Darkness on the Edge of Town is the fourth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released on June 2, 1978. The album marked the end of a three-year gap between albums brought on by contractual obligations and legal battling with former manager Mike Appel. Although the album did not produce high-charting singles it remained on the charts for 97 weeks. A steady seller in Springsteen's catalog, it has been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA.
Coming three years, and one extended court battle, after the commercial breakthrough of Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town was highly anticipated. Some attributed the album's embattled tone to Springsteen's legal troubles, but it carried on from Born to Run, in which Springsteen had first begun to view his colorful cast of characters as "losers. On Darkness, he began to see them as the working class. One song was called "Factory," and in another, "Badlands," "you" work "'neath the wheel, Till you get your facts learned.
Released June 2, 1978. Darkness on the Edge of Town Tracklist. How different was it on Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River? It was, I wrote a song last night. I’m Mr. Two-and-a-Half Minutes. Darkness didn’t produce many hits, with Prove It All Night being the only song to crack the top 40 at number 32. It did find critical acclaim, topping NME’s topping NME’s top albums of 1978. Darkness on the Edge of Town Q&A. Producers Bruce Springsteen,.
Darkness was the first Springsteen album recorded live in the studio by the E Street Band – though that didn’t mean it happened quickly or efficiently. The period between Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town was one of Springsteen’s most prolific as a songwriter. He wrote so many songs for the album – estimates range from 52 to well over 70 – that several other artists wound up benefiting from his surplus; Southside Johnny, Robert Gordon, Greg Kihn and Gary . Bonds all recorded songs from this period that Springsteen felt didn’t jibe with the album’s bleak mood.
Bruce Springsteen performs circa 1979. In the Bruce Springsteen songwriting universe, nothing good ever happens in the daytime. The hours between sunup and sundown are when you sweat it out on the streets, work on the highway, and drive your girlfriend’s yapping mother down to the unemployment agency. Nighttime is when the real battles are lost and won. It’s treacherous, mister, but at least you’ve got a shot . The action in seven of the album’s 10 songs takes place at least partially at night.
Band Name Bruce Springsteen. Album Name Darkness on the Edge of Town. 版公司 Columbia Records. Other productions from Bruce Springsteen. The Ties That Bind : The River Collection.
In 1975, Bruce Springsteen broke into the mainstream with his album, Born to Run. The album got him on the cover of Times and Newsweek magazines in the same week and even now, Born to Run is his second best-selling album (after Born in the USA ). Most fans and critics consider it to be his magnum opus. The closing song, Darkness on the Edge of Town is brilliant, and easily one of the best songs on the album. The song starts quietly, but then Bruce bursts into the chorus and brings possibly his most passionate and powerful singing ever! In this song, the narrator looks back at terrible events in his life ( I lost my money and I lost my wife ). He also implies that he has dark secrets and memories that tear him apart and burden him, but then he declares that he’s got to cut it lose or let it drag him down.