Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Devils & Dust — as opposed to dust devils — will be released in DualDisc format on April 26 in the US, with the full album on CD on one side of the disc and DVD content on the other side.
The DVD side will feature the first live performances of Devils & Dust material. Filmmaker/photographer Danny Clinch captured new, acoustic renditions of “Devils & Dust,” “Long Time Comin’,” “Reno,” All I’m Thinkin’ About,” and “Matamoras Banks,” each with Springsteen’s extensive, personal introductions. The performances were filmed in New Jersey in February 2005. The DVD side will also contain the entire album mixed in 5.1 channel surround sound and in stereo.
Springsteen closed shows from “The Rising” tour by showing Clinch’s black and white, super 8mm film of the performer singing a country blues version of “Countin’ on a Miracle,” a track from The Rising. Danny Clinch has directed several music films, including Ben Harper: Pleasure and Pain, and has authored two books of photography.
DualDisc releases are two-sided discs with a conventional CD side and a DVD side, allowing artists to use audio and video content on a single two-sided disc. For more information on DualDisc technology, see here.
Devils & Dust Track List
1. Devils & Dust
2. All The Way Home
4. Long Time Comin’
5. Black Cowboys
6. Maria’s Bed
7. Silver Palomino
8. Jesus Was an Only Son
10. The Hitter
11. All I’m Thinkin’ About
12. Matamoras Banks
‘Devils & Dust’ was produced by Brendan O’Brien, who first worked with Springsteen on The Rising. The new album was recorded at Thrill Hill Recording Studios in Los Angeles and New Jersey with additional engineering at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta.
Springsteen is planning a tour to accompany the release of the album. Details will be announced shortly.
DEVILS & DUST LISTENING PARTIES
The countdown to Devils & Dust continues with 13 exclusive listening party events across the country featuring selections from the forthcoming album. For your chance to attend one of the listening parties, send an email to [email protected] with the information as requested below. Ten (10) winners will be selected randomly in each city and receive an entry good for one (1) admittance to this exclusive Bruce Springsteen listening event.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED:
Send ONE email to the following address: [email protected]
The subject line should be as follows: “(YOUR CITY) – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN” e.g.; “DETROIT – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN”
In the body of the email, write the information as follows:
MAILING ADDRESS (Street, City, State, Zip)
If you submit an entry, make sure that you can provide your own transportation to the city listed in your subject line. Please note that your pass will contain the relevant venue information, as well as approximate start time, which will be anytime from 6pm to 8pm depending on your city.
LISTENING PARTY CITIES AND DATES
San Francisco, CA
Asbury Park, NJ
Los Angeles, CA (2 events)
New York, NY (2 events)
So there you go, and you heard it here.