My Hometown

YOUR HOMETOWN - V1 3:41 LM-17
YOUR HOMETOWN - V2 3:26 LM-17 / GS
YOUR HOMETOWN - V3 3:21 LM-17 / GS
YOUR HOMETOWN - V4 3:33 LM-17
YOUR HOMETOWN - V5 take 1 6:47 uncirculating
YOUR HOMETOWN - V6 take 2 6:22 uncirculating
MY HOMETOWN - V7 take 3 4:27 BITUSA / GREATEST
MY HOMETOWN - V8 take 4 4:59 LM-19

Note: Written in late 1982 as a rockabilly song called "Your Hometown". V1-V4 were early takes from January - February 1983. After setting it aside for a few months, Bruce came back with a new title, "My Hometown", and arrangement for the band. On June 29, 1983 at The Hit Factory, four complete takes were recorded, but the first two were discarded because they both exceeded six minutes. Takes 3 and 4, which both featuring Ruth Jackson (wife of sound engineer Bruce Jackson) on background vocals, were the finalist, with take 3 V7 chosen for Born In The USA.

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