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Bruce Springsteen / Chapter & Verse

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Companion album to forthcoming biog offers unheard demos

Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming autobiography (due in September) will be called Born To Run and The Boss has decided to put together a selection of his songs on a companion album called Chapter and Verse.

The 18-track album will be released four days before the book and amongst its songs – all handpicked to reflect the themes and sections of Born to Run – are five previously unreleased tracks



The compilation traces Springsteen’s musical history and begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Bruce on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012’s Wrecking Ball.

Chapter and Verse will be issued on 23 September 2016 as a single CD and double LP and the package will include lyrics and rare photos. Note, if you’re ordering the book, other countries will have it printed in other languages!

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Bruce Springsteen

Chapter and Verse CD

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Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.74
Amazon fr 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.85
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.16
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 7.08
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Chapter and Verse 2LP Vinyl

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Born to Run - Autobiography

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track_listing

1. Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
2. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover — The Castiles (recorded Sept. 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
3. He’s Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
4. Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
5. Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
6. Growin’ Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on ‘Tracks’)
7. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, ‘The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’)
8. Born to Run (1975, ‘Born to Run’)
9. Badlands (1977, ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’)
10. The River (1980, ‘The River’)
11. My Father’s House (1982, ‘Nebraska’)
12. Born in the U.S.A. (1984, ‘Born in the U.S.A.’)
13. Brilliant Disguise (1987, ‘Tunnel of Love’)
14. Living Proof (1992, ‘Lucky Town’)
15. The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’)
16. The Rising (2002, ‘The Rising’)
17. Long Time Comin’ (2005, ‘Devils & Dust’)
18. Wrecking Ball (2012, ‘Wrecking Ball’)

 

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28 responses to Bruce Springsteen / Chapter & Verse

  1. Ralph says:

    Not quite the right car for his working man Image, me thinks.

    • Stevie B says:

      Why should the working man not have a cool car. Blue collar workers have got a much to right to save up and buy one as anyone else?

      • Joseph says:

        Believe it or not, pre-1963 Corvettes were not so incredibly valued by the world at large back in those days. It probably wasn’t the most practical car to own in Jersey, but it didn’t cost an arm and a leg to acquire especially if willing to fix yourself (easy to find parts for it).

    • Paul Murphy says:

      Might not be his car. Maybe there’s a chapter in the book dealing with his Random Automobile Ass-Humping Syndrome. [It’s early, I’m in a silly mood].

    • Gisabun says:

      Maybe “he” rebuilt it…

  2. Thomas Braun says:

    WHO Needs this? …. No one

  3. Rob says:

    There will be fans who will buy this record for the first five tracks. I am still waiting for a deluxe version of “Born in the U.S.A.” and “Tunnel Of Love”.

  4. Mike the Fish says:

    Is that a composite picture? Something doesn’t look right with his legs and the way he’s sitting against the car.

  5. DaveM says:

    I’d rather see the second volume of the remastered CD box set or a Nebraska SDE.

  6. Record Collector says:

    Yeah, $25 from Amazon.uk (shipped UK to USA) is OK with me for 2-LPs.

  7. Kenny says:

    This is just silly. No justification for this release. Why not put the unreleased tracks on a cd and give it away with the book? Springsteen is losing any credibility with stunts like this. On top of the European leg of “The River” tour being sold as “The River” played in its entirety but then not, you start to wonder just how much he actually cares about his fans. Wonder if the “rare photos” will be from the book? As for the cover photo, it is genuine. In “Songs” there is a double page spread of the picture and you can clearly see Bruce’s legs reflected in the bumper chrome.

  8. Alan Boyd says:

    This is interesting an enticing set for new fans with some interesting selections for us oldies! Personally I think Bruce is one of the greats and gladly he’s still with us unlike Bowie, he should be treasured as there are few to match his passion and enjoyment of music!

  9. Jim says:

    If it’s the soundtrack to the book it should have been called Born To Run. That title is just confusing.

  10. Joe says:

    There is a coloured vinyl version available on Barnes & Noble

  11. Paul Wren says:

    So that’s £18 for five unreleased tracks on the vinyl version. Not for me, but for Springsteen completists it is surely a must and not too expensive for what is a double vinyl job.

  12. Jim says:

    Or £18 to get some of the hits on vinyl (all my Bruce is on CD) with five unreleased tracks as a sweetener.

  13. pjm says:

    5 Unreleased tracks & 3 vinyl rarities, that’s good to go.

  14. Daniel says:

    This isn’t something I would buy, but the main thing that I find troubling is that the Boss is in the midst of an on-going reissue campaign. Why weren’t these new songs put on some other reissue, such as the Born to Run anniversary CD? I’m cool with buying reissues but it pisses me off when within the next couple years after a reissue we are seeing yet another reissue with more “found” tracks. Nobody is worse than Elvis Costello when it comes to this, but I’d like to see Springsteen avoid this shenanigans.

  15. fedge says:

    Was American Beauty ever released on a proper CD? I know there’s a promo CDR.

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