Days of Hopes and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen

Days of Hopes and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen




Born and bred in a working class environment in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen has, over the past 30 years, established himself as one of the most influential songwriters and performers in American popular music. Winner of three Grammy Awards for The Rising, he continues to entertain and inspire millions of fans around the world.

Also born and bred in a working-class New Jersey home was photographer Frank Stefanko, who crossed paths with Springsteen thanks to an introduction by a mutual friend, musician Patti Smith. This meeting spurred a photographic collaboration that lasted five years and produced cover photos for two of Springsteen's most significant albums, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River.

Stefanko's archive of several thousand Springsteen photos has never been published--that is, until now. Days of Hope and Dreams presents in an unforgettable selection of Stefanko's most significant and most personal images from his time working with Springsteen, and Stefanko's recollections offer behind-the-scenes stories of his work and friendship with this legendary musical talent. Featuring a fascinating introduction written by The Boss himself, this is a must-have guide for Springsteen fans and music lovers everywhere!

• Captures the classic Springsteen years: 1978-1983

• Features never-before-published photographs

• Springsteen will tour the US throughout the summer and fall of 2003

• Multicity touring exhibit of photos

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823083879
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 11.96(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Frank Stefanko's photos appear on the cover of Springsteen's albums Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River, as well as in the packages for Springsteen's Greatest Hits, Live 1975-1985 and Tracks. He lives in Philadelphia. Chris Murray is the founder and director of the Govinda Gallery in Washington, DC.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
These intimate, never-before seen pictures of Bruce are crisp, startleing, and edgy. The New York rooftop series is magnificent, as are the photos of the band and Bruce just 'hanging out'. Sometimes the mood is brooding, with Bruce looking right at you with his 'sharp eyes of truth'. This is a true picture book for the fans, with affectionate and well narrated anecdotes of the photo sessions by photographer Frank Stefanko. Frank also chronicles his friendship with the Boss during those 'Days of Hope and Dreams'. A must have in your music library.