Friday, October 25, 2019

Bruce Springsteen streams Rhinestone Cowboy cover from Western Stars film

Bruce Springsteen is streaming his cover of the 1970s classic, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, as featured on the newly-release package, “Western Stars – Songs From The Film.”

Originally written and recorded by Larry Weiss in 1974, the tune went on to become a US No. 1 hit on both the country and pop charts a year later for Glen Campbell.

The soundtrack to Springsteen’s concert film and documentary, “Western Stars”, delivers live performances of every song from the new album, as well as the New Jersey rocker’s take on the 1970s hit.

The singer’s directorial debut – alongside longtime collaborator Thom Zimny – sees Springsteen perform with a band and a full orchestra under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.

Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, “Western Stars” debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release in June.

The companion documentary project evokes the American West while weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration alongside the intimate performance of the record.

The film recently debuted in cinemas as part of a two-night theatrical release.

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