Later this year, Bruce Springsteen will release The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a massive four-CD/three-DVD box set that covers everything he was doing around the time he released his classic 1980 double album The River. The set will include the remastered double album, as well as The River: The Single Album, the album that Springsteen recorded but never released in 1979. A bunch of its songs appeared on the final version of The River, but many of them were reworked, and we’re finally going to hear them in their original forms. There’s also an album, a DVD documentary, a full live show from Tempe in 1980, a whole lot of rehearsal footage, and a 148-page coffee-table book. It’s a lot! One of the unreleased songs is “Meet Me In The City,” an unreleased outtake that sounds like classic triumph-mode Bruce. Listen to it below.
The River: The Ties That Bind is out 12/4.