Bruce Springsteen / The Ties That Bind: The River Collection


The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is a brand new six or seven disc deluxe set that takes comprehensive look at Bruce Springsteen‘s The River era.

The set will be offered in 4CD+2 x blu-ray or 4CD+3DVD and will contains 52 audio tracks with a wealth of unreleased material, and four hours of never-before-seen video on blu-ray (or DVD depending on which set you opt for).

The audio element is comprised of the original The River double album as released in 1980 and the first official release of The River: Single Album which is the 10-track album that Springsteen recorded in 1979 as a follow up to 1978’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town but never released. The fourth CD on the box set is 22-track collection called The River: Outtakes, which spans the entire The River sessions in 1979 and 1980. Eleven songs are rarities that have never been released before – for the most part are completely unheard

The blu-rays (or DVDs) will include a a brand new documentary The Ties That Bind (60 mins) about The River; never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s 1980 show in Tempe, Arizona and never-before-seen; rare tour rehearsal footage. The 5 November Arizona gig runs for 2 hours, 40 minutes features early live versions of over half of The River songs.

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection is packaged in a 10″ x 12″ box and includes a 148-page hardcover book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection will be released on 4 December 2015.


4CD+2Blu-ray Edition

4CD+3DVD Edition


Disc: 1 / The River 
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

Disc: 2 / The River
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

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

Disc: 4 / The River: Outtakes
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
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)

Blu-Ray Content:

Blu-ray Disc 1
The Ties That Bind (Documentary)

Blu-ray Disc 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)”

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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