Friday, October 14, 2022

Bruce Springsteen shares cover of Commodores classic Nightshift

Bruce Springsteen is sharing a video for his cover of the Commodores 1985 classic, “Nightshift”, ahead of its inclusion on the New Jersey rocker’s forthcoming collection of soul covers entitled “Only The Strong Survive.”

“An essential song selection in the early creation of Only The Strong Survive, the track inspired Springsteen, his producer Ron Aniello and engineer Rob Lebret to christen themselves ‘The Night Shift’ while finishing this new record,” according to the singer’s camp. “Nightshift” was first recorded by The Commodores on Motown Records in 1985, serving as a tribute to late soul music heroes Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson just after they passed.”

Due November 11, the album features fifteen soul music greats as Springsteen celebrates gems from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more.

“Covers Vol 1: Only The Strong Survive” marks Springsteen’s first studio album since 2020's “Letter To You”; he will regroup with the E Street Band for a US tour that will open February 1 in Tampa, FL.

Bruce Springsteen
“Covers Vol 1: Only The Strong Survive”

Release date: November 11

01 – “Only The Strong Survive” (Jerry Butler)
02 – “Soul Days” (Featuring Sam Moore) (Dobie Gray)
03 – “Nightshift” (The Commodores)
04 – “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” (Frank Wilson)
05 – “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (The Walker Brothers)
06 – “Turn Back The Hands of Time” (Tyrone Davis)
07 – “When She Was My Girl” (The Four Tops)
08 – “Hey, Western Union Man” (Jerry Butler)
09 – “I Wish It Would Rain” (The Temptations)
10 – “Don’t Play That Song” (Aretha Franklin)
11 – “Any Other Way” (Jackie Shane)
12 – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover ” (Featuring Sam Moore) (William Bell)
13 – “7 Rooms of Gloom” (The Four Tops)
14 – “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” (Jimmy Ruffin)
15 – “Someday We’ll Be Together” (Diana Ross and the Supremes)

See also:

Bruce Springsteen performs with The Killers at Madison Square Garden
Bruce Springsteen previews new soul covers album Only The Strong Survive
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announce US tour
Bruce Springsteen performs with Paul McCartney in New Jersey
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