Monday August 30th 2010, 12:20 pm
Bruce Springsteen Announces Box Set
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The Boss has announced a three CD/ three DVD boxet called The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story to be released on November 16, 2010 via Columbia Records. The release documents the process he and the band went through to cut one of his best albums, 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town.

“’Darkness’ was my ‘samurai’ record,” Springsteen writes, “stripped to the frame and ready to rumble…But the music that got left behind was substantial.”

The boxset will contain the remastered album, over 21 unheard complete songs, never before seen photos and an 80-page notebook containing pages of Springsteen’s original notebooks from the recording sessions. Perhaps more substantial than the music will be the three DVDs which feature over six hours of film, including four hours of live concert film featuring the house cut from a 1978 Houston show and a 2009 performance of Darkness on the Edge of Town from Asbury Park that was shot in HD without an audience and claims to recreate the stark atmosphere of the original album. It also contains a ninety-minute documentary about the making of the record that combines studio and rehearsal footage of Springsteen shot between 1976 and 1978 with new interviews with the band, his manger and others.

Sneak Peek at The Promise

If the box set is too much rare Springsteen for the average fan with too hefty a pricetag, Columbia is simultaneously releasing The Promise, an edition which just consists of the unheard complete songs on two CDs or four LPs, plus the documentary is set to air on HBO on October 7th. Watching this clip from the documentary above, though, which shows Springsteen and Stevie working out a tune and loving rock n roll so much, just might make you drop the $100+ bones to have the doc and the deluxe box set all for yourself. So, basically,  for about the cost of actually seeing the Boss live these days you can own three great shows to be enjoyed from the comforts of your own couch. Which helps you avoid the drunk 53 year old lady from Holmstead, NJ telling you how she saw Bruce in 70’s while she is sucking down Newports faster than you can say Ibelieveinapromisedland! I’m just messing with you Jersey, Go Team Snookie!



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