Something In The Night

SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V1 4:33 DO-2 / GT / LUTHER / LM-2
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V2a 5:00 DDOC / UP / DDO
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V2b 5:08 DO-3 / UP / LUTHER / AM
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V2c 5:03 ODM / HOD / UP / AM
SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V2d 5:08 DARKNESS

Note: Premiered live on August 1, 1976 and was played at 31 of 54 shows on the Lawsuit Tour 1976-1977, which gave Springsteen opportunities to revise lyrics and modify arrangements. The tour featured a full-time horn section, the Miami Horns, and they were also used in several arrangements. When the Darkness sessions began on June 1, 1977, takes of "Something In the Night" were recorded that evening, and apparently the album take was chosen from these. According to Sony logs, there were two subsequent recording sessions on June 14 and 16, and that was it, until mixing sessions began in 1978. Versions 2a, 2b, 2c and 2d are all the same June 1 recording, with different mixes made. There is a posibility of V1 being recorded later in June on the dates mentioned. Godfatherecords release G.R. BOX 01, The Unbroken Promise: Lighting Up The Darkness Sessions, a 6 CD compilation of outtakes from the Darkness sessions, describes in it's extensive liner notes that ”Something In The Night appears in three versions, Version 2a being recorded in June-July 1977 at Atlantic Studios and versions 2b and 2c during September-October 1977." Unfortunately, there is no evidence at all of the latter. The final notation is Mix take #42 (V2d), from February 27, 1978, was pressed to metal acetate on April 12, 1978, and became track 3 on Darkness On the Edge of Town.

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