Dancing In The Dark

DANCING IN THE DARK - V1a 4:31 BUERM / 1984AC
DANCING IN THE DARK - V1b 3:57 BITUSA / ESSENTIAL / GREATEST
DANCING IN THE DARK - V1c - blaster mix 6:09 1984 EP
DANCING IN THE DARK - V1d - radio mix 4:50 1984 EP
DANCING IN THE DARK - V1e - dub mix 5:30 1984 EP

Note: The last song on Born In The U.S.A. to be recorded. Written in no time at all after Jon Landau convinced Bruce that the album needed a single. According to Dave Marsh in Glory Days, Bruce was not impressed with Landau's approach. "Look", he snarled, "I've written seventy songs. You want another one, you write it." Despite this reaction, Bruce sat in his hotel room and wrote the song in a single night. It sums up his state of mind, his feeling of isolation after the success of The River, and his frustrations of trying to write a hit-single. Six takes cut on February 14, 1984 at The Hit Factory, then 58 mixes, completed on March 8. V1a contains a longer sax solo at the end that was shortened (cut) for the official album version. V1c thru V1e are dance/disco remixes that were mixed at The Power Station in April or early May 1984 by Producer/mixer Arthur Baker. The recording engineer for the remixes was Chris Lord-Alge. These remixes were first released in late June 1984. The 12" single was released May 9, 1984 and was the biggest selling 12" single in the U.S.A. that year.

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