On The Line

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Commercially Released: June, 1982
Label: EMI America
Produced by Bruce Springsteen and Miami Steve
Recorded by Neil Dorfsman and Bill Scheniman at The Power Station, New York City
Mixed by Toby Scott and Neil Dorfsman, at Clover Recording Studios, Los Angeles
 and The Power Station, New York City
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer
Design by Amy Nagasawa
Photography by: Alen MacWeeney and Mark Weiss

Overview

On The Line is an album released by Gary U.S. Bonds in 1982, the second of two on which he collaborated with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the first being Dedication, released the previous year, 1981. The musicians accompanying Bonds on the album include many members of the E Street Band. The album includes seven songs written by Springsteen, one written by Steven Van Zandt, and two written by Bonds himself, and features a duet with Steven Van Zandt on the track "Angelyne". The album produced one single, "Out Of Work". According to the liner notes on the Razor & Tie reissue, after recording the album, Columbia Records had Bruce Springsteen remove his vocals from the tracks, specifically from the track "Angelyne", so Van Zandt stepped up to record the duet instead. Because of this, although Springsteen can still be heard on several of the tracks, he is not credited in the original liner notes. Additionally, the liner notes state that three other songs were recorded for the album but not present on the final release, including Springsteen's "Action In The Streets", "Lion's Den", and "Savin' Up". Springsteen's studio version of "Lion's Den" and a live version of "Rendezvous" were eventually released in 1998 on his boxset Tracks, and "Savin' Up" appeared on Clarence Clemons's first solo album Rescue (1983); "Action In The Streets" remains unreleased. Springsteen's studio version of "Rendezvous" was finally released in 2010 on The Promise.

Source: Wikipedia

Released

# Song Title Running Time Release
1. HOLD ON (TO WHAT YOU GOT) (1) 3:05 GUEST: LINE
2. OUT OF WORK 2:56 GUEST: LINE / 1982 single
3. CLUB SOUL CITY (1) 3:38 GUEST: LINE
5. LOVE'S ON THE LINE 3:41 GUEST: LINE
7. RENDEZ-VOUS (1) 3:38 GUEST: LINE
8. ANGELYNE 4:08 GUEST: LINE
9. ALL I NEED (1) 5:08 GUEST: LINE

1: Written by Bruce, not recorded with Bruce.

Total Running Time: 40:29

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