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Part Two - Details

A THOUSAND TEARS (WILLIAM DAVIS) uncirculating

Note: Uncirculated outtake, recorded at The Power Station on January 31 and February 1, 1980. A song called "William Davis" was recorded in May 1982 during the sessions for Born In The USA.

ANGELYNE uncirculating

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on February 1, 1980. Donated to Gary U.S. Bonds for his album On The Line, released in 1982. Bonds' likely overdubbed his vocal onto an E Street backing. A version with Springsteen's vocals was included on a 1993 in-house Tracks concept album.

BABY COME BACK 2:05 LM-9

Note: Unremarkable tune with mostly intelligible lyrics.

BABY DON'T GO - V1 2:30 LM-8
BABY DON'T GO - V2 1:10 LM-8 / MT2

Note: Promising song, although the lyrics are dominated by the repetition of "Baby Don't Go".

BE TRUE - V1a 3:39 LM-6
BE TRUE - V1b 3:51 DROC1
BE TRUE - V1c Take 28 4:01 DROC1
BE TRUE - V1d 4:06 DROC1
BE TRUE - V1e 3:45 TTTBR / TTTBJ / RSA
BE TRUE - V1f 3:37 1981 b-side / TRACKS

Note: Evolved from "Mary Lou" and early versions of "Little White Lies". Recorded at The Power Station on July 18, 1979. These are all different mixes of the same basic recording. A mixing or overdub session took place on April 22, 1980. Included on an April 1980 shortlist for the double-album. v1b glock double tracked vocal, no sax except tail v1c take 28 v1d (With More Bass, Double Vocals, Background Vocals And Different Sax Solo)

TONIGHT V1 3:47 U6
TONIGHT V2 1:24 U6
TONIGHT V3 3:11 U6
TONIGHT V4 2:47 U6 / URT-1M / DROC1
TONIGHT V5 3:33 U6
TONIGHT V6 3:51 U6
TONIGHT V7 5:34 URT-1M
BREAK MY HEART - V8 2:46 LM-14
BREAK MY HEART - V9 3:00 LM-14

Note: Vi and V2 audio of a second leg Darkness On The Edge Of Town tour rehearsal at Telegraph Hill Studio on October 26, 1978. It was re-written as "Break My Heart" in 1979. V3 V4 Two different performances, both from a Telegraph Hill rehearsal in late March 1979. According to studio logs, not recorded at The Power Station.

BRING ON THE NIGHT - V1 2:35 ATEOD / UP / MT1
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V2 3:15 LM-9 / MT2
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V3 4:10 LM-9
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V4 0:31 LM-9
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V5 1:20 LM-9
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V6 0:53 LM-11
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V7 0:55 LM-11
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V8 2:36 LM-12
BRING ON THE NIGHT - V9 2:35 TRACKS

Note: Recorded at Atlantic Studios, probably very early in the sessions, perhaps June 1977. The audio take is very unfinished, with bluffed lyrics. V2 & V3 are band performances from Telegraph Hill rehearsals on May 14, 1979. V4 is an early alternate take from the Power Station. V5 recorded at The Power Station on June 13, 1979. Included on a very early tracklisting for the album.
V1 and V2 are early work-in-progress takes. V3 seems a little more progressed.

CADILLAC RANCH - V1a 2:58 DROC2 / RO
CADILLAC RANCH - V1b 3:03 private cdr
CADILLAC RANCH - V1c 3:05 private cdr
CADILLAC RANCH - V1d 3:03 private cdr
CADILLAC RANCH - V1e 3:01 O&S
CADILLAC RANCH - V1f 3:01 THE RIVER

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on February 16, March 9, 15 and 17, as well as April 9 and 26, 1980. These are all mix permutations of the same basic recording. V1b has less echo on lead vocal, V1c is take #47 with piano and guitar higher in the mix, V1d is described as "basic rundown take 2", V1e adds a siren and screeching tires to the introduction.

CHEVROLET DELUXE - V1 5:19 LM-12
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V2 6:53 LM-12
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V3 1:17 DROC1
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V4 1:53 DROC1
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V5 1:35 DROC1
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V6 1:49 DROC1
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V7 1:10 DROC1
CHEVROLET DELUXE - V8 5:06 DROC1 / RRR

Note: V1 and V2 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on November 15, 1979. V3-V8 were also recorded at Telegraph Hill Studios around the same time, but without the E Street Band, as Springsteen worked on developing the song. It had a feel not unlike The River, and in V8 he admits he can't "keep those payments up." There is no evidence that this song went any further, but by this time in his career, Bruce had become adept at collecting song ideas, and transplanting music and lyrics where needed.

CHAIN LIGHTNING - V1 2:18 LM-4
CHAIN LIGHTNING - V1 1:07 LM-8
CHAIN LIGHTNING - V2 1:24 LM-8
CHAIN LIGHTNING - V3 0:29 LM-8
CHAIN LIGHTNING - V2 2:49 RUO

Note: Previously rehearsed at Telegraph Hill in 1979, recorded at The Power Station on February 17, 1980. The age of the lead vocal is hard to pin down. It does not sound like a River-era vocal, but at the same time it doesn't sound like Springsteen's 2015 voice. Best guess for now is a 1998 vocal, recorded during overdub sessions for Tracks.
Note: From the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on March 30, 1979. Resurrected nearly a year later; it was recorded in the studio at The Power Station on February 17, 1980 and it's that recording which can be found on The River: Outtakes CD.
Note: Would later be rehearsed with the band during the Telegraph Hill sessions in March 1979.

CINDY - V1a 2:24 LM-5
CINDY - V1b 2:24 LM-5
CINDY - V2 2:18 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / RRR / RSA / MT2
CINDY uncirculating

Note: Originally recorded during the Phase One sessions, further work on this song was undertaken at The Power Station on April 11-12, 1980. Likely a mixing or overdub session. See information in Phase One.
Note: Two different performances, both recorded at The Power Station on July 16-17, 1979. Both are excellent. Prior to the release of The River: Single Album this was the only unreleased River session composition that circulated among collectors in finished form and in excellent quality. Included on The Ties That Bind and received further attention in April 1980 (it was also included on an album shortlist around this time), but still didn't make The River. V1a features double-track vocals, V1b has the double-track vocals as well as Clarence providing harmonies. Titled "Cindy's Delicate Condition" on a handwritten lyric sheet.

CRUSH ON YOU - V1a 3:19 DROC2 / RO
CRUSH ON YOU - V1b 3:06 DROC2 / RO
CRUSH ON YOU - V1c 3:08 THE RIVER

Note: These are all mix permutations of the same basic recording. Recorded at The Power Station Studios on October 11 and 12, 1979.

DEDICATION uncirculating

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on December 4 and 6, 1979 during the River sessions and donated to Gary U.S. Bonds. According to comments by Bonds, Bruce brought him this song as something from The River session arsenal that Bruce felt suited Bonds' style. It seems likely that Bonds overdubbed his vocal onto the E Street Band backing.

DOLLHOUSE 3:29 TRACKS
DOLLHOUSE - V1 2:20 LMEC1
DOLLHOUSE - V2 0:55 LMEC1

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on August 20 and 21, 1979.
Note: aka "Living In A Dollhouse".

DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY ALRIGHT uncirculating June 14, 1979

Note: Uncirculated outtake, recorded at The Power Station on June 14, 1979. Included on a Tracks concept compilation in 1993. Could be an alternative title for "Meet Me In The City", and would explain why that song is absent from the studio logs.

DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V1 8:25 LM-2 / DDO / DO-1 / AM / UP / LMEC2 / GT
DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V2 4:42 LM-2 / AM / UP
DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V3 uncirculated August 24, 1977
DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V4# 0:30 LM-7
DRIVE ALL NIGHT - V5 8:22 THE RIVER

Note: Studio logs indicate that Springsteen worked on this song at only two sessions, June 16 at Atlantic and August 24, 1977 at The Record Plant. V1 is definitely from that June session, V2 is probably also from June (an image of a tape inlay dated June 17 found in the Darkness box set book lists two takes), but could be from the August session. If V2 is from June, then the August 24 take does not currently circulate amongst collectors. V2 has a different opening and is shorter, lacking Clarence's saxophone solo. Note that although some bootleg CDs (such as Godfather's 'The Unbroken Promise') include two versions of the eight minute "Drive All Night", it appears that they are actually the same recording. Listed on some early vinyl boots by the title "Sad Eyes". Bruce re-recorded the vocal track during The River sessions, but apparently used the Darkness session backing music for the officially released version found on The River.
An outtake from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town sessions. V4 is from early 1980, with Springsteen singing over what sounds like a pre-recorded band backing. V2 was recorded at The Power Station on February 24, March 8 and 16, as well as April 10, 1980. Springsteen is credited with the piano on this track. The only song from The River to be recorded by Jimmy Iovine, indicating that parts of "Drive All Night" (possibly the entire backing track) were recorded in 1977 during the Darkness sessions.

EVERYONE LOVES YOU 1:20 LM-9

Note: Lyrics are unintelligible.

EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT 4:05 LM-8

Note: Other than the title, totally unintelligible lyrics. Harmonies would later be used in "Janey, Don't You Lose Heart".

EVERYBODY'S LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY 0:45 DROC1

Note: aka "Blackwood". Brief, but promising, demo.

EVERYBODY WANTS MY BABY - V1 2:15 LM-7 / MT2
EVERYBODY WANTS MY BABY - V2 0:35 LM-7 / MT2

Note: Punkish song. The two takes are combined into one track on 'Lost Masters VII'.

FADE AWAY 2:50 LMEC1
FADE AWAY - V1a 1:01 private cdr
FADE AWAY - V1b 1:37 private cdr
FADE AWAY - V1c 4:40 private cdr
FADE AWAY - V1d 4:46 private cdr
FADE AWAY - V1e 4:46 DROC2 / RO / RRR
FADE AWAY - V1f 4:36 THE RIVER

Note: Work-in-progress version. Listed as "Slow Fade" in the Lost Masters liner notes, but it bears no resemblance to that song, which is known from February 1980 Telegraph Hill rehearsals.
Note: Recorded at The Power Station on March 9 and 15-17, as well as April 9 and 29, 1980. All appear to be different mix permutations of the same basic recording. V1a is described as "end tag intercut number two, dry voice fade, loud last line" by the engineer. V1b appears to be an aborted mix, "the take after the last one, 28". V1c is take #26, V1d is take #'27 with less piano.

FIND IT WHERE YOU CAN - V1 2:50 LM-9 / MT2
FIND IT WHERE YOU CAN - V2 1:36 LM-14
FIND IT WHERE YOU CAN - V3 3:53 LM-14

Note: V1 recorded at Springsteen’s home in Holmdel, NJ, January 1979 to June 1979. V2 & V3 Two different performances, both from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals in late March 1979. A gem, but never recorded at The Power Station.

FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) - V1a 2:33 DROC2
FROM SMALL THINGS (BIG THINGS ONE DAY COME) - V1b 2:42 ESSENTIAL / THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Two slightly different mixes. Recorded at The Power Station on September 2, 1979.

HUNGRY HEART - V1a 2:48 DROC2
HUNGRY HEART - V1b 3:44 DROC2 / RRR
HUNGRY HEART - V1c 3:26 LM-6
HUNGRY HEART - V1d 3:18 LM-6
HUNGRY HEART - V1e 3:29 LM-6
HUNGRY HEART - V1f 3:31 private cdr
HUNGRY HEART - V1g 3:21 TTTBR / TTTBJ / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
HUNGRY HEART - V1h 3:15 THE RIVER / ESSENTIAL

Note: Apparently penned after Joey Ramone asked Bruce to write a song for the Ramones after he attended a Ramones show at The Fast Lane in Asbury Park in March 1979 - this may be apocryphal. In any case, Springsteen has confirmed that it was written with the Ramones in mind, and was considering giving the song away. He played it for Jon Landau, who convinced Bruce to keep it for himself. The eight takes listed above all appear to be different mixes of the same basic performance that are also running at varying tape speeds. The version released on The River has been pitch adjusted, raising the pitch of Springsteen's vocal to achieve a more radio friendly sound. V1a is the backing track only. V1f has heavy echo added to Springsteen's vocal. Recorded at The Power Station on 14 and 21 June and September 5, 1979 with further mixing or overdub sessions on March 24 and April 10, 1980. Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of the Turtles) contribute backing vocals.
further work on this song was undertaken at The Power Station on March 24 and April 10, 1980. Likely a mixing or overdub session, perhaps for Flo and Eddie's backing vocals.

HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V1 1:10 DROC1
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V2 0:15 DROC1
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V1# 5:33 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V2 1:10 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V3 1:15 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V4 1:11 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V5 1:34 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V6 1:13 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V7 2:00 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V8 1:12 LM-11
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V9a 1:07 DROC1
HELD UP WITHOUT A GUN - V9b 1:13 1980/1985 b-side / THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: V1 thru V8 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on February 22, 1980 (with Miami Steve on lead vocals on V4). V9a and V9b are different mixes of the same performance, recorded at The Power Station starting the following day, February 23 and April 1, 9, 20 and 21, 1980. Included on an April 1980 shortlist for the double-album. V9b first released as the B-side to "Hungry Heart" in 1980, re-released in 1985 on the 12" maxi single of "I'm Goin' Down", and again in 2015 on The River: Outtakes in average quality due to issues locating the studio masters. Recording found on The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a live cut, taped December 31, 1980 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

I DON'T KNOW 1:45 DROC1 / RRR

Note: aka "Baby I Don't Know".

I DON'T WANNA BE# 3:37 LM-4

Note: a rehearsal workout at Telegraph Hill in May 1979. Mis-dated in the Lost Masters IV liner notes. Studio logs indicate it was never recorded at The Power Station.

I WILL BE THE ONE uncirculating February 1980

Note: Uncirculated outtake, recorded at The Power Station on February 16 and 26, 1980. Potentially the song bootlegged as "Slow Fade", see above. Considered for Tracks.

I WANNA START A NEW LIFE 1:30 DROC1 / RRR

INDEPENDENCE DAY - V1 6:17 LM-3 / AM / UP / LMEC2 / GT
INDEPENDENCE DAY - V2a 5:18 private cdr
INDEPENDENCE DAY - V2b 5:27 DROC1 / RRR
INDEPENDENCE DAY - V2c 4:39 THE RIVER

Note: Recorded at The Record Plant, probably September 26-27, 1977. The sound quality of this particular piece of audio is weak. Also recorded at either Atlantic or Record Plant on August 15. Further work undertaken at The Record Plant on November 4 + 11 and December 9. Short-listed for inclusion on Darkness On The Edge Of Town, included as it was on an October 1977 album cover mock-up. Bruce re-recorded this for release on The River.
Note: Originally recorded for Darkness On The Edge Of Town, cut several times during the latter parts of 1977. Bruce would re-record it for The River, recorded at The Power Station on May 29 and October 11, 1979 and late in the sessions on April 24 and 25, 1980. V1a is mix take #10, with slight alterations to the snare and vocal. V1b is the complete, uncut recording with the instrumental coda that was removed from the album version.

I'M A ROCKER - V1 3:20 LM-5
I'M A ROCKER - V2 3:22 LM-5
I'M A ROCKER - V3 3:32 THE RIVER

Note: All three are different recordings from The Power Station. V1 (take #4) and V2 (take #6) are performed in the third person ("She's A Rocker") and date from late 1979. V3 is a later take that dates from 1980.

I WANNA BE WITH YOU - V2 3:12 LM-6
I WANNA BE WITH YOU - V3 3:15 TRACKS

Note: Two different performances, both from the Power Station. Takes were recorded May 31, June 21 and September 24, 1979. The May 31 take was used for Tracks.

PARTY LIGHTS - V1 3:40 LM-7 / MT2
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1a 3:21 DROC2 / TTTBR / TTTBJ / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1b (track #8) 3:30 DROC2 / RO
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1c (track #9) 3:24 DROC2 / RO
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1d track 16 3:22 DROC2 / RO
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1e (track #10) 3:29 LM-5
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1f (track #11) 3:28 LM-5
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1g (track #12) 3:26 LM-5
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1h (track #13) 3:20 LM-5
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1i (track #14) 3:30 LM-5
I WANNA MARRY YOU - V1j 3:34 THE RIVER

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on July 5 and 11-12, 1979 with further sessions on April 12 and May 6-7, 1980. These are all mix variations with different vocal takes over the same basic recording, with some significant tape speed variations.

I'M GONNA TREAT YOU RIGHT (WILD KISSES) - V1 3:54 U6 / URT-1M / DROC1 / RRR

Note: V1 is a rehearsal take at Telegraph Hill Studio on October 26, 1978.

JOLE BLON - V1 4:44 LM-13
JOLE BLON - V2 1:29 LM-13
JOLE BLON - V3 3:44 LM-13

Note: Based on a traditional Cajun waltz and adapted by Springsteen from Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys' 1947 recording. The song was a big hit for the first time in 1946 for Harry Choates, and again a year later for Moon Mullican. "Jole Blon" ("Pretty Blonde") was considered for the album once it became a two-LP set. All three performances are from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on January 11, 1980. A Springsteen vocal rendition recorded at The Power Station in January 1980 exists. Premiered live June 5, 1981 at Wembley Arena in London, and played fairly regularly during the latter stages of the River Tour.

JACKSON CAGE - V1 0:20 LM-7
JACKSON CAGE - V2 0:57 LM-7
JACKSON CAGE - V3 uncirculating
JACKSON CAGE - V4 1:31 LMEC2
JACKSON CAGE - V5 2:42 LM-15
JACKSON CAGE - V6 2:55 LM-15
JACKSON CAGE - V7 3:02 THE RIVER

Note: V1 is the chorus recorded at The Power Station on May 22, 1979. V2 is familiar, but much slower than the final album take. Possibly sourced from May 1979. V4 is a brief snippet that features Springsteen singing over a January 11, 1980 Telegraph Hill band rehearsal of "Restless Nights". V5 and V6 are rehearsal workouts of an alternative arrangement with different lyrics from Telegraph Hill on February 5, 1980. V7 was recorded at The Power Station on February 17 and March 10, 1980.

JANEY NEEDS A SHOOTER V1 6:50 DDO / DO-1 / private
JEANNIE NEEDS A SHOOTER - V2 1:34 LM-8
JEANNIE NEEDS A SHOOTER - V3 2:08 LM-8

Note: Initially written in 1972 and recorded in a solo piano arrangement in January 1973, but V1 is a full-band take in an apparent rehearsal setting. V2 has no lyrics, V3 includes the first two verses.
There has been confusion about the source of this particular recording for some time. It was originally considered to have been an outtake from Darkness On The Edge Of Town, and then from the October 1978 rehearsal session in Holmdel, NJ. Given the evidence (including audio not circulating), we can confirm it is a Telegraph Hill rehearsal from May 1979. The quality of the private audio is far superior to that found on the 'Definitive Darkness Outtakes' or 'Iceman' CDs, and includes the count-in and runs at the correct speed. Included on a very early tracklist for the upcoming album. Warren Zevon has said that he became obsessed with the title line after Jon Landau mentioned it along with other songs that Springsteen was intending to record. Zevon pestered Bruce, pleading to hear the song. He ended up working on his own version of the song, his interpretation of "Jeannie Needs A Shooter" (he had misheard the name), and played an incomplete version to Bruce sometime in the Spring of 1979. Springsteen loved the arrangement, and they wrote the remainder of "Jeannie Needs A Shooter" together. The Zevon/Springsteen version is "a romantic saga of an outlaw pursuing a maiden while her father tries to gun him down," the opposite of Springsteen's original. Zevon's studio take of "Jeannie Needs A Shooter" from the Bad Luck Streak album was recorded during the summer of '79.

LITTLE WHITE LIES - V1 1:07 LM-9
LITTLE WHITE LIES - V2 2:42 DROC1 / SYMKB / SYMKW
LITTLE WHITE LIES - V3 2:39 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Listed on the 'Lost Masters IX' CD as "Untitled #3". Mostly unintelligible lyrics. Recorded at Springsteen’s home in Holmdel, NJ, January 1979 to June 1979.
Outstanding song, recorded at The Power Station on June 1 (V1) and 13, 1979. Also known by the title "White Lies" or "Don’t Do It To Me", it appears on the studio logs as "Little White Lies". In the lone circulating bootleg version (V1) the song uses the lyrics of "Mary Lou". By the middle of July these lyrics would be used for a third song, "Be True". The officially released V2 (probably recorded June 13) drops the "Mary Lou" lyrics, replacing the first two verses with lyrics also found in the first two verses of "Loose Ends". The third and fourth verses contain lyrics unique to "Little White Lies". Both vocal and backing appear to be vintage. The introduction seems to be lifted straight from "Paint It Black". Prior to its release Max Weinberg spoke of this song in interviews, saying it is a personal favourite and hopes for it to be released one day.

LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD - V1 3:52 LM-12
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD - V2 4:26 LM-12
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD - V3 4:16 LM-12
LIVING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD - V4 4:14 TRACKS

Note: V1 thru V3 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on November 15, 1979. V4 recorded at The Power Station on December 7, 1979. Aspects of this song would later appear in Nebraska's "Open All Night" and "State Trooper".

