An unreleased studio version of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’ll Stand By You” will be released next month when it appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Blinded By The Light. The song is one of several rarities that appears on the soundtrack for the coming-of-age musical comedy about a British teenager of Pakistani descent whose life is changed when he discovers Bruce Springsteen’s music in 1987.
Previously known as “I’ll stand By You Always”, the unreleased track was originally written by Springsteen for 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. However the song did not make the film and despite being leaked in 2017, the track has never officially been released.
Other rarities featured in Blinded by the Light include Springsteen’s first-ever performance of “The River” from the 1979 No Nukes concert at Madison Square Garden and an acoustic rendition of “The Promised Land” from a 2014 performance on the National Mall in D.C.
The soundtrack for Blinded by the Light is due out August 9th and is available for pre-order now.
The film will be released on August 14th. It holds a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 34 reviews.
‘Blinded by the Light’ Film Soundtrack Track Listing:
1. Ode to Javed / Javed’s Poem (A.R. Rahman)
2. It’s a Sin (Pet Shop Boys)
3. The Sun Always Shines on T.V. (A-Ha)
4. “The Boss Of Us All” (Blinded by the Light cast)
5. Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen)
6. “You Should Be Listening to our Music” (Blinded by the Light cast)
7. “I Never Knew Music Could Be Like This” (Blinded by the Light cast)
8. The River – Live at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY – September 1979 (Bruce Springsteen)
9. “Number One Paki Film” (Blinded by the Light cast)
10. Badlands (Bruce Springsteen)
11. Cover Me (Bruce Springsteen)
12. Thunder Road – Live at the Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA – October 1975 (Bruce Springsteen)
13. Get Out of My Way Fascist (Pigs) (Amer Chadha-Patel)
14. “Do It For Me” (Blinded by the Light cast)
15. Prove It All Night (Bruce Springsteen)
16. Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen)
17. “You, Me… and Bruce” (Blinded by the Light cast)
18. Because the Night (Bruce Springsteen)
19. Maar Chadapa (Heera)
20. The Promised Land – Live Acoustic – Live on The National Mall, Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 (Bruce Springsteen)
21. Blinded by the Light (Bruce Springsteen)
22. Born to Run (Bruce Springsteen)
23. I Will Stand By You (Bruce Springsteen)
24. For You My Love (A.R. Rahman)