Bruce Springsteen Begleitalbum „Chapter and Verse“ erscheint am 23. September 2016

Am 27. September 2016 erscheint Bruce Springsteens offizielle Autobiografie „Born to Run“. Auf 704 Seiten lässt Bruce Springsteen seine Jugend in Freehold, NJ Revue passieren. Der „Boss“ erinnert sich ausserdem an seine Anfänge als Musiker und den Aufstieg der legendären E Street Band. „Born to Run“ erscheint im Heyne Verlag und wurde von Teja Schwaner, Alexander Wagner und Urban Hofstetter ins Deutsche übersetzt (wir berichteten hier).

Das Buch kann im Stonepony Fanshop oder auf vorbestellt werden.

Gleichzeitig – am 23. September 2016 – kommt das 18 Songs umfassende Begleit-Album „Chapter and Verse“ in den Handel. Die Scheibe enthält Songs aus den Jahren 1966 bis 2012. Unter anderem auch etliche Akustik- sowie Liveaufnahmen der Bruce Springsteen Bands „The Castiles“ und „Steet Mill“.

Die CD kann ebenfalls im Stonepony Fanshop oder auf vorbestellt werden.


  1. The Castiles – Baby I (bisher unveröffentlicht)
  2. The Castiles – You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover (bisher unveröffentlicht)
  3. Steel Mill – He’s Guilty (bisher unveröffentlicht)
  4. The Bruce Springsteen Band – Ballad of Jesse James (bisher unveröffentlicht)
  5. Bruce Springsteen – Henry Boy (bisher unveröffentlicht)
  6. Bruce Springsteen – Growin‘ Up
  7. Bruce Springsteen – 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  8. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
  9. Bruce Springsteen – Badlands
  10. Bruce Springsteen – The River
  11. Bruce Springsteen – My Fathers House
  12. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
  13. Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
  14. Bruce Springsteen – Living Proof
  15. Bruce Springsteen – The Ghost of Tom Joad
  16. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
  17. Bruce Springsteen – Long Time Comin‘
  18. Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 28. Juli 2016:

Companion album to Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography includes 5 unreleased tracks

‘Chapter and Verse,’ the audio companion to Bruce Springsteen’s extraordinary forthcoming autobiography, will be released Sept. 23 on Columbia Records. The career-spanning compilation will be released four days before Simon & Schuster publishes ‘Born to Run.’ Five of the album’s 18 tracks have not been previously released.

Springsteen selected the songs on ‘Chapter and Verse’ to reflect the themes and sections of ‘Born to Run.’ The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with the title track from 2012’s ‘Wrecking Ball.’  The collected songs trace Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.

Recordings from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band feature musicians who would go on to play in The E Street Band. Solo demos of “Henry Boy” and “Growin’ Up” were cut in 1972 shortly before Springsteen began recording his debut album, ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’

‘Chapter and Verse’ will be available as a single CD and double LP, as well as via digital download and streaming. The package will include lyrics and rare photos. ‘Chapter & Verse’ will be available for preorder on Friday, July 29.

‘Chapter and Verse’ song titles:

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’)

All songs written and performed by Bruce Springsteen except as noted.

Springsteen’s gripping 500-page autobiography, ‘Born to Run,’ will be released internationally Sept. 27, published in hardcover, e-book, and audio editions by Simon & Schuster in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and India, as well as other publishers around the world. Springsteen has been privately writing the autobiography over the past seven years. He began work in 2009, after performing with the E Street Band at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. ‘Born To Run’ is available for pre-order here:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. for a string of dates beginning Aug. 23 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and ending Sept. 14 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

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