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the 2010s: From The Promise to ... The 2000s ended with some special recognition for Bruce and the band - in 2009 alone, Bruce won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for "The Wrestler"; they finally performed at the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII in February; they made their first jump into the world of... well, world music festivals, headlining Pinkpop (Netherlands), Festival des Vieilles Charrues (France), Bonnaroo (USA) and the noted Glastonbury (UK) and Hard Rock Calling (UK) festivals (which yours truly attended). Bruce received the Kennedy Center Honors, honoured by President Obama who praised Bruce's contribution to American culture, claiming, "while I am the president, he is The Boss".

So, how did the 2010s start off? Two words: THE PROMISE. After a 32-year wait, fans were finally able to hear precious outtakes from the "Darkness of The Edge of Town" sessions, hear the album itself remastered, view exclusive footage of the making of the album, and a reproduction of Bruce's notebook documenting the song lyrics, choices, and his personal development during the time.

A lot has changed since the 2000s first began - we've jumped into a new decade and yet, Bruce and ESB are still full throttle...

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Album image The Promise
Released November 16, 2010
Recorded 1977-1978, 2010
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