Welcome to this week’s edition of EW’s New Music Roundup,aregular post highlighting the “Download This” track recommendationsfrom the latest crop of music reviews found in Entertainment Weekly.All songs are from albums that are in stores now, and most are readilyavailable via iTunes, eMusic, or similar services. Enjoy — and be sureto share with your fellow readers if you’ve got opinions on any of thefollowing albums or singles…
Staff Web Pick of the Week:
“This Land Is Your Land” at the inaugural celebration
The hands-down highlight of HBO’s We Are One broadcast on Sunday came when Bruce Springsteen was joined by folk forefather Pete Seeger (and Seeger’s grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger) for a choir-backed version of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” Once upon a time, Seeger (pictured, right) was blacklisted in this country for speaking his mind freely. Seeing him stride triumphantly onto the Lincoln Memorial stage at age 89 to sing that song in full, including a few verses that are often left out by more timid performers, was a moment for the history books. Is there a petition we can sign to make this the national anthem?
(Watch it below)
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