How different the career and music of . Bruce . Springsteen could have turned out had it not been for his legally enforced recording hiatus, witnessed between the release of his celebrated . Born . To . Run album and the delayed but extraordinary follow-up, . Darkness . On . The . Edge . Of . Town - almost three years later. . Despite the undeniable strength of his 75 opus, during this break from the studio, many wondered if the future of rock n roll was a one trick pony who had somehow managed to capture the imagination of the media for a brief moment, but in reality was just yet another new . Bob . Dylan who got lucky. Opinion changed dramatically when . Darkness hit the stores in . Spring 1978, with the record impressing all quarters of the music community, even scooping album of the year in the then mighty-hip . N. M. E, beating selections that year by the fashionable likes of . The . Jam, . Siouxsie & . The . Banshees and . Talking . Heads to the top spot. The record was also launch pad for anextraordinary era in . Springsteens career, as first base for a triumvirate of albums - he followed it with the quite remarkable . The . River and the downbeat but iconic . Nebraska - all prior to his first taste of the real big-time which saw a very different songwriter to that which had composed his first six records, emerge. . This film examines the period between the start of the lull and the threat of the storm, when . Bruce . Springsteen recorded and released, arguably, the finest music he was ever going to make. . Featuring rare and classic performance footage, archive interviews with the . Boss himself, contributions from those who know the man best and who were around him during the 1975-1985 period, plus seldom seen photographs, news reports, newly discovered film material and some of the finest music ever made!