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Songs for the End of the World

Rick SpringfieldAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Wide Awake (Album Version) 3:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Our Ship's Sinking (Album Version) 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Hate Myself (Album Version) 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
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For all of his accomplishments as an actor, best-selling author and documentary subject, Rick Springfield has always insisted his first love is music, a passion he’s harbored since first picking up the guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the ... Read more in Amazon's Rick Springfield Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 9, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: UMe
  • ASIN: B008XNPLZ0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,615 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

'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 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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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
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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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What Music Today is Missing October 11, 2012
Format:Audio CD
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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of his career! October 19, 2012
Format:Audio CD
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Springfield once again does NOT dissapoint! October 19, 2012
Format:Audio CD
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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs For The End Of The World October 19, 2012
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This CD is beyond awesome. I think it's the best album that Rick has ever done. The publicity and appearances he did in NYC were first rate. His PR people are brilliant. I think even non RS fans will love this album!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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If you are thinking about buying this record, do not hesitate, if you can buy this at BEST BUY and get Rick's four bonus songs as well. From start to finish, every song on this record is a radio hit! Rick must of really had a creative explosion, enough for him to produce and sing "Songs For The End Of The WORLD" GREAT CONCEPT RECORD WITH EXCELLENT VOCALS, GREAT SONGS, GREAT PLAYING! Plus this CD comes with unbeleivable interactive material. It blew me away! This is my favorite Rick Springfield record to date! Rick, you did a FANTASTIC JOB! You still look and sound great and have really made a comeback with this record! I but alot of music and new releases, but I would have to say that this is "RECORD OF THE YEAR 2012"!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great CD!
Published 4 days ago by Michael Page
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish Effort from a Classic
Nice to see Mr. S still doing his thing in such style.
Published 13 days ago by Stephen Mathis
5.0 out of 5 stars great sound
one of his best
Published 15 days ago by Faye Faust
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A SPECIAL CD
I Loved Every Song on this CD. It has Every Type of Song you could want. I would go Down a Rabbit whole anytime with Him!!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by wendywen1
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs for the End of the World
There are several good songs on this CD. Other than his early albums, this is probably his best work, yet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rifv15
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick is Awesome!
Great CD! Keep recording Rick!! We love you! I also bought this for a friend and they also loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Tigerduca
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Springfield still ROCKS My world!
I enjoy every song on Ricks album. I probably hear a song from it every day and continue to be energized by the music!
Published 2 months ago by Noel Hinton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great music. Love Rick. I love his new music. Even my 19 year old daughter does. Got this cd & the free download of the music for my ipod. Love to listen to it when I walk.
Published 2 months ago by monica mcdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Rocks
There isn't a better artists out there. Rick continues to entertain us with his music and words. Can't wait for his book to arrive.
Published 3 months ago by Jamie Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars songs for the end of the world
I love rick and any music he does is great stuff to listen too!! anyone who is a rick fan will love this
Published 5 months ago by pearl colby
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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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