The Promise is an album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released November 16, 2010 on Columbia Records. The album is a collection of previously unreleased songs recorded during the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions in 1977–1978 with modern vocals and additional instrumentation recorded in 2010. It was released in 2CD and 3LP formats. The album is also available as part of the box set The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story. The two-CD version of the release entered the UK Albums Chart at number 7. It had been in production for many years and was originally scheduled to be released for the 30th anniversary in 2008. The Promise debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200, while the box set, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, debuted at #27.
The album features one of the last appearances of Clarence Clemons before his death in June 2011. Clemons is featured on the song “Save My Love”, which was the only song on the album completely re-recorded by Springsteen and the E Street Band for the project.