The Born to Run 30th Anniversary Box Set includes three separate discs including a stunning DVD of the legendary 1975 Hammersmith Odeon COncert; a dvd of Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, with never before seen archival footage and new interviews with all the band members and many others; and a CD of the brilliantly remastered Born To Run.
Personally supervised by Bruce Springsteen and his longtime manager Jon Landau, the Born to Run 30th Anniversary box set includes "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75," an exhilarating film of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's legendary 1975 concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon; a new documentary film, Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run; the classic album in remastered CD form; and a 48-page booklet of previously unpublished photographs with an introduction penned by Springsteen.
Spanning roughly two hours and ten minutes, the November 18, 1975 concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon finds an epic performance of sixteen Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band classics, including "Thunder Road," "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out," "Jungleland," and "Born To Run," as well as such other favorites such as "Kitty's Back" and "Rosalita." The multiple-camera film of the complete concert will be available in its entirety and its original sequence, as newly edited by Emmy Award Winner Thom Zimny. "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75" is the only full-length concert film ever released of Bruce and the E Street Band's first 25 years.
The ninety-minute documentary Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born To Run chronicles the definitive story of the creation of Born To Run, from songwriting to production and beyond. Wings For Wheels boasts archival film never shown publicly, including substantial footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band recording the album, 1975 concert film and other footage shot between 1973 and 1975. The film also features exclusive footage of Springsteen playing solo piano and guitar versions of songs from Born To Run.
In addition, Wings For Wheels incorporates newly filmed interviews with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, including former members who played on the album, as well as the production team. The DVD of Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born to Run ends with stunning bonus footage of three songs recorded live at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater in 1973: "Spirit In The Night," "Wild Billy's Circus Story" and " Thundercrack."
Finally, the box set features a CD of the newly remastered Born To Run, as well as a remarkable 48-page photo album of previously unpublished photographs with an introduction written by Springsteen. This is the first time Springsteen has allowed any of his catalogue to be fully remastered and he enlisted his longtime mastering guru Bob Ludwig to handle the job. The newly remastered version presents the masterpiece with striking clarity and presence. Widely regarded as one of the cornerstone albums in rock and roll history, Born To Run has been recognized by many international polls as one of the greatest albums of all time. It has sold nearly nine million albums worldwide. Of Born To Run, which was originally released August 25, 1975, Rolling Stone wrote, "It is a magnificent album that pays off on every bet ever placed on him—and it should crack his future wide open."
30th Anniversary 3-Disc Set
CONCERT DVD: Never-before-seen 1975 concert from Hammersmith Odeon, London featuring over 2 hours of music.
DOCUMENTARY DVD: Definitive story of "Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born to Run" with new interviews & rare archival footage.
BORN TO RUN CD: First time in newly-remastered digital sound. Includes 48 page booklet of rare and unpublished photos.