Synopses & Reviews
"It is a magnificent album that pays off on every bet ever placed on himand it should crack his future wide open." - Rolling Stone
, on the 1975 release of Bruce Springsteens album Born To Run.
Photographer Eric Meola was hired thirty years ago to do a photo shoot which resulted in the iconic rock n roll album Born to Run. This magnificent book recreates that photography session, contains all of Bruces lyrics, and includes an introduction by distinguished popular music writer Daniel Wolff.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most important songwriters and performers of the last three decades. Born to Run is the album that put Bruce Springsteen on the cover of both Newsweek and Time. It is a timeless snapshot of Americanaall sweaty, high energy, and tuned to a carnival-like level. For many critics of the day, Born to Run made Springsteen the most important artist of his generation. It was this album that Springsteens songs first portrayed a glorious yet very real side of the American Dream.
In this book, Eric Meola shares the photographic alternates and outtakes, most for the very first time, in stunning black- and-white quadratones, more than thirty years after the albums release. In addition to the many never-before –seen photographs, here for the first time and in one place are all of the lyrics from this iconic American album.
The photographer for Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run album art shares the photographic alternates and outtakes from that session--many published for the first time--in stunning black-and-white quadratones, which are coupled with the complete lyrics of this iconic album.
In this book, Eric Meola shares the photographic alternates and outtakes, most for the very first time, in stunning black- and-white quadratones, more than 30 years after Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album was released. In addition to the many never-before-seen photographs, here for the first time and in one place are all of the lyrics from this iconic American album.
About the Author
A self-taught photographer, Eric Meola opened his own studio in 1971; by 1975, he photographed the cover for Bruce Springsteens album Born to Run
and began shooting major advertising campaigns as well. For more than twenty years he has done editorial and corporate photography for major clients and agencies. In 1983, he joined The Image Bank stock photo agency. Meolas photographs are included in the archive of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the International Center of Photography in New York, the George Eastman House and the Museum of Modern Art in Munich.
Daniel Wolff is a poet and author of the award-winning You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke and The Memphis Blues Again, and a Grammy nominee. His work has appeared in Vogue, The Nation, Doubletake, and his poetry in the Paris Review, the Partisan Review and the Threepenny Review.
Bruce Springsteen is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize the search for grandeur in the everyday struggles of life.