Get In Where You Fit In: Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind

Posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

Happy New Year! So after a month or so we're back with some brand new flavor for your ears.

Essentially, before Springsteen's The River was released, the original draft of the album was quite different. That album was The Ties That Bind. It was a much shorter, streamlined commercial release. These are some really fantastic recordings of some of Springsteen's most beloved songs, I'll even say some of the mixes here sound better than the retail versions on The River. To me the real highlights are "Loose Ends" which was released in an alternate version on the Tracks boxset, and "Cindy" which for some strange reason remains unreleased in any official form. So here is The Ties That Bind, including some great liner notes:


1. The Ties That Bind*
2. Cindy
3. Hungry Heart*
4. Stolen Car*
5. To Be True*
6. The River*
7. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)*
8. The Price You Pay*
9. I Wanna Marry You*
10. Loose Ends*

- * indicates alternate recordings from retail versions.