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Only the Strong Survive

Bruce Springsteen

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Depuis qu’il a soufflé ses 70 bougies, on n’arrête plus Bruce Springsteen ! En 2019, sans son E Street Band, le Boss signait avec Western Stars un album assez étonnant sur lequel il se transformait en Glen Campbell du troisième millénaire, se détachant du temps présent, jouant davantage la carte intemporelle de l’innocence et de la nonchalance plutôt que celle de la résistance et de la défiance. Un an plus tard, avec Letter to You, il rameutait à nouveau son groupe fétiche – ou ce qu’il en restait depuis les disparitions de Danny Federici (2008) et Clarence Clemons (2011) – dans son home studio du New Jersey pour enregistrer, en live, 12 chansons en seulement cinq jours, façon réunion de vieux potes, ancrée dans les 70's.

Avec Only the Strong Survive qui paraît à l’automne 2022, Bruce Springsteen abat cette fois la carte 100 % soul. Aucune tromperie sur la marchandise de ce 21e album studio exclusivement composé de reprises et pour lequel il a voulu « rendre justice au Great American Songbook des sixties et des seventies ». Reste alors à déguster un tracklisting goûtu, picoré dans les catalogues cinq étoiles de Motown, Stax, Philadelphia International de Kenneth Gamble et Leon Huff et de quelques autres crèmeries soul et rhythm’n’blues. La bonne idée du Boss est déjà d’avoir mélangé légendes plaquées or, telles Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, les Temptations ou encore Diana Ross et ses Supremes, et génies oubliés comme Tyrone Davis. Tout n’est pas totalement vintage, à l’image du bien nommé Soul Days, chanson nostalgique de Jonnie Barnett enregistrée par Dobie Gray en 2000, ou When She Was My Girl mis en boîte par les Four Tops en 1981 ! Enfin, histoire de valider son affaire, Springsteen a même convié, sur deux titres, le grand Sam Moore du mythique duo Sam & Dave…


À l’arrivée, Only the Strong Survive dégage une joie sincère et communicative. L’allégresse domine, portée à bout de voix par un gang de choristes musclés (Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins et Fonzi Thornton). Viscéralement habitée, la célébration est totale. Et si le Boss ajoute sa touche personnelle, notamment en positionnant sa voix très en avant, il n’abuse pas de produits dopants et ne cherche jamais à transformer ces pépites du passé en hymnes de stade façon Born to Run. Sa démarche est aussi pédagogique et ses plus jeunes fans découvriront ici certaines de ces chansons pour la première fois. Un jeune fan, c’est aussi lui. Ou plutôt celui qu’il fut, il y a bien longtemps, ado scotché à son poste de radio AM crachant jusqu’au bout de la nuit des singles renversants « made in Motown »… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Only the Strong Survive
00:02:59

Kenneth Gamble, Composer, Lyricist - Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Soozie Tyrell, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Jerry Butler, Composer, Lyricist - LEON HUFF, Composer, Lyricist - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Lisa Lowell, Background Vocal - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Soul Days
00:03:58

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Sam Moore, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Andres Bermudez, Engineer - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Bruce Springsteen feat. Sam Moore, AssociatedPerformer - Jonathan Kaye Barnett, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Nightshift
00:04:56

Dennis Lambert, Composer, Lyricist - Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Walter Orange, Composer, Lyricist - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Francine Golde, Composer, Lyricist - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
00:02:27

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Soozie Tyrell, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Frank Wilson, Composer, Lyricist - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rebecca Young, Viola - Lisa Lowell, Background Vocal - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Michelle Moore, Background Vocal - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
00:03:44

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass, Background Vocal - Bob Crewe, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Gaudio, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, Keyboards, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Background Vocal, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Turn Back the Hands of Time
00:03:07

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Soozie Tyrell, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Jack Daniels, Composer, Lyricist - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Bonnie Thompson, Composer, Lyricist - Rebecca Young, Viola - Lisa Lowell, Background Vocal - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Michelle Moore, Background Vocal - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
When She Was My Girl
00:03:17

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Marc Blatte, Composer, Lyricist - Larry Gottlieb, Composer, Lyricist - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Hey, Western Union Man
00:03:53

Kenneth Gamble, Composer, Lyricist - J. Butler, Composer, Lyricist - Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - LEON HUFF, Composer, Lyricist - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Guitar, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
I Wish It Would Rain
00:03:24

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Barrett Strong, Composer, Lyricist - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Norman Whitfield, Composer, Lyricist - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Jung Sun Yoo, Violin - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rodger Penzabene, Composer, Lyricist - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin - Lea Ferguson, Viola

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Don't Play That Song
00:03:34

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Betty Nelson, Composer, Lyricist - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - AHMET ERTEGUN, Composer, Lyricist - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
Any Other Way
00:02:54

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, Guitar, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - William Bell, Composer, Lyricist - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
I Forgot To Be Your Lover
00:02:28

