Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bruce Springsteen Performs "The Promise" (and "Whip My Hair," on Jimmy Fallon) VIDEO

Bruce Springsteen's "The Promise"came out yesterday, consisting of tracks recorded during the sessions for his "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album, including the epic title song (video above).

You can get buy this new material in several different ways, depending on how much content you want. For die-hard fans, there's "The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story" (3 CD/3 DVD), featuring the "Darkness" and "Promise" albums and lots of extra material, including studio and concert footage. Among the video content is a complete concert from the "Darkness" tour and the documentary "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Or you can buy the two-CD set of "The Promise"which features previously unreleased songs like the title track (video above), different versions of tunes like "Racing in the Streets" and an earlier version of "Candy's Room" (here called "Candy's Boy"), and Springsteen versions of songs like "Fire," "Because the Night," "Rendezvous," and "Talk to Me" (a hit for Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes).

You can hear an interview with Springsteen about "Darkness" (conducted by his friend, actor Ed Norton) here, which was included in "The Promise" documentary and broadcast on public radio Tuesday.

Springsteen was the guest on Jimmy Fallon last night, and besides performing his own songs he did a funny, folk-balld version of the tween pop hit "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith (daughter of actor Will Smith), along with "Neil Young" (Jimmy Fallon).

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

check out the great companion book to Springsteen's new Darkness box set: