BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is rolling out a deluxe version of his classic 1978 disc DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN this fall, and according to E STREET BAND guitarist STEVE VAN ZANDT, the set will feature at least ten outtakes – and possibly more.

In an interview with a U.K. radio station, STEVE commented, “We’re doing a little bit of fixes on some Darkness On The Edge of Town outtakes, which is going to be a really fun reissue coming for Christmas.”

STEVE also revealed that BRUCE’S engineer has been combing the vault for unheard material from the Darkness era and – much like THE ROLLING STONES’ recent EXILE ON MAIN STREET reissue – the release will likely include new vocal overdubs on the old material.

“We put ten or so outtakes on the [1998] Tracks box set and we [have since] found ten more. I’m not sure how many we’ll put on there. We’ll go back and he might finish a lyric on one or two or finish a harmony on one or two, but we’ll keep them intact pretty much.”

STEVE didn’t mention whether or not the reissue will feature a bonus concert film, similar to the 1975 live footage that appeared on the 2005 reissue of BORN TO RUN.

The 1978 DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN tour is widely considered to include some of the best live shows that BRUCE ever gave.

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