Early Sunday morning, it seemed like Bruce Springsteen had taken a (modified) lesson from the Beyoncé book of surprises and released his upcoming album early. Billboard reports that High Hopes — which is scheduled to come out on January 14 — was briefly available for purchase and download on Amazon. But, after properly waking up and having our respective coffees, it now seems more likely that the Internet retailer just screwed up than that the rock legend decided to get creative with release strategies. According to Billboard, "It is unclear whether or not [the early release] was the website's intention," considering the option to purchase anything besides the title single was only visible on their mobile site. "Amazon has since rescinded the ability to download the album, which was merely available by buying each song individually." Congratulations to the hardcore Springsteen fans who got there in time.
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