Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition

Those waiting for Springsteen reissue treatment to begin regarded this three-disc box with sheer glee; it featured a sterling remaster, a making-of doc, and his first full-length concert DVD, filmed in London at the height of ’70s Bruce-mania that captured a band looking to live up to and demolish the hype.

Released: November 15, 2005
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Bruce Springsteen, Mike Appel, Jon Landau

VH-1 Storytellers

A DVD release of Springsteen’s April 2005 performance, which featured the live debut of two songs from Devils & Dust. Bruce performed on acoustic guitar and piano, with Patti Scialfa joining on backing vocals for “Brilliant Disguise.” He discussed his writing process and the stories behind the songs, also taking questions from the audience.

Released: September 6, 2005
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, George Travis, Bill Flanagan, Lee Rolontz

Devils & Dust

This acoustic, primarily solo outing, mixing themes familial and political, followed the extensive tour for The Rising. Many of the songs came from Bruce’s archives: “All The Way Home” was written for Southside Johnny in 1991; “Long Time Coming” and “The Hitter” date back to the Tom Joad era. The lyrically controversial “Reno” caused a minor furor.

Released: April 26, 2005
Label: Columbia Records
Produced By: Brendan O’Brien