Published by Reel Art Press. Photographs by Barbara Pyle. Contributions by Eric Meola, Peter Doggett, Dave Brolan.
Barbara Pyle’s intimate behind the scenes photographs from 1975 and the recording, rehearsing and touring of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's Born to Run have been eagerly awaited for 40 years and are finally being published for the first time. “I first saw Bruce and the E Street Band by accident," she writes, "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.” Pyle captured Springsteen and the Band as they were catapulted to stardom. She is also the only photographer who has ever been given access inside the recording studio while Springsteen was working. “Photographing Bruce and the Band on their ascent to superstardom was a hobby; but after being given such access, it became a mission.” This stunning and intimate tome also marks the 40th anniversary of Born to Run.