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Booker T. Jones, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Moore, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - William Bell, Composer, Lyricist - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Andres Bermudez, Engineer - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin - Bruce Springsteen feat. Sam Moore, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

13
7 Rooms Of Gloom
00:02:39

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Clark Gayton, Trombone - L.Dozier, Composer, Lyricist - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - E.holland, Composer, Lyricist - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - B.Holland, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

14
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
00:03:31

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Paul Riser, Composer, Lyricist - William Weatherspoon, Composer, Lyricist - Ron Aniello, Producer, Chimes, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Timpani, Vibraphone, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Fonzi Thornton, Background Vocal - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Dennis Collins, Background Vocal - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Sharon Yamada, Violin - James Dean, Composer, Lyricist - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Rebecca Young, Viola - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

15
Someday We'll Be Together
00:03:33

Barry Danielian, Trumpet - Ron Aniello, Producer, Drums, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Mixing Engineer, Bass - Curtis King Jr., Background Vocal - Soozie Tyrell, Background Vocal - Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer - Johnny Bristol, Composer, Lyricist - Shari Sutcliffe, Contractor - ROB MATHES, Conductor - Bruce Springsteen, Producer, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Clarice Jensen, Cello - Jon Landau, Executive Producer - Bill Holloman, Tenor Saxophone - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin - Lisa Kim, Violin, Concert Master - Jung Sun Yoo, Violin - Sharon Yamada, Violin - HARVEY FUQUA, Composer, Lyricist - Danielle Farina, Viola - Clark Gayton, Trombone - Jackey Beavers, Composer, Lyricist - Rebecca Young, Viola - Lisa Lowell, Background Vocal - Tom Timko, Baritone Saxophone - Joanna Maurer, Violin - Annaliesa Place, Violin - Ed Manion, Baritone Saxophone - Curt Ramm, Trumpet - Rob Lebret, Engineer, Mixing Engineer - Kuan Cheng Lu, Violin - Sophie Shao, Cello - Patrick Jee, Cello - Devin Moore, Viola - Kristi Helberg, Violin - Dasol Jeong, Violin - Su Hyun Park, Violin - Sein Ryu, Violin - Lea Ferguson, Viola

(P) 2022 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

Descriptif de l'album

Depuis qu’il a soufflé ses 70 bougies, on n’arrête plus Bruce Springsteen ! En 2019, sans son E Street Band, le Boss signait avec Western Stars un album assez étonnant sur lequel il se transformait en Glen Campbell du troisième millénaire, se détachant du temps présent, jouant davantage la carte intemporelle de l’innocence et de la nonchalance plutôt que celle de la résistance et de la défiance. Un an plus tard, avec Letter to You, il rameutait à nouveau son groupe fétiche – ou ce qu’il en restait depuis les disparitions de Danny Federici (2008) et Clarence Clemons (2011) – dans son home studio du New Jersey pour enregistrer, en live, 12 chansons en seulement cinq jours, façon réunion de vieux potes, ancrée dans les 70's.

Avec Only the Strong Survive qui paraît à l’automne 2022, Bruce Springsteen abat cette fois la carte 100 % soul. Aucune tromperie sur la marchandise de ce 21e album studio exclusivement composé de reprises et pour lequel il a voulu « rendre justice au Great American Songbook des sixties et des seventies ». Reste alors à déguster un tracklisting goûtu, picoré dans les catalogues cinq étoiles de Motown, Stax, Philadelphia International de Kenneth Gamble et Leon Huff et de quelques autres crèmeries soul et rhythm’n’blues. La bonne idée du Boss est déjà d’avoir mélangé légendes plaquées or, telles Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, les Temptations ou encore Diana Ross et ses Supremes, et génies oubliés comme Tyrone Davis. Tout n’est pas totalement vintage, à l’image du bien nommé Soul Days, chanson nostalgique de Jonnie Barnett enregistrée par Dobie Gray en 2000, ou When She Was My Girl mis en boîte par les Four Tops en 1981 ! Enfin, histoire de valider son affaire, Springsteen a même convié, sur deux titres, le grand Sam Moore du mythique duo Sam & Dave…


À l’arrivée, Only the Strong Survive dégage une joie sincère et communicative. L’allégresse domine, portée à bout de voix par un gang de choristes musclés (Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Dennis Collins et Fonzi Thornton). Viscéralement habitée, la célébration est totale. Et si le Boss ajoute sa touche personnelle, notamment en positionnant sa voix très en avant, il n’abuse pas de produits dopants et ne cherche jamais à transformer ces pépites du passé en hymnes de stade façon Born to Run. Sa démarche est aussi pédagogique et ses plus jeunes fans découvriront ici certaines de ces chansons pour la première fois. Un jeune fan, c’est aussi lui. Ou plutôt celui qu’il fut, il y a bien longtemps, ado scotché à son poste de radio AM crachant jusqu’au bout de la nuit des singles renversants « made in Motown »… © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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