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A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:16 pm

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COLUMBIA RECORDS TO RELEASE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S "THE PROMISE: THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN STORY" ON NOVEMBER 16

Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen's 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' on November 16.

The Deluxe Package comprises over six hours of film and more than two hours of audio across 3 CDs and 3 DVDs. The media contents are packaged within an 80-page notebook containing facsimiles from Springsteen's original notebooks from the recording sessions, which include alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details, and personal notes in addition to a new essay by Springsteen and never-before-seen photographs. Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' offers an unprecedented look into Springsteen's creative process during a defining moment in his career. 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' will additionally be released as a 3CD/3 Blu-Ray disc set.

The set will be available as 'The Promise,' an edition which consists of only the unheard complete songs on two CDs or four LPs, along with lyrics and the new essay by Springsteen.

For more information, click here for the full press release.

See below for an exclusive sneak peak at the "Darkness At The Edge Of Town Story" video content as well as a first-listen of a song from "The Promise".
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Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:19 pm

Man im glad i aint anywhere near Doc,I best hell be bustin for JOY!

SNG ::rocks

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:21 pm

"well your born with nothin and better off that way, soon as you go somethin they send someone to try and take it a wayyyyyyyyyyyyy!.........Something in the night!

SNG ::rocks

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:36 pm

No way around buying this box set! It's taken Springsteen a long time to get this ready, but man this delivers beyond expectations!

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:54 pm

Holy moley! ESSENTIAL RELEASE!!

Here's more detail:



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COLUMBIA RECORDS TO RELEASE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S 'THE PROMISE: THE DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN STORY' NOV. 16

BOX SET INCLUDES 3CD/3DVD PACKAGE OF REMASTERED ALBUM, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN STUDIO & LIVE FOOTAGE, 80-PAGE NOTEBOOK, 21 PREVIOUSLY-UNRELEASED SONGS, AND AN EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT WILL DEBUT AT THE TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL SEPT. 14 AND ON HBO OCT 7

PACKAGE FEATURES NEARLY SIX HOURS OF FOOTAGE, INCLUDING CLASSIC 1978 HOUSTON PERFORMANCE, AND MORE THAN TWO HOURS OF AUDIO

COLUMBIA TO SIMULTANEOUSLY RELEASE 'THE PROMISE' DOUBLE CD COMPLETE SONGS FROM DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN'S LOST SESSIONS


Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen's 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' on Nov 16. The Deluxe Package comprises over six hours of film and more than two hours of audio across 3 CDs and 3 DVDs. The media contents are packaged within an 80-page notebook containing facsimiles from Springsteen's original notebooks from the recording sessions, which include alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details, and personal notes in addition to a new essay by Springsteen and never-before-seen photographs. Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' offers an unprecedented look into Springsteen's creative process during a defining moment in his career. 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' will additionally be released as a 3CD/3 Blu Ray disc set.

The set will be available as 'The Promise,' an edition which consists of only the unheard complete songs on two CDs or four LPs, along with lyrics and the new essay by Springsteen.

The previously unheard song "Save My Love" and an excerpt from the documentary will be streaming at http://www.brucespringsteen.net.

The Deluxe Package includes 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,' digitally remastered for the first time.

Pre-order 'The Promise': Package with 3CDs/3DVDs or Blu-Ray, with t-shirt and poster

CD 1: REMASTERED '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. The Promised Land
7. Factory
8. Streets Of Fire
9. Prove It All Night
10. 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." 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 Brokenhearted," the utterly haunting "Breakaway," and the 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."

CD 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. The Brokenhearted
9. Rendezvous
10. Candy's Boy

CD 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. The Little Things (My Baby Does)
9. Breakaway
10. The Promise
11. City Of Night

The Deluxe Package also features "The Promise: The Making of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,'" a documentary directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The ninety-minute film combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978--including home rehearsals and studio sessions--with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record. Advanced word on the documentary is so strong that it was invited to debut at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival on September 14 and will make its television debut on HBO on October 7.

DVD 1: "THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF 'DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN'"

In addition, the set features more than four hours of live concert film from the Thrill Hill Vault, including the bootleg house cut (the footage that appeared on-screen at the concert) from a 1978 Houston show, and a 2009 performance of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' in its entirety from Asbury Park. The special performance in Asbury Park was shot in HD without an audience and successfully recreates the stark atmosphere of the original album.

