It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City

IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY take 1 - V1 3:05 uncirculating
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY take 2 - V2 7:08 uncirculating
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V3 4:18 uncirculating
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V4 2:50 US3 / HDT / TRACKS / URT2 / EDR
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V5 2:40 US4 / EDR
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V6a uncirculating
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V6b 3:08 DDITV / TFTV / SA914
IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V7 3:09 GREETINGS

Note: V1 and V2 were recorded at Pocketful of Tunes, 39 West 55th Street, New York, NY on February 14, 1972, at Bruce's audition for Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos. Bruce started off with a new song, “It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City,” which was performed a second time at the request of Appel, who was dazzled by the lyrics. He was mumbling "like a Harley in heat" after the audition was over. V3 was performed at John Hammond's office, CBS Records, 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY on May 2, 1972. V4 recorded at Studio E Columbia Records building, 6th floor, 49 East 52nd Street, New York City on May 3, 1972 and officially issued on Tracks. V5 likely recorded at Pocketful Of Tunes Studios, New York, NY in May-June, 1972. V6a was recorded on June 26, 1972, and V6b the following day, June 27. The only difference is that Bruce’s vocal on V6b is faded out several seconds earlier than in V6a, which reveals that there were a few “street rapping” words spoken by Bruce that were cut from the officially released version. V7 is the final album track after overdubbing and mixing on October 26.

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