Album Of Early Springsteen Songs Must Be Destroyed, Judge Says

Pony Express forbidden from distributing Before the Fame, which included early Springsteen songs 'Eloise' and 'Evacuation of the West.'

Bruce Springsteen's long legal battle against the label that has been releasing some of his early recordings is over — and the Boss won.

The small record company Pony Express must destroy all copies of Before the Fame and is forbidden from releasing any more copies of the set, a Newark, New Jersey, judge ruled last week, according to the Associated Press. The 32-song, two-CD collection included such obscure early songs as "Eloise," "Evacuation of the West" and "Seaside Bar Song."

Springsteen released "Seaside Bar Song" himself on his 1998 box set Tracks.