Bruce Springsteen announces Chapter And Verse album

New career-spanning compilation includes five previously unreleased tracks

Trending Now

An Audience With Andrew Weatherall

By way of tribute to Andrew Weatherall, whose death was confirmed earlier today, I thought I’d post my interview...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on their new album: “It’s weirder… it feels exciting”

In our recent 2020 album preview, Fran Keaney, singer and acoustic guitarist in Melbourne's Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, told...

The 3rd Uncut New Music Playlist of 2020

The return of Jason Isbell and Lucinda Williams, plus King Krule, Hailu Mergia and Jon Hopkins

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)


The September 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Tom Waits, plus Tom Petty, Teenage Fanclub, Pink Floyd, Aaron Neville, Bat For Lashes, De La Soul, Chet Baker, Cass McCombs, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Ryley Walker, Kendrick Lamar, Lord Buckley, Sex Pistols, Brexit and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

Uncut: the spiritual home of great rock music.


Latest Issue

Robert Plant, Karen Dalton, Elton John, Stephen Malkmus, Maria McKee, Shabaka Hutchings and Iggy & Bowie – plus a free 15-track CD