Hungry Heart

HUNGRY HEART - V1a 2:53 DROC2 / PYP
HUNGRY HEART - V1b 3:30 LM-6
HUNGRY HEART - V1c 3:32 LM-6
HUNGRY HEART - V2a 3:28 LM-6 / RRR
HUNGRY HEART - V2b 3:47 DROC2
HUNGRY HEART - V2c 3:31 private cdr
HUNGRY HEART - V2d take 2 3:21 TTTBR / TTTBJ / LEK
HUNGRY HEART - V2e take 2 3:21 RIVER: SINGLE
HUNGRY HEART - V3 3:15 RIVER / 1980 Single / ESSENTIAL / GREATEST

Note: "Hungry Heart"" was apparently penned after Joey Ramone asked Bruce to write a song for the Ramones after he attended a Ramones show at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park in March 1979; this may be apocryphal. In any case, Springsteen has confirmed that it was written with the Ramones in mind, and was considering giving the song away. He played it for Jon Landau, who convinced Bruce to keep it for himself. The mixes listed above show the progression from backing track v1a to completed track v2. V2c has heavy echo added to Springsteen's vocal. Recorded at Power Station on June 14 and 21, 1979, with mixing for The Ties That Bind single album by Bob Clearmountain, v2d on September 5, 1979. Dubbing and mixing sessions for the mix found on The River v3 took place on March 24 and April 10, 1980. The version released on The River has been pitch adjusted, raising the pitch of Springsteen's vocal to achieve a more radio friendly sound. Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of the Turtles) contributed backing vocals during one of those sessions.

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