When the original announcement was made that "Western Stars" would be our new Springsteen album, I swear I read an article on the net, and I know I read a couple of tweets, that the album was written AND recorded around 2010, but then Bruce dumped the project and started working on "Wrecking Ball." As we know, it was around the time of "The River" box set that Bruce started talking about a "solo album" that was in the can and ready for release, and that this was intended to be his next project until the "2016 River Tour" took priority. He continued to talk about the solo album during the Broadway thing. On the other hand, I have also read in other places that Bruce wrote "The Western Stars" material around 2010, but sporadically recorded the record between 2010-2018. And now a friend says he keep stumbling into information that the album was recorded over the last couple of years.....regardless of when the material was original written. My doctor (of all people) was surprised at how good Bruce's lead vocal sounded on "There Goes My Miracle."
Does anyone have an information? Any links? It's kind of a mystery to me. Thanks.