BORN TO RUN – THE UNSEEN PHOTOS’
**FRONT COVER SIGNED BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (AND HE DREW A LITTLE GUITAR AS WELL!)
This is a beautiful coffee table book featuring photographs, outtakes and never before seen images of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons from the iconic 1975 Born To Run album cover shoot.
“In The Unseen Photos, Meola shares the photographic alternates and outtakes from theBorn to Run cover session, most for the first time, in stunning black-and-white quadratones. This 12” x 12”, LP-sized book has 88 pages, with more than 100 images, plus Springsteen’s complete lyrics from the album.”
From the foreword by Photographer Eric Meola:
“On Saturday, August 3rd, 1974, I was standing near the corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South in New York when it began to rain. I ran under the overhang of the Plaza Hotel and came face-to-face with Bruce Springsteen, who was about to do a concert in Central Park. All I can remember is that I got up the nerve to introduce myself and ask about some of the words on Bruce’s album The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle. Unlike Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and every Springsteen album since then, there were no lyrics on the jacket sleeve.
Eleven days later, I rented a car and drove down to Red Bank, New Jersey, where Bruce was playing at the Carlton Theater. Mike Appel, Bruce’s manager at the time, was standing out front, wearing a marine drill sergeant’s hat, and, noticing the camera slung over my shoulder, stopped me. I bluffed my way in, saying I was taking pictures for Time magazine. After the show, I saw Bruce in his dressing room and while we were talking, he suddenly waved his arm in an arc behind him and invited me down to the Jersey shore. In that simple gesture, the imaginary world he had painted in his first album -- a misty paradise by the sea -- came alive....”
Donated by Springsteen in honor of Seth Cohen (his former long-time publicist)