Today brought the exciting news that Bruce Springsteen will release his next record of new material in January.
Called "Working on a Dream," the new album will feature 12 tracks and will be released by Columbia Records on January 27, in advance of Springsteen's performance with the E Street Band at halftime of Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla. on February 1.
In addition to the new album proper, the CD will also contain two bonus tracks:
* "A Night with the Jersey Devil," originally released in MP3 and video format on Halloween via Bruce's official website
* "The Wrestler," his new song written for the closing credits of the excellent forthcoming motion picture of the same name which stars Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Robert D. Siegel, "The Wrestler" will be released December 19 by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Oscar nominations for Rourke and Springsteen -- at minimum -- should follow on January 22, 2009.