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"Bruce Springsteen 
and the E Street Band - Live in New York City" 
to be released November 6 on DVD 


Published brucespringsteen.net 10.09.01

September 10, 2001 
Two-DVD set contains acclaimed HBO broadcast in its entirety, along with 11 additional songs. 

Fifteen-minute "NYC Serenade" featurette includes behind-the-scenes interviews with all E Street members, as well as rare live concert and rehearsal footage. 

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's emotional ten-night stand at Madison Square Garden inspired an Emmy-winning HBO special and a critically acclaimed live album. Now, "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Live in New York City" will be available as a 2-DVD set to be released on November 6, 2001. It will feature 11 songs that were not included in the HBO broadcast, as well as "NYC Serenade," a 15-minute featurette culled from rare interview, concert and rehearsal footage. 

Recorded in full Dolby 5.1 digital surround sound and captured using Sony's HDCAM 1080/60i high definition format, the DVDs will allow fans to experience the HBO broadcast on a new level. In addition to the one hour-50 minute HBO film, there is an hour and twenty minutes of new live footage * including full performances of "Backstreets," "Don't Look Back," "Darkness on the Edge of Town," "Lost in the Flood," "Born in the U.S.A.," "Jungleland," "Light of Day," "The Promise," "Thunder Road," "Ramrod" and "If I Should Fall Behind" * that was not seen on television. There is also a rare live rendition of "The E Street Shuffle" provided as the backdrop to the video's end credits. 

In addition, the "Live in New York City" DVD set includes "NYC Serenade," which takes viewers behind the scenes of the E Street Band's triumphant return to New York after more than ten years away from the road. The fifteen-minute featurette includes performance footage of 12 songs, including rarities such as "Adam Raised a Cain," "Back in Your Arms" and "Blood Brothers;" backstage interviews with each band member; and a gallery of backstage and live concert photos. 

Documenting what was undeniably the biggest concert event of 2000, "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Live in New York City" garnered extensive praise from critics. According to Entertainment Weekly's Chris Willman, "With the thrilling new 'Live in New York City,' Bruce Springsteen gives fans another reason to believe." 

Rolling Stone critic Greg Kot wrote, "It's a document of a great combo still burning to outdo itself." 

The New York Daily News' Richard Huff called the broadcast "a moving and ultimately satisfying stretch of pure music from one of America's most important songwriters and fiercely energetic performers... the HBO special gives viewers a unique chance to look in on a stirring rock show that will stand the test of time." 

"'Live in New York City'... reminds us that Springsteen is the most heroic composer in modern pop music and demonstrates that the E Street Band can still galvanize his songs into rock-and-roll epiphanies," wrote The Washington Post's Britt Robson. 

The triumphant, sold-out set of ten shows at Madison Square Garden from which "Live in New York City" is culled marked Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's first series of Garden concerts since 1988's "Tunnel of Love Express" tour, and cemented their number one position on Pollstar's tracking of the top ten tours of the first half of 2000. In a New York concert review, USA Today's Elysa Gardner wrote "whether standing still at his mike or cavorting naughtily with his bandmates, Springsteen was both a showman and a shaman, capturing the blend of sex, spirituality and empathy that is the essence of rock 'n' roll and of most great live entertainment." 

The E Street Band is: Roy Bittan - keyboards; Clarence Clemons - saxophone, percussion; Danny Federici - keyboards; Nils Lofgren - guitars; Patti Scialfa - vocals, guitar; Garry Tallent - bass; Steven Van Zandt - guitars; Max Weinberg - drums.