Friday December 04, Bruce Springsteen will unleash The Ties That Bind:  The River Collection, which is a Brobdingnagian four CD/three DVD box set encompassing just about everything Bruce was up to when he released his 1980 double album The River

Inside, you’ll find the remastered double album, along with The River: The Single Album, which is the one he recorded in 1979 but never released.  A number of its tracks were included on The River, but many were re-recorded; this marks the first appearance of their original iterations.  Other embellishments include a one hour DVD documentary, an entire 1980 concert recorded in Tempe with multichannel audio and shot with four cameras , rehearsal footage, and a 148 page coffee table book.

One of the unreleased tunes (above) is Meet Me In The City — an outtake which sounds as if it would be at home on any one of Bruce’s golden era albums.

Love, Dr. Scott James

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