The four-CD/three-DVD set goes on sale on December 4

Bruce Springsteen will release The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a four-CD/three-DVD package dedicated to his 1980 double album.

Rolling Stone reports that among many component parts the box set features the original single disc album of The River (then called The Ties That Bind) that Springsteen planned to release in 1979.

It also includes 11 previously unreleased outtakes from The River sessions, a two hour Springsteen and the E Street Band concert shot in Tempe, Arizona on November 5, 1980 and a new hour long documentary shot by his long-term collaborator Thom Zimny featuring unseen footage and photographs.

The entire package is available in a 10″ x 12″ box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book. Other images include pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, and photos from the original album package.

Springsteen shared the audio for “Meet Me In The City“. Listen to it below.

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The tracklisting for The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is:

CD 1
The River – Record One
1. “The Ties That Bind”
2. “Sherry Darling”
3. “Jackson Cage”
4. “Two Hearts”
5. “Independence Day”
6. “Hungry Heart”
7. “Out In The Street”
8. “Crush On You”
9. “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”
10. “I Wanna Marry You”
11. “The River”

CD 2
The River – Record Two
1. “Point Blank”
2. “Cadillac Ranch”
3. “I’m A Rocker”
4. “Fade Away”
5. “Stolen Car”
6. “Ramrod”
7. “The Price You Pay”
8. “Drive All Night”
9. “Wreck On The Highway”

CD 3
The River: Single Album
1. “The Ties That Bind”
2. “Cindy”
3. “Hungry Heart”
4. “Stolen Car” (Vs. 1)
5. “Be True”
6. “The River”
7. “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” (Vs. 1)
8. “The Price You Pay”
9. “I Wanna Marry You”
10. “Loose End”

CD 4
The River: Outtakes
Record One
1. “Meet Me in the City”
2. “The Man Who Got Away”
3. “Little White Lies”
4. “The Time That Never Was”
5. “Night Fire”
6. “Whitetown”
7. “Chain Lightning”
8. “Party Lights”
9. “Paradise By The “C””
10. “Stray Bullet”
11. “Mr. Outside”

Record Two
12. “Roulette”
13. “Restless Nights”
14. “Where The Bands Are”
15. “Dollhouse”
16. “Living On The Edge Of The World”
17. “Take ’em As They Come”
18. “Ricky Wants A Man Of Her Own”
19. “I Wanna Be With You”
20. “Mary Lou”
21. “Held Up Without a Gun”
22. “From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)”

DVD 1
The Ties That Bind (Documentary)

DVD 2
The River Tour, Tempe 1980
Concert – Part 1

1. “Born to Run”
2. “Prove It All Night”
3. “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”
4. “Jackson Cage”
5. “Two Hearts”
6. “The Promised Land”
7. “Out in the Street”
8. “The River”
9. “Badlands”
10. “Thunder Road”
11. “No Money Down”
12. “Cadillac Ranch”
13. “Hungry Heart”
14. “Fire”
15. “Sherry Darling”
16. “I Wanna Marry You”
17. “Crush on You”
18. “Ramrod”
19. “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)”

DVD 3
The River Tour, Tempe 1980
Concert – Part 2

1. “Drive All Night”
2. “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”
3. “I’m A Rocker”
4. “Jungleland”
5. “Detroit Medley”
6. “Where The Bands Are (Credits)”

BONUS: The River Tour Rehearsals
– Ramrod
– Cadillac Ranch
– Fire
– Crush On You
– Sherry Darling

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