Bruce Springsteen announces Chapter And Verse album

New career-spanning compilation includes five previously unreleased tracks

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Bruce Springsteen has announced Chapter And Verse, a new career spanning anthology that includes five previously released tracks.

According to his website, the album is “the audio companion” to Springsteen’s forthcoming autobiography Born To Run, and will be released on September 23 on Columbia Records.

Springsteen reportedly selected the songs on Chapter And Verse to reflect the themes and sections of Born To Run.


The compilation begins with two tracks from his early band The Castiles and ends with the title track from 2012’s Wrecking Ball.

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 And Verse will be available for preorder on Friday, July 29.


The Chapter And Verse tracklisting is:

Baby I — The Castiles (recorded May 2, 1966, at Mr. Music, Bricktown, NJ; written by Bruce Springsteen and George Theiss; previously unreleased)
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)
He’s Guilty (The Judge Song) — Steel Mill (recorded Feb. 22, 1970, at Pacific Recording Studio, San Mateo, CA; previously unreleased)
Ballad of Jesse James — The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
Henry Boy (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
Growin’ Up (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on Tracks)
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (1973, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle)
Born to Run (1975, Born To Run)
Badlands (1977, Darkness On The Edge Of Town)
The River (1980, The River)
My Father’s House (1982, Nebraska)
Born in the U.S.A. (1984, Born In The U.S.A.)
Brilliant Disguise (1987, Tunnel Of Love)
Living Proof (1992, Lucky Town)
The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995, The Ghost of Tom Joad)
The Rising (2002, The Rising)
Long Time Comin’ (2005, Devils & Dust)
Wrecking Ball (2012, Wrecking Ball)

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