Chapter and Verse is an album by Bruce Springsteen that was released on September 23, 2016. The album is a companion piece to Springsteen's 500 plus page autobiography, Born to Run, which will be released four days later. The career-spanning album features eighteen songs handpicked by Springsteen, five of which have never been released. The album contains Springsteen's earliest recording from 1966 and early '70s songs from his tenure in The Castiles, Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band along with his first 1972 demos for Columbia Records and songs from his studio albums from 1973 until 2012.
Greatest Hits is Bruce Springsteen's first compilation album, released February 27, 1995, on Columbia Records. It is a collection of some of Springsteen's hit singles and popular album tracks through the years along with four new songs at the end, mostly recorded with the E Street Band in 1995. The latter constituted Springsteen's first release with his backing band since the late 1980s. Some of the songs are shorter versions of the original album releases. The compilation was commercially successful, hitting the peaks of the U.S. album chart and UK Album Chart and selling more than four million copies in the U.S.
How different the career and music of Bruce Springsteen could have turned out had it not been for his legally enforced recording hiatus, witnessed between the release of his celebrated Born To Run album and the delayed but extraordinary follow-up, Darkness On The Edge Of Town - almost three years later. Despite the undeniable strength of his 75 opus, during this break from the studio, many wondered if the future of rock n roll was a one trick pony who had somehow managed to capture the imagination of the media for a brief moment, but in reality was just yet another new Bob Dylan who got lucky.