Bruce Springsteen To Release Massive 'The River' Box Set

Bruce Springsteen's new box set

Bruce Springsteen has announced details of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection. I devoured quite a few history books at the time, trying to get a sense of where everything came from. The album was originally released on October 1980.

Bruce Springsteen will put out a huge box set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of "The River". A second disc includes footage from the recording process, backstage footage, solo acoustic performances of album tracks and interviews with his band.

The box set will mark the first time the 1979 album is released as it was recorded, although seven of the tracks were incorporated in some form in the double album of "The River". He also discuss the backstory of some of the songs including "Independence Day". And I knew I wanted to write about the place I lived and I wanted to write about social forces that I felt played through that history.

It also comes with a coffee table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia.

Two DVDs feature newly edited, multi-camera footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band concert shot in Tempe, Arizona, during a 1980 concert, as well as 20 minutes of band rehearsal footage.


The fourth CD on the box set is The River: Outtakes, which spans the entire The River sessions in 1979 and 1980, many of which have never even surfaced on bootlegs (some of them have already been released on the Tracks box set and on the bonus disc to The Essential Bruce Springsteen).