The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story offers an unprecedented look into Bruce Springsteen's creative process during a defining moment in his career, the making of the 1978 album Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
This deluxe 3-CD / 3-Blu-ray package includes the remastered album, never-before-seen studio and live footage, an 80-page notebook, 21 previously unreleased songs, a documentary film, and a classic 1978 Houston performance.
This deluxe edition is also available in a 3-CD / 3-DVD package, while 2-CD and 3-LP editions are available separately.
-- From the Label
- 80-page spiral-bound reproduction of Bruce's original notebooks documenting the recording sessions for the album, containing alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details, and personal notes, in addition to photographs and a new essay by Springsteen.
- CD 1 - Remastered version of the album Darkness on the Edge of Town.
- CD 2 & 3 - The Promise. 21 previously unreleased songs.
- DVD 1 - The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, including previously unavailable archival footage shot between 1976 and '78, capturing home rehearsals and recording sessions that allow us to see Springsteen's creative process at work.
- DVD 2 - Darkness on the Edge of Town: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park & Thrill Hill Vault: 1976-78. An intimate and complete album performance of Darkness on the Edge of Town at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ shot in 2009, as well as previously unreleased archival footage from the Thrill Hill Vault including complete song performances taken from private band rehearsals, studio sessions, and live concerts during the Darkness era.
- DVD 3 - Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut. Previously unreleased complete concert performance from the historic Darkness on the Edge of Town tour.