This Day in Music History

4 Nov 2020

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Background

Bruce Springsteen was at No.1 on the UK album chart with his twentieth studio album Letter to You. Since touring was not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the album was promoted with an online radio station. It features three tracks originally written prior to Springsteen’s 1973 debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. J.: ‘If I Was the Priest,’ ‘Janey Needs a Shooter’ and ‘Song for Orphans.’ Springsteen came across earlier recordings of these songs with John Hammond while assembling a compilation album.

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