Darkness On The Edge Of Town - Studio Sessions - Uncertain

Possible DOTEOT-era Songs

The following titles emanate from the 1976-78 era. The information is based on the book included in The Promise - The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set. It is unknown if these songs were ever recorded, or just standalone titles. Springsteen often creates song titles first and then attempts to write words and music around it - so the existence of a song title is no guarantee that a song was ever created. There is as yet no evidence these were completed songs (words and music) and for the majority no evidence they were recorded during any of the Darkness sessions. If they do exist as recordings then they would most likely be either as work-in-progress home cassette recordings or from Atlantic Studios sessions. It's also possible that some of these songs are merely work-in-progress or alternative titles for other tracks that we are more familiar with.

  • AMERICAN
  • ARCHITECT ANGEL (Saga Of The Architect Angel, recorded in 1973. Springsteen may have considered resurrecting it for the new album)
  • (JERSEY / JOEY) BIKERS
  • CLINT EASTWOOD THEME
  • COBRA JET
  • DARLINGTON COUNTY (Possibly recorded during the sessions as "Cheap Thrills")
  • DREAM GOES ON FOREVER
  • IS IT YOU
  • IT'S MY LIFE (The Animals. Springsteen performed this live regularly in 1976 and 1977)
  • LINDA WILL YOU LET ME BE THE ONE (Considered for Born To Run)
  • LITTLE GIRL OF MINE (Probably "This Little Girl", which Springsteen gave to Gary U.S. Bonds who recorded it in 1980)
  • NIGHT FIGHTER
  • NIGHT PATROL
  • NITE / NIGHT SHIFT
  • (THE) OUTRIDER(S)
  • POWERGLIDE
  • RAMCHARGER
  • RIDERS ON THE RAIN
  • SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BIG HOUSE
  • SHUFFLE (Likely to be another song)
  • SO KISS ME TONIGHT
  • SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE
  • SOMEONE WAITS
  • SOUL ROCKIN' (aka ACTION IN THE STREETS)
  • SPECTOR SONG (Likely to be early title for another song)
  • SPEEDWAY
  • STREET & STRIP
  • THE WILD ONES (Also considered for album #3, i.e. Born To Run)
  • THERE'S NO LIVIN' WITHOUT YOUR LOVIN'
  • TONIGHT WILL LAST FOREVER
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