Coming November 16th, the long rumored Darkness box: 3 CDs, 3 DVDs, Merry Christmas!
“Sometimes it gets lost in the E Street shuffle. But real fans know: “Darkness on the Edge of Town” is essential Bruce Springsteen. The 1978 album had no major hits, but it did much to cement the mythology of the Boss. Here was a voice for blue-collar bruisers, working class kids kicked around by the grown-up world, urban romantics, street-racers, ordinary Joes with extraordinary grievances. It also boasted some of Springsteen’s hardest-rocking numbers: body-slamming “Adam Raised a Cain,” dramatic “Candy’s Room,” swaggering “Prove it All Night.”
Rumors of a “Darkness” reissue have been rampant for the past few years, and this autumn, Columbia Records is making Springsteen fans very, very happy. “The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story” will be released on Nov. 16. The package includes a digitally remastered “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” twenty-one unreleased songs from the “Darkness” sessions (including the original version of “Because The Night”), a copy of “Promise,” the Thom Zimny-directed documentary about the making of the album, and four hours of live concert footage shot during the “Darkness” era.”