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DarknessAtTheEdgeOfTown
Released June 2, 1978
Recorded October 12, 1977-March 19, 1978
Record Plant New York
Genre Hard rock, rock and roll
Length 42:55
Label Columbia Records Logo
Producer Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau
Assistance: Steven Van Zandt
Discography
Born to Run
(1975)
Darkness on the Edge of Town
(1978)
The River
(1980)
Singles from Darkness on the Edge of Town
"Prove It All Night"
Released: May 23, 1978
"Badlands"
Released: August 1978
"The Promised Land"
Released: October 1978

Darkness on the Edge of Town is Bruce Springsteen's fourth studio album, released on June 2, 1978.

Track ListingEdit

  1. Badlands
  2. Adam Raised a Cain
  3. Something in the Night
  4. Candy's Room
  5. Racing In The Street
  6. The Promised Land
  7. Factory
  8. Streets of Fire
  9. Prove It All Night
  10. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story Edit

The Promise Darkness

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story box set

The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story is a box set released on November 16, 2010. It was released as a 3CD+3DVD or 3CD+3Blu-Ray package. It consists of a remastered version of Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Promise, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town documentary, and 2 concert DVDs: Thrill Hill Vault 1976-78 and Thrill Hill Vault Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut. It also contains an 80-page replica of Springsteen's songwriting notebook. While Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Promise, and The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town are available as standalones, the 2 concert DVDs could only be obtained through this box set. The box set won a Grammy Award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.

Thrill Hill Vault 1976-78 Edit

  1. Save My Love
  2. Candy's Boy
  3. Something in the Night
  4. Don't Look Back
  5. Ain't Good Enough for You
  6. The Promise
  7. Candy's Room (Demo)
  8. Badlands
  9. The Promised Land
  10. Prove it all Night
  11. Born To Run
  12. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

Thrill Hill Vault Houston '78 Bootleg: House Cut Edit

  1. Badlands
  2. Streets of Fire
  3. It's Hard to be a Saint in the City
  4. Darkness on the Edge of Town
  5. Spirit in the Night
  6. Independence Day
  7. The Promised Land
  8. Prove it all Night
  9. Racing in the Street
  10. Thunder Road
  11. Jungleland
  12. The Ties That Bind
  13. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  14. Fever
  15. Fire
  16. Candy's Room
  17. Because The Night
  18. Point Blank
  19. She's The One
  20. Backstreets
  21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
  22. Born to Run
  23. Detroit Medley
  24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
  25. You Can't Sit Down
  26. Quarter to Three

Unreleased Outtakes Edit

Springsteen wrote and recorded over 40 songs for Darkness on the Edge of Town. Some of them made it onto Tracks and The Promise, while others ended up on The River. There are at least 16 other songs that have not been released to this date.

  • Preacher's Daughter
  • I'm Goin' Back
  • Break Out
  • Crazy Rocker
  • Down by the River
  • Don't Say No
  • The Fast Song
  • Castaway
  • Our Love Will Last Forever
  • Cheap Thrills
  • Triangle Song
  • I Got My Eye on You
  • After Dinner
  • King's Big Chance
  • Blue Moon
  • (I Love) Everything About You

Personnel Edit

  • Bruce Springsteen - lead vocals, lead guitar, harmonica
  • Roy Bittan - piano, backing vocals
  • Clarence Clemons - saxophone, backing vocals
  • Danny Federici - organ, glockenspiel
  • Garry Tallent - bass
  • Steve Van Zandt - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Weinberg - drums

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