New York City Serenade

NEW YORK SONG - V1 uncirculating
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V2 9:58 PS / EY / SA914 / GT / ROOI
NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V3 9:53 WIESS

Note: "New York Song" aka "New York City Song", was composed 1972–1973, and played live from January 3 through June 2, 1973. On June 22, V1 was recorded for Album #2 at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York. In the following week, an idea to combine it with elements of "Vibes Man", another 1972 composition, was hatched, and "New York City Serenade" V2 was recorded on June 28, 1973. Credit has been assigned to David Sancious, who made the arrangement suggestions, though he tried to side-step by saying "I don’t think they constituted the arrangement." V4 is presumably the result of overdubs on August 7 and September 13, 1973, including addition of strings, group vocals and congas to the final mix. Thanks to Richard Blackwell for information on the history of this song.

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