Rolling Stone has a short video piece on the Springsteen songs, which will be released Nov. 16th, that never made it onto Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Here is a snippet from Rolling Stone.com:
On November 16th, Bruce Springsteen will release his sprawling The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story 3-CD/3-DVD set, which features a remastered version of the classic 1978 album, a feature-length documentary about its creation and hours of live footage, but the real highlight may be a collection of 21 previously unreleased tracks recorded during the Darkness sessions. These songs, collectively called The Promise (The Lost Session: Darkness on the Edge of Town), will also be released as a separate 2-CD set.
Behind the scenes of Springsteen’s Darkness sessions
“Rather than being a record of outtakes, it’s a separate record. It’s a fully realized, separate piece of our history,” Springsteen says in The Promise trailer above — the first of several exclusive items about the release you’ll see on RollingStone.com in the coming weeks.
“It was sort of a collection of material that … the one thing it had in common was that it didn’t get on the record, which meant it was probably a little more maybe genre-based soul music, garage rock. Amazingly, when we put it all together, you realize it holds up as a double record pretty well.”
Watch the video… to hear Springsteen talk about the collection and hear excerpts of the unreleased tracks “Ain’t Good Enough For You,” “Racing in the Street (’78)” and Springsteen’s studio version of his hit collaboration with Patti Smith, “Because the Night.”
Dear Dr.Fea why should i be concerned about Bruce Springsteen latest release. His music does'nt necessarily promote the cause of Christ! Maybe i am wrong? I am looking forward to the publishing of your new book in February! Have you read “Liars for Jesus” by Chris Rodda? If you have what do you think of it? I apologize for any misunderstanding concerning my remarks about Bruce Springsteen! Your brother in Christ,Wil.