Into The Night

INTO THE NIGHT - V1 4:48 DROC2 / RRR
NIGHT FIRE - V2 4:43 DROC2 / RRR / MT2 / OSOR / LM-4
NIGHT FIRE - V3 0:30 DROC2
NIGHT FIRE - V4 1:36 DROC2
NIGHT FIRE - V5 4:44 RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: According to author Clinton Heylin, Springsteen adapted the music of "In The City Tonight", which the band practiced extensively on March 25, 1979. Five days later, he had re-arranged it as a hard rocking song, "Into the Night", named "Night Fire" on the subsequent takes. V1-V5 are from the Telegraph Hill Studios on March 30, 1979. V3 is a partial take of an instrumental section. V4 is Bruce and Clarence working on the saxophone solo. V1 is a complete take (running faster than V2-4), that for some reason is listed as "Untitled Song #2" on E. St. Records' 'Definitive River Outtakes Collection Vol 2', and "Into the Night" on River Refineries Revisited (better sound!), but might be the best "Night Fire" of all-time. V2 is also a complete take, slower but still hard rocking, without the piano and guitar overdubs of V1. V5 was recorded at The Power Station on June 13, 1979, slower than the rehearsals with a "Because The Night"-style piano introduction. Unfortunately, modern vocals were overdubbed over what sounds like vintage backing. Included on a 1993 in-house Tracks concept album.

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