Bruce Springsteen’s latest full-length album, High Hopes, will be available exclusively on CBS.com for streaming prior to its release date, marking the first time that the Network website has been the host for an album debut. Following the Sunday, Jan. 5 broadcast of THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), a special preview for the following week’s episode will feature music from the forthcoming album and will prompt viewers to visit CBS.com to listen to the new album in its entirety on the site. The album will be available on CBS.com after the broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 5 through Monday, Jan. 13 at 7:00 PM, ET.
In addition, three songs from the album, the title track “High Hopes,” “Hunter of Invisible Game” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” will be featured in THE GOOD WIFE on Sunday, Jan. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). In the episode, “We, the Juries,” Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) each represent one-half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs, but the courtroom becomes mired in confusion and legal technicalities when they insist on separate juries for each client.
“We love using music in THE GOOD WIFE, and we always have the music inform the action and the cutting,” said Robert King and Michelle King, executive producers and creators of THE GOOD WIFE. “So when the Bruce Springsteen songs became available, we couldn’t believe our luck. We wished we could use the whole album.”
High Hopes, Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, is set for a Jan. 14, 2014 release on Columbia Records. The album, which was recorded in multiple settings in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City, features Springsteen with members of the E Street Band and guitarist Tom Morello, among others. “This is music I always felt needed to be released,” writes Springsteen about High Hopes. “From the gangsters of ‘Harry’s Place,’ the ill-prepared roomies on ‘Frankie Fell In Love’ (shades of Steve and I bumming together in our Asbury Park apartment), the travelers in the wasteland of ‘Hunter Of Invisible Game,’ to the soldier and his visiting friend in ‘The Wall,’ I felt they all deserved a home and a hearing.”
If you haven’t heard the title track yet, check it out: