Bruce Springsteen‘s fans are still digesting the new songs from his recent release High Hopes, and more new music is on the way, but it may be tough to get for many fans. He has just announced, via his website, that he is releasing a four-song vinyl EP, American Beauty, for Record Store Day.
Oddly, the release of the EP, according to Springsteen’s website, is April 26; however Record Store Day (according to its website) is April 19. It’s unknown if the songs will be released in any other format: limited edition Record Store Day releases, particularly those with rare material, tend to sell out very quickly.
The four songs on the EP — the title track, “Mary Mary,” “Hey Blue Eyes” and “Hurry Up Sundown” — were recorded during the High Hopes sessions according to the post on Springsteen’s website. Rolling Stone reports that guitarist Tom Morello plans on covering “Hey Blue Eyes” for an upcoming project. Morello plays on several songs on High Hopes, but no information about personnel on the EP has been released yet.
In related news, the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year event, which paid tribute to Springsteen, will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as a digital download on March 25. That show saw a diverse lineup, including Mumford and Sons, Elton John, John Legend, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Sting, Alabama Shakes and others covering Springsteen’s music (and Springsteen performed as well at the end of the night). See the full track list on Radio.com.
— Brian Ives, Radio.com