Bells Of San Salvador

BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V1 1:28 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V2 1:17 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V3 0:32 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V4 2:18 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V5 3:09 LM-10
BELLS OF SAN SALVADOR - V6 3:07 private

Note: Additional elements of this composition have recently been identified. V1 can be found, incorrectly titled as 'Ruled By The Gun #2' on Lost Masters X. V2 is track 11 on the same CD, 'Untitled Riff', which ends with Springsteen speaking the words, "Bells Of San Salvador", which links all these recordings under that title. V1-5 were recorded at Springsteen's home in Colts Neck, NJ in late 1981 or early 1982. V3 and V5 are tracks 23 and 22 on LM-10, incorrectky titled 'They Killed Him In The Street', as is v4, 'Wages Of Sin #3', track 13. A careful listen shows V1 and V4 were mistakenly grouped with other outtakes on the CD. According to Pete, by April 1982, Springsteen had almost finished "Bells Of San Salvador", and a band rehearsal, V6, was recorded. A "sinister and oppressive" song, it describes a 1979 massacre that took place on the steps of San Salvador cathedral in El Salvador. Despite being well developed, it was not cut at The Power Station later that month like the rest of the songs rehearsed, and session logs indicate it was never recorded in the studio. Similar lyrics can also be found in Springsteen's adaptation of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Run Through The Jungle", which was performed live three times during the European leg of the River Tour.

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