The Ties That Bind, an inside look at the creation of Bruce Springsteen’s 1980 landmark album The River, will debut on HBO on November 27th.
The making-of doc showcases Springsteen’s first-person take on his writing process for the album in an intimate interview style. In addition to his acoustic versions of various tracks from the album, the film also features previously unreleased archival footage from The River tour and recently unearthed photos of Bruce and the E Street Band during the recording sessions for the album.
The Ties That Bind is directed by Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny, who also directed 2010’s The Promise: The Making of “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and 2014’s High Hopes.
The Ties That Bind will also be available on HBO GO and HBO NOW and will re-air on HBO as follows: Nov. 30 (10:00 a.m.) and Dec. 3 (3:20 a.m.), Dec. 6 (9:00 a.m., 3:45 p.m.), Dec. 11 (7:05 a.m.), Dec. 15 (11:45 p.m.), Dec. 17 (11:45 a.m., 2:15 a.m.) Dec. 19 (11:00 a.m.), and Dec. 22 (4:30 p.m.).
On December 4th, Columbia Records will release The Ties That Bind: The River Collection – a 4CD/3DVD box set which includes the Zimny-directed documentary. The set is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
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