Darkness on the Edge of Town (Remastered)

If Born to Run was epic cinema, Darkness was brutal reality, its characters not dreaming of idealized escape as much as struggling against their circumstances. This long-awaited remaster of Springsteen’s 1978 album, overseen by Bob Ludwig in 2010, is one of three CDs in the box set The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story.

Released: November 16, 2010
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Steven Van Zandt (Production Assistance)
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The Promise

Previously unreleased tracks from the 1977-’78 recording sessions include long-missed studio versions of such live standards as “Because the Night,” “Fire,” and Springsteen’s most celebrated outtake, “The Promise.” Finished in some cases with modern vocals and additional instrumentation, they form a “lost album” between Born to Run and Darkness.

Released: November 16, 2010
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

Three years elapsed between Born to Run and Darkness, and they were astonishingly prolific. This six-disc box set contains the remastered CD and 22 additional tracks, a ’78 concert DVD, a feature-length documentary, and a newly filmed E Street Band performance of the album, illuminating one of Springsteen’s most richly rewarding periods.

Released: November 16, 2010
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Thom Zimny, Steven Van Zandt (Production Assistance)

London Calling: Live in Hyde Park

Recorded June 28, 2009 at London’s Hyde Park, this concert film captures an E Street Band festival appearance from their Working on a Dream world tour. Included are highlights of the 2009 set, including “Seeds” and the sign-request portion of the show. Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem makes a surprise appearance on “No Surrender.”

Released: June 22, 2010
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Jon Landau, George Travis and Barbara Carr