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Bruce Springsteen: The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story

Bud Scoppa, Uncut, December 2010

The original classic remastered. A documentary. Two more live DVDs. Oh, and 21 outtakes... The Great Lost Springsteen Album, found at last.

IN 1978, Springsteen broke the three-year silence that had followed Born To Run by releasing that album's polar opposite -the stark, unsettled Darkness On The Edge Of Town. The long break hadn't been by choice. In July of '76, nine months after the release of Born To Run, he had entered into a legal battle with his former manager, Mike Appel. It took almost a year of acrimonious negotiations for Bruce to get his catalogue back in an out-of-court settlement. Only then in June of 1977, was he free to move on.

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