And The Band Played

TOKYO - V1 uncirculating
TOKYO - V2 3:50 BTF / US4 / MT1 / VAFH / URT2 / GT / MPD / EDR
TOKYO - V3 uncirculating
TOKYO (AND THE BAND PLAYED) - V4 uncirculating

Note: Written Spring 1972. V1 was early demo at Pocketful of Tunes, 39 West 55th Street, New York, NY, April-May 1972. V2 recorded February 19, 1973 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York with Bruce on piano. V3 logged following day. It is possible the circulating audio is V1 or V3. No record of V4 cut in studio, which featured addition of new lyrics and a refrain, "And The Band Played", and performed live occasionally by Bruce during 1973 and early 1974. At some point in 1974 Springsteen composed a list of ten songs that were candidates for inclusion on his third album. A song with the title "Shanghai" is the ninth song on that list, and based on the lyrics we assume that it is actually "Tokyo". Though this was played live sporadically during the next year, studio takes of "Tokyo (And The Band Played)" have not been located. Springsteen copyrighted it as "Tokyo" in 1999, after winning his lawsuit against bootleggers.

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