Bruce Springsteen “The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story” -Box Set

Posted 16 Nov 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1978, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#195 in the Series) is Bruce Springsteen’s Box Set, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story.

As it has been discussed for weeks, today is release day for the new Springsteen Box set.

I had a chance to see the tour for this album at the spectacular Auditorium Theater in Chicago.  How have the times changed? Well I bought tickets the day of the show!

Here’s what’s you’ll get.

CD 1 – “Darkness On the Edge of Town” (Remastered)

  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

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

DVD 1 – 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.

DVD 2 – “Darkness on the Edge of Town”: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park & Thrill Hill Vault: 1976–1978
An intimate and complete album performance of “Darkness on the Edge of Town” at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ shot in 2009. Never before seen archival footage from the Thrill Hill Vault including complete song performances taken from private band rehearsals, studio sessions, and live concerts during the “Darkness” era.

  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
Previously unreleased complete concert performance from the historic Darkness on the Edge of Town Tour.

  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

Many of these videos are not the best of quality. But I wanted to post those from 1978 or as close as I could find.

Ok, Maybe a few with more up to date quality.

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