Last December Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played a concert in Asbury Park with a setlist consisting solely of outtakes from Darkness On the Edge of Town. The material had just been released on the new box set The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge of Town Story. It was a massive three CD/three DVD set, but yesterday they released a new DVD/Blu Ray called The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town. It contains a previously released documentary about the making of the album and five songs taped at the Asbury Park show last year. Check out an exclusive video of “Ain’t Good Enough For You” from the show right here.
During the show (which you can read a review of here) Springsteen and the band played 11 songs at least two times apiece. It’s somewhat baffling why they’d leave over half the show on the cutting room floor, but five is definitely better than none.
Springsteen has been off the road since the Working On A Dream tour ended a year and a half ago. This has been one of his longest breaks since he reformed the E Street Band a decade ago, and there’s no hint of what his next project is going to be – though rumors persist that he is working on a memoir.