Chapter and Verse (Bruce Springsteen album)

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Chapter and Verse
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Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2016
Recorded1966–2012
GenreRock
Length1:17:51
LabelColumbia
ProducerBruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology
The Christic Shows 1990
(2016)
Chapter and Verse
(2016)
HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY, 11/22/09
(2016)

Chapter and Verse is an album by Bruce Springsteen that was released on September 23, 2016. The album is a companion piece to Springsteen's 500-plus-page autobiography, Born to Run, which was released four days later. The career-spanning album features eighteen songs handpicked by Springsteen, five of which have never been released. The album contains Springsteen's earliest recording from 1966 and late '60s/early '70s songs from his tenure in The Castiles, Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band along with his first 1972 demos for Columbia Records and songs from his studio albums from 1973 until 2012.[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

Chapter and Verse debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 with 29,000 units, including 27,000 traditional album sales.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Baby I" — 1:55
  2. "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover" — 2:54
    • The Castiles (recorded September 16, 1967, at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ; written by Willie Dixon; previously unreleased)
  3. "He’s Guilty (The Judge Song)" — 4:39
  4. "Ballad of Jesse James" — 5:30
    • The Bruce Springsteen Band (recorded March 14, 1972, at Challenger Eastern Surfboards, Highland, NJ; previously unreleased)
  5. "Henry Boy" — 3:17
    • (recorded June 1972, at Mediasound Studios, New York, NY; previously unreleased)
  6. "Growin' Up" — 2:42
    • (recorded May 3, 1972, at Columbia Records Recordings Studios, New York, NY; previously appeared on Tracks)
  7. "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" — 5:34
  8. "Born to Run" — 4:30
  9. "Badlands" — 4:01
  10. "The River" — 4:59
  11. "My Father's House" — 5:04
  12. "Born in the U.S.A." — 4:37
  13. "Brilliant Disguise" — 4:14
  14. "Living Proof" — 4:45
  15. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" — 4:21
  16. "The Rising" — 4:47
  17. "Long Time Comin'" — 4:13
  18. "Wrecking Ball" — 5:49

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  30. ^ "Italian album certifications – Bruce Springsteen – Chapter & Verse" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved March 20, 2017. Select "2017" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Chapter & Verse" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  31. ^ "British album certifications – Bruce Springsteen – Chapter & Verse". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 20, 2017. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Chapter & Verse in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.