Bruce Springsteen's new album "Letter To You" comes as a surprise. But those who expected a real political album like "The Rising" after the 9/11 attacks in Corona and US election campaign times, will be disappointed. Although it is not a "letter" about the current state of the world, "Letter To You" is an album full of wisdom, on which the musician deals intensively with his past. And there is no reason for disappointment: Even if the snowy cover may evoke other associations, this musical "writing" is probably the most energetic E-Street band album since "Born In The U.S.A.". We go on a search for clues and shed light on the painful creation process of "Letter To You", dedicate ourselves to its heavy topics, the top-class songs and its special sound.
Bruce Springsteen has now returned to the studio after his personality show, which featured him in over 200 performances on Broadway. He recorded 13 new songs there. The Uramerican Springsteen is on his way in these - as a hitchhiker by car, on wild horses or as a passenger in the "Tucson Train". Like Wyatt and Billy in "Easy Rider", the musician seems to be looking for a lost America on his solo record, one that doesn't exist at the moment.
He was gone for almost two decades, at least as a solo performer. Steven Van Zandt alias Little Steven has been an integral part of the Bruce Springsteen Camp since "Born To Run" (1975). While Saxer Clarence Clemons was the boss's right hand all his life, Steven was his left. But in the last twenty years he was more active as an actor ("Die Sopranos", "Lilyhammer") than as an album artist besides his engagement in the E Street Band. What made the guitarist decide to continue the legendary "Sound of Asbury Park" with his new record "Soulfire"?
eclipsed: "I'm Coming Back" is the name of a song on "Soulfire" - the perfect motto. But why do you only come back as a solo artist after almost two decades?
Eighteen studio albums, numerous live recordings, compilations and box sets - 67-year-old US superstar Bruce Springsteen looks back on an extensive oeuvre and an eventful career. How does such a man tick, who grew up in New Jersey in simple circumstances? In "Born To Run" (review on the book page of this issue) Springsteen gives sincere and profound insights. The press conference scheduled by Heyne Verlag must not be communicated in advance, and the venue, a hotel near the exhibition grounds, is also secret and will not be announced until shortly before the meeting on the afternoon of 20 October. After a short reception with snacks and drinks, the exact procedure is explained in the hall. The press conference, moderated by radio journalist Thomas Steinberg (WDR), will last less than an hour. Questions from the assembled media crowd are only allowed at the very end.
stage clear for three
Yes again on big tour! In May the indestructible rock group will come to Germany for three concerts. In her luggage: three classics of her eventful history, which she gives to the best: "The Yes Album", "Close To The Edge" and "Going For The One". The British formation answered at the round table whether they still have time for a new album and how their new singer Jon Davison is doing.
The eclipsed annual review 2013
Swiss time was running out
When they recorded "Machine Head" forty years ago, it was an extraordinary feat of strength for the British hard rockers. Her management rushed her around the globe in the early seventies, from tour to tour. Also, internal trench warfare was a major problem for the band. In addition, there was an unprecedented chaos at the recording location in Montreux, Switzerland. But at the end it stood, the legendary sixth record of Deep Purple.
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Creative Decay Process of a Band
Light into the dark on the outskirts of the city
A new documentary highlights the genesis of "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau independently remember a story that never let go of the boss.
The eclipsed annual review 2010
What was true for the last twelve months in the first decade of the 21st century is also true for the first year in the new decade: Rock with its many facets cannot be reduced - many old fighters are still there, but nobody has to worry about young talent either.
The Acceptance of the Terrible
eclipsed at ROCKPALAST
"You never yelled at us!"
The Rockpalast is alive! Even 34 years after the first official programme, the most respected live music programme on German television offers a platform for famous bands and up-and-coming acts alike. The second series of Rockpalast DVDs is currently being released. We took this opportunity to compile our own DVD with "Palast" treasures and to recall the concerts of the artists presented there.
Dream of the "Omma"
eclipsed check: 100 top cover songs
You turn on the radio, and there it is again, this déjà-vu: I know that, I've heard that before... Cover songs are omnipresent! In the best case, such a recording is not simply old wine in new tubes, but an ambitious transmission that reveals new facets of the song. We've gathered 100 songs to which this applies.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.