Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’ Film S’track: Listen

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Bruce Springsteen surprised fans at a screening of his new Western Stars film on Oct. 19 in Freehold, NJ. Watch him talk to the audience below.

Springsteen said to the attendees, “I started on this film because I knew I wasn’t going to tour, so I wanted to find a way to evocatively bring this music to my fans.” Springsteen has indicated that he expects to tour with the E Street Band, as early as 2020.

The Western Stars film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, N.J. The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and is written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, with special guest Patti Scialfa.

Fathom Events screened the film in theaters across America on Oct. 19 and Oct. 23. Western Stars also features an exclusive look behind the scenes with Springsteen, including never-before-seen archival footage and previously unreleased music from the Springsteen vault.

Watch The Boss surprise fans at the Oct. 19 film screening

Columbia Records released Western Stars – Songs From the Film on Oct. 25, featuring each of the live performances captured in Springsteen’s directorial debut. (His longtime collaborator, Thom Zimny, also directed the film.) The soundtrack includes every song from his most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

The Western Stars album has become a global success by nearly every measure, reaching #1 on charts in every continent and hailed by critics as some of the finest music of his career.

Related: Our review of the Western Stars album

Watch his performance of “Sundown” from the film

Listen to the lead track

Western Stars – Songs From The Film Track List

1. Hitch Hikin’
2. The Wayfarer
3. Tucson Train
4. Western Stars
5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
8. Sundown
9. Somewhere North of Nashville
10. Stones
11. There Goes My Miracle
12. Hello Sunshine
13. Moonlight Motel
14. Rhinestone Cowboy

Watch the Western Stars film trailer

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