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Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (4 x CD & 2 x BLU-RAY BOX SET)


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CD 1

The River - Record One

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"

CD 2

The River - Record Two

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"

CD 3

The River: Single Album

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

CD 4

The River: Outtakes

Record One

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"

Record Two

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)"


The Ties That Bind (Documentary)


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


‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’, Is a comprehensive look at ‘The River’ era, the set contains 52 tracks on 4 CDs with a wealth of unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 2 Blu-Rays. It is comprised of the original ‘The River’ double album; the first official release of 'The River: Single Album;' a CD of 1979/80 studio outtakes; a Blu-Ray film of never-released, newly edited multi-camera footage from Springsteen’s famed 1980 show in Tempe, AZ, long rumored but never-before-seen; rare tour rehearsal footage; a brand new documentary “The Ties That Bind" about 'The River;' and a coffee table book of 200 rare or previously unseen photos and memorabilia with a new essay by Mikal Gilmore.

‘The River,’ Springsteen’s fifth album, was released on October 17, 1980 as a double album and reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. In his notes, Gilmore calls ‘The River’ Springsteen’s “pivotal album—[the] hinge between the ambitious commotions that had preceded it and the more succinct musical riots, and sometimes terrifying storytelling, that followed.”

"The Ties That Bind” is a brand new 60-minute documentary produced and directed by Zimny that features an intimate interview with Springsteen as he reflects on the tumultuous, extended period writing and recording ‘The River.' The film transitions between Springsteen telling the stories behind the music — and illustrating them with solo acoustic guitar performances -- interspersed with period concert footage and rare photos of Bruce and the band in and out of the studio.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10” x 12” box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs — most of which have never been seen before — plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album. Liner notes include a new essay from journalist Mikal Gilmore, the original Rolling Stone album review from 1980, and Springsteen’s updated comments about the album from the 1998 “Songs” book.

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  1. He loved it 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2015

    Excellent service from Badlands, packed very well. The rest of the family were so jealous.

  2. Badlands are treating us good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Dec 2015

    Thank you Badlands for your outstanding service - order placed online Monday, arrived Tuesday!

    And the product is excellent too - The Ties That Bind River Collection Box Set includes a beautiful photo book with captions and reminiscences from Bruce himself and other commentators. Just getting started with the discs....

    Thank you also to the late, great Phil Easton on Liverpool's Radio City who introduced me to Bruce around the time of the original release of The River.

  3. Great service from Badlands as always 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2015

    Thank you Badlands,like a few other fello Bruce fans mine is now with Santa,cant wait til the 25th!

  4. RIVER BOX SET 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2015

    Great service as always, thanks. Package is as expected. Only disappointment is that out of the 50 (or was it 70?) plus tracks to choose from, 22 are on the outtakes CD and 11 of those were previously released on Tracks. No excuse for that. Hence only the 4 stars rating.

  5. Awesome ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2015

    As usual fantastic service from Badlands, a great package finally got thru it all, the Tempe Concert is amazing, superb sound. Great book of photos too.

  6. nothing to say except thanks! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Dec 2015

    Great Music,great blurry concert ,lovely book a must for any fan,usual top class 'early bird' service from Badlands sa ever

  7. Terrific Service 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2015

    The service I received from Badlands was excellent. The product doesn't need reviewed as anything from Bruce is always terrific, and that's why I am only reviewing the speed and efficiency with which my order was despatched. Thank you Badlands.

  8. The Ties That Bind Box Set 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2015

    FABULOUS!! Beautifully packaged and superb contents. Listening at the moment. Thank you Badlands.

  9. the ties that bind 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Dec 2015

    so got home from work and asked if it had arrived, "yes its here", where is it?
    "its gone to santa"

    57 years old and I cant have it till 25th December!!!!

    ill let you know how good it is in the new year

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