Protection

PROTECTION 3:30 LM-4 / MI / GS / MILM / UH / BUERM

Note: Recorded at The Hit Factory on 23 February 1982. Registered at the US Copyright Office on March 8, 1982. David Geffen approached Jon Landau to ask if Springsteen would write a song for Donna Summer. Jon Landau persuaded Bruce to keep the first attempt ("Cover Me") for himself, but he did donate "Protection", Donna Summer's cover version of "Protection" (with Springsteen on guitar) was recorded in March 1982 (released August 1982 on the album Donna Summer). Bruce and Donna also recorded a duet vocal version at her sessions which remains in the vault. Springsteen has never performed the song in concert, although it was rehearsed in early 1988 for the upcoming Tunnel Of Love tour. A song that he is known to have worked on during the home demo sessions in early-mid 1979 does not appear to be related, other than the title.

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