Columbia Records promises to make this Nov. 16 a very patriotic, blue-collar-rockin’ day with the release of the remastered Darkness on the Edge of Town Story box-set.
Darkness on the Edge of Town, originally released in 1978, picks up where the monstrously successful Born to Run dropped off. Slightly less produced than Born, Edge is considered to be the album that solidified Springsteen as the hero of the working class (it wasn’t until 1984 that we learned how well he wears jeans, too).
The deluxe version of Edge includes three CDs, three DVDs and an 80-page notebook.
The CDs present Edge digitally remastered and paired with a whoppin’ 21 previously unreleased songs including “Save My Love” (which you can stream here).
DVDs contain live footage including from a 1978 Houston concert and a 2009 Ashbury Park sans-audience performance in which the band played the entire Darkness album.
The deluxe DVD trio features a 90-minute documentary The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’, directed by Thom Zimny, which debuts at the Toronto Film Festival Sept. 14 and on HBO Oct. 7.
The booklet includes scrawlings from Brucey’s recording session notebooks and rare photographs.
If you’ve already sweated through your red bandana just hearing the news, feel free to pre-order the deluxe box-set for the newly remastered Darkness on the Edge of Town here.
Watch a clip from the Promise documentary below:
Bruce Springsteen – “The Promise: The Making of ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’” Sneak Peek from Columbia Records on Vimeo.