Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition

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Columbia/Columbia Music Video/Sony BMG Music Entertainment


Album Overview

On November 14, 2005, Columbia Records released Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition in box set form. The package included a remastered CD version of the original album. "Born to Run is the one I've remastered several times; most recently for the box set…" recalled Bob Ludwig. "That's the one that Bruce told me sounded closest to the way he'd imagined it in his head, which is the ultimate compliment."

The CD is all black (including playback side) with the label side replicating the original vinyl disc having four bands (the original LP had four tracks per side) and including a modified red Columbia label listing all eight tracks. The DVD included Wings For Wheels, a lengthy documentary on the making of the album, which later won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video, with bonus film of three songs recorded live on May 1, 1973 at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. The DVD Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Hammersmith Odeon, London '75, a full-length concert film recorded on November 18, 1975 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London during the brief European portion of their Born to Run tours, this live recording was subsequently released as the CD Hammersmith Odeon London '75. Packages from retailer Best Buy also included a CD single replica of the original "Born to Run" 45 single.

The box set debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart on December 3, 2005 at number 18 with sales of 53,206 copies.


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London 1975
DVD1-1Thunder Road
DVD1-2Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
DVD1-3Spirit In The Night
DVD1-4Lost In The Flood
DVD1-5She's The One
DVD1-6Born To Run
DVD1-7The E Street Shuffle
DVD1-8It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
DVD1-10Kitty's Back
DVD1-12Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
DVD1-134th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
DVD1-14Detroit Medley
DVD1-15For You
DVD1-16Quarter To Three
Wings For Wheels: The Making Of Born To Run
DVD2-1The Journey
DVD2-2Third Album Pressure
DVD2-3"Born To Run"
DVD2-4A New Band
DVD2-5The Studio
DVD2-6The Mix
DVD2-7The Record Release
DVD2-8The Hype
DVD2-9End Of The Journey
Bonus Feature - Live At The Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, 1973
DVD2-11Spirit In The Night
DVD2-12Wild Billy's Circus Story
Born To Run
CD-1Thunder Road4:50

Backing Vocals: Mike Appel
Backing Vocals: Roy Bittan
Backing Vocals: Steve Van Zandt
Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Glockenspiel: Roy Bittan
Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
Saxophone: Clarence Clemons

CD-2Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out3:12

Arranged By [Horns]: Bruce Springsteen
Arranged By [Horns]: Steve Van Zandt
Baritone Saxophone: David Sanborn
Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Piano: Roy Bittan
Tenor Saxophone: Clarence Clemons
Tenor Saxophone: Michael Brecker
Trombone: Wayne Andre
Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Randy Brecker


Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Piano, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord: Roy Bittan
Saxophone: Clarence Clemons


Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Piano, Organ: Roy Bittan

CD-5Born To Run4:30

Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Ernest Carter
Engineer: Louis Lahav
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Keyboards: David Sancious
Organ: Danny Federici
Saxophone: Clarence Clemons

CD-6She's The One4:31

Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Piano, Harpsichord, Organ: Roy Bittan
Saxophone: Clarence Clemons

CD-7Meeting Across The River3:19

Bass: Richard Davis
Piano: Roy Bittan
Trumpet: Randy Brecker
Vocals: Bruce Springsteen


Arranged By [Strings], Conductor: Charlie Calello
Bass: Garry Tallent
Drums: Max Weinberg
Guitar, Vocals: Bruce Springsteen
Piano: Roy Bittan
Saxophone: Clarence Clemons
Violin: Suki Lahav


The E Street Band

  • Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, harmonica, percussion
  • Roy Bittan – piano, Fender Rhodes, organ, harpsichord, glockenspiel, background vocals on all tracks except "Born to Run"
  • Clarence Clemons – saxophones, tambourine, background vocals
  • Danny Federici – organ and glockenspiel on "Born to Run"
  • Garry W. Tallent – bass guitar
  • Max Weinberg – drums on all tracks except "Born to Run"
  • Ernest "Boom" Carter – drums on "Born to Run"
  • Suki Lahav - violin on "Jungleland"
  • David Sancious – piano, organ on "Born to Run"
  • Steven Van Zandt – background vocals on "Thunder Road", horn arrangements

Additional Musicians

  • Wayne Andre – trombone
  • Mike Appel – background vocals
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Richard Davis – double bass on "Meeting Across The River"
  • David Sanborn – baritone saxophone


Art Direction, Design: Christopher Austopchuk
Art Direction, Design: David Bett
Art Direction, Design: Michelle Holme
Backing Band: The E-Street Band
Coordinator [Project Coordinator]: Allison Oscar
Design [Original Design]: Andy Engel
Design [Original Design]: John Berg
Directed By: Thom Zimmy
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: Andy Abrams
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: Angie Arcuri
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: Corky Stasiak
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: David Thoener
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: Ricky Delena
Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant]: Thom Panunzio
Engineer, Mixed By: Jimmy Iovine
Executive-Producer [30th Anniversary]: Barbara Carr
Executive-Producer [30th Anniversary]: Bruce Springsteen
Executive-Producer [30th Anniversary]: Jon Landau
Liner Notes: Bruce Springsteen
Management: Allison Oscar
Management: Barbara Carr
Management: Jan Stabile
Management: Jon Landau
Management: Jon Landau Management
Management: Sue Berger
Management: Tammy Comstock
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Other [Director Of Photography]: William Rexter
Photography By: Barbara Pyle
Photography By: Eric Meola
Photography By: Peter Cunningham
Producer: Bruce Springsteen
Producer: Jon Landau
Producer: Mike Appel
Producer [Originally], Directed By [Originally]: Barry Rebo
Producer, Edited By: Thom Zimmy
Remastered By [Digitally]: Bob Ludwig
Written-By, Arranged By: Bruce Springsteen


Disc 1: Concert DVD 'Over two hours of never-before-seen concert footage. Featuring epic perfomance of sixteen Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Classics. The only full-length concert film ever released of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's first 25 years. Digitally restored from the original negatives. Remixed in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound.' Disc 2: Documentary DVD 'A 90-minute documentary chronicling the definitive story of the creation of 'Born To Run,' from songwriting to production and beyond. Featuring archival film never shown publicly, including substantial footage of Springsteen & the E Street Band recording the album, 1975 concert film and other footage shot between 1973 and 1975. Incorporates newly filmed interviews with Springsteen & the E Street Band, including former band members who played on the album, as well as the production team.' Disc 3: Digitally remastered CD 'Presented here for the first time in newly-remastered digital sound.' 'Includes a 48 page booklet of rare and previously unpublished photographs.' Randy & Michael Brecker appears courtesy of Arista Records. Dave Sanborn appears courtesy of Warner Reprise. David Sancious appears courtesy of Epic Records.