Bruce Springsteen's Celebration Of Soul Music 'Only The Strong Survive' Out Today

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Sunday, November 13, 2022

Bruce Springsteen's Only The Strong Survive is out today via Columbia Records, a collection of 15 soul music greats that comprise his 21st studio album. Featuring lead vocals by Springsteen, the new album was produced by Ron Aniello and draws from the legendary catalogues of Motown, Gamble and Huff, Stax and many more. Springsteen previously shared his versions of "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)," "Nightshift" and "Don't Play That Song," and today he has released a new full-band performance video for "Turn Back The Hands Of Time," Tyrone Davis' 1970 chart-topper co-written by Jack Daniels and Bonnie Thompson.

Watch Springsteen's "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" video here, directed by Thom Zimny:

To celebrate the album's release, Springsteen will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon three times next week - Monday November 14 through Wednesday November 16 - and once again for a performance on November 24, Thanksgiving night. Springsteen has also recently discussed Only The Strong Survive with Howard Stern on SiriusXM, and with Questlove on his Questlove Supreme podcast.

In addition to Springsteen's lead vocals and Aniello's production, Only The Strong Survive features guest vocals by Sam Moore, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes, The E Street Horns and backing vocals by Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins and Fonzi Thornton. The album was engineered by Rob Lebret and executive produced by Jon Landau at Thrill Hill Recording in New Jersey.


1. Only the Strong Survive

2. Soul Days feat. Sam Moore

3. Nightshift

4. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)

5. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore

6. Turn Back the Hands of Time

7. When She Was My Girl

8. Hey, Western Union Man

9. I Wish It Would Rain

10. Don’t Play That Song

11. Any Other Way

12. I Forgot to Be Your Lover feat. Sam Moore

13. 7 Rooms of Gloom

14. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

15. Someday We’ll Be Together