July 15, 2008

Springsteen Releases Tour EP To Benefit Cancer Fund

Bruce Springsteen has released an EP through all digital outlets, its proceeds benefiting the Danny Federici Melanoma Fund. Magic Tour Highlights comprises four songs as well as corresponding videos, all recorded live during the American leg of his latest tour and featuring special appearances by Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Morello, Roger McGuinn, and the E Street Band’s own Danny Federici, who succumbed to the virulent form of skin cancer less than a month after the included performance.

According to Springsteen’s official website:
On sales of these downloads, the artists, songwriters, and music publishers are waiving all of their royalties, and Columbia Records is donating all of its net profits, to the Danny Federici Melanoma Fund. The iTunes Store is donating their first year's net profits as well.
The tracklisting for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Magic Tour Highlights is as follows:

1. "Always A Friend" (performed with Alejandro Escovedo)
Recording Date: 04/14/2008 (Houston, Texas)

2. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (performed with Tom Morello)
Recording Date: 04/07/2008 (Anaheim, California)

3. "Turn Turn Turn" (performed with Roger McGuinn)
Recording Date: 04/23/2008 (Orlando, Florida)

4. "4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (Danny Federici's final performance with the E Street Band)
Recording Date: 03/20/2008 (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Buy the album, support the charity, and enjoy the rock ‘n’ roll.