“Blinded by the Light,” a new film about a Pakistani-British Bruce Springsteen superfan, will include 12 Springsteen songs on its soundtrack, including two tracks that are being released for the first time.
One is “I’ll Stand by You,” a tender ballad that Springsteen offered for possible use in the “Harry Potter” film series (it was not used). The other is a solo acoustic version of “The Promised Land” at the Concert for Valor, honoring U.S. war veterans, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 11, 2014.
The set will also include a live version of “The River,” by Springsteen and the E Street Band, at the No Nukes concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sept. 21, 1979. This was the debut performance of that song. Springsteen’s performance of “The River” was featured in the “No Nukes” movie, but was not included on the soundtrack album. It was, though, released last year, along with all of Springsteen’s other “No Nukes” music, as part of his monthly archival music series.
The soundtrack also uses the live version of “Thunder Road” that was included in Springsteen’s Live 1975–85 boxed set.
The “Blinded by the Light” soundtrack will be released on Aug. 9, and the film will be released on Aug. 14. Here is the track listing for the album (Springsteen songs are in bold) and, below that, a trailer for the movie.
“Ode to Javed/Javed’s Poem,” A.R. Rahman
“It’s a Sin,” Pet Shop Boys
“The Sun Always Shines on T.V.,” a-ha
“The Boss of Us All” (dialogue)
“Dancing in the Dark,” Bruce Springsteen
“You Should Be Listening to Our Music” (dialogue)
“I Never Knew Music Could Be Like This” (dialogue)
“The River,” Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Live at The “No Nukes” concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sept. 21, 1079)
“Number One Paki Film” (dialogue)
“Badlands,” Bruce Springsteen
“Cover Me,” Bruce Springsteen
“Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Live at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 18, 1975)
“Get Outta My Way Fascist Pigs,” Amer Chadha-Patel
“Do It for Me” (dialogue)
“Prove It All Night,” Bruce Springsteen
“Hungry Heart,” Bruce Springsteen
“You, Me … and Bruce” (dialogue)
“Because the Night,” Bruce Springsteen
“Maar Chadapa,” Heera
“The Promised Land,” Bruce Springsteen (Live at the Concert for Valor at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 11, 2014)
“Blinded by the Light,” Bruce Springsteen
“Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen
“I’ll Stand by You,” Bruce Springsteen
“For You My Love,” A.R. Rahman
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