Streets of Fire: Bruce Springsteen in Photographs and Lyrics 1977-1979 (Signed Collector's Edition)

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9780062221377: Streets of Fire: Bruce Springsteen in Photographs and Lyrics 1977-1979 (Signed Collector's Edition)

Rare Collector's Edition hardcover; just one of 1000 ever published!
20 percent larger than the standard trade version (12 x 12 inches instead of 10 x 10).Stunning and elegant black cloth slipcase with silver foil stamped printing.Both the hardcover book and a special 12 inch print were signed personally by author Eric Meola.
Features many rarely seen photos from Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town period (1977 to 1979).

A sensation when published in 2012, Streets of Fire features incredible, rarely seen images of Bruce Springsteen from 1977 to 1979, his Darkness on the Edge of Town period. Eric Meola - who took the iconic cover photos for Born to Run and The River - had unprecedented access to Bruce and the band. His Springsteen photo archive is simply unmatched. A 10 x 10 inch trade version of Streets of Fire was published in November 2012. But just before that, HarperCollins released 1000 copies of this much larger Collector's Edition hardcover. Each was signed by Eric Meola. The Collector's Edition hardcover is 20 percent larger than the trade version (12 x 12 inches, the same size as vinyl record jackets; the trade version is 10 x 10). The Collector's Edition is contained in an elegant black cloth slipcase with silver foil stamping. The slipcase is slightly more than an inch thick. The Collector's Edition was signed personally signed by Eric Meola. Included with book is a separate, high quality 12 x 12 inch photo print that Meola also signed. Overall, Streets of Fire features more than 70 stunning black and white photographs of Bruce Springsteen, insightful essays and lyrics to many of his songs. It is a rare, amazing and gorgeous book that a Bruce Springsteen fan will treasure forever.

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From the Back Cover:

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Bruce Springsteen as you've never seen him before. This collection includes more than seventy black-and-white photographs by photographer Eric Meola, lyrics by Bruce Springsteen, and an essay by Joyce Millman.

Eric Meola first saw Bruce Springsteen perform in 1973 at New York's legendary club Max's Kansas City. He began photographing Springsteen the following year, just before the release of his breakthrough album, Born to Run, for which Meola shot the cover album art. Meola continued photographing Springsteen throughout his early career, most notably from 1977 through 1979, when Springsteen was emerging as a bona-fide rock star.

This carefully curated collection of images gives us a revelatory look at Springsteen as he was coming to terms with his newfound success and creating the music for his fourth album, Darkness on the Edge of Town. Complete with an introduction from Meola, an insightful end-of-book essay by Joyce Millman, and running lyrics to several of Springsteen's songs, this book also shows how Meola's evocative portraits reveal Springsteen as he really was—an artist at the crossroads of his fledgling career, writing about dark themes and finding redemption through his own words and image.

About the Author:

Eric Meola's photographs can be found in private and public collections, including the International Center of Photography in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. His images have appeared in numerous magazines, including Life, Travel & Leisure, Esquire, and Time. Streets of Fire: Bruce Springsteen in Photographs and Lyrics 1977–1979 is his fifth book. He lives in Sagaponack, New York.

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