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Format: CD
Label: SONY
Catalog: 69476
Rel. Date: 04/13/1999
UPC: 074646947623

18 Tracks
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Format: CD
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''18 Tracks'' is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1999. All but three selections had been on the boxed set ''Tracks'', released a half year before. This single album was intended to capture more casual fans, and thus was oriented towards the shorter, more pop-oriented selections from Springsteen's vault.

"The Promise", a ''Darkness on the Edge of Town'' outtake that gained considerable reputation as Springsteen's ultimate tale of betrayal following live performances beginning in 1976 and even more so in 1978, was included in a newly-recorded version among the three new numbers after howls of outrage from the faithful for leaving it off ''Tracks''. "The Fever" had been recorded in 1973 but never seriously considered for inclusion on an album; instead, it became familiar to progressive rock radio listeners as manager Mike Appel released it to such stations in 1974 and it became an underground hit. It was also recorded by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Obscure early-1990s ''Human Touch'' outtake "Trouble River" was the third "new old" cut.

Commercial goals for the album were not met, as it only reached #64 on the Billboard 200 album chart and became his first album not to receive a RIAA certification. It did modestly better on the UK charts.

In 2000, "The Promise" was nominated for (but did not win) two Grammy Awards: Best Rock Song and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. - Wikipedia

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