007
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886971706017
catalogNumber: 717060
Rank: 14421

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Harmonica,Percussion,Glockenspiel,Vocals,Background Vocals,Pump Organ
Nils Lofgren   Guitar,Background Vocals
Clarence Clemons   Saxophone,Background Vocals
Patti Scialfa   Background Vocals
Roy Bittan   Organ,Piano
Danny Federici   Organ,Keyboards
Garry Tallent   Bass
Soozie Tyrell   Violin
Patrick Warren   chamberlain,Tack Piano
Max Weinberg   Drums
Amy Chang   Viola
John Meisner   Violin
Jay Christy   Violin
Daniel Laufer   Cello
Jeremy Chatzky   Upright Bass
Justin Burns   Violin
Tania Maxwell Clements   Viola
Charae Krueger   Cello
Christopher Pulgram   Violin
Karen Freer   Cello
Sheela Lyengar   Violin
Lachlan McBane   Viola
William Pu   Violin
Olga Shpitko   Violin
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band   Performer

Technical Credits

Nick DiDia   Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer
Toby Scott   Engineer
Billy Bowers   Engineer
Christopher Austopchuk   Art Direction
Shari Sutcliffe   String Contractor
Harry McCarthy   Contributor
Eddie Horst   String Arrangements
Michelle Holme   Art Direction
Patti Horst   String Contractor

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