Springsteen's 'High Hopes': Uneven odds and ends that rock
Bruce Springsteen's new album, High Hopes, would seem to have hodgepodge written all over it. None of the songs are brand new. Eight are originals that didn't make the cut onto various studio albums. Some are longtime staples of Springsteen's live performances. And three are covers, including the title track, written by Tim Scott McConnell of roots-rock band the Havalinas, and originally recorded by the Boss for his 1996 Blood Brothers EP.