Blood Brothers [EP] - Details

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BLOOD BROTHERS - V1 1:11 YBNT2
BLOOD BROTHERS - V2a 1:54 YBNT2
BLOOD BROTHERS - V2b 1:31 YBNT2
BLOOD BROTHERS - V2c 3:12 YBNT2
BLOOD BROTHERS - V2d 5:05 YBNT2
BLOOD BROTHERS - V2e 5:02 DDITV
BLOOD BROTHERS - V3 4:31 GREATEST
BLOOD BROTHERS - V4 4:53 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V5 3:57 BB: EP
BLOOD BROTHERS - V6 3:12 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V7 5:12 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V8 5:42 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V9 3:54 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V10 4:20 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V11 2:20 private
BLOOD BROTHERS - V12 4:16 O&S

Note: Recorded in January 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City. There are many different arrangements, and it's clear that Springsteen was uncertain about which to use. V1 is a brief snippet shown in the video. V2a and V2b are slightly different mixes of the official video take. V3 (with session player Frank Pagano guesting on percussion instruments) and V5 are different recordings, both of them officially issued. V4 (take #31) is very similar to the V3, slightly slower with small lyrical variations. V5 is the stirring "rock" version that many consider superior to V3, while V6 is an alternative take (#20) of the "rock" version with some lyrical variation and an upfront accordion accompaniment. V7 is the earliest complete take and an alternative arrangement of the "rock" version with a melody very close to that of the Greatest Hits version. This take (#3) also has some lyrical variations, including "out on west end" rather than ".out on the end". V8 features a quiet, downbeat arrangement and is take #9. V9 is performed by Bruce, Max, and Roy (on keyboards). This take (#18) features some lyrical variations and can perhaps be described as "Secret Garden-ish". V10 is fascinating, and the arrangement can only be described as heavily Dylan-inspired with an organ riff that is very reminiscent of "Like A Rolling Stone". There's also plenty of harmonica and some lyrics that are unique to this arrangement. At the conclusion, Bruce says "well that's the idea anyway!". This is the same arrangement found in V1. V11 is a cut work-in-progress of the Greatest Hits arrangement in a different key (D) and Bruce providing instruction and direction to the band. V12 is a stunning solo acoustic performance that is deserving of an official release.

HIGH HOPES - V1 3:31 YBNT2
HIGH HOPES - V2 4:20 BB: EP
HIGH HOPES - V3 2:46 private
HIGH HOPES - V4 4:57 HOPES

Note: Song written in 1987 by Tim McConnell (aka Tim Scott). Recorded by Springsteen in January 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City. V1 is a brief snippet of a different recorded take, as heard in the video. V2 is the complete, officially issued take. V3 is an alternative, rather funky arrangement with low, almost whispered lyrics and is reminiscent of War's "Spill The Wine". The take is aborted early, with Bruce requesting a cup of tea. V4 re-recorded at Sydney's Studios 301 in March 2013 in Australia with the extended E Street Band during the Australian leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour. The first single from High Hopes, released November 25, 2013. Produced by Springsteen and Ron Aniello. Musician credits are Springsteen on vocals, guitar, vibraphone and percussion. Roy Bittan on piano, Nils Lofgren on guitar, Patti Scialifa on backing vocals, Garry Tallent on bass, Max Weinberg on drums, Tom Morello on guitar, Charlie Giordano on accordian, Soozie Tyrell on backing vocals, drum loop by Ron Aniello, Everett Bradley on percussion and backing vocals. Horn section is Barry Daniellian, Clark Gayton, Stan Harrison, Ed Manion and Curt Ramm. Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle and Michelle Moore provide backing vocals.

MURDER INCORPORATED - V1a 4:05 MI / GS / MILM / LM-19 / TDB / UH
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1b 4:13 private cdr
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1c 4:22 THLBP / THLRR / RTT
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1d 4:31 THLBP / RTT
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1e 4:47 THLBB
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1f 3:57 SFEM
MURDER INCORPORATED - V1g 4:02 GREATEST / ESSENTIAL: 2015
MURDER INCORPORATED - V2 4:03 MI / GS / MILM / UH

Note: Recorded at The Power Station May 3-4, 1982. Different mix permutations of the same core recording. The recording found on track 3 of the LP 'This Hard Land' (Boss Productions) could be another different mix but runs very slow. Track 5 from the aforementioned LP is V1c, which lacks a "woo" before the opening line as well as some backing vocals. V1a deletes the saxophone solo after the second verse. The officially released V1e includes the saxophone solo but fades out earlier than the outtakes, explaining the ten second difference in track length V2 is a mix so different it gets it's own version number. Different instruments and sound.

SECRET GARDEN - V1 uncirculating
SECRET GARDEN - V2 0:53 YBNT2
SECRET GARDEN - V3a 4:10 YBNT2
SECRET GARDEN - V3b 2:12 YBNT2
SECRET GARDEN - V4 4:15 DDITV
SECRET GARDEN - V5a 4:27 GREATEST
SECRET GARDEN - V5b 4:32 BB: EP
SECRET GARDEN (Jerry Maguire Mix) - V5c 4:31 Promo cd single

Note: V1 was recorded for "Human Touch" but not utilized. In January 1995, Bruce re-recorded it at The Hit Factory, New York, during his reunion with the E Street Band. V2 is a combination of two brief snippets that was shown in the Blood Brothers video. V3 is a complete, alternate take, and V4 is prefaced by recording "take #1". V5a was released as a single, and included on the album, "Bruce Springsteen: Greatest Hits", released February 28, 1995. V5b features strings (courtesy David Kahn) added to V5a, and released November 19, 1996, on the official "Blood Brothers EP", as well as a single b-side in some countries. V5c, known as "the Jerry McGuire Remix", was produced by Matt Jones at Portland, Oregon radio station Z-100 (with permission from Springsteen/Sony), as part of a spring 1997 listener contest promotion exclusive to that station. It features dialog excerpts from the movie added on top of the instrumental sections of the regular commercial version of the song. There are also additional, brief radio station plug spots before and after the song that are heard on this promo-only CD released June 26, 1997.

WITHOUT YOU - V1 4:33 YBNT2
WITHOUT YOU - V2 3:56 GREATEST

Note: Recorded in January 1995 at The Hit Factory, New York City. V1 is longer but not quite finished. V2 is the complete, officially issued take.

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