'The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story' Is Fastest Selling Box Set Of 2010
Bruce Springsteen's 2-CD Set 'The Promise' Debuts At #16 On The US Billboard Chart And At #1 In Germany, Sweden, Norway, And Spain
Bruce Springsteen's 6-disc box set 'The Promise: The Darkness On the Edge Of Town Story' became the fastest selling box set of 2010 this past week. It debuted at #27 on the Billboard chart.
His 2-CD set 'The Promise' debuted at #16 on the Billboard chart in the US this week. It also debuted at #1 in Germany, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, #4 in Ireland and the Netherlands, #5 in Denmark and Austria, #7 in the UK, and #9 in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, rave reviews continue to pour in on both releases. As part of a 9.5 (out of 10) review of the box set, Pitchfork Media said, "You will need this... a trove, a vast clearinghouse from a fertile period."
The Nation Online named the box, "the single greatest thing ever," saying, "It's that good."
NPR.org exclaimed, "Holy cow... fantastic."
The 2-CD set has been similarly praised. Entertainment Weekly called 'The Promise' "essential," continuing, "unreleased tracks from his '78 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' sessions bring bliss to both lifelong fans and new recruits."
Huffington Post praised the "powerful catchy stuff [on] a great lost Springsteen album" and Paste gave the set a 9.2 out of 10.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon hosted Bruce Springsteen for the entire show on November 16. Here is his performance of "Because The Night" with Stevie Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, and the Roots:
'The Promise' 2-CD set contains 21 never-before-released tracks from the 'Darkness' sessions. 'The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story,' a 6-disc deluxe set (including 3 CDs and 3 DVDs), features eight hours and 33 minutes of audio and video and contains the internationally celebrated documentary "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town" (as seen on HBO) as well as the complete 'The Promise' 2-CD