Be True

TO BE TRUE - V1a 3:39 LM-6 / PYP
TO BE TRUE - V1b 3:49 DROC1
TO BE TRUE - V1c 3:50 DROC1 / RRR
TO BE TRUE - V1d take 2 3:40 DROC1 / TTTBJ / ATMF / LES / LEK
BE TRUE - V2 3:40 1981 b-side / TRP / BACK / DBTR
BE TRUE - V3 3:36 TRACKS
BE TRUE - V4 3:49 RIVER: SINGLE

Note: Evolved from "Mary Lou" and early versions of "Little White Lies" that used "Be True" vocals over unique backing. The only takes for this track all occurred on July 18, 1979 at Power Station, and a mixing or overdub session took place on April 22, 1980, before it was included on a April 1980 shortlist for the double-album. Six different mixes are known: V1a runs fast with minimal vocal effects, V1c has a double-tracked vocal on the second verse, bridge, break, and has no sax except tail, V1d has double tracked vocals, background vocals and a different sax solo, V2 is the 1981 b-side to "Fade Away", and the version on 'Down By the River' 3:23, sounds exactly like V2 when slowed down by 6%. V3 is the mix released on Tracks, and version 4 is V1d released in 2015 on The Ties That Bind: The River Single Album.

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