Editors’ Notes This is one impressive collection. Darkness On the Edge of Town was Bruce Springsteen’s fourth album, the follow-up to Born to Run, and, in many ways, it surpassed that classic with a stripped-down intensity that few, if any, in rock ‘n’ roll have been able to meet. This “Story” includes a re-mastered version of the album where every instrument finds its place in the mix. The classics: “Badlands,” “Adam Raised a Cain,” “Candy’s Room,” “The Promised Land,” “Prove It All Night” and “Darkness On the Edge of Town” never sounded more brilliant. However, it only starts there. There are 22 studio outtakes (one, “The Way,” is hidden as a bonus track after “City of Night”), including the completed version of “The Promise,” Springsteen’s most legendary unreleased track. There’s a video documentary of the making of the album that goes deep into the artistic process. There is the “Thrill Hill Vault” that includes band rehearsals at the farm in Holmdel, studio footage, and some brilliant live footage from Red Bank, NJ, 1976 and Phoenix in 1978. Finally, there’s the Houston concert from 1978 that shows exactly why Springsteen is considered to be one of the greatest live performers of all time.

SONG
Badlands
1
4:03
 
Adam Raised a Cain
2
4:33
 
Something in the Night
3
5:13
 
Candy's Room
4
2:46
 
Racing in the Street
5
6:53
 
The Promised Land
6
4:27
 
Factory
7
2:18
 
Streets of Fire
8
4:03
 
Prove It All Night
9
3:57
 
Darkness On the Edge of Town
10
4:32
 
Racing in the Street ('78)
11
6:49
 
Gotta Get That Feeling
12
3:17
 
Outside Looking In
13
2:16
 
Someday (We'll Be Together)
14
5:36
 
One Way Street
15
4:19
 
Because the Night
16
3:25
 
Wrong Side of the Street
17
3:34
 
The Brokenhearted
18
5:19
 
Rendezvous
19
2:37
 
Candy's Boy
20
4:39
 
Save My Love
21
2:36
 
Ain't Good Enough for You
22
4:02
 
Fire
23
4:08
 
Spanish Eyes
24
3:50
 
It's a Shame
25
3:14
 
Come On (Let's Go Tonight)
26
2:18
 
Talk to Me
27
4:20
 
The Little Things (My Baby Does)
28
3:17
 
Breakaway
29
5:31
 
The Promise
30
5:51
 
City of Night
31
7:07
 
The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town
32
 
Darkness On the Edge of Town (Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park 2009)
33
 
Thrill Hill Vault (1976-1978)
34
 
Thrill Hill Vault Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut
35
 

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