The Price You Pay

THE PRICE YOU PAY - V1 5:29 LM-6 / PYP / ATMF
THE PRICE YOU PAY - V2 - take 1 5:43 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / RIVER: SINGLE / LEK
THE PRICE YOU PAY - V3 5:24 RIVER

Note: Studio takes covered four days, June 15, 18, 19 and 21, 1979, with V2 completed on the final day, and submitted with tracks for TTTB album. On April 4, 1980, an additional session V3 was held for The River double album, which included editing out the third verse, a decision that received much criticism from fans and critics in later years, when the TTTB leaked out on bootlegs, and the two versions were compared. Before anybody was aware of this, Springsteen added verse 3 back to "The Price You Pay" during the River Tour, and all performances since 1981 have used the original album lyrics. Many consider V2 to be the definitive studio take, and it was officially released on the River Single Album in 2015.

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