You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)

YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V1 2:40 LM-7
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V2 2:45 LM-7 / LMEC2
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V3 0:44 DROC1 / SFEM / AT
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V4 0:30 DROC1 / SFEM / AT
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V5 2:11 DROC1 / AT
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V6 take 3 2:04 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / RIVER: SINGLE
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V7 uncirculating
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V8 2:34 RIVER
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V9 1:18 YBNT2 / BB: DOC

Note: V1 and V2 are actually two takes of Bruce working on the start and end, singing the lead guitar part over his acoustic, recorded at Telegraph Hill, January–March 1979. It's clear that he thinks he's onto something. V3–V5 are demos from May, well developed, with the lyrics of the first and third verses almost complete. V6, in a rockabilly arrangement, was probably recorded over two days at the Power Station on August 24 and 25, 1979, and sequenced on side two of The Ties That Bind before Springsteen rejected the concept and moved to a double album. Later released in 2015 on The River: Single Album. This arrangement was performed regularly on the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour in 1988, but not before and never since.

Some time later, Springsteen dropped the rockabilly arrangement, and instead lifted the music from "Held Up Without A Gun". V7 was recorded at a Telegraph Hill rehearsal on January 11, 1980, using the music from "Held Up Without A Gun", but the recording does not circulate. V8 was recorded on February 17 and 23, 1980, at Power Station, and final mixes for The River took place on April 1, 9, and 21, 1980.

V9 is a short acoustic take from January 1995, from the soundtrack of the Blood Brothers video, shot during the Greatest Hits sessions at the Hit Factory, New York.

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