Springsteen Makes 'Magic' Again

First album in five years due October 2
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2007 4:27 PM CDT
Singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is seen in this 2007 photo provided by Shore Fire Media . Springsteen, back with the E Street Band, is releasing a new album Oct. 2,2007, titled "Magic." (AP Photo/Shore...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Bruce Springsteen will release "Magic"—his first album with his iconic E Street Band in half a decade—on October 2. The 11-track album is produced by Brendan O'Brien, who also produced the Grammy-winning "The Rising," the last Springsteen/E Street collaboration.

Springsteen's band members have won acclaim for their own solo projects: Max Weinberg leads Conan O'Brien's band, and Steve Van Zandt is now probably best known for his role on "The Sopranos." Springsteen has been working independently and with other backup bands.