Born To Run 30th Anniversary Edition CD (2005)

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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for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run; the classic album in remastered CD form; and a 48-page booklet of previously unpublished photographs with an introduction penned by Springsteen.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.


Label Sony
SKU 202019405
UPC 827969417522
UPC 14 00827969417522
Format CD
Release Date 11/15/2005
Author Bruce Springsteen
Associated Artist/Work On, Pickin'
Associated Artist/Work Pickin' On
Associated Artist/Work Section
Associated Artist/Work Section (The)
Associated Artist/Work The Sessions Band
Technical Info
Engineer Jimmy Iovine; Louis Lahav; Jimmy Iovine
CatalogID 94175
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 11/15/2005
Original Release 1975
Number of Discs 3
SPARE Code n/a
Length 39m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827969417522
Musical Guests
Michael Brecker
Randy Brecker
David Sanborn
Steve Van Zandt
Clarence Clemons
Max Weinberg
David Sancious
Richard Davis
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar); Steve Van Zandt (vocals); Suki Lahav (violin); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); David Sanborn (baritone saxophone); Clarence Clemons (saxophone, background vocals); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Danny Federici (organ); Roy Bittan (keyboards, glockenspiel, background vocals); David Sancious (keyboards); Garry Tallent, Richard Davis (bass); Max Weinberg, Ernest "Boom" Carter (drums); Mike Appel (background vocals).
Producers: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, Mike Appel.
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, and 914 Sound Studio, Blauvelt, New York.
Personnel: Bruce Springsteen (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Bruce Springsteen (horns); Suki Lahav (violin); Steve VanZandt (horns, background vocals); Danny Federici (organ, keyboards); Garry Tallent (bass guitar); Ernest Carter, Max Weinberg (drums); Steven Van Zandt (background vocals); Clarence Clemons (saxophone, tenor saxophone); Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); David Sanborn (baritone saxophone); Randy Brecker (trumpet, flugelhorn); Wayne Andre (trombone); Roy Bittan (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harpsichord, organ, glockenspiel, background vocals); David Sancious (keyboards); Mike Appel (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jimmy Iovine; Bob Clearmountain.
Liner Note Author: Bruce Springsteen.
Recording information: 914 Sound Studio, Blauvett, NY; Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, CA; Hammersmith Odeon, London, England; Record Plant Studio, New York, NY.
Directors: Thom Zimny; Barry Rebo.
Editor: Thom Zimny.
Photographers: Barbara Pyle; Peter Cunningham; Eric Meola.
BORN TO RUN is the album that turned Springsteen from a phenomenon into a superstar. His first couple of releases found Bruce working out his fascination with Dylan and Van Morrison on earthy, wordy, folk-rock-R&B tunes full of soul and punch. On BORN TO RUN, Springsteen became even more ambitious, synthesizing Spectorian production with Orbison-esque drama and Duane Eddy-influenced guitar work, creating something grand enough to be called rock opera but too proletarian to ever claim that title.
BORN TO RUN was also the first album where the Boss began to crystallize his recurring theme of working class America's doomed-but-passionate rage against its circumstances. With the earnestness and emotion that bursts forth from Springsteen's street poems, the album is never less than exhilarating, and songs like "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" (a tongue-in-cheek history of the E Street Band) provide humor. "She's The One" puts the Bo Diddley beat to its most effective post-'50s use, and the title track is Springsteen's quintessential underdog epic.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.96) - Ranked #18 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Springsteen produced a timeless, inspiring record about the labors and glories of aspiring to greatness..."
Spin (p.79) - "[H]e traded in the beatnik verbosity and jazzy clave of his first two cult albums for bombast as big as Highway 9."
Q (p.129) - Ranked #3 in Q Magazine's "10 Essential Reissues Of 2006."
Q (1/03, p.64) - Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"
Uncut (p.118) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he struggling Springsteen's dreams of escape are turned into a grand folly without parallel in his career."
Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century
Q (Magazine) (p.120) - "[B]ursting with blue-collar rock'n'soul anthems....The result was an American masterpiece."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.144) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] little under 40 minutes of grandiloquent silver-screen melodrama....Essential for fans..."
Disc 1
1 Thunder Road
2 Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
3 Night
4 Backstreets
5 Born To Run
6 She's The One
7 Meeting Across The River
8 Jungleland
Product Attributes
Artist Springsteen,Bruce
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records

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