Released on this day in 1978
Darkness on the Edge of Town.
The fourth Studio album by Bruce Springsteen.
US Chart #5
UK Chart #16
Three years had passed since Bruce Springsteen had released the groundbreaking Born to Run and in case anyone was wondering he hadn't disappeared off the face of the earth because him and the E Street Band had been out playing live. The delay in a new album being released was due to a legal dispute with then manager Mike Appel.
The Born to Run Tour had been 116 Shows including his first visit to Europe and in particular the UK and the Hammersmith Odeon. Between September 1976-March 1977 he undertook what has become known as The Lawsuit Tour.
And then came the recording of the new album.
So many songs were recorded that there could have been a couple of albums and thanks to the release of The Darkness at the Edge of Town Boxset a few years back a number of those songs were released as 'The Promise'.
Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey. (2009)