This fall, five years and one day from the "Born to Run" re-issue release, November 16th brings us the long awaited "Darkness" re-issue box set. Let's just say the wait was worth it. 3 CDs and 3 DVDs or Bluray, all packaged in an 80 page "notebook" including recording notes, alternate lyrics, and unreleased photos compiled from Springsteen's original personal journals.
Here's how The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story deluxe box set breaks down:
- CD 1: Remastered "Darkness On The Edge Of Town - the complete original album digitally remastered.
- CD 2 & 3: The Promise Unreleased Tracks - 21 previously unreleased tracks from the recording sessions including a rock version of "Racing In The Streets," studio versions of "Because The Night" & "Rendevous", and eighteen other tracks that bootlegger nerds like me already knew about but are thrilled at official releases.
- DVD/Bluray 1: The Promise - feature length documentary chronicling the making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
- DVD/Bluray 2: Darkness On The Edge Of Town (Paramount Theater - Asbury Park, NJ 2009) & The Thrill Hill Vault - the complete album performed live without an audience in it's original sequence and twelve vintage video clips of various "Darkness" material.
- DVD/Bluray 3: Houston '78 Bootleg House Cut - a complete live concert film from the legendary 1978 Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour.
Holy shit. I might pass out. Well I know what I'll be doing November 17th, sitting in my underwear nerding the fuck out. Should I tell my boss now or later I'm using a vacation day?
Click the header pic to check out the full press release with complete track listings.
Check out a clip from the doc and a preview of the unreleased track "Save My Love" streaming at brucespringsteen.net
And for proof that the making of doc is more than just fan-nerd filler, "The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town" premieres at this years Toronto International Film Festival.