High Hopes is the 18th studio album by American recording artist Bruce Springsteen, released January 14, 2014, on Columbia Records.
The album was Springsteen’s 11th #1 album in the United States, placing him third all-time for most No. 1 albums only behind The Beatles and Jay-Z. It was his tenth No. 1 in the UK, putting him joint fifth all-time and level with The Rolling Stones and U2. Rolling Stone named it the second-best album of 2014 on their year-end list.
The album features Springsteen’s regular backing band, the E Street Band, plus guitarist Tom Morello.
Contributions from deceased E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici are also included.
Co-produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O’Brien and Springsteen, the album was preceded by the single ˝High Hopes,˝ and is a collection of cover songs, out-takes and re-imagined versions of tracks from past albums, EPs and tours.
A music video for ˝Just Like Fire Would˝ was released January 22, 2014.
A music video for ˝The Wall˝ was aired during the 2014 HBO special, Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes.
On July 9, 2014, Springsteen released a short film for ˝Hunter of Invisible Game˝ which marked his directorial debut.
Springsteen said that the new music was ˝some of our best unreleased material from the past decade˝ and among the best of his writing and deserved a proper studio recording.
In April 2014, Springsteen released American Beauty, a four-track EP of songs that did not make the final cut of High Hopes.