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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Legendary No Nukes Concert Coming to Film

Bruce Springsteen No Nukes Concerts 1979
Courtesy of Sony Music

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s legendary 1979 No Nukes concert will be released on film for the first time ever this November, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced today. The concert film features ten never-before released performances from the Madison Square Garden MUSE benefit concerts and full footage of the band’s entire setlist.

You can watch the trailer in the player below.

A composite of two performances captured during the multi-day ‘No Nukes’ concerts, the film packs the intensity of a marathon Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band show into a crackling 90 minute run-time. Among the highlights are then-unreleased versions of “The River” and “Sherry Darling,” live staples “Badlands,” “Born To Run” and “Thunder Road,” plus covers of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and a version of Maurice Williams’ “Stay” featuring special guests Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and Rosemary Butler.

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts was edited by longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny from the original 16mm film and features remixed audio from Bob Clearmountain.

“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 Zimny. “I quickly realized 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 No Nukes concerts took place while Springsteen and the E Street Band were in the midst of recording The River and just after the conclusion of their breakout 1978 Darkness Tour, marking a rare chance to witness the future Rock and Roll Hall of Famers comprehensively in the heart of their reputation-making rise.

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts will be released in HD on 2-CD+DVD, 2-CD+Blu Ray and 2-LP on November 19th. It will be available globally in HD for digital download on November 16th and digital rental on November 23rd.

You can pre-order it here.

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“The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” Trailer

Springsteen Legendary No Nukes Concert Film cover

“The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” Setlist

1. Prove It All Night
2. Badlands
3. The Promised Land
4. The River
5. Sherry Darling
6. Thunder Road
7. Jungleland
8. Rosalita Come Out Tonight
9. Born To Run
10. Stay
11. Detroit Medley
12. Quarter To Three
13. Rave On

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