Springsteen Doc To Premier At Toronto Film Fest

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springsteen 093009 Springsteen Doc To Premier At Toronto Film Fest[lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm] will debut his new documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival on September 14.

The film features rare footage of the Springsteen and his [lastfm]E Street Band[/lastfm] in the studio during the making of their classic 1978 album. The film, which was directed by[lastfm]Thom Zimny[/lastfm], is slated for national release later this year.

Guitarist [lastfm]Steven Van Zandt[/lastfm] also says that The Boss may re-release the album this holiday season along with several newly brushed up demos.

“We’re doing a little bit of fixes on some Darkness on the Edge of Town outtakes, which is going to be a really fun reissue coming for Christmas,” Van Zandt said.

“We put 10 or so outtakes on the [1998] Tracks box set and we [have since] found 10 more,” he added. “I’m not sure how many we’ll put on there. We’ll go back and he might finish a lyric on one or two, or finish a harmony on one or two, but we’ll keep them intact pretty much.”

Drummer [lastfm]Max Weinberg[/lastfm] also told Rolling Stone most of the recording sessions for that album were captured on film.

“There was always a guy in the studio with a little hand-held camera,” he said. “If that does make the light of day, it would be something I would heartily endorse.”

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