January 6, 2012 – 4:32 am

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The Unbroken Promise: Lighting Up The Darkness Sessions
[Godfatherecords GR BOX 01, CD5 and 6 of 6]

Sessions for Darkness At The Edge Of Town, Record Plant, New York, Oct 1977 to March 1978. Very good soundboard? stereo.

Discs Five and Six contain alternate versions of songs considered for the Darkness album. Don’t Look Back, The Promise, Gonna Get That Feeling and Someday (We’ll Be Together) finally made it out of the vaults on The Promise album. But the versions here on the bootleg are different takes. In some cases, Springsteen rerecorded his vocals over the original 1977-’78 vocals for the versions on The Promise. Here on this bootleg are all his original vocals.

We like to thank superted for sharing this hard-to-find boxset at the Yeeshkul site.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Discs Five and Six - The Alternate Versions

Disc 5
Track 501. Racing In The Street 6:10 (9.8MB)
Track 502. Candy’s Boy 5:20 (8.5MB)
Track 503. Come On (Let’s Go Tonight) 2:10 (3.4MB)
Track 504. Don’t Look Back - Version 1 Instrumental 3:25 (5.4MB)
Track 505. Don’t Look Back - Version 2 Instrumental 3:27 (5.5MB)
Track 506. Don’t Look Back - Version 3 3:06 (4.9MB)
Track 507. Hearts Of Stone 5:36 (8.9MB)
Track 508. The Promise - Version 1 5:41 (9.0MB)
Track 509. The Promise - Version 2 5:29 (8.7MB)
Track 510. The Promise - Version 3 7:14 (11.5MB)
Track 511. Spanish Eyes - Version 1 3:50 (6.1MB)
Track 512. sSpanish Eyes - Version 2 6:21 (10.1MB)

Disc 6
Track 601. Because The Night - Version 1 2:31 (4.0MB)
Track 602. Because The Night - Version 2 3:26 (5.5MB)
Track 603. Gonna Get That Feeling - Version 1 3:11 (5.1MB)
Track 604. Gonna Get That Feeling - Version 2 3:23 (5.4MB)
Track 605. Talk To Me - Instrumental 4:03 (6.5MB)
Track 606. Someday (We’ll Be Together) - Instrumental 4:34 (7.3MB)
Track 607. Rendezvous 2:47 (4.4MB)
Track 608. Fire 5:14 (8.3MB)
Track 609. One Way Street 5:50 (9.3MB)
Track 610. Outside Lookin’ In 2:26 (3.9MB)
Track 611. Wrong Side Of The Street 3:53 (6.2MB)
Track 612. The Way 4:00 (6.4MB)

Click here for Discs 1 and 2 - Still In The Vaults.

Click here for Discs 3 and 4 - A Masterpiece In The Making

In 2010, Springsteen opened his vault and released a triple CD and triple DVD boxset of material left off his classic album Darkness At The Edge Of Town. The new box was called The Promise: The Darkness At The Edge Of Town Story. You can but this super deluxe edition here.

Along with the box came a friendly 2CD version, The Promise, containing just the 21 previously unreleased outtakes. Buy it here.

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  2. Thank you once again for posting this wonderful set. I can’t wait to hear the sixth and final disc.

    By Improper Bostonian on Jan 6, 2012

  3. Once again, THANK YOU BIG-O!

    By TDC on Jan 7, 2012

  4. just to be sure.. thats 74 trax in all right?

    By darth on Jan 8, 2012

  5. This has been a landmark post AFAIC. Many many thanks for this magnificent offering

    By tony on Jan 9, 2012

  6. Nice to have all these great Darkness outtakes. Many thanks.

    By Matt on Jan 27, 2012

  7. Thanks a lot, a great post!

    By Steve on Aug 15, 2012

  8. unbelievable!! thank you!!!

    By Paul on Mar 13, 2014

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