Finally, the world is ready for the Born to Run 30th Anniversary reissue. Released on November 15, 2005, the box set includes three discs: "Hammersmith Odeon, London '75," an astonishing film of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's legendary November 18 concert; the new documentary film "Wings For Wheels: The Making of Born to Run;" and the classic album in remastered CD form. With its two DVDs, the package offers approximately four hours of previously unseen footage. Personally supervised by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Landau, the set includes a 48-page photo album of previously unpublished photographs, with an introduction written by Springsteen.
Disc 1: The Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 DVD is the first full-length concert film ever released of Bruce and the E Street Band's first 25 years. The multiple-camera film presents the complete concert in its entirety and its original sequence, as newly edited by Emmy Award Winner Thom Zimny. Zimny's production team painstakingly cleaned the original negatives and digitally restored the footage, ultimately presenting this indispensable concert in vibrant color and detail. Producer Bob Clearmountain remastered and remixed the DVD in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Spanning roughly two hours and ten minutes, the 11/18/75 concert is an epic performance of 16 Springsteen and the E Street Band classics:
1. Thunder Road
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-out
3. Spirit in the Night
4. Lost in the Flood
5. She's the One
6. Born to Run
7. The E Street Shuffle/Having a Party
8. It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City
10. Kitty's Back
13. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
14. Detroit Medley
15. For You
16. Quarter To Three
Disc 2: Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run DVD is a 90-minute documentary chronicling the definitive story of the creation of the album, 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, as well as E Street Band members past and present and the production team: Roy Bittan, Ernest "Boom" Carter, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Nils Lofgren, David Sancious, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Jon Landau, Jimmy Iovine, Mike Appel, and Eric Meola. In newly shot footage from Asbury Park, NJ, Springsteen discusses his personal feelings about the making of the iconic album in great depth; the footage with Springsteen includes the musician reflecting on outtakes and unreleased tracks from the album for the first time since 1975.
The DVD 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."
Disc 3: The newly remastered Born to Run CD rounds out the box set. 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.
"I believe that the combination of the great 1975 concert footage, the brilliant documentary of the making of the album and the dazzling remastering of 'Born to Run' add up to a nearly perfect storm of Bruce's music," said longtime manager Jon Landau.
DVDs are in the NTSC format, with region code 0 (ALL REGIONS)