Today, Columbia Records has released the highly anticipated soundtrack album for Tony Award-winning one-man show, Springsteen on Broadway. The 35-track live album features the songs and stories from Bruce Springsteen‘s historic 236-show run at New York City’s Walter Kerr Theatre, which concludes its run tomorrow, December 15th. The soundtrack double serves as the complete audio for the upcoming Springsteen on Broadway Netflix release, which comes out on Sunday.
Stripping down his traditional arena show, Springsteen wanted to perform a smaller, more-intimate house, renting out the 975-person theater for a sold-out eight-week, five-nights-a-week run. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the pared-down, one-man live show, as the residency unfolded, the iconic musician continued to add more Broadway shows to his schedule. By the time the residency wraps up in December of this year, Bruce Springsteen will have performed 236 sold-out shows as Springsteen on Broadway.
As the press release explains about the Broadway production and its recorded soundtrack,
Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography ‘Born to Run,’ ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. On the ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ soundtrack album, each of these stories appears as its own track, labeled as an “introduction” to the song it precedes. The audio for ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ was mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain and mastered by the acclaimed Bob Ludwig.
If you weren’t able to snag tickets to the Broadway production, you can finally listen to the meat of the show below. Stay tuned for its visual counterpart, which will arrive on Netflix on Sunday, December 16th at 12:01 AM PT / 3:03 AM ET.