She's The One

SHE'S THE ONE - V1 6:17 BIS / WAR / ET / BTRS / BTRCS
SHE'S THE ONE - V2a 4:22 ESR / BTRS
SHE'S THE ONE - V2b 4:15 ESR
SHE'S THE ONE - V3 uncirculating
SHE'S THE ONE - V4 3:36 BORN TO RUN

Note: "She's The One" debuted at Avery Fisher Hall in New York on October 4, 1974, and the lyrics remained consistent right up to the end of the tour in March 1975. V1 was probably recorded some time between October 1974 and April 1975. In his book E Street Shuffle, The Glory Days Of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Clinton Heylin believes it was recorded October 16, 1974, but the evidence for such a claim is unknown. This take includes some lyrics that would later be used in "Backstreets", and conversely imports "French cream won't soften those boots" from "Santa Ana".

V2 was recorded some time after V1, maybe around April or May 1975 at the Record Plant, New York. This take is shorter, with only the first two verses and adds a guitar solo. Bruce then vocalizes the saxophone solo, which suggests the Big Man was off that day. After all the tracks for Born To Run had been completed, and the tour had begun, Springsteen drove back to the studio two nights in a row (July 24 and 25), to finish dubbing vocals of a new second verse and bridge for V3, "and just one kiss she fills them long summer nights with her tenderness, that secret pact you made, back when her love could save you from the bitterness." The new lyrics changed the song from a fight with his girlfriend to a magical love song. The track was finally completed on July 25 for the album.

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