Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town” box set: “The Promise”

The Promise

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.”

Darkness deluxe edition

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3 Responses to Bruce Springsteen “Darkness on the Edge of Town” box set: “The Promise”

  1. Jim says:

    I’m so happy about this…I can’t even think straight. Talk about something I never dared dream would happen…the Born to Run box and now this…unbelievable. I could piss and moan about how it’s been a long time coming but screw it….this is going to be great.

  2. Jim says:

    I sure hope that pic of Bruce, the car and coming storm is made into a poster…what a stunning photo.

    • Wool Hat says:

      I know exactly how you feel. The composition of the set, the extras, everything about it is even better than I had hoped for. It would be great to get a poster of that cover.

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