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Springsteen Readies Two DVD Releases

January release set for two Springsteen DVDs

December 20, 2000 12:00 AM ET

Bruce Springsteen has two DVDs set for release on Jan. 16. The first of the two releases, Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-2000, will be a double DVD, featuring thirty-three performances culled from twenty-two years of concerts, music videos and television appearances by the Boss. The collection, which runs for two hours, includes every one of Bruce Springsteen's videos, as well as fifteen rare and previously unreleased bonus performances. In fact, fifteen of the clips on the Anthology 1978-2000 were not on the original 1989 home video release. Among the highlights on the DVD are a clip for "Highway Patrolman" directed by Sean Penn this year (featuring footage from the his film, The Indian Runner), Springsteen's 1995 appearance on the Tonight Show (when he performed "The Ghost of Tom Joad") as well as a solo acoustic performance of "Born In The U.S.A." from a 1998 visit to the Charlie Rose Show.

The second DVD, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Blood Brothers, is a ninety-minute documentary of the legendary band, chronicling the recording sessions for Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits, which was released in 1995. The film captures Springsteen's reunion in the studio with the E Street Band, the first time they collaborated in the studio since their work on 1984's Born In The U.S.A.

Blood Brothers premiered on the Disney Channel in March 1996, and was released on VHS in November of that year. The DVD includes songs "Blood Brothers," "High Hopes," "This Hard Land," "Back In Your Arms Again" and "Without You," as well as music videos for "Murder Incorporated" and "Secret Garden." Both videos retail for $24.98.

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