As if Bruce Springsteen wasn’t busy enough, what with the five-star Working on a Dream out next Tuesday and a Super Bowl halftime performance set for February 1st, the man from E Street also revealed he’s in the planning stages of a deluxe reissue for his classic 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Like the 30th anniversary release of Born To Run, the reissued Darkness “would involve remastering that record, doing the kind of super-creative reconstruction and documentary of how it all came about and finding usable live footage from that point in time,” Springsteen’s manager told Billboard.
Besides finding the footage, the only thing that could delay this reissue’s release is finding a six-week gap in Springsteen’s schedule “to sit down and finish it.” The promotional blitz for Working will kick off with the Super Bowl performance, followed by some European concerts and then a tour of the States this summer, so finding a spare six weeks to devote to Darkness may happen later than sooner, but we remain optimistic.
Before Brucemania officially sweeps America, be sure to check out the new issue of Rolling Stone, as Springsteen invites writer David Fricke into the studio to talk about his new music, the first song he ever recorded and life with the E Street Band. Plus, we have more web-only Bruce features right here: