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"Darkness was my 'samurai' record," Springsteen writes, "stripped to the frame and ready to rumble. But the music that got left behind was substantial." For the first time, fans will have access to two discs containing a total of 21 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness recording sessions, songs that, as Springsteen writes, "perhaps could have/should have been released after Born To Run and before the collection of songs that Darkness on the Edge of Town became."
Highlights include the extraordinary rock version of "Racing in the Street," the never-before-released original recordings of "Because the Night," "Fire," and "Rendezvous," the supreme pop opus "Someday (We'll Be Together)," the hilarious "Ain't Good Enough for You," the superb soul-based vocal performance on "The Broken Hearted," the utterly haunting "Breakaway," and the now finally released, fully orchestrated masterpiece and title song, "The Promise." All 21 songs have been mixed by Springsteen's long-time collaborator, Bob Clearmountain. According to long-time manager/producer Jon Landau, "There isn't a weak card in this deck. 'The Promise' is simply a great listening experience."
Lyrics to all of the songs, a new essay from Bruce Springsteen and never-before-seen photographs from the Darkness sessions are also included.
|1. Racing In The Street ('78)|
|2. Gotta Get That Feeling|
|3. Outside Looking In|
|4. Someday (We'll Be Together)|
|5. One Way Street|
|6. Because The Night|
|7. Wrong Side Of The Street|
|8. The Brokenhearted|
|10. Candy's Boy|
|1. Save My Love|
|2. Ain't Good Enough For You|
|4. Spanish Eyes|
|5. It's A Shame|
|6. Come On (Let's Go Tonight)|
|7. Talk To Me|
|8. The Little Things (My Baby Does)|
|10. The Promise|
See all 11 tracks on this disc
This is the best greatness of a album by anybody since 1980's. What bruce has done to these songs, and refixed them, both singing/overdubs/new music add ends.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by HAPPYDINO
The 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' period was Bruce's most prolific period of songwriting and recording ever with the E Street Band, and he had one hell of a time deciding what ten... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Bykowski
Great collection of unknown songs. Like the version of "Racing in the streets", "the promise" and the song "save my love" the best!Published 4 months ago by dennis grenke
Bruce is always a great choice excellent songs
He delivers as always!!!
This 2 CD Compilation does a good job of collecting material of Bruce Springsteen's on the albums he did early with The E-Street Band before he disbanded the first incarnation of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Debbie
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|Songs that are Transcendental||
"Racing In the Street" is more than a song - it expresses a philosophy of human existence
Nov 26, 2010 by wayneson | See all 4 posts
|why no single CD release of 'Darkness on the Edge' ?||
Frankly, The re-release is the least reason for me to consider buying the boxed set. I got the Born To Run set, and although the sound on the re-mastered albym was fine, I would not have bought it for that alone.
Having said that, the 2 CD set of unreleased tracks (maybe this should be called... Read More
Nov 12, 2010 by Neil J. Katz | See all 11 posts
|Will Bruce Springsteen replace Clarence Clemons in the E Street Band for...||
Bruce alludes to the fact that they might carry on. The obvious choice is Alto Reed, who may find himself available if Bob Seger calls it quits, as is rumored. Imagine him playing the intro to Turn The Page, then Springsteen blasting into Badlands!
Two other possibilities are Richie Cannata and... Read More
Jul 3, 2011 by John D. Raymond | See all 21 posts