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- Posted on Aug 5th 2010 10:30AM by John D. Luerssen
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Titled 'The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,' Zimny -- who won a Grammy for the documentary 'Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run' and pulled down an Emmy for another Springsteen project, 'Live in New York City' -- is considered the Rumson, N.J.-based rock icon's personal archivist.
According to the Toronto Star, 'The Promise' includes scenes of Springsteen and his band working on radically different versions of the songs on 'Darkness' and purportedly includes at least one tune from the sessions that has never been released. Outside of announcing the TIFF screening, Springsteen's camp has little else to reveal about the planned reissue, except to say "Further details will be announced when they are finalized."
Meanwhile, TIFF's documentary programmer Thom Powers told the Star, "It's a pretty extraordinary look at the creative process of a musician. For Springsteen fans, it's like a trip to heaven. And for people who have never tapped into him before, it's still a worthwhile film."
'Darkness on the Edge of Town' boasts such classics as 'Racing in the Street,' 'Badlands' and 'The Promised Land.' Recorded at New York's Record Plant between Oct. 1977 and March of the following year, it was released on June 2, 1978.