Bruce Springsteen’s seminal 1975 album, Born to Run, will be reissued in a thirtieth anniversary edition on November 15th. The three-disc set features the remastered album, a live DVD, an additional DVD of new interviews with Springsteen collaborators and a forty-eight-page booklet of previously unpublished photographs.
Supervised by Springsteen and Born to Run producer (and now Springsteen’s manager) John Landau, the heart of the box set is a newly remastered album — the first instance of Springsteen approving the full remastering of his catalog. The record, which has sold approximately nine million albums worldwide, includes the classic tracks “Born to Run,” “Thunder Road” and “Jungleland.”
The second disc features Hammersmith Odeon, London ’75, the first full-length concert film of Springsteen’s early years to be released. The more than two-hour 1975 performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, remastered and remixed (in both surround sound and stereo), includes songs from “Thunder Road” to “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.”
The third disc contains a ninety-minute documentary about the making of Born to Run, dubbed Wings for Wheels. The film includes never-before-seen archival footage, as well as conversations with Landau, engineer Jimmy Iovine and the members of the E Street Band.
When Born to Run was originally released, Rolling Stone wrote of Springsteen’s third effort, “It is a magnificent album that pays off on every bet ever placed on him.”