This superlative documentary chronicles Bruce Springsteen's 1995 reunion with the E Street Band as the musicians gathered, after an eleven year hiatus, to record material for Springsteen's Greatest Hits album. Ernie Fritz's film is more than a record of a legendary band's reunion. It offers a glimpse of Springsteen that fans rarely see.
This documentary highlights the reunion of Bruce Springsteen with his E Street Band as they join forces to record several new tracks for Springsteen's GREATEST HITS album. Featured songs include longtime bootleg favorite "This Hard Land" and the brand-new songs "Secret Garden" and "Blood Brothers," as well as other previously unreleased tracks. The show aired originally on the Disney Channel. The documentary provides a thrilling behind-the-scenes look at Springsteen's creative process, which is famous for its attention to detail. Springsteen also constantly flips around music and lyrics among different songs until he nails it perfectly. The closeness of the band is evident at the outset in its ability to gel with Springsteen right off the bat even though they hadn't played together regularly since the late 1980s.
5.You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
7.This Hard Land
8.Back in Your Arms Again
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The brief reunion included a show at Sony Studios. The band also teamed up to make a live video for "Murder Incorporated," directed by Jonathan Demme. The invite-only five-hour shoot took place at Tramp's in New York City and was attended by Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Dave Marsh, and other Springsteen fans. The song was played seven different times, from several camera angles. In between versions, while Demme's crew rearranged the cameras, Springsteen and the band blasted through some old chestnuts, including "Cadillac Ranch," "Ramrod," and "Little Latin Lupe Lu."
The band would later reunite in 1999 for a world tour that lasted through the summer of 2000 and would be captured for an HBO special and DVD/CD release.
The VHS version included a limited-edition compact disc when it was first released.