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Exclusive Video From Springsteen Concert DVD

See "Racing in the Street" from new DVD capturing epic festival set

June 18, 2010 5:30 PM ET

Next Tuesday, Bruce Springsteen's London Calling:  Live in Hyde Park — a complete concert taped in England last June — arrives on DVD and Blu-ray (click above for an exclusive clip of "Racing in the Street"). The concert went down in front of a festival crowd and Gaslight Anthem singer Brian Fallon joined the band for "No Surrender," but the film's editor says what makes the show truly remarkable is its incredible lighting.

"It's a combination of the stage lighting and the daylight," Thom Zimmy tells Rolling Stone. "When you get to 'Jungleland' and 'American Land' you get a sense of the day passing into night."

Like most shows on the group's 2009 tour, the show features Springsteen and the E Street Band playing unrehearsed fan requests. "You literally see him changing the set list," says Zimmy. "If you look back with Bruce's DVDs, they all have a very specific look. Bruce is really involved in the lighting and the look of the DVD, from Live in New York to Live in Dublin. They're all really different. What I like about this one is that it captures Bruce directing the band and the massive scale of the audience."

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