In the exclusive Rolling Stone video below, Bruce Springsteen discusses The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story 3-CD/3-DVD set, which hits shelves on Nov. 16.
The upcoming release includes the remastered album, never-before-seen studio and live footage, a documentary film and 21 previously unreleased songs recorded during the Darkness sessions. The new songs, titled The Promise (The Lost Session: Darkness on the Edge of Town), will also be released separately as a 2-CD set.
“Rather than being a record of outtakes, it’s a separate record,” Springsteen says in The Promise trailer below. “It’s a fully realized, separate piece of our history. It was sort of a collection of material that … the one thing it had in common was that it didn’t get on the record, which meant it was probably a little more maybe genre-based soul music, garage rock. Amazingly, when we put it all together, you realize it holds up as a double record pretty well.”
Watch the video to hear more from the Boss, as well as excerpts of unreleased tracks “Ain’t Good Enough For You” and “Racing in the Street (’78).”