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The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story [3 CD/3 DVD]


  • 0. DISC 1: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN:
    1. Badlands
    2. Adam Raised a Cain
    3. Something in the Night
    4. Candy's Room
    5. Racing in the Street
    6. Promised Land, The
    7. Factory
    8. Streets of Fire
    9. Prove It All Night
    10. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    0. DISC 2: THE PROMISE (DISC 1):
    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. Brokenhearted, The
    9. Rendezvous
    10. Candy's Boy
    0. DISC 3: THE PROMISE (DISC 2):
    1. Save My Love
    2. Ain't Good Enough for You
    3. Fire
    4. Spanish Eyes
    5. It's a Shame
    6. Come On (Let's Go Tonight)
    7. Talk to Me
    8. Little Things, The (My Baby Does)
    9. Breakaway
    10. Promise, The
    11. City of Night
    0. DISC 4: THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN:
    1. Commitment to Life, A
    2. Two Clouds
    3. Sound Picture, The
    4. Process, The
    5. Notebook
    6. Pop Songs
    7. Varying Opinions
    8. Adult Music
    9. Making an Album
    10. Vision of Now
    11. Sense of Possibilities
    12. Credits
    0. DISC 5: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK:
    1. Badlands
    2. Adam Raised a Cain
    3. Something in the Night
    4. Candy's Room
    5. Racing in the Street
    6. Promised Land, The
    7. Factory
    8. Streets of Fire
    9. Prove It All Night
    10. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    11. Save My Love [Holmdel, NJ 79]
    12. Candy's Boy [Holmdel, NJ 79]
    13. Something in the Night [Red Bank, NJ 76]
    14. Don't Look Back [NYC, 78]
    15. Ain't Good Enough for You [NYC, 78]
    16. Promise [NYC, 78], The
    17. Candy's Room [NYC, 78]
    18. Badlands [Phoenix, 78]
    19. Promised Land [Phoenix, 78], The
    20. Prove It All Night [Phoenix, 78]
    21. Born to Run [Phoenix, 78]
    22. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) [Phoenix, 78]
    0. DISC 6: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND: THRILL HILL VAULT HOUSTON '78 BOOTLEG: HOUSE CUT:
    1. Badlands
    2. Streets of Fire
    3. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
    4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    5. Spirit in the Night
    6. Independence Day
    7. Promised Land, The
    8. Prove It All Night
    9. Racing in the Street
    10. Thunder Road
    11. Jungleland
    12. Ties That Bind, The
    13. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
    14. Fever
    15. Fire
    16. Candy's Room
    17. Because the Night
    18. Point Blank
    19. She's the One
    20. Backstreets
    21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
    22. Born to Run
    23. Detroit Medley: Devil with the Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly/C.C. Rider/Jenny Take a Ride
    24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    25. You Can't Sit Down
    26. Quarter to Three
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 76525

  • Credits
    ProducerThom Zimny; Barry Rebo; John Landau; Bruce Springsteen
    EngineerJimmy Iovine; Toby Scott

    Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Steve Van Zandt (vocals, guitar); Clarence Clemons (vocals, saxophone, percussion); Kevin Buell (guitar); Roy Bittan (piano, keyboards); Danny Federici (organ, glockenspiel); Charlie Giordano (organ); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Harry McCarthy, Max Weinberg (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Chuck Plotkin; Jimmy Iovine; Bob Clearmountain.
    Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
    Liner Note Author: Dale Adamson.
    Recording information: Record Plant, NY (12/13/2009); Thrill Hill Recording, Stone Hill Studio (12/13/2009).
    Directors: Barry Rebo; Arnold Levine.
    Editor: Thom Zimny.
    Photographers: Frank Stefanko; Eric Meola; Karla Olmedo; Walt Casey Jr.; Mark Wyville; John Wooding.
    The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story is a three-CD/three-DVD collection that includes a completely remastered version of the Darkness album and two more discs containing 21 unreleased songs recorded during the period that eventually produced the album. There is so much music here that Bruce Springsteen wondered whether or not much of this music should have been released between 1975's Born to Run and 1978's Darkness. The sheer amount of it is surprising in and of itself. That said, given how much of this is first-rate Springsteen and E Street Band material, it's staggering. The first of the three DVDs features a full-length documentary (which was shown on HBO) on the making of the album. The second disc contains a complete 2009 performance of the album at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, as well as previously unseen footage from the Thrill Hill Vault, including complete song performances from band rehearsals, studio sessions, and live concerts during the Darkness era. The third DVD is a complete concert performance by Springsteen and the E Street Band in Houston during 1978. The set also includes an 80-page spiral-bound reproduction of Springsteen's notebooks documenting the album sessions. ~ Thom Jurek

  • Critic Reviews
    Paste (magazine) - "Springsteen reclaims his song that became Patti Smith's most commercially successful number 'Because the Night' with grace and brooding sensuality."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sound of 20 years of classic American pop filtered through one extraordinary performer....It's a fascinating insight into Bruce's habit of honing and tweaking his material, trying out all manner of variations."
    Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[B]ig, bold, vibrantly coloured and laced with sweeping chorus hooks and towering middle eights. In a word, spectacular."
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