Bruce Springsteen-"Only the strong survive"
The Boss decided to give us his first full covers album focusing on the great days of 60s soul music. Motown,Styx,Detroit and Chicago are all here, perfectly executed. The professionalism is all around the project, the love, admiration, affection is also here. What is clearly and deeply missed is the passion and the ability to adapt the songs to Springsteen's baritone voice. Missing most of the songs high notes and falsettos cannot be saved by lowering the octaves or adding the well known emotional deep throat voice of Springsteen. Although he is never outta tune , he misses the greatness and delivers professionals but passionless songs like “When She Was My Girl” by The Four Tops or“The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (The Walker Brothers)
The album includes covers of songs by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and others. Of course he has his moments on “Nightshift” and “”Westen Union” or even “Soul Days” (Featuring Sam Moore) (Dobie Gray) but overall he never make the songs his own and delivers covers as the Saturday cover band , missing the real target, recreate the feelings within his own approach. An album to get selfed