Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (deluxe edition)DualDisc13
  • DE2006-04-24
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876828762828768287620
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsCD13
  • DE2006-04-24
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876830742828768307427
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsDualDisc13
  • US2006-04-25
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876 82867 2828768286722
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsDigital Media18
  • XW2006-04-25
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsCD + DVD13 + 16
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876830742828768307427
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (American Land edition)CD + DVD-Video18 + 12
  • DE2006-09-29
  • GB2006-10-02
  • XE2006
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)88697009162886970091626
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (American Land edition)CD + DVD-Video18 + 12
  • US2006-10-10
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876 88231 2828768823125
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (white labels version)2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP), Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Aug 5, 2004 - Oct 1, 2008; do not use if a specific sub-label is available)82876 83439 1828768343913
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876 83439 1828768343913
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (mispressing)2×12" Vinyl7 + 6
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876 83439 1828768343913
Promotion
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsCassette13
Sony Records International (Japanese TEXTLESS walking eye imprint)[none][none]
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsCD-R13
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)[none]
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsCD13
Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP)82876 83568 2[none]

Relationships

tribute to:Pete Seeger
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https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/14239/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000722023 [info]
Wikidata:Q522082 [info]

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It's doubtful that any Bruce Springsteen fan ever expected they'd buy an album on which The Boss sings that primary school favourite ''Froggie Went a Courtin'''. Yet, on this lively new album, he covers the amphibian sing-along as well as 12 other tunes popularised by the American folk legend, Pete Seeger.

Springsteen and his fantastic band largely favour folk standards and spirituals over the political songs that got the Communist Seeger blacklisted in the 1950s. Recorded live in the living room of Springsteen's New Jersey farmhouse, it's very much in the spirit of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes or The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's classic Will The Circle Be Unbroken - a fine example of a contemporary artist taking great delight in collaborating with crack musicians and mining his country's songwriting past.

The album bristles with the sound of fiddles, banjo, accordion, pump organ, horns and Bruce's boozed-up hollers to the band. All of which can be seen on the 30 minute DVD that complements the album.

It's a long way from Born To Run but, in its own foot-tappin' way, no less exhilarating.