Five days before he takes the stage at the Super Bowl, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will release a new album written and recorded during breaks in their concert tour.

The release of "Working on a Dream" on Jan. 27, only 15 months after "Magic," is unusually quick for an artist with a reputation as a perfectionist.

Springsteen said he was juiced by the return to a more pop sound on "Magic" and kept writing after its release.

Springsteen is the latest rocker to perform during halftime at the Super Bowl, after the Rolling Stones, U2 and Paul McCartney. This year's game will be played Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.