Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band release the film “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” in mid-November. The concert at the MUSE Benefit Concerts in New York’s Madison Square Garden will be shown for the first time with edited film recordings in full length. Three release dates have been set for the concert film.
“The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” will first be shown as a digital download in HD quality from November 16. The double CD with DVD or Blu-ray will be released on November 19th. Then the concert film will start on November 23 in streaming rental.
Most of the recordings from the ’79 concert are still unpublished. Now the entire concert will be shown in full, including ten previously unreleased live songs. Thom Zimny, a long-time colleague of Springsteen, had taken the original 16mm film recordings to hand – the award-winning sound engineer Bob Clearmountain reworked the sound.
Thom Zimny explains what the concert is all about: “A few years ago I began to examine the footage of Bruce and his band at the ‘No Nukes’ concerts in 1979. And I quickly realized that these were the best live recordings of this formation from the legendary seventies. My ultimate goal became to bring the full potential of this material to light. And after more than 20 years of working with Bruce as his full-time director, I can say without reservation that this newly restored, put together and also remixed 90 minutes of film and music marks the gold standard for Bruce and his band for one of their most creative phases . “
Springsteen’s longtime manager Jon Landau puts it: “The seventies were a golden age in the history of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and the legendary ‘No Nukes Concerts’ of 1979 is the most impressive document of those days that we have ever seen will have. It’s a really ecstatic rock and roll show from start to finish, the level of energy is overwhelming, and the implementation of the concept of pure rock music is downright awesome. “
Two appearances during the multi-day “No Nukes Concerts” are put together for “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” in a total of 90 minutes. The highlights of this production include the then unreleased tracks “The River” and “Sherry Darling”. Film producer Jon Kilik was part of the camera team at the time and wrote the liner notes for the concert film. At the performance he reports that “there was magic in the air. The energy on stage and in the audience was absolutely indescribable. “
Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE for short) organized a series of five concerts to protest against nuclear power generation. Your yellow sticker “Nuclear Power? No thanks ”with the red face are also known in Germany – our stickers translate:“ Atomic power? No thank you”. The concert series took place in September 1979 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Other musicians who performed at these concerts included Chaka Khan, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Doobie Brothers, Gil Scott-Heron, James Taylor, Jesse Colin Young and Tom Petty.
Tracklist for “The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts”
- Prove It All Night
- The Promised Land
- The River
- Sherry Darling
- Thunder Road
- Rosalita Come Out Tonight
- Born To Run
- Detroit Medley
- Quarter To Three
- Rave On
Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band Cover (Press)