"signed" BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “Darkness on Edge of Town” LP orig NM 78 PROMO WOW
  $   360


$ 360 Sold For
Jun 7, 2015 Sold Date
May 31, 2015 Start Date
$   119 Start price
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Artist:  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN                 

Title:  “Darkness on the Edge of Town”

Label:  COLUMBIA ~ JC 35318.  Stereo pressing on medium weight vinyl.  Label is red with black text.  

Year:   1978 

NOTE:  This album came from the extensive personal collection of a former record store owner who retired from the retail music business in the early 80’s.  His albums have been stored virtually untouched and unplayed since that time in a climate controlled, non-smoking environment.  I will be selling many investment grade coloured vinyl LPs, promos, sealed LPs, and other rare collector items over the coming months.  If you desire MINT albums, you will not be disappointed.


DISC:  Vinyl is gorgeous NM-, a beauty!  The playing surface is immaculate, with a high luster, played a small number of times and handled with care.  Plays beautifully with superb fidelity.  Labels are clean and pristine. 

JACKET:  Jacket is NEAR MINT with clean and bright panels.  Front panel has small bump at the center of top seam.  Nice seams and spine. 

Reverse panel has genuine autograph of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN “To Mike ‘Born to Run’” – guaranteed to be authentic. 

Top left corner of reverse has gold promotional embossing. 

This iconic LP is a fantastic display piece for the serious Springsteen collector. 

Printed lyric insert and inner sleeve are included in top condition.

Track Listing

Side One:

  • Badlands
  • Adam Raised a Cain
  • Something in the Night
  • Candy’s Room
  • Racing in the Street

Side Two:

  • The Promised Land
  • Factory
  • Streets of Fire
  • Prove it All Night
  • Darkness on the Edge of Town 

This item was personally signed in the presence of the person from whom I purchased this collection – the owner of a chain of record stores in the 1970s-80s, and knowing its source, I can fully guarantee its authenticity. 


As with all my records, I offer a complete guarantee of satisfaction.  If not happy, simply return it in same condition for a full refund of purchase price plus one-way postage.




“Coming three years and one extended court battle after Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town was highly anticipated. Some attributed the album's embattled tone to Bruce Springsteen's legal troubles, but it carried on from Born to Run, in which Springsteen had first begun to view his colorful cast of characters as "losers." On Darkness, he began to see them as the working class: his characters, some of whom he inhabited and sang for in the first person, had little and were in danger of losing even that. Their only hope for redemption lay in working harder, and their only escape lay in driving. Springsteen presented these hard truths in hard rock settings, the tracks paced by powerful drumming and searing guitar solos. Though not as heavily produced as Born to Run, Darkness was given a full-bodied sound; Springsteen's stories were becoming less heroic, but his musical style remained grand; the sound, and the conviction in his singing, added weight to songs like "Racing in the Street" and the title track, transforming the pathetic into the tragic. But despite the rock & roll fervor, Darkness was no easy listen, and it served notice that Springsteen was already willing to risk his popularity for his principles.”


(courtesy William Ruhlmann, allmusic.com.)



Guaranteed to be original and authentic.  I do not sell bootlegs or modern reissues.


As with all my records, I offer a complete guarantee of satisfaction.  If not happy, simply return it in same condition for a full refund of purchase price plus one-way postage.


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I pack all records in sturdy cardboard custom LP boxes for safe shipment.
The records are removed from the jackets to protect the cover.
Both the LP and jacket are sandwiched between additional layers of cardboard.

I am happy to combine purchases to minimize shipping cost. 


NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:  I will be glad to hold purchases for up to 30 days upon request and receipt of payment, to allow you to accumulate purchases and combine orders in order to save on shipping.  (First LP costs US $18.50 to ship, additional albums in the same order will ship for an additional $2.50 per disc up to a total of four.).  If ebay overcharges for shipping, I will promptly refund any overpayment and apply your discount.


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