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 for the single album. Once the single album was canned, Bruce returned to the song on April 4, 1980, which included editing out the third verse. Despite this, Springsteen added verse three back to "The Price You Pay" for live performances 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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