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Songs for the End of the World

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'Songs For The End Of The World' is the brand new studio album by one of music's most enduring legends, Rick Springfield. Filled with personal lyrics and giant hooks, it's a pop/rock tour de force proving once again that there's always been more to Rick Springfield than his 17 top 40 hits and signature #1 hit Jessie's Girl.

Highlights on the new album include the vintage three-chord rock of "I Hate Myself," the anthemic "Our Ship's Sinking," the mid tempo ballad "You & Me," and the album opening rocker "Wide Awake."

As a special bonus for fans, the album will feature access to unique digital, cloud-based content such as bonus videos, a collectable acoustic track, photo galleries and more that can be accessed by scanning an image inside the album cover using the free Rick Interactive app.

Springfield also enlisted fans via social media to submit videos of themselves singing the chorus of 'I Hate Myself'. All of these vocal contributions have been included in the final mix of the track on the album, and fans names will be included in the credits. In addition, a 30-minute version of 'I Hate Myself', which includes individual fan submitted vocals, will be included with the digital bonus content.

IMPORTANT: There are two album covers available at Amazon.com and each cover will link to slightly different bonus content. The album you order will be randomly selected based on Amazon s inventory. There is no way to order one cover specifically.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMe
  • ASIN: B008XNPLZ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,889 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This CD is getting a pretty big publicity push, considering that most of the world (incorrectly) pigeon holes Rick Springfield as a one-hit wonder. The 4 different covers may sound like overkill or a money grab or whatever, but Universal Music wouldn't have spent the money to manufacture all of those different versions if they didn't think that anyone was going to buy them. And hopefully people will give this CD a chance. It's truly amazing that someone that has been in the music biz this long is putting out the most energetic, creative music of his career. Rick Springfield has somehow found this little niche between modern rock, current pop and 80's MTV-era big chorus arena rock. The songs are infectious, the lyrics are intelligent and the production is top notch. This CD never sounds like it's stuck in the 80s... but it's still accessible to any old Springfield fans that may not have heard anything that he's done in the past 20 years. And that's important. Rick is a damn good (and very underrated) songwriter, and his talent is what separates him from many of the other faces that once ruled MTV.

I took a girl to a Rick Springfield concert a few years back. She had no idea who he was or what kind of music that he played (some friends of hers had told her that Rick sang Country!) The only "current" artist that I could compare him to was Foo Fighters. If you take just about any Rick Springfield song and turn up the guitars and the distortion, you have Foo Fighters... very well crafted rock songs that have pop sing-along big choruses. All of you Springfield fans should listen to Wasting Light the latest Foo Fighters release and you'll see what I mean.
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Rick Springfield just knows how to craft good songs and good albums, plain and simple. And so much of what he brings to the table is missing from today's music. Good songwriting, emotional lyrics, and power pop/rock and roll like it was meant to be played. Springfield has taken a few breaks from recording over the years but aside from those gaps he has delivered consistent album after consistent album, with the themes and tones of his work varying slightly but staying true to what he has always done best.

"I Hate Myself" makes for a great single, the emotional guitar-studded ballad "You & Me" recalls the Gin Blossoms at their finest. "Gabriel" is a beautifully written ballad as well. As far as the rockers go, he may have his best set of hooks in decades, with "Wide Awake" and "Our Ship's Sinking" hitting hard right off the bat. This is an artist who knows what he does best, does not try to stretch the formula too far, but works like a craftsman. He has this type of music down to a science, and he has never sounded more immediate and enthusiastic as he does now, nearly three and a half decades into his career.
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Possibly Rick Springfield's best album ever. Incredibly powerful heavy guitar tracks balanced with beautifully crafted lyrical pop-rock ballads. The songs are infectious. Always current and relevant, Rick Springfield never disappoints. Be sure to get this new release! This album will make you forget Jessie's Girl and have you singing new Rick songs.....until the end of the world!!
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All I can say is that Rick Springfield has done it again! Both musically and lyrically - this album is edgy and very modern! I loaded the album onto my phone the day I got the CD and I haven't stopped listening to it yet! I've always been a fan of RS's autobiographical, story telling, writing style and this album is no exception. Because he writes with a focus on real-life issues - I've always found his music to be VERY relateable! Not many artists have been able to survive the music industry beyond a few good years - but that is absolutely not the case for Rick Springfield! This album is proof he still has something relevant to say and that he continues to do what he does for a genuine love of music. With so many manufactured "artists" in music today, it's refreshing to have an artist that actually writes and plays on his own songs. You can definitely tell the difference between someone that just wants to be famous or a star - versus someone who produces music because they love it. In my opinion - Rick Springfield is a true artist and this album is by far one of his best yet! Can't wait for his tour to start so I can hear this songs live! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ALBUM!
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"Songs for the end of the world" is a fantastic new collection of material from Rick Springfield. Energetic, original and catchy tunes that grab your attention and make you realize he is much more than an 80's heart throb. (Although have you seen the dude? He's 63 and STILL eye-candy)! From "Wide Awake" to "One Way Street" the CD had my attention and reminded me once again why I love this artist. CLEVER is Mr. Springfield for giving his FANS the opportunity to sing on "I Hate Myself"! As he sent out facebook requests, fans from all over the world sent in the requested video of themselves singing the chorus as instructed. ALL tracks sent in were used when recording the album and were even given credit on the CD jacket!:) My personal favorite on the album is "You and Me" which screams "hit" from beginning to end. An interactive artist like Rick keeps his fans coming back for more than 3 decades (as seen in the upcoming film "An Affair Of The Heart"). Since his autobio "Late Late At Night", came out a few years ago, his songs reflect his personality even more to his fans who didn't know him quite as well before the book. His fans are always hungry for more and with songs like "Our Ships Sinking" and "Love Screws Me Up" he certainly delivers on this new CD. The CD alone is outstanding, but the free app to unlock bonus content (different on each of the four CDs) is just BRILLIANT. I predict all artists will follow HIS lead on that. This one is a no-brainer, I ABSOLUTELY recommend this CD. A+

-Doreen- Radio Personality, Mix 107.7 & Lite 94.5fm Dayton, Ohio

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Why are there no samples to listen to?
one site had 4 samples and Wide Awake is a huge massive hard rock hit with sick drums and guitars! they were asked to remove the samples and we were told a full cd preview would be up this weekend, and still nothing. All four clips were awesome, and You and Me is another huge hit. they were all... Read More
Sep 23, 2012 by DANNY HAYDEN |  See all 9 posts
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