Candy's Boy

CANDY'S BOY - V1 5:03 PROMISE: VAULT
CANDY'S BOY - V2 5:22 LM-2 / DO-2 / LMEC2 / DDOC / LES / MT1 / DDO
CANDY'S BOY - V3 4:48 LM-3 / DO-3 / AM / ATEOD
CANDY'S BOY - V4 5:12 ESRR
CANDY'S BOY - V5 4:31 PROMISE

Note: "(I Will Forever Be) Candy’s Boy", or simply "Candy’s Boy", was composed shortly after the Born to Run tour concluded in 1976. V1 is a summer 1976 band rehearsal at Bruce's house in Holmdel, NJ (referred to as Telegraph Hill), and is included on the Thrill Hill Vault DVD/Blu-ray in The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set. V2 was recorded June 6, 1977 at Atlantic Studios, New York, and sounds complete in all respects. However, Bruce is often not satisfied with songs that conflict in some way with his personal vision, and he decided to continue working on it. V4 and V5 are both thought to be from later in June; V4 is longer, and includes an extra instrumental section. The officially released V5, released in 2010 on the The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story, adds "My Sweet Love" to his vows. V3 was recorded on August 24 at Atlantic Studios, with a slightly different melody, and a final, uncirculated take was recorded on September 2, 1977. Then, the October 1977 Album 4 sequence entitled "Badlands", which had included "Candy's Boy", was withdrawn, and "Candy's Boy" was never played again. In mid-September, a decision was made to re-organize "The Fast Song" into "Candy's Room", with the first verse of "Candy's Boy" incorporated, along with lines from "Frankie". Other elements were exported to a new composition, "Prove It All Night" (the dynamo) on September 14, and "Drive All Night" (Well there’s machines and there’s fire Waiting for us on the edge of town) also received verses.

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