American Madness - Remastered Darkness On The Edge Of Town Outtakes

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
American Madness: Remastered Darkness On The Edge Of Town Outtakes
Date: June 1977 - April 1978
Location: Atlantic Studios / The Record Plant, NY, NY
Label: Ev2
Format: 4CD
Source: Studio

Disc 1:
01 Don't Look Back
02 Prove It All Night
03 Candy's Room
04 The Promised Land - w/o guitar solo
05 Badlands
06 Something In The Night
07 Factory
08 Racing In The Street
09 Prove It All Night #2
10 Darkness On The Edge Of Town
11 Spanish Eyes
12 Sherry Darling
13 Streets Of Fire
14 Candy's Room #2 aka World of Dreams
15 Prove It All Night*

  • Promo cut for radio play, recorded at Community Auditorium, Berkeley, CA July 1, 1978.

- See info in the end of this file

Disc 2:
01 The Promise
02 Badlands
03 Adam Raised A Cain
04 Something In The Night
05 Prove It All Night
06 Down By The River (Say Sons)
07 Taxi Cab (Taxi Driver, City At Night)
08 Factory
09 Streets Of Fire #1
10 Because the Night #1
11 The Iceman
12 Preacher's Daughter
13 Crazy Rocker
14 Drive All Night #1
15 The Way #2
16 The Fast Song (instrumental)
17 Someday, Tonight (instrumental)
18 Racing In The Street

Disc 3:
01 The Promise
02 Hearts Of Stone
03 One Way Street
04 Candy's Boy #1
05 Endless Night (English Sons)
06 Spanish Eyes
07 Streets Of Fire #2
08 Factory
09 Loose Ends
10 Independence Day
11 Drive All Night #2
12 The Way #1
13 Racing In The Street
14 Don't Look Back (instrumental)
15 Badlands (instrumental)
16 Castaway (The Ballad)

Disc 4:
01 What's The Matter Little Darling
02 Get That Feeling #2
03 Get that Feeling #1
04 Candy's Boy #2
05 Rendezvous
06 I Wanna Be With You
07 Don't Look Back
08 Ramrod
09 Frankie
10 Because The Night #2
11 Sherry Darling
12 Outside Lookin' In
13 I'm Goin' Back
14 Fire
15 The Fast Song
16 Break Out
17 Talk To Me (instrumental)
18 Racing In The Street

Disc One (1) details:

Source: 'Original Darkness Mixes', E Street Records ES-08.
Date: June 1977 - April 1978
Location: The Record Plant, New York City, NY

Original mixes for the album, recorded from original acetates.

- Some tracks have some crackle & hiss, nothing I could do to remove it (they were on the original files)

Disc Two (2) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 1,9,10,16,18 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Tracks 2,3,5 recorded at Atlantic Studios OR The Record Plant, NYC August 1977.
- Tracks 4,17 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 6,7,8,11,12,13,15 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.

Source details:
- Tracks 1,9,14,16 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 2,3,5,10,17 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 6,7,12,11 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Track 8 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 4 from 'The Promise', BS300
- Track 15 from 'Ultra Rare Trax Volume 1', MR001
- Track 13 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)
- Track 18 is a mix of 'Lost Masters III' & 'The Promise'.

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,6,7,10,12,13,14,15,16,17 unreleased outtakes
02 Different lyrics
03 Alternate take w/ different lyrics
04 Different mix
05 Lyrics from 'Something In The Night'
08 Violin overdub from David Lindley
09 Earlier take
11 Virtually identical to 'Tracks' version
18 Slow version with different lyrics (solo piano?)

Disc Three (3) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 8,13,15,16 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Track 6 recorded at Atlantic Studios OR The Record Plant, NYC August 1977.
- Tracks 1,7,10 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 3,4,11,14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 2,5,12 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.
- Track 9 recorded probably at The Record Plant, NYC April 1978.

Source details:
- Tracks 3,11,13,14,15 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 6,8,10 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 4,9,16 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Tracks 2,5,7,12 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 1 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,10,11,12,14,15,16 unreleased outtakes
02 Different mix without the '98 recorded horns on Tracks
07 Different mix
08 Alternative lyrics
09 Different mix
13 Alternate version with harp

Disc Four (4) details:

Recording details:
- Tracks 2,4,11,15,17,18 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC August 1977
- Tracks 8,10 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC September 1977.
- Track 5,6,7,9,12,14 recorded at Atlantic Studios, NYC June 1977.
- Tracks 1,3,13,16 recorded at The Record Plant, NYC Oct-Dec 1977.

Source details:
- Tracks 2,9,14,17 from 'Lost Masters II', LOVE 002
- Tracks 4,11,15,18 from 'Lost Masters III', LOVE 003
- Tracks 5,6,13,16 from 'Loose Ends', Scorpio
- Tracks 1,3 from 'Treasures From The Vault', Ev2 (DDITV edit)
- Tracks 7,10 from 'The Promise', BS300
- Track 12 from 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes Collection', ES-17/18
- Track 8 from 'The Iceman', BS100

Track descriptions:
Tracks 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17 unreleased outtakes
07 Rough vocals, very different take
18 Different lyrics

First of all, this was originally going to be a 2cd set of 'Darkness' studio outtakes. As I kept editing these songs, there
was no way they could've fit on only 2cd's. (Plan was, 1cd 'Original Darkness Mixes', other cd of various outtakes)
Then next thing I noticed, I had planned a 6cd set with 2cd's of Live tracks… In the end I decided not to
include the live cd's which made this 'only' a 67 track, 4cd collection. I used John's 'brucebase' website (link somewhere below)
as a database to see which tracks were 'worth' editing, where I could find them and so on.

Making this a 4cd set allowed me to include some of the tracks I would've otherwise left out, such as the alternative
'Dont Look Back' & 'Ramrod' which are both in a bit worse sound quality. I wouldn't say any of the tracks sound 'bad'.


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