Next week a deluxe six-disc edition of Bruce Springsteen“s classic 1978 album Darkness On The Edge of Town will hit store shelves, but you can hear 15 of the tracks right now exclusively on Rollingstone.com. During the original recording sessions Springsteen cut over 70 songs; those were whittled down to just 10 for the original album. Over the last year Bruce and his team dug through the vaults for the outtakes, even adding additional vocals and instruments to ones he never completed.
Read the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town
Some of these songs (“Because The Night,” “Fire”) were given to other artists to record, while others (“Candy”s Boy,” “Wrong Side Of The Street”) eventually became other songs. The remaining songs were only worked on briefly before Springsteen completely abandoned them. When the band listened to playbacks recently they couldn”t even recall working on many of them. In addition to two discs’ worth of outtakes, the new edition of Darkness On The Edge of Town will also contain a remastered version of the LP and three DVD”s of live footage cut between 1976 and 1978, as well as a complete performance of the album by Springsteen and the E Street Band in 2009.
The tracks: ( Click here to listen )
“Racing In The Street (‘78)”
“Because The Night”
“Wrong Side Of The Street”
“City Of Night”
“Ain”t Good Enough For You”
“Someday (We’ll Be Together)”
“One Way Street”
“Talk To Me”
“The Little Things (My Baby Does)”