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  • surrendertoalex

    Someone did a lovely blogpost about this song over at One Week One Band; http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/63829787020/the-promise-18-tracks-version-recorded

    October 2013
  • rikrijean


    September 2013
  • CidaDuarteF

    Yes Jürgen, I also liked very much!!

    September 2013
  • schmidter

    beautiful ballad by Bruce

    September 2013
  • ralfsu

    If only this had been on the Darkness on the Edge of Town album ...

    May 2013
  • ralfsu

    I got a little job down in Darlington but some nights I don't go, some nights I go to the drive-in or some nights I stay home. I followed that dream just like those guys do way up on the screen and I drove a Challenger down Route 9 through the dead ends and all the bad scenes, and when the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my own dreams.

    April 2013
  • WiseJake237

    Part of me wishes they would have released the original full band version on 18 Tracks, because I think that version is the best, but the rerecorded solo piano version is so beautiful and heartbreaking that I can't really complain about it.

    November 2012
  • Kobemmo

    This song is at the end of 18 tracks. And the remote for my stereo is broken, so I have to listen through the other 17 songs to get to this gem. Gives me goose bumps

    August 2012
  • CaptnTightpants

    Great tune

    June 2012
  • iamthestig01

    The Boss..... at his best :-) ooooo Thunder Road

    June 2012
  • Photophobia

    "Thunder road, oh baby you were so right" :(

    August 2011
  • yeoldebard

    his finest moment.

    March 2011
  • McFearless835

    Inside I felt like I was carrying the broken spirits of all the other ones who'd lost.

    December 2010
  • yeoldebard

    can't decide which version is better. still, nothing but love.

    November 2010
  • trinitytest

    People build careers on songs a tenth as good as this... and he only officially "releases" it now. No words for how good this is.

    November 2010
  • yeoldebard

    I just got shivers listening to this. Now I'm listening to Bruce's version of 'Chimes of Freedom' and I'm even getting shivers reading these comments. I can't wait for the version of the song about to be released, although I doubt it'll come close. Because nothing comes close. Simply a masterpiece.

    November 2010
  • Schaefer468


    June 2010
  • Denkriese

    One of his best! Awesome!

    April 2010
  • abbyrhode6770

    I can't hit "love" on this song as many times as I'd like to. Absolutely stunning.

    January 2010
  • blue1

    My favourite version is the full band version on The Lost Masters.

    August 2009
  • alexisvos

    one of his best, meaning of the best songs in the universe

    December 2008
  • ghoststories

    This song? This is the best song.

    October 2008
  • ChanandelerBong


    September 2008
  • Sadako_Skiba

    This song breaks my heart

    July 2008
  • PeruvianJew

    This song is absolutely gorgeous.

    April 2008
  • kjs9988

    A great showcase of writing and singing. Awesome.

    February 2008
  • angel_clipped

    Best Bruce Song, period.

    January 2008
  • Bornwithafever

    This is such a beautiful song.

    July 2007
  • noir-

    I just can't stop listening to this one. Beyond amazing.

    June 2007
  • RoGrr

    Humpf, it seems most ppl are listening to Springsteen for the wrong reasons based on the chart listing. This is what he's all about IMHO.

    March 2007