The River

OH ANGELYNE - V1 1:35 LM-6 / DROC1 / RRR
OH ANGELYNE - V2 0:49 LM-6
OH ANGELYNE - V3 2:59 LM-6
OH ANGELYNE - V4 2:20 LM-6 / MT2
THE RIVER - V5a - take 5 4:45 TTTBR / TTTBJ / RIVER: SINGLE / PYP / LEK / ATMF
THE RIVER - V5b 4:56 RIVER / ESSENTIAL / GREATEST
THE RIVER - V6 0:36 TTTB: DOCUMENTARY

Note: Evolved from "Oh Angelyne", four takes of a solo demo recorded by Bruce at home January-May, 1979. V5, now known as "The River", was recorded at The Power Station on August 26 and 29, 1979. V5a, take 5, was the mix set to go on "The Ties That Bind" album, but after that fell through, ooo-ooos by Bruce and Steve were overdubbed on the end coda, and that, V5b, went on Disc 1 of the River double album. Studio logs indicate January 21 and April 12 and 24, 1980, as dates where additional takes, overdubs and mixing took place. In an interview, engineer Neil Dorfsman says he recalls cutting several versions of the song, trying out different tempos and a more embellished rock 'n' roll arrangement. None of these alternative arrangements circulate, and it is not known whether they exist in the vaults. V6 are brief snippets of an acoustic demo heard in Thom Zimny's documentary about the making of The River, and include some well-known verses, including "is a dream a lie that don't come true, or is it something worse".

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