Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts film is slated to be released worldwide for the first time. It will be available for digital purchase on November 16 and digital rental on November 23. The film is directed by Springsteen’s longtime collaborator Thom Zimny. It will also be available as a 2-CD plus Blu-Ray package (as well as on LP).
As per the press release, the performances by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are from the September 1979 MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, features all 13 songs performed over two nights, ten never before released, was transferred and edited from original No Nukes film footage and restored in high definition, with remixed and remastered audio.
According to a recent write-up from Rolling Stone, up until that general time frame the E Street Band’s early shows were not recorded, as per Springsteen’s demand. “I had some voodoo thing about that. Film and television were relatively cool mediums, and we were a hot band. I said, ‘If you want to feel that heat, you need to be at that show.’”