Archive for Darkness on the Edge of Town

Review: “The Promise,” Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2010 by 30daysout

Bruce Springsteen wrote more than 70 songs during a period in his career when a lawsuit with his former manager, Mike Appel, prohibited him from recording. He and the rest of the E Street Band spent the down time at his farm in Holmdel, NJ, rehearsing incessantly and going into debt. When they were able to finally get back in the studio, the 70 tracks were whittled down to ten and those ten made up the classic, Darkness on the Edge of Town. The other 60 were either given to other artists (“Because the Night” to Patti Smith and “Fire” to Robert Gordon and later the Pointer Sisters) or tucked away for another day. Well, more than 30 years later, the other day has finally arrived in the form of The Promise.

Many of the 21 songs (22 if you’re lucky) were unfinished. Some were lacking lyrics, while others needed more instrumentation and vocal work. It’s not hard to tell which songs were recorded back in 1977 and which ones were recorded recently, but who cares? New/old Springsteen, it’s all good.

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Getting ready for the “Darkness” box: “Prove It All Night,” Phoenix 1978

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 5, 2010 by 30daysout

This version of “Prove It All Night” with it’s stellar extended opening will be featured on DVD 2 in the massive Darkness On the Edge of Town box due Tuesday, Nov. 16. Denny Angelle attended the Houston ’78 show (DVD 3) that will be included in the box and he will tell us about that cold December night next Friday.

Bruce Springsteen official website

Backstreets magazine

New Video Alert! “Save My Love” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , on November 2, 2010 by 30daysout

Check out the new video for “Save My Love” from the upcoming Bruce Springsteen release The Promise. The tune will also be released as a 7″ single the day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. b/w “Because the Night.”

Bruce Springsteen official website

Backstreets magazine

Getting ready for the “Darkness” box: “Racing In the Street (rock version)”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 29, 2010 by 30daysout

This version of “Racing In the Street” has different lyrics, violin and it rocks. It will be included on the double CD, The Promise, and the massive Darkness on the Edge of Town box set due to hit stores shelves and digital download sites on Nov. 16.

Getting ready for the “Darkness” box: “Fire,” Houston 1978

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , on October 22, 2010 by 30daysout

Bruce Springsteen’s massive and long-awaited Darkness on the Edge of Town box set comes out in less than a month on Nov. 16. Here is the audio of “Fire” that will be included on the live DVD shot at  The Summit (now Lakewood Church) in Houston on Dec. 8, 1978. Our own, Denny Angelle, attended that show and will tell us all about in the coming weeks.

Bruce Springsteen official website

Backstreets magazine

“Darkness” film teaser hints box is coming soon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 4, 2010 by 30daysout

It looks like a “Darkness on the Edge of Town” boxed set from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is indeed on the way. Check out the rest of the story from our friends at Backstreets magazine.

Friday is Boss’ Day: Career Advice for Bruce Springsteen

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2009 by 30daysout

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With the Working On A Dream Tour nearing completion, we were trying to contemplate The Boss’ next move.  Will he join the E Street Band and take some time off?  Will he release a boxed set of unreleased material (don’t forget Tracks was supposed to be six discs, so there are at least two discs of material still floating around out there)?  Or will he do what he did between the end of The Rising tour and the beginning of the Magic Tour and do some solo work?  We at 30 Days Out have some suggestions for Bruce’s next moves, and we’ll share them with you, our faithful readers.  Here we go….

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