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By Lawrence Kirsch. From the author/publisher of For You comes a new collection of stories and photos, this time from a very specific slice of Bruce Springsteen's career: 1978 and the Darkness on the Edge of Town album and tour.
Collecting stories and photos from hundreds of fans, The Light in Darkness celebrates Bruce Springsteen's classic 1978 record, allowing readers to revisit the excitement of that moment when the needle found the grooves in that first cut and the thundering power of "Badlands" shook across the hi-fi for the very first time. The Light in Darkness shares the stories of fans coming to grips with this new record and this very different sound from The Boss, finding that Bruce's struggles and frustrations often mirrored their own battles in life. A frayed relationship with a father, a body made sore with factory work, or the suffocating fear of being trapped in the badlands, fans have lived the stories Bruce tells on Darkness -- the album is part of their history, a history they share in this book.
Springsteen Live 1978
And of course, the album is only part of the story. From the Palladium in New York to Detroit's Cobo Hall, from the famed Winterland to the year's final show at Cleveland's Richfield Coliseum, Springsteen's 1978 tour is legendary.
Bruce, who was already famous for his incredible shows, pioneered a whole new kind of concert experience on this tour. Just the audience, Bruce and the E Street Band for a marathon three-plus hours, with an intermission in the middle just long enough to let the audience catch their breath. The Light in Darkness brings these shows to life through the testimony of those who were there, concerts that can still be heard through the magic of bootlegging. The stories fans tell from those electrifying 1978 shows only increases the power of hearing these coveted, semi-legal tapes still circulating today.
Stories and photos from the shows above are featured in The Light in Darkness, as well as from Passaic's Capitol Theatre, Boston Music Hall, the Roxy in L.A., the Spectrum in Philly, Atlanta's Fox Theater, Seattle's Paramount, and many more.
Over 200 Photos
The Light in Darkness features stunning photography from the Darkness tour, in color and black & white. With over 200 photos taken by dozens of photographers, many of them never before published, this is a book you'll come back to time and time again.
Contributing photographers in this volume include James Shive, P. Jay Plutzer, Lynn Goldsmith, Peter Howes, Anastasia Pantsios, Mark Wyville, Cliff Breining, and Lawrence Kirsch.
About the book: Limited CollectorÕs Edition
This 208 page, large format, 9.25" x 12" full-color softcover book is printed on Premium Gloss 200m paper stock and contains more than 200 photographs reproduced from the original negatives and slides. This book is not available in stores.