AceShowbiz - %cBruce Springsteen% has officially announced his long-rumored box set, "The Ties That Bind: The River Collection". The veteran musician has also revealed details of the project, which is scheduled for release on December 4.
The massive four-CD/three-DVD box set will include Springsteen's 1980 double album "The River", a previously unreleased single-disc version featuring studio outtakes from 1979 and 1980, and the first release of "The River: Single Album" which was recorded by the singer in 1979 but then ended up being shelved.
The set will also feature a coffee table book filled with 200 rare photos and an essay by Mikal Gilmore, a new hour-long documentary directed and produced by Springsteen's longtime colleague Thom Zimmy and two DVDs of never-released concert footage from the star and his %cThe E Street Band%'s 1980 show in Tempe, AZ.
The original version of "The River" was Springsteen's fifth studio record, and his first to hit No. 1 on Billboard 200. Having arrived to precede the upcoming box set is one of the unreleased outtakes called "Meet Me in the City".