Introducing "The Darkness Collection" by James Shive

Darkness on The Edge of Town

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Taken on New Years Eve 1980-81
Were you at this show, do you wish you were there?
Now you can have a piece of the longest show that
Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band have ever played.
The power of Clarence and Bruce live together
on stage makes this an amazing Holiday Gift.

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Photo from the first Born in the U.S.A. gig, in an edition of just 100
In a first-time collaboration, Backstreets and rock photographer James Shive, a longtime contributor to Backstreets,
are teaming up to offer Springsteen fans a very limited rock 'n' roll collectible. Available for the first time, an image photographed
by Shive 30 years ago, from Springsteen and the E Street Band's first public performance following the release of the Born in the U.S.A. album.

Prominently featuring Bruce Springsteen on guitar and the late Clarence Clemons on sax, at the Stone Pony on 6/8/84, this image was first
published in the Big Man tribute issue of Backstreets Magazine and has never before been offered to the public. Now, Backstreets and Shive
are making it available to fans in a Limited Edition of only 100 Giclee prints. All 18" x 24" prints will be signed and numbered by
James Shive and include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Additional Limited Edition images are also avaiable at
the ShiveArchive Store, including many other artists.
Click here to browse the Springsteen Collection

Only 5 copies of this classic image are available,
get one before they sell out.


The Holiday Season is upon us already, If you would like to give a Limited Edtion
photograph to one of your Rockin friends we do offer a great Holiday Gift Certificate
so they can choose their own image.

Click HERE to purchase one now.


September 23, 2014 was the 65th Anniversary of the
day that Bruce Springsteen was Born to Run.

Happy Birthday Boss.

....and to celebrate, here is a never before seen image
taken 40 years ago on September 22, 2014

Purchase a Limited Edition print of the photograph here:
Bruce Springsteen limited edition photography.


Bruce Springsteens guitar announces that
has acquired more than 500 images of James Shive's photographs.


Download Press Release Here

Bruce Springsteen's actual guitar pick



The ShiveArchive is the sole work of professional photographer James Shive, a lifelong professional photographer, Shive produced thousands of images of rock and roll’s most illustrious concerts taken during the mid 1970s through the mid 80s, providing a dense visual record of its formative years and most enduring live-performances. His contribution is represented by a repertoire of musical artists that includes Billy Idol; Billy Joel; Bob Dylan; Bon Jovi; Boston; Carly Simon; Cheap Trick; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Dire Straits; Elton John; The Eagles; Elvis Costello; Eric Clapton; Fleetwood Mac; Foreigner; Genesis; Heart; Huey Lewis; Jefferson Starship; Jackson Browne; James Taylor; Joni Mitchell; Journey; Meatloaf; Peter Frampton; Peter Gabriel; The Grateful Dead; The Pretenders; REO Speedwagon; The Rolling Stones; Tom Petty; and The Who, among many others. Many of the images also capture legendary rock venues and theaters, such as The Bottom Line and The Palladium in New York City; the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ; and The Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA – all of which no longer exist – in addition to the historic early days of Madison Square Garden, NYC.

All Photographs and content of this website ©2013 James Shive.

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