Prove It All Night

PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V1 3:28 LM-3 / UP / AM / LMEC2
PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V2a 4:00 ODM / HOD / UP / AM
PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V2b 3:54 ODM / HOD / UP / AM
PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V2c 3:54 DARKNESS / ESSENTIAL: 2015 / 1978 SINGLE

Note: Bruce came up with the title, "Prove It All Night", and says he adapted "It's A Shame" aka "Jon's Jam", (which was written, recorded and set aside in June), but the lyrics were a work in progress when he arrived at the Record Plant on September 12, 1977. He later said (live as an intro to the song) "that he got the idea from a cabbie, who was moanin' about having to prove it to your boss and your wife everyday". The E Street Band learned the chords quickly, and to go ahead and record a take, Bruce had worked up a lyric sheet using the first verse from "Something In The Night", V1 released on the 'Lost Masters Volume III'. Work continued on September 14, 15 and 16, completed with V2c (take 49), with the final mix in Spring 1978 by Toby Scott, Chuck Plotkin's Chief Engineer, the start of a long association with Springsteen. "Prove It All Night" never failed to be included on tentative album sequences, from October thru May 1978. Version 2a is an alternate mix that runs to a hard stop ending, with Max's energetic performance and danny's organ dominating. Version 2b features the vocal track above the organ and drums , and runs shorter. v2c was released as the first single, ahead of the album, on May 23, 1978 in the United States.

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