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Live: “Songs from The Promise,” Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , on December 15, 2010 by 30daysout

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed a rare concert event last week in Asbury Park, New Jersey’s historic Carousel House, playing never-before performed songs live from the new 2-CD set, The Promise.  Beginning today, five songs from the show will stream online, with North American viewers able to tune in exclusively across VEVO platforms, including The concert will be available on VEVO until January 1.

Filmed before an audience of approximately 60 fans, “Songs From The Promise” was directed and edited by Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny and mixed by Emmy-winner Bob Clearmountain.  The concert features world premiere performances of four tracks from The Promise, plus “Blue Christmas.”

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Bruce Springsteen official website

Backstreets Magazine

Worldwide Streaming Information:

Australia – Australia YouTube
Ireland – Irish Times
UK – The Guardian
Germany – Rolling Stone and Yahoo!
France – Deezer
Spain – El Mundo and Marca
Denmark – Politiken
Holland – Nu
Switzerland – Teleboy and Le Matin
Italy – Repubblica
Israel – Walla

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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Hear selected tracks from “The Promise”

Posted in News, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 1, 2010 by 30daysout

NPR is streaming 15 selections from The Promise (The Lost Sessions: Darkness on the Edge of Town) here until its release on Nov. 16.  Click on the artwork to get it started.

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.

Review: “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town”

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by 30daysout

In The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen says “my career was not about money or fame. I wanted to be great.” However, there was a time after the release of Born To Run when he thought that “great” career he was striving for might be over. He was embroiled in a lawsuit with his former manager Mike Appel that prohibited him from recording the follow up to the album that made him a sensation, landing him on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously. During the dark period, he wrote more than 70 songs and rehearsed incessantly with the E Street Band at his rented farm house in Holmdel, NJ (you get to see Bruce with what he calls his “Italian” fro and no shirt).  When the lawsuit was resolved in the summer of 1977, they finally went to work on what would become, Darkness On the Edge of Town.

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