Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Studio Sessions - Other Recordings

Other Recordings

LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN uncirculating

Note: Co-written by Springsteen and Van Zandt in December 1976 during sessions for Southside Johnny’s second album (issued in May 1977). Not recorded during the sessions for Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

GO AWAY (COME CLOSE) uncirculating

New composition soundchecked on September 20, 1978 before Capitol Theatre, Passaic show. Never played again.

LITTLE GIRL SO FINE N/A uncirculating

Note: Co-written by Springsteen and Van Zandt in December 1976 during sessions for Southside Johnny’s second album (issued in May 1977). Not recorded during the sessions for Darkness On The Edge Of Town.

TRAPPED AGAIN uncirculating

Note: Co-written by Southside Johnny, Springsteen and Van Zandt in early 1978 during sessions for Southside Johnny’s third album. According to Southside he predominantly wrote the song, with Bruce and Steve merely adding bits and pieces. So a Springsteen studio recording of this song is highly unlikely to exist.

SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE 3:47 TRACKS

Note: The official Tracks booklet lists the recording date as January 6, 1974 but this is clearly incorrect, given that Bruce and band were embarking on a three-night stand at Joe's Place in Cambridge, MA that day. The other production, engineering and musician credits for this recording point to it as being a Darkness session outtake, as has comments by Springsteen, who has always alluded to this recording within the context of the Darkness sessions. However, "So Young" hardly feels like a Darkness-era song and it's possible that the day/month recording date has been transposed (by Louis Lahav, an Israeli), so 1/6/74 would actually read June 1, 1974. It's therefore likely that the Tracks credits are incorrect, and "So Young" is actually a Born To Run outtake. The Darkness references probably are about "Action In the Streets", Paradise By the C" and "Soul Rockin'".

JANEY NEEDS A SHOOTER

Note: Please see the detail section - you will see that several bootlegggers linked this to April 1978; but this is not true! The full band take of this song was May 1979.

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