A little over a week after Amazon accidentally sold Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album High Hopes on their mobile site, CBS will offer a complete stream of the LP on their official website. It's part of a promotional tie-in with the legal drama The Good Wife, which will incorporate the new tracks "High Hopes," "Hunter of Invisible Game" and a rerecorded "The Ghost of Tom Joad" into a January 12th episode. They will begin hosting the stream at 7 p.m. on January 5th, shortly before a preview runs for the episode with the Springsteen music.
"We love using music in The Good Wife, and we always have the music inform the action and the cutting," said Robert King and Michelle King, executive producers and creators of The Good Wife, in a press release. "So when the Bruce Springsteen songs became available, we couldn't believe our luck. We wished we could use the whole album."
According to the release, the episode of The Good Wife will be entitled "We, the Juries." According to a statement, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) and Will (Josh Charles) "each represent one half of a couple accused of smuggling drugs, but the courtroom becomes mired in confusion and legal technicalities when they insist on separate juries for each client."
The album will be released on January 14th, but due to the Amazon snafu, many fans already have it. The album is a mixture of cover songs, newly recorded versions of previously released tracks and material cut from Springsteen's past few studio albums.
"The best way to describe this record is that it's a bit of an anomaly," Springsteen told Rolling Stone last month. "But not much. I don't really work linearly like a lot of people do. . . The songs were relatively current and had a similar sound picture. I was interested in putting this material together in some form because it sounded like it all fit together."