22 outtakes or alternate versions of songs, 11 tracks not previously released and a River tour date filmed in Tempe, Arizona are being packed into a 7 disc expanded edition of The River, Bruce Springsteen's 1980 double album. Several of the titles not available in official release form are from a 10 song album Bruce recorded as the follow-up to Darkness On The Edge of Town but decided not to put out. The comprehensive box set will also include a nearly 150 page book loaded with studio and concert photos, graphics considered but not used on the albums.
In other Bruce news, the owners of the Jersey bungalow Springsteen resided in while writing just about all of the songs included on Born To Run has hit the market again. The group of fans that bought the house some years back put it on the market in 2013 but found no takers. The price this time around is $299,000, around 50k less than what they hoped someone would plunk down then to get ownership of one of Rock's most unique collectibles.
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