This upcoming film came from nowhere but we’ll take it! BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: HIGH HOPES debuts 04.04 at 9:30pm ET. Is it an HBO Special or a documentary? The video clip we show you here calls it an HBO Special while the Press Release, portions also below, calls it a documentary. Or is it an infomercial? Whatever it is it appears on HBO and showcases The Boss’s latest album “High Hopes” which released in January ’14.
Press Release – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S HIGH HOPES, chronicling the making of his 18th studio album, will debut FRIDAY, APRIL 4 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The half-hour documentary by Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny explores the creation of “High Hopes,” which reached the No. 1 position in 20 countries after its January release. The film features rare behind-the-scenes studio and rehearsal segments, exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. The two discuss their artistic choices for the project and explain how Morello brought a distinctive twist to Springsteen’s material.
“High Hopes” was released Jan. 14, 2014 to rave reviews. NPR’s “Fresh Air” said that it “makes you want to follow Springsteen wherever he may go,” while Esquire noted, “Springsteen is once more a man standing with a guitar in his hand, triumphant,” and American Songwriter called the album “a compelling, unified statement: part grief and grievance, part love and transcendence.” A tour overseas is concluding with Springsteen and the E Street Band returning for U.S. dates in April and May.
Here is that promo.
Also of note – The E Street Band will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special Award for Musical Excellence at the April 10 induction ceremony, which will air on HBO in May.
And also – In 2010, HBO presented the Springsteen documentary THE PROMISE: THE MAKING OF “DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN,” which was also directed by Zimny.
If you love The Boss and his posse, complete with Seven Van Zandt (THE SOPRANOS) or this album check out this documentary special, as I’m calling it, on 04.04.