December 06, 2010 12:00 PM

>BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

The Boss being the Boss, his leftovers still pack a kick 32 years later. On The Promise, a two-CD, 21-track collection, he dusts off outtakes from the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions. While it’s clear why some of them didn’t make the cut back in ’78, Promise unearths gems like the soaring “Someday (We’ll Be Together).” Plus it includes Springsteen’s own versions of songs he wrote for others, like the smoldering “Fire.” Also comes in a six-disc box set. []

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