The world is still painstakingly awaiting that elusive electric version of Nebraska, but The Boss sure knows how to make it hurt so good. Lost music keeps coming out of the woodwork, and after releasing The Promise late last year, Sony Music has detailed the albums accompanying DVD. While its no secret that Springsteen & The E Street Band recorded reels and reels of music in the process of putting their 1978 classic, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, to tape, this 90-minute documentary includes footage from home rehearsals and studio sessions as well as interviews with many of the people involved in the making of the record.
The Thom Zimny-directed film was a selection at several film festivals (including the Toronto International Film Festival) and while you may have already seen it, the DVD’s bonus material includes footage from a December 2010 performance that featured the band playing ten cuts from The Promise. The package also contains a 22-minute Q&A session that Springsteen biographer Dave Marsh moderated at the studios of Sirius XMs Street Radio Channel. The session reportedly finds The Boss giving extremely candid answers and is peppered with archived footage from 1976-1978 and a 2009 show at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, N.J.
It all hits shelves on May 3rd, but there are several different packages waiting to take hard-earned coin from your back account.You can, however, still get away with spending only $15 for the DVD. Pre-orders are going on now at the musician’s website where you can also peep the aforementioned trailer.