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Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (4 x CD & 3 x DVD BOX SET)


Product Description

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 3 DVDs. 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 two-DVD 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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Bruce Springsteen
Rock & Pop

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  1. Bruce Delivers Again 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2015

    A great value addition for the Bruce completist, with a wealth of content to keep the level of interest going for many years to come.

    Me and my Bruce buddy Steve, sat through the whole package end to end (as we did with the Darkness box set) and it was a magnificent journey, and one that has to be completed to take in the whole story as it was meant to be.

    Kudos to Badlands for the best service as always in making it available to enjoy with no time to waste. Thanks to all,

  2. Great presentation of Bruce materials 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Dec 2015

    Great book, great music, great film. All the stops have been pulled out. Thanks to Badlands for making this affordable and for prompt delivery.

  3. Amazing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Dec 2015

    One word - Brilliant!!

  4. The River Collection CD/DVD box set 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2015

    This collection was very promptly deliverd despite me leaving ordering it to the last minute and the volume of orders that were being processed. The Darkness box set was good but this is even better. So many memories attached to various Bruce songs but so many other delights in the box set too. It was my christmas present to myself as like L'oreal I'm worth it.

  5. fantastic release and just in yime for christmas 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Dec 2015

    Great music, documentary and concert footage
    To be fair I'd probably buy anything by the boss but this is a great document

  6. These ties tightly bind us all 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2015

    Following on from the Born To Run and Darkness box set,The Ties That Bind takes us further on up the road with Bruce and The E Street Band,its full of the joy of living as well as the darker times life brings us,The DVDs of the concert are a celebration of life,while the out-takes gives a glimpse inside the studio as to what was being recorded only to be put on the shelf,
    Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for a Nebraska/Born In The USA box set,
    Once again Badlands have provided the usual prompt delivery,

  7. Great release from The Boss 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2015

    The River is one of my most favourite albums and this release was so beautifully presented. Loved the photo album while listening to the outtakes and watching the DVD! Lovely poster with it. Well done Badlands...the release arrived on time as promised. Always order my Bruce products from them. Great store and service!

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