Bruce Springsteen to Release Autobiography Companion Album "Chapter And Verse"
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:30:39
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Earlier this year, Bruce Springsteen announced Born to Run; his eagerly awaited autobiography. The book is being published by Simon & Schuster and will be on shelves on September 27th.
It was announced today that the book will be accompanied by an 18-track companion album featuring five unreleased tracks. The album's release is set just ahead of the book release, on September 23rd via Columbia Records.
The career-spanning album, titled Chapter and Verse, was curated by Springsteen to "reflect the themes and sections" of the book. Springsteen remarked on the process; "Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." It's believed that the record will reflect the humor, history and insights offered between the pages of the book.
Inspiration for Born to Run came from Springsteen's performance at Super Bowl XLIIl. Exhilarated by the experience the leader of the E Street Band began to write about the event, and found that he couldn't stop writing. Finally, the autobiography that fans have been wanting for for years began to take shape.
Watch a trailer for the album by Thom Zimny, and check out the full tracklist below.
Tracklist for Chapter and Verse:
1. The Castiles: "Baby I"
2. The Castiles: "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover"
3. Steel Mill: "He's Guilty (The Judge Song)"
4. The Bruce Springsteen Band: "Ballad of Jesse James"
5. Bruce Springsteen: "Henry Boy"
6. Bruce Springsteen: "Growin' Up"
7. Bruce Springsteen: "4th of July, Asbury Park"
8. Bruce Springsteen: "Born to Run"
9. Bruce Springsteen: "Badlands"
10. Bruce Springsteen: "The River"
11. Bruce Springsteen: "My Father's House"
12. Bruce Springsteen: "Born in the U.S.A."
13. Bruce Springsteen: "Brilliant Disguise"
14. Bruce Springsteen: "Living Proof"
15. Bruce Springsteen: "The Ghost of Tom Joad"
16. Bruce Springsteen: "The Rising"
17. Bruce Springsteen: "Long Time Comin'"
18. Bruce Springsteen: "Wrecking Ball"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff