On The Tracks - Timeline


Listed below is a chronological display of the songs recording sessions.

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Date Song Title Location Personnel

Timeline: On November 4, 1971, Tinker West brought Springsteen to a meeting at Pocketful of Tunes, a music publishing company owned by Wes Farrell, that employed Mike Appel. After he played "Baby Doll" and another tune, Appel recalls, "I told him they were the worst songs I ever heard", but he told Bruce to write some more songs and see him again. Springsteen was inspired by the challenge, and began writing songs "like a madman". Springsteen's second audition with Appel was a Saint Valentines Day Massacre on February 14, 1972 at Pocketfull of Tunes, with Appel, Jim Cretecos, and Bob Spitz present. Spitz recorded the performance on a reel-to-reel tape recorder. It's Hard To Be A Saint In the City was recorded twice at the request of Appel, who reportedly was blown away by the lyrics. After that performance, still mumbling "like a harley in heat" to himself, he and Cretecos quickly started preparing contracts to sign Springsteen without delay.

November 4, 1971
  • BABY DOLL
  • SONG FOR ORPHANS (Unconfirmed)
Pocketful Of Tunes Inc., New York
(Mike Appel's first audition of Springsteen)
November 14, 1971
  • COWBOYS OF THE SEA
  • NO NEED
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY take 1 - V1 (fast)
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY take 2 - V2 (slow)
  • FOR YOU
  • HOLLYWOOD KIDS
  • IF I WAS THE PRIEST
  • THE ANGEL - V1
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS
Pocketful Of Tunes Inc., New York
(Mike Appel's demo of Springsteen)
Recording Engineer: Bob Spitz

Timeline: Springsteen signed Exclusive Recording and Exclusive Management Agreements with Laurel Canyon (Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos) in mid-March, 1972. However Springsteen did not sign any Songwriting Agreement at this time, apparently wishing to think this matter over a bit longer. He paid little attention to what he was signing, but told both Appel and Cretecos his priority was getting an audition and recording contract. During April, Springsteen traveled to New York on occasions to visit Appel at Pocketful Of Tunes, where spontaneous, "off-the-cuff" performances were recorded in a songwriting room (not the studio). To date, only a couple of these demos have surfaced, and other titles, similarly taped, may exist.

April, 1972
  • IF I WAS THE PRIEST - V2
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS - V2
  • LADY AND THE DOCTOR - V1
Mike Appel's Office, New York

Timeline: Springsteen began a series of demo sessions for Sioux City Music at Wes Farrell's Pocketful Of Sounds Studios (where Appel was still employed) in April 1972.

April, 1972
  • FAMILY SONG - V1
  • FAMILY SONG - V2
  • CAMILLA HORN
  • ELOISE - V1
  • MARIE
Pocketful Of Tunes Inc., New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Jim Cretecos

Timeline: Further demos were recorded over multiple sessions at the apartment of Bruce's co-manager Jim Cretecos. Cretecos was an electronics engineer and was able to emulate a reasonable recording environment in his apartment – so much so that it is difficult to distinguish some of the recordings Bruce made in Cretecos' apartment from those made in a professional studio.

April, 1972
  • RANDOLPH STREET
  • WAR NURSE
  • JESSE
  • PRODIGAL SON
  • BORDER GUARD
  • HOLLYWOOD KIDS
  • BABY DOLL - V2
Jim Cretecos' Apartment, New York Produced by Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Jim Cretecos

Timeline: In late April 1972 Mike Appel was able to procure a May 2 meeting with CBS A&R Manager John Hammond so that Hammond could meet and listen to Bruce.

May-July, 1972
  • SOUTHERN SUN - V2
  • IF I WAS THE PRIEST - V5
  • SHE'S LEAVING - V1
  • SHE'S LEAVING - V2
  • THE SONG
  • JAZZ MUSICIAN
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V5
  • COWBOYS OF THE SEA - V3
  • HENRY BOY
  • NO NEED - V2

The list above is in approximate chronological order.

Mediasound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Jim Cretecos
May 2, 1972
  • MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS - V1
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V3
  • GROWIN' UP - V2
  • IF I WAS THE PRIEST - V3
John Hammond's Office, New York Produced by John Hammond

Timeline: Hammond loved what he heard and Springsteen's first studio demo session took place at CBS Studios the following day (the so-called 'John Hammond Demo Session'). Fourteen recordings were made of twelve different songs; two performed twice. Session log information survives so it has been verified that these recordings encompass the complete session. John Hammond was prepared to sign Bruce on the spot on May 3. But administrative formalities within CBS meant that it would take several weeks for that to become reality. Mike Appel sent cassette copies of some (not all) of this May 3 material to several record company executives during May in an attempt to create a bidding war for Springsteen's services. However, none of the other companies were interested in Bruce. Springsteen audition for John Hammond took place at Columbia Records building.

May 3, 1972
  • MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS - V2
  • MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS - V3
  • GROWIN' UP take 1 - V3a
  • GROWIN' UP take 2 - V3b
  • DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET?
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V4
  • ANGELS aka THE ANGEL - V2
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS - V3
  • JAZZ MUSICIAN - V1
  • JAZZ MUSICIAN - V2
  • IF I WAS THE PRIEST - V4
  • TWO HEARTS IN TRUE WALTZ TIME
  • STREET QUEEN - V1
  • SOUTHERN SUN - V1
  • COWBOYS OF THE SEA - V2
Columbia Recording Studio E, New York Produced by John Hammond
Recording Engineer: Phil Giambalvo

Timeline: A week or so following this May 3 John Hammond demo session Springsteen finally signed his "Exclusive Songwriting Agreement" with publisher Sioux City Music (Appel & Cretecos). It was following the signing of this Agreement that Springsteen began a series of May-July demo sessions for Sioux City Music.

June 7, 1972
  • GROWIN' UP - V4
  • COWBOYS OF THE SEA - V4
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS - V4
  • LADY AND THE DOCTOR - V2
  • STREET QUEEN - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
June 26, 1972
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V6a
  • DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? - V3a
  • MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS - V4a
  • THE ANGEL - V3
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
June 27, 1972
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V6b
  • DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? - V3b
  • MARY QUEEN OF ARKANSAS - V4b
  • THE ANGEL - V4a
  • GROWIN' UP - V5
  • GROWIN' UP - V6
  • LOST IN THE FLOOD
  • ARABIAN NIGHTS - V5
  • LADY AND THE DOCTOR - V3
  • VISITATION AT FORT HORN
  • FOR YOU - V2a
  • JAZZ MUSICIAN - V4
  • TWO HEARTS IN TRUE WALTZ TIME - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
June 29, 1972
  • TWO HEARTS IN TRUE WALTZ TIME - V3
  • THE ANGEL - V4b
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
July 12, 1972
  • DOES THIS BUS STOP AT 82ND STREET? - V5
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
September 11, 1972
  • THE CHOSEN
  • BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - V1a
  • SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
October 26, 1972
  • IT'S HARD TO BE A SAINT IN THE CITY - V7
  • SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT - V2
  • FOR YOU - V2b
  • THE ANGEL - V4c
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
January 5, 1973 Released
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

Date Song Title Location Personnel
January 29, 1973
  • SAGA OF THE ARCHITECT ANGEL - V1
  • BALLAD OF A SELF-LOADING PISTOL - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
January 30, 1973
  • SAGA OF THE ARCHITECT ANGEL - V2
  • JANEY NEEDS A SHOOTER
  • BALLAD OF A SELF-LOADING PISTOL - V2
  • WINTER SONG
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
February 19-20, 1973
  • SONG TO THE ORPHANS
  • TOKYO
  • VIBES MAN
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
May 14, 1973
  • CIRCUS SONG - V1
  • CIRCUS SONG takes2-8 - V2
  • THUNDERCRACK - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
May 16, 1973
  • THE FEVER
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
May 31, 1973
  • CIRCUS SONG
  • YOU MEAN SO MUCH TO ME
  • NEW YORK CITY SONG
Alpha Sound Studios, Virginia
(WGOE-AM Radio)
June 22, 1973
  • THUNDERCRACK - V2
  • NEW YORK CITY SONG - V2
  • HEY SANTA ANNA - V1
  • JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES SONG - V1
  • PHANTOMS - V1
  • EVACUATION OF THE WEST - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
June 25, 1973
  • CIRCUS SONG - V4
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
June 26, 1973
  • CIRCUS SONG - V5
  • PHANTOMS - V2
  • JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES SONG - V2
  • HEY SANTA ANNA - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
June 28, 1973
  • PHANTOMS - V3
  • NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V3
  • CIRCUS SONG - V6
  • HEY SANTA ANNA - V3
  • ZERO AND BLIND TERRY - V4
  • E STREET SHUFFLE - V1
  • SEASIDE BAR SONG - V3
  • EVACUATION OF THE WEST - V2
  • KITTY'S BACK - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
July 1, 1973
  • HEY SANTA ANNA - V4
  • PHANTOMS - V5
  • SEASIDE BAR SONG - V4
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
July 11, 1973
  • KITTY'S BACK - V2
  • EVACUATION OF THE WEST - V3
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
July 24, 1973
  • SEASIDE BAR SONG - V5
  • KITTY'S BACK - V3
  • KITTY'S BACK - V4
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
August 7, 1973
  • THUNDERCRACK - V3
  • NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V4
  • ZERO AND BLIND TERRY - V6
  • FIRE ON THE WING - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Pete Weiss
August 9, 1973
  • THUNDERCRACK - V4
  • 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) - V1
  • 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
September 13, 1973
  • NEW YORK CITY SERENADE - V5
  • FIRE ON THE WING - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
September 22, 1973
  • E STREET SHUFFLE - V2
  • INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET - V1
  • NEVER ON A SUNDAY - V1
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
September 23, 1973
  • KITTY'S BACK - V5
  • INCIDENT ON 57TH STREET - V2
  • 4TH OF JULY, ASBURY PARK (SANDY) - V3
  • ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) - V1
  • ROSALITA (COME OUT TONIGHT) - V2
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
November 5, 1973 Released
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

Date Song Title Location Personnel
January 8, 1974
  • BORN TO RUN
  • JUNGLELAND
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
May 21, 1974
  • BORN TO RUN
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
August 1, 1974
  • JUNGLELAND
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
August 6, 1974
  • BORN TO RUN
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
October 16, 1974
  • A NIGHT LIKE THIS / A LOVE SO FINE
  • THE NIGHT
  • SHE'S THE ONE
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
October, 1974
  • WALKING IN THE STREET
  • JANEY NEEDS A SHOOTER
  • JUNGLELAND
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
February, 1975
  • WINGS FOR WHEELS
914 Sound Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
March 17, 1975
  • BORN TO RUN (attempted remix)
Columbia Studios, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Louis Lahav
April 18, 1975
  • THUNDER ROAD
  • JUNGLELAND
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
April 19, 1975
  • THUNDER ROAD
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
April 23, 1975
  • JUNGLELAND
  • THUNDER ROAD
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
April 25, 1975
  • BACKSTREETS
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 4, 1975
  • LONELY NIGHT IN THE PARK
  • SHE'S THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 5, 1975
  • LONELY NIGHT IN THE PARK
  • SHE'S THE ONE
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE OUT
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 8, 1975
  • LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 10, 1975
  • NIGHT
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 16, 1975
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE OUT
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 19, 1975
  • LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE
  • BACKSTREETS
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 23, 1975
  • BACKSTREETS
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
May 28, 1975
  • THE HEIST (a.k.a. MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER)
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 29, 1975
  • LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 6, 1975
  • BACKSTREETS
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 8, 1975
  • LINDA LET ME BE THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 13, 1975
  • TENTH AVENUE FREEZE OUT
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 14, 1975
  • JUNGLELAND
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 15, 1975
  • THUNDER ROAD
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 16, 1975
  • THUNDER ROAD
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 18, 1975
  • BACKSTREETS
  • MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 19, 1975
  • JUNGLELAND
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 20, 1975
  • JUNGLELAND
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 24, 1975
  • SHE'S THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 25, 1975
  • SHE'S THE ONE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Mike Appel, Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
August 25, 1975 Released
Born To Run

Date Song Title Location Personnel
January 1976
  • FRANKIE
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN - V1
  • DAWN PATROL
  • DRIFTER'S BARRIO
  • YOU'RE GONNA CRY
Carroll Musical Instrument Rentals, New York
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
April 1976
  • HOUSE ON EDEN STREET
  • FRANKIE - V1
  • THE EDGE OF DAWN
  • WALKING WITH THE MAN
  • TEXAS DRIVE IN
  • LITTLE GIRL OF MINE - V1
Carroll Musical Instrument Rentals, New York
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
June 1976
  • THE PROMISE
  • IT'S MY LIFE
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
July 1976
  • SAVE MY LOVE - V1
  • CANDY'S BOY - V1
  • THE PROMISE - V1
  • RENDEZVOUS - V1
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - V1
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
November 1976
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V1
  • CANDY'S BOY
  • RENDEZVOUS
  • LITTLE GIRL OF MINE - V2
  • LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN - V1
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
December 1976
  • DON'T LOOK BACK
  • ACTION IN THE STREETS
  • LITTLE GIRL OF MINE - V3
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
January 1977
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V1
  • ACTION IN THE STREETS
  • LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN - V2
  • LITTLE GIRL SO FINE - V4
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
February 1977
  • LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN - V3
  • LITTLE GIRL SO FINE - V5
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
April 1977
  • DON'T LOOK BACK
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT
  • THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS
  • I WANNA BE WITH YOU
  • OUR LOVE'S GONNA LAST FOREVER
  • FOR HEARTS OF STONE
  • SO KISS ME TONIGHT
  • CANDY'S BOY
  • SOUL ROCKIN'
  • GOD'S ANGELS-THE FAST SONG V1
Telegraph Hill Studio, New Jersey
(Date estimated-not verified yet)
Produced by Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
June 1, 1977
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V2
  • RENDEZVOUS V2
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN V1
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT V2
  • BECAUSE THE NIGHT - V1
  • I WANT TO BE WITH YOU - V1
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN - V2
  • THE FAST SONG - V2
  • OUR LOVE'S GONNA LAST FOREVER
  • BREAK AWAY V1
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V1 (unverified)
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 2, 1977
  • RENDEZVOUS V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 3, 1977
  • RENDEZVOUS - V4
  • FRANKIE - V2
  • CANDY'S BOY - V2
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 6, 1977
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V3
  • THE FAST SONG - V3
  • CANDY'S BOY - V3
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 7, 1977
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V4
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 8, 1977
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V4
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V5
  • RENDEZVOUS - V5
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 9, 1977
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V5
  • THE FAST SONG - V4
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 10, 1977
  • THE FAST SONG - V5
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 13, 1977
  • THE FAST SONG - V6
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 14, 1977
  • THE FAST SONG - V7
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT V3
  • CHEAP THRILLS Poss DARLINGTON COUNTY
  • JON'S JAM aka IT'S A SHAME
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 16, 1977
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V1
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT V4
  • BRING ON THE NIGHT - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 17, 1977
  • ONE WAY STREET - V1
  • FIRE - V1
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V6
  • RENDEZVOUS - V6
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V2
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 20, 1977
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V6
  • THE FAST SONG - V8
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 23, 1977
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V7
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 24, 1977
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V8
  • THE FAST SONG - V9
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V1
  • SHERRY DARLING - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 27, 1977
  • SHERRY DARLING - V2
  • CANDY'S BOY - V4
  • BADLANDS - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
June 30, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V2
  • BADLANDS - V2
  • SPANISH EYES - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 1, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V3
  • BECAUSE THE NIGHT - V2
  • SHERRY DARLING - V3
  • I WANT TO BE WITH YOU - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 2, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V2
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V9
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V2
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 7, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V4
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V9
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 8, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V5
  • TALK TO ME - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 11, 1977
  • BADLANDS - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 12, 1977
  • FRANKIE - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 13, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V6
  • TALK TO ME - V2
  • BADLANDS - V4
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V3
  • NEW SPANISH - V2
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
July 14-31, 1977 VACATION
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
August 1, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 2, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V4
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 3, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V5
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 4, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V6
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 5, 1977
  • THE WAY - V1
  • TALK TO ME - V3
  • AFTER DINNER - V1
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 9, 1977
  • TALK TO ME - V4
  • GOTTA GET THAT FEELING - V1
  • NEW R0CKER - V1 take 1
  • NEW R0CKER - V1 take 2
  • NEW SONG - Rehearsal at begin /Last thing of the Night
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 10, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V7
  • AFTER DINNER - V2
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 11, 1977
  • GOTTA GET THAT FEELING - V2
  • AFTER DINNER - V3
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 12, 1977
  • GOTTA GET THAT FEELING - V3
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V8
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 15, 1977
  • THE WAY 6 takes - V2
  • I GOT MY EYE ON YOU 14 takes - V1
  • THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES) 6 takes - V1
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY 3 takes - V1
  • ALL NIGHT 13 takes
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 16-22, 1977 VACATION
Utah & Nevada
Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve & Eric Mineola
August 23, 1977
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V4
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 24, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V7
  • TALK TO ME - V3
  • BADLANDS - V5
  • THE FAST SONG - V10
  • CANDY'S BOY - V7
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V2
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V2
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V5
Atlantic Studios, New York; or
Record Plant, New York
Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 26, 1977
  • TALK TO ME - V4
Atlantic Studios, New York; or
Record Plant, New York
Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 29, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V9
Atlantic Studios, New York, or
Record Plant, New York
Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
August 30, 1977
  • BADLANDS - V6
  • THE PROMISE - V8
  • TALK TO ME - V5
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V3
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V6
  • GOTTA GET THAT FEELING - V4
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V10
Atlantic Studios, New York, or
Record Plant, New York
Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 1, 1977
  • THE FAST SONG - V11
  • KING'S ROCK (KING'S BIG CHANCE) V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 2, 1977
  • THE FAST SONG - V12
  • CANDY'S BOY - V8
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 4, 1977
  • FUNKY BROADWAY
  • FARTHER UP THE ROAD
The Stone Pony, New Jersey The Shots with Guest Bruce Springsteen
September 8, 1977
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V7
  • KING'S RANSOM v2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 9, 1977
  • THE KING'S REVENGE V3
  • BLUE MOON - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 12, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V4
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V1
  • I WANT TO BE WITH YOU - V4
  • RAMROD - V1 (4 takes)
  • THE WAY - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 14, 1977
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V2
  • I GOT MY EYE ON YOU - V2
  • AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 15, 1977
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 16, 1977
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT - V4
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 26, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V5
  • FIRST NEW ROCKER - V1
  • SOMEDAY TONIGHT - V1
  • ALL NIGHT LONG - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 27, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V6
  • NEW FAST SONG - V13
  • BECAUSE THE NIGHT - V3
  • NEW OLD SONG aka OLD SONS aka DOWN BY THE RIVER - V1
  • ALL NIGHT LONG aka BREAKOUT - V2
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 28, 1977
  • THE PROMISE - V9
  • NEW FAST SONG - V14
  • ALL NIGHT LONG aka BREAKOUT - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 29, 1977
  • SOMEDAY (TONIGHT) - V2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
September 30, 1977
  • CANDY'S ROOM DEMO - V15 1 take
  • THE PROMISED LAND - V1 3 takes
  • SOMEDAY (TONIGHT) - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
October 1-13, 1977 BREAK
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
October 14, 1977
  • THE BALLAD (aka Castaway)
  • CITY AT NIGHT V1
  • ENGLISH SONS (WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET) v1
  • BODO ROCKER - I'M GOIN' BACK v1
  • TALK TO ME v8
  • HEARTS OF STONE v2
  • SAX SONG
  • BLUE MOON v2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
October 15-26, 1977 BREAK
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
October 27, 1977
  • NEW BALLAD - ICEMAN
  • NEW BODO ROCKER - PREACHERS DAUGHTER
  • THE PROMISED LAND - 20 takes-v2 take 19 v3 long ending
  • BODO ROCKER - I'M GOIN' BACK v2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 2, 1977
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V8
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 4, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V6
  • BREAKOUT - V4
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 7, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V7
  • BREAKOUT - V5
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 8, 1977
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V9
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 9, 1977
  • DADDY RAISED A CAIN - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 10, 1977
  • GIVE THE GIRL A GREAT BIG KISS - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 11, 1977
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V7
  • I WANT TO BE WILD - V1
  • DON'T SAY NO - V2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 12-27, 1977 BREAK
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
November 28, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V11
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
November 29, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V12
  • THE BROKENHEARTED - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
Nov 30, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V13
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 1, 1977
  • THE PROMISED LAND - V3
  • THE TRIANGLE SONG - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 6, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V14
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V4
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 9, 1977
  • RACING IN THE STREET - V15
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V9
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - V8
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 12, 1977
  • BADLANDS - V7
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V4
  • CANDY'S ROOM - V14
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 15, 1977
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN - V2
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 27, 1977
  • THE PROMISED LAND - V4
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
December 29, 1977
  • STREETS OF FIRE - V6
  • COME ON (LET’S GO TONIGHT) - V10
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
January 2, 1978
  • THE FACTORY SONG - V11
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
January 12, 1978
  • THE PROMISE - V10a
  • THE PROMISE - V10b (strings)
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
January 24, 1978
  • THE PROMISE - V11
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 10, 1978
  • THE WAY
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 11, 1978
  • THE WAY
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 12, 1978
  • THE WAY - V6
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 15, 1978
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN - V3
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 16, 1978
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 17, 1978
  • ADAM RAISED A CAIN
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 17, 1978
  • THE PROMISE - V12
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 20, 1978
  • THE PROMISE - V13
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 22, 1978
  • BADLANDS - V8
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 24, 1978
  • BADLANDS - V9
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 25, 1978
  • BADLANDS - V10
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 26, 1978
  • THE PROMISE - V14
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 27, 1978
  • SOMETHING IN THE NIGHT - mixing
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
February 28, 1978
  • DON'T LOOK BACK
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
March 2, 1978
  • DON'T LOOK BACK - V10
Atlantic Studios, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
March 3, 1978
  • CANDY'S ROOM
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 4, 1978
  • CANDY'S ROOM
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 5, 1978
  • CANDY'S ROOM - V15
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 8, 1978
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V8
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
March 9, 1978
  • I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING - V1
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
March 10, 1978
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN V9
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine
March 10, 1978
  • THE FACTORY SONG
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 14, 1978
  • THE FACTORY SONG - V12 take 28
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 15, 1978
  • (I LOVE) EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU - V1
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Recording Engineer: Jimmy Iovine, Thom Panunzio
March 21, 1978
  • RACING IN THE STREET
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
March 22, 1978
  • RACING IN THE STREET
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
March 23, 1978
  • RACING IN THE STREET
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
March 30, 1978
  • DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
April 3, 1978
  • THE FACTORY SONG
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
April 5, 1978
  • STREETS OF FIRE
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
April 11, 1978
  • BADLANDS
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Miami Steve
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Thom Panunzio
April 12, 1978 Album pressed to a metal acetate for mastering
April 18, 1978 Track sequence eliminate The Promise and The Way
April 25, 1978
  • PROVE IT ALL NIGHT mix single
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
Mixing Engineers: Chuck Plotkin, Toby Scott
May 5, 1978 Track sequence drops Don't Look Back, and restores Badlands sax solo.
May 10, 1978
  • THE PROMISED LAND - V5 Miami Steve records guitar solo
Record Plant, New York Produced by Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen
May 17, 1978 Side Two remastered at The Mastering Lab in Los Angeles, California
June 2, 1978 Released
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Date Song Title Location Personnel
January-June 1979
  • BABY COME BACK
  • BABY DON'T GO
  • BRING ON THE NIGHT
  • DOLLHOUSE
  • EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT
  • EVERYONE LOVES YOU
  • FIND IT WHERE YOU CAN
  • JACKSON CAGE
  • LOVE WILL GET YOU DOWN
  • OUT ON THE RUN
  • PARTY LIGHTS
  • POINT BLANK
  • PROTECTION
  • STOCKTON BOYS
  • STOCKTON GIRLS
  • OH ANGELYNE
  • UNDER THE GUN
  • WALKING ON THE AVENUE
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Springsteen Residence, New Jersey
(Acoustic Demo)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
March 1979
  • BREAK MY HEART
  • FIND IT WHERE YOU CAN
  • LOVE WON'T LET YOU DOWN
  • MARY LOU
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
March 25, 1979
  • IN THE CITY TONIGHT
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
March 30, 1979
  • CHAIN LIGHTNING
  • NIGHT FIRE
  • OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE)
  • THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY
  • THE TIES THAT BIND
  • UNDER THE GUN
  • UNKNOWN TITLE
  • UNKNOWN TITLE
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
April 1 or 2, 1979
  • ROULETTE
Springsteen Residence, New Jersey
(Acoustic Demo)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
April 3, 1979
  • ROULETTE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
April 4, 1979
  • ROULETTE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
April 9, 1979
  • THE TIES THAT BIND
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
April 10, 1979
  • THE TIES THAT BIND
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
April 11, 1979
  • THE TIES THAT BIND
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
May 1979
  • JANEY NEEDS A SHOOTER
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
May 14, 1979
  • BRING ON THE NIGHT
  • MARY LOU
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
May 16, 1979
  • MARY LOU
  • I DON'T WANNA BE
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
May 22, 1979
  • JACKSON CAGE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
May 25, 1979
  • SHERRY DARLING
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
May 29, 1979
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
  • POINT BLANK
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
May 30, 1979
  • MARY LOU
  • POINT BLANK
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
May 31, 1979
  • MARY LOU
  • I WANNA BE WITH YOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 1, 1979
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES
  • MARY LOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 13, 1979
  • BRING ON THE NIGHT
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES
  • NIGHT FIRE
  • THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 14, 1979
  • HUNGRY HEART
  • IN THE CITY TONIGHT
  • UNDER THE GUN
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 15, 1979
  • THE PRICE YOU PAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 18, 1979
  • THE PRICE YOU PAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 19, 1979
  • THE PRICE YOU PAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 20, 1979
  • STOLEN CAR
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 21, 1979
  • HUNGRY HEART
  • STOLEN CAR
  • THE PRICE YOU PAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
June 27, 1979
  • THE TIME THAT NEVER WAS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 5, 1979
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
  • THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 11, 1979
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 12, 1979
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
  • RAMROD
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 13, 1979
  • MARY LOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 16, 1979
  • CINDY
  • RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 17, 1979
  • CINDY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
July 18, 1979
  • TO BE TRUE
  • LOOSE ENDS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 20, 1979
  • DOLLHOUSE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 21, 1979
  • DOLLHOUSE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 23, 1979
  • POINT BLANK
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 24, 1979
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 25, 1979
  • POINT BLANK
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 26, 1979
  • THE RIVER
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
August 27, 1979
  • RAMROD
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
September 1979
  • LOOSE ENDS
Power Station, New York
(Overdubs/mixing)
Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
September 2, 1979
  • FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
September 5, 1979
  • HUNGRY HEART
  • RAMROD
Power Station, New York
(Overdubs/mixing)
Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
September 10, 1979
  • MR. OUTSIDE
  • YOU GOTTA FIGHT
  • THE TIME IN BETWEEN (approx)
Springsteen Residence, New Jersey
(Acoustic Demo)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
September 24, 1979
  • STOLEN CAR
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
October 8, 1979
  • PARTY LIGHTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
October 9, 1979
  • WHERE THE BANDS ARE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
October 11, 1979
  • CRUSH ON YOU
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
October 12, 1979
  • CRUSH ON YOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
November 15, 1979
  • CHEVROLET DELUXE
  • LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
December 4, 1979
  • DEDICATION
  • I'M A ROCKER
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
December 5, 1979
  • TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
December 7, 1979
  • LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
December 12, 1979
  • DEDICATION
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Bob Clearmountain
Late 1979
  • FADE AWAY
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • I DON'T KNOW
  • I WANNA START A NEW LIFE
  • LOVE'S GONNA BE TONIGHT
Springsteen Residence, New Jersey
(Acoustic Demo)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
January 10, 1980
  • RESTLESS NIGHTS
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
January 11, 1980
  • OUT IN THE STREET
  • JOLE BLON
  • DOWN IN WHITETOWN
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
January 14, 1980
  • JOLE BLON
  • RESTLESS NIGHTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
January 16, 1980
  • STOLEN CAR
  • WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
January 21, 1980
  • STOLEN CAR
  • THE RIVER
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
January 31, 1980
  • WILLIAM DAVIS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
Late January 1980
  • THIS LITTLE GIRL
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 1, 1980
  • ANGELYNE
  • THAT'S OKAY
  • WILLIAM DAVIS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 5, 1980
  • JACKSON CAGE
  • SLOW FADE
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
February 16, 1980
  • CADILLAC RANCH
  • I WILL BE THE ONE
  • POINT BLANK
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 17, 1980
  • JACKSON CAGE
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 20, 1980
  • STOLEN CAR
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 22, 1980
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • PIPELINE
  • TWO HEARTS
Telegraph Hill studio, New Jersey
(Band Rehearsal)
Produced by:
Recording Engineer:
February 23, 1980
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • SHERRY DARLING
  • TWO HEARTS
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 24, 1980
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT
  • STRAY BULLET
  • TWO HEARTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 26, 1980
  • I WILL BE THE ONE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
February 27, 1980
  • CHAIN LIGHTNING
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 8, 1980
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT
  • SHERRY DARLING
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 9, 1980
  • CADILLAC RANCH
  • FADE AWAY
  • STRAY BULLET
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 15, 1980
  • FADE AWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 16, 1980
  • ARNIE
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT
  • FADE AWAY
  • THE TIME THAT NEVER WAS
  • WHITETOWN
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 17, 1980
  • CADILLAC RANCH
  • FADE AWAY
  • TWO HEARTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 21, 1980
  • OUT IN THE STREET
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
March 8, 1980
  • HUNGRY HEART
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 1, 1980
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • STOLEN CAR
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 4, 1980
  • RAMROD
  • THE PRICE YOU PAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 9, 1980
  • CADILLAC RANCH
  • FADE AWAY
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • TWO HEARTS
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 10, 1980
  • DRIVE ALL NIGHT
  • HUNGRY HEART
  • I'M A ROCKER
  • JACKSON CAGE
  • RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN
  • STRAY BULLET
  • TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME
  • THE TIES THAT BIND
  • WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 11, 1980
  • CINDY
  • ROULETTE
  • WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 12, 1980
  • CINDY
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
  • RESTLESS NIGHTS
  • ROULETTE
  • SHERRY DARLING
  • THE RIVER
  • WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 19, 1980
  • RAMROD
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 20, 1980
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 21, 1980
  • HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN
  • YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH)
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 22, 1980
  • TO BE TRUE
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 24, 1980
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
  • THE RIVER
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 25, 1980
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 26, 1980
  • CADILLAC RANCH
  • TWO HEARTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
April 29, 1980
  • FADE AWAY
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
May 2, 1980
  • RESTLESS NIGHTS
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
May 6, 1980
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
May 7, 1980
  • I WANNA MARRY YOU
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
May 9, 1980
  • STOLEN CAR
Power Station, New York Produced by: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven van Zandt
Recording Engineer: Neil Dorfsman
October 17, 1980 Released
The River

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