"Darkness was my 'samurai' record," Springsteen writes, "stripped to the frame
and ready to rumble. But the music that got left behind was substantial." For
the first time, fans will have access to two discs containing a total of 21
previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness recording sessions, songs that,
as Springsteen writes, "perhaps could have/should have been released after Born
To Run and before the collection of songs that Darkness on the Edge of Town became."
Highlights include the extraordinary rock version of "Racing in the Street," the
never-before-released original recordings of "Because the Night," "Fire,"
and "Rendezvous," the supreme pop opus "Someday (We'll Be Together)," the