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We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions


Download links and information about We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:05:35 minutes.

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:05:35
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No. Title Length
1. Old Dan Tucker 2:31
2. Jesse James 3:45
3. Mrs. McGrath 4:19
4. O Mary Don't You Weep 6:04
5. John Henry 5:03
6. Erie Canal 4:03
7. Jacob's Ladder 4:25
8. My Oklahoma Home 6:01
9. Eyes On the Prize 5:13
10. Shenandoah 4:52
11. Pay Me My Money Down 4:29
12. We Shall Overcome 4:50
13. Froggie Went a Courtin' 4:32
14. Jacob's Ladder 5:28



We Shall Overcome is a loose and loopy jamboree of classic folk songs popularized by Pete Seeger recorded live without rehearsals over three days and nine years. The first batch was made in 1997 for a Seeger tribute album that Springsteen came across while researching tapes for a second planned career retrospective of unreleased recordings, a la 1998's Tracks box. He decided to flesh things out with a full-length album and invited 13 musicians to crowd into his home and capture the fire n' brimstone of a spontaneous hootenanny turned spiritual quest. Springsteen's singing throughout is vibrant and impassioned, whether he's delivering a music book standard such as "Old Dan Tucker" or a charging sing-alonglike "Pay Me My Money Down." Accordion, tuba, banjo, saxophone, trombone, violin, and upright bass create a crackin' ramshackle Salvation Army band unconcerned with stepping on each other's toes. While Springsteen has carefully chosen these songs, he never allows his reverence for the history to prevent him from shouting with pure menace.