Seeger Sessions: American Land Edition

The latest Springsteen / Seeger Sessions news is an October 3rd re-issue of ‘We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions”. It’s called the “American Land Edition”, and will include – you guessed it – “American Land”, which I guess we can finally confirm is a Springsteen original.

Also featured are studio versions of Blind Alfred Reed’s “How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live” and Pete Seeger’s “Bring ‘Em Home” with modified lyrics by Springsteen, as well as “Buffalo Gals” and “How Can I Keep From Singing,” which were previously included only on the DVD side of the original DualDisc edition. – – from this Yahoo article

Hmm, is this a calculated ploy to get more money from the Springsteen faithful? Or is it a semi-spontaneous, good-will gesture of getting these songs “officially” released? To be fair, the extra songs will be available as individual downloads on iTunes, but like many Boss freaks, I need to hold it in my hands. So, I’ll be shelling out a few more bucks for this edition. *sigh*

Here’s “American Land” from the US tour finale…

Bruce Springsteen & the Seeger Sessions Band: American Land (mp3) – live, June 25, 2006 in Holmdel, NJ

Lyrics can be found at this previous post.


  • Malchus

    Let’s face it, the man has to sell records to justify the HUGE amount of money his label is paying him. This isn’t some new ploy on his part, either. How many people bought “Greatest Hits”, “18 Tracks” and “Essential Springsteen” just for the extra material. Me, personally, I’ll download the songs.

    What I AM pissed about is that the DVD and the CD are now separate discs. That whole Dualdisc idea is lame and the discs get scratched so easily.

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