A new book, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975, by Barbara Pyle is published in September by Reel Art Press.
Taken during the recording, rehearsing and touring of Born To Run, the publication of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 1975 will coincide with a London exhibition featuring photographs from the book.
The exhibition will open to the public from 13 October until November 28 at Snap Galleries, London.
The book captures the arc of Springsteen’s journey leading up to the release of Born To Run and the moment, in Barbara’s words, that “they became airborne”. Its release coincides with the fortieth anniversary of Born To Run.
“I first saw Bruce and the E Street Band by accident,” says Pyle. “I was blown away by their music. For the next year, I drove to as many of their gigs as I could reach. They jokingly started calling me their ‘official unofficial photographer.’ I was just expected to be there, and I almost always was – on my self-imposed mission to document this little known New Jersey band.
“I had the remarkable good fortune to spend most of the last Born To Run months in the studio with Bruce and the Band. I became sort of a living ‘good luck’ charm and was asked to be there many nights. I knew I was witnessing history in the making.”
The photographs document “the road house, garage band look of Bruce and the E Street Band out on the streets of New Orleans, Barbara’s hometown of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and in the small venues they played before the era of arena rock.”
The book also includes each band member’s first ever passport photos and outtakes, shot by Pyle before they went on tour.
The book costs £40. It is also available as a vintage deluxe limited edition version limited to 150 signed and numbered copies only.
Each edition features a unique vintage test print, printed by Barbara Pyle in 1975. Each photograph and book is also signed by Pyle. You can find more details about each unique edition by clicking here.
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