Kitty's Back

KITTY'S BACK - V1 7:10 PS / EY / SA914 / ET
KITTY'S BACK - V2 7:16 ROOI
KITTY'S BACK - V3 7:25 US5 / BIS / ETRJ
KITTY'S BACK - V4 7:04 WIESS

Note: Written during mid-1973. In 1974 Bruce mentioned he got the idea for the title from a neon sign promoting the return of popular stripper’s show to a local Shore-area club. The E Street "Hello Dolly". we long for the days before our girl left to marry a New York City pretty-boy from Bleecker Street. All our feelings are poured out musically, bad guys are movin' in, tin cans are exploding, until we see Kitty coming from the distance. Then the ghost of Louis Armstrong fills in for the not-yet-existing Miami Horns as the celebration begins. Base track was recorded June 28, 1973 with overdubs on July 24 and September 23. David Sancious has mentioned in interviews that the organ solo on this track is his, and we can presume it was added at one of the two later sessions. The final product reflects the song writing and arranging skills of Bruce, with help from Sancious. It spent the rest of the decade in the live set. One of the final songs completed for the album. All versions are slightly different mixes or recordings.

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