Over the years Bruce Springsteen has released a multitude of albums. Not only has his sound evolved over the years, he has released live albums, b-side compilations and covers albums. This is one of the later. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions is a tribute album of sorts, and is comprised of Pete Seeger covers. It’s the only album Springsteen has released that is entirely composed of material that isn’t original.
Originally released in 2006, the record was a bit on the pricey side, even by today’s ludicrous $25 for a single LP standards. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions is a double LP, and retail price on it is $35. At some points between 2006 and 2016 it was hard to find, which led to distros not putting the album on sale. Prices have dipped a bit here and there though, mainly on the secondary market like eBay and Discogs, where you could pick up copies for under $25. These days I try to not pay full retail price for anything, and I purposely held out buying this because I hate spending (for example) $20 on something when I could’ve waited and got it for $15 or less. Fortunately I picked this up from Hastings when they were going out of business, for the lowest price I’ve ever seen for this a brand new copy of this album; $13. It just took me 10 years to get it.
Pressing info was never released, and never expect it to be because it’s a major label release. But all copies were pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, housed in a large pocket jacket. No gatefold jacket for this overpriced album. The records do come in printed dust sleeves though, which have the lyrics for each respective side printed on them.