Meet Me In The City

IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V1 4:47 LM-14
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V2 4:14 LM-14 / OSOR
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V3 1:37 LM-14
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V4 4:01 LM-14
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V5 8:41 LM-14
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V6 3:46 LM-14
IN THE CITY TONIGHT - V7 3:19 LM-14
UNTITLED SONG #3 - V8 1:45 DROC2
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V9 3:28 RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: V1 thru V7 are all different performances from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on March 25, 1979. V8 is from around the same time, and is listed as "Untitled Song #3" on disc two of 'The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2'. Bootlegged as "In The City Tonight", also known as "In The City", and titled "Meet Me In The City Tonight" on Springsteen's handwritten lyric sheet. Author Clinton Heylin stated that the music of 'In the City Tonight" was appropriated by "Night Fire", and while they don't sound exactly alike, there are no further recordings of "In the City Tonight", until V9, "Meet Me In The City" was officially released online on October 16, 2015, to accompany the announcement of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which was released on December 4, 2015. The inclusion of both Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici in the credits suggests that some of the backing music was recorded during sessions for The River (along with Bruce's count-in), though there is no record in studio logs. Another explanation could be an uncirculated outtake, Do You Want Me To Say Alright, recorded at The Power Station on June 14, 1979. Included on a Tracks concept compilation in 1993. Could be an alternative title for "Meet Me In The City", and would explain why that song is absent from the studio logs. The lead vocal was recorded in 2015, along with some or all of the backing music.

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