Bruce Springing 5 Unreleased Songs on Fans
To go with September autobiography 'Born to Run'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 2:13 PM CDT
In this July 16, 2016, file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs during a concert at Circus Maximus in Rome.   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

(Newser) – Exciting news for Springsteen fans: The Boss is coming out with an autobiography. Even more exciting news: An 18-song companion album with five unreleased vintage tracks is coming out with it, the Wall Street Journal reports. The surprise 500-page Born to Run, which the New Jersey native says he started privately penning in 2009, will appear on bookshelves Sept. 27. But on Sept. 23, Chapter and Verse comes out, with two songs from the Castiles (the band Bruce played in as a teen), a 1970 Steel Mill song (also a Bruce band from the early days), and two 1972 tunes, per Rolling Stone. The album, which will be available on vinyl and CD, as well as available to stream and download, will be rounded out with favorites such as "Born in the USA" and "Born to Run," plus newer songs. (Springsteen canceled a North Carolina gig earlier this year over that state's new LGBT law.)

 

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