Bruce Springsteen Details Six-Disc Darkness on the Edge of Town Box Set

Bruce Springsteen Details Six-Disc <i>Darkness on the Edge of Town</i> Box Set
As previously reported, Bruce Springsteen's 1978 classic, Darkness on the Edge of Town, is the subject of a new documentary from Emmy Award winner Thom Zimmy. The film is called The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, and it will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Those of us who can't make it to that exclusive event don't have to worry, however, as the film will also be included in a deluxe six-disc reissue of the album coming out this fall.

The whole package is called The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, and includes three CDs, three DVDs and an 80-page book including full colour replicas of Springsteen's studio notes, alternate lyrics and journals from the time of recording. Musically, the three CDs contain a remastered version of Darkness on the Edge of Town along with 21 previously unreleased tracks that Springsteen initially wanted to release between Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town.

As for the video portion, the set includes a DVD of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, a DVD of the album performed live and a bootleg DVD of a Houston concert shot in 1978.

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story will be released on November 16 via Columbia. The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town will premier at TIFF on September 14, and will air on HBO on October 7.

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

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:

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:

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

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 1978 Bootleg:

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"