A 90 minute running time might seem short for one his live shows compared to the regular standard that’s been set by Bruce Springsteen over the years, but for the 1979 ‘No Nukes’ concert, performed at Madison Square Garden in front of a packed house, it’s very much a case of quality over quantity.
Although it has spent many years on the shelf, the show is an important one, in that it showcases the classic line-up of the E Street Band at the peak of their powers, somewhere between the well documented ‘Darkness’ shows and the release of the well-loved double LP ‘The River’.
In a set packed with highlights, the show includes renditions of the still unreleased ‘Sherry Darling’ and ‘The River’, alongside a cracking ‘Jungleland’ and a ‘Detroit Medley’.
Further info about the release and its available formats can be found in the below press release.
Sony Music Entertainment’s Premium Content Division, in partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, has announced ‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts,’ a Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band film featuring ten never-before-released performances from the Madison Square Garden MUSE benefit concerts and full footage of the band’s entire setlist for the first time. Edited by longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny from the original 16mm film alongside remixed audio from Bob Clearmountain, ‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’ represent the highest quality and best recorded Bruce Springsteen performances from an explosive, ascendant and rarely-filmed era of the E Street Band. ‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’ film will be released in HD on physical formats on 19th November, including on two CD with DVD, two CD with Blu-Ray and two LP formats. The film will be available globally in HD for digital download on 16th November and digital rental on 23rd November.
“A few years ago, I started re-examining the filmed archives for Bruce and the Band’s appearances at the No Nukes concerts of 1979,” said Thom Zimny. “I quickly realised that these were the best performances and best filming from the Band’s legendary Seventies, and dedicated myself to bringing out the full potential of the footage. Having worked as Bruce’s principal director and editor for the last 20 years, I can say without reservation that this newly re-edited, re-mixed and restored ninety minute film is the gold standard for Bruce and the Band live during one of their greatest creative periods.”
“The Seventies were a golden period in the history of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and the Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts is the greatest document of that era we will ever have,” said Jon Landau. “It’s a pure rock show from beginning to end, the energy level is transcendent, and the mastery of the art and the craft of rock music is awe-inspiring.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to give audiences around the world the opportunity to witness these groundbreaking performances,” said Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment. “‘The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts’ is a rare opportunity to experience an event that became an instant classic and marked a pivotal moment for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.”
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1. Prove It All Night
3. The Promised Land
4. The River
5. Sherry Darling
6. Thunder Road
8. Rosalita Come Out Tonight
9. Born To Run
11. Detroit Medley
12. Quarter To Three
13. Rave On
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