Working on a Dream

At the end of the Magic sessions, Springsteen found himself still writing songs. Encouraged by producer Brendan O’Brien, he recorded during breaks on tour, exploring a classic pop sound for an album release coinciding with Super Bowl XLIII and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. “The Last Carnival” pays tribute to E Street organist Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008.

Released: January 27, 2009
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Brendan O'Brien

Greatest Hits (2009)

The only compilation album crediting the E Street Band, Greatest Hits was an exclusive Wal-Mart release. Dropping material recorded between between Born in the U.S.A. and the E Street reunion, it adds songs from The Rising and Magic and, unlike 1995’s Greatest Hits, offers a pre-Born to Run favorite, “Rosalita.” A European version with an alternative tracklist was later released.

Released: January 13, 2009
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Chuck Plotkin, Steve Van Zandt, Jim Cretecos, Mike Appel, Brendan O'Brien