DVD 2: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN (PARAMOUNT THEATER, ASBURY PARK, NJ, 2009)
1. Badlands
2. Adam Raised A Cain
3. Something In The Night
4. Candy's Room
5. Racing In The Street
6. The Promised Land
7. Factory
8. Streets Of Fire
9. Prove It All Night
10. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

THRILL HILL VAULT (1976-1978)
1. Save My Love (Holmdel, NJ 76)
2. Candy's Boy (Holmdel, NJ 76)
3. Something In The Night (Red Bank, NJ 76)
4. Don't Look Back (NYC 78)
5. Ain't Good Enough For You (NYC 78)
6. The Promise (NYC 78)
7. Candy's Room Demo (NYC 78)
8. Badlands (Phoenix 78)
9. The Promised Land (Phoenix 78)
10. Prove It All Night (Phoenix 78)
11. Born To Run (Phoenix 78)
12. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (Phoenix 78)

DVD 3: 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. The Promised Land
8. Prove It All Night
9. Racing In The Street
10. Thunder Road
11. Jungleland
12. The Ties That Bind
13. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
14. The 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
24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
25. You Can't Sit Down
26. Quarter To Three

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Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Order ID: 0122E38C36

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Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:39 pm

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Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:40 pm

I guess I am a little excited about this release.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:07 am

That's my no 1 album.
When playing it I still get those goosebumps.
That's a purchase for sure.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:30 am

Yeah, it is hard to say how that package could be any more incredible. A Bruce fan's wishlist.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:23 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Order ID: 0122E38C36


Did you order from Sony or Amazon? I might order from Sony to get the vinyl set!

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:34 am

Incredible. Looks like Bruce and Landau listened to the feedback from the botched Born To Run anniversary set. Now this is how an archival box set is done. Phenomenal!

Side note: Hopefully, Bruce didn't add too many modern-day overdubs to the bonus audio material, particularly vocals.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:37 am

Mike C wrote:Did you order from Sony or Amazon? I might order from Sony to get the vinyl set!

Sony pre-sale page:
http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/bruce-springsteen-the-promise/pages/5634215/

Sneak peak:
http://vimeo.com/14453246

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:38 am

Have we had Quarter To Three from Houston before? My copy ends with You Can't Sit Down.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:44 am

Frankie Teardrop wrote:Have we had Quarter To Three from Houston before? My copy ends with You Can't Sit Down.

Don't think so.

I've been watching the Who at the Summit DVD (Nov 20, 1975) all week -- it's amazing. Bruce's release will be interesting to compare and contrast. Springsteen is a huge Who fan, from the time he saw them in New Jersey in 1967, to hanging backstage at MSG in 1974.

Now, if we can only get EPE to issue Elvis at the Summit, from August 1976, we'll have the ultimate collection.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:52 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mike C wrote:Did you order from Sony or Amazon? I might order from Sony to get the vinyl set!

Sony pre-sale page:
http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/bruce-springsteen-the-promise/pages/5634215/

Sneak peak:
http://vimeo.com/14453246


Nice move....I went with Amazon but may go with Sony for the vinyl set.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:39 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:
I've been watching the Who at the Summit DVD (Nov 20, 1975) all week -- it's amazing.


You ain't just woofin', that show is explosive.
I dig when Bruce says "This is for Pete!" right before Saint at the Hammersmith '75 show.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:14 am

I have already pre-ordered it, here in Spain. Apart from the CDs - with several new songs - and the DVDs, the (note-) book itself looks VERY VERY interesting. This is my favorite Springsteen album in a real deluxe edition. CanĀ“t wait for it!!!

Here in Spain we got blessed a few months ago with another great book:
AMERICAN MADNESS (2009)
excerpts: http://americanmadnessthebook.blogspot.com/2009/05/avance-editorial.html
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Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:40 am

Incredible. THIS is how it should be done!

Can't wait for this boxset.

Keith Richards, Jr.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:18 pm

midnightx wrote:Incredible. Looks like Bruce and Landau listened to the feedback from the botched Born To Run anniversary set. Now this is how an archival box set is done. Phenomenal!

Side note: Hopefully, Bruce didn't add too many modern-day overdubs to the bonus audio material, particularly vocals.


The bit of audio for "Save My Love" seems to have vocals overdubbed recently...it sounds like Bruce's voice today.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:22 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I guess I am a little excited about this release.
Happy for you Doc! You deserve it. ::rocks

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:50 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:I guess I am a little excited about this release.

I am right up there with you, Doc...been awaiting this annoucement for about a year.

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:43 pm

This is fantastic news. Darkness was one of my first Springsteen albums and it is still my favorite album. Definitively getting this set. Awesome!
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Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:46 pm

I'd love such an approach to Elvis' albums...

Sort of the FTD classic album series...on steroids...!

Looks like quite an achievement..over-the-top but what his fans must love..

This to me is nicer than the COMPLETE ELVIS comp approach...

Re: A little bit of Darkness before the Sun book

Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:35 pm

Greg, there is nothing over-the-top about it. This was a VERY prolific period for Springsteen. He composed and recorded dozens and dozens of songs of extremely high quality -- and produced one of the finest touring periods in rock and roll history. A celebration of a tremendous album and tour could be presented properly in no other way.