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Bruce Springsteen to release companion album with fall autobiography

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Bruce Springsteen fans have reason to rejoice this fall.

On Sept. 27, Springsteen will release his 500-page autobiography, “Born to Run,” while four days prior comes an 18-track musical companion called “Chapter and Verse.”

The album will include five previously unreleased songs that mirror themes and sections of the book. The collection includes a couple of tracks from Springsteen’s high school band, The Castiles, as well as recordings from Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band.

“Chapter and Verse” will be available as a single CD and double LP – with lyrics and rare photos - as well as digital download.

Next year, Springsteen is expected to release a solo album, which his manger Jon Landau told Billboard will be “a very expansive record, a very rich record.”

“Born to Run” is available for pre-order now .

Here’s the tracklist for “Chapter and Verse.”

"Baby I" -- The Castiles (previously unreleased)

"You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" -- The Castiles (previously unreleased)

"He's Guilty (The Judge Song) -- Steel Mill (previously unreleased)

"Ballad of Jesse James" -- The Bruce Springsteen Band (previously unreleased)

"Henry Boy" (previously unreleased)

"Growin' Up"

"4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"

"Born to Run"


"The River"

"My Father's House"

"Born in the U.S.A."

"Brilliant Disguise"

"Living Proof"

"The Ghost of Tom Joad"

"The Rising"

"Long Time Comin'"

"Wrecking Ball"


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