LOVE IS A GUN - V1 1:31 LM-9
LOVE IS A GUN - V2 4:26 LM-9

Note: Mostly unintelligible lyrics.

LOOSE ENDS - V1 mix 1 4:21 DROC1 / DBTR
LOOSE ENDS - V2a take 2 4:11 DROC1 / TTTBR / ATMF / PYP / TTTBJ / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
LOOSE ENDS - V2b 4:15 RRR
LOOSE ENDS - V2c 4:00 TRACKS

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on July 18, 1979. V1 described as "mix #1, original vocal and original sax" by the engineer, with full count in. This is a rougher vocal with some slight differences in the phrasing and very minor changes to the lyrics. This take has no overdubs, such as the double-track vocals found in V2. There are three different mixes of V2, all are the same basic recording. The guitars are higher in Bob Clearmountain's 1979 (V2b) mix in comparison to the 1980 mix found on Tracks which is more keyboard focused. Later evolved into "Baby I'm So Cold", an outtake from Born In The USA. Titled "Loose End" on The River: Single Album. Lyrics from "Loose Ends" can also be found in "Little White Lies".

LOVE AND KISSES - V1 0:18 LM-8 / MT2
LOVE AND KISSES - V2 2:44 LM-8 / MT2
LOVE AND KISSES - V3 0:25 LM-8
LOVE AND KISSES - V4 2:20 LM-9

Note: V1 and V2 are combined into a single track on LM-8. V1 is the guitar riff, V2 is very reminiscent of "Wages Of Sin". V3 has Springsteen singing the harmony.

LOVE'S GONNA BE TONIGHT - V1 2:15 LM-7 / MT2
LOVE'S GONNA BE TONIGHT - V2 1:20 LM-7

Note: Mostly unintelligible lyrics.

LOVE WILL GET YOU DOWN - V1 1:16 LM-9
LOVE WILL GET YOU DOWN - V2 5:00 LM-9
LOVE WILL GET YOU DOWN - V3 0:44 LM-9
LOVE WILL GET YOU DOWN - V4 1:10 LM-9
LOVE WON'T LET YOU DOWN V5 2:30 private

Note: V2 is a single take of Bruce working on the song, with mostly audible lyrics. V1, V3 and V4 are partial, interrupted takes. This demo evolved into a song rehearsed with the band in March 1979, a recording of which exists in private collections. The title of the 1979 song is unknown but see the River sessions page for the song potentially titled "Love Will Be The Name" for more details. A song titled "Love Won't Let You Down", included on a handwritten document that dates from the River sessions, may be the same song. The demo has no apparent connection to "My Love Will Not Let You Down". V5 probably from late March 1979, an evolution of a solo demo recorded in early 1979. A recording of this demo can be found on 'Lost Masters IX', titled "Love Will Get You Down". As is typical with the Telegraph Hill recordings Bruce's voice is buried in the music making it hard to identify lyrics, but the lyric "Love Won't Let You Down" does not appear anywhere in this rehearsal. Based on what can be heard, "Love Will Be The Name" or "Love Will Be The Game" are possible titles, but a handwritten document from the River sessions includes the title "Love Won't Let You Down". Therefore it is possible that the actual title for this song is "Love Won't Let You Down", despite the lack of that phrase in the lyrics. A well-developed and practiced song, it's feasible that the song was subsequently recorded in the studio. although no songs with potentially matching titles exist in the studio logs. There is no relation between this song and "My Love Will Not Let You Down".
WORKING ON THIS - analyze all music and studio info

MARY LOU - V1 0:42 LM-8
MARY LOU - V2 1:18 LM-8
MARY LOU - V3 2:13 LM-8
MARY LOU - V4 2:45 LM-8
MARY LOU - V5 2:00 LM-11
MARY LOU - V6 0:34 LM-11
MARY LOU - V7 2:13 LM-11
MARY LOU - V8 3:14 LM-11
MARY LOU - V9 3:13 LM-11
MARY LOU - V10 3:10 LM-11
MARY LOU - V11 3:04 LM-4
MARY LOU - V12 3:10 DROC2
MARY LOU - V13a 3:19 DBTR
MARY LOU - V13b 3:10 DROC1
MARY LOU - V14 3:18 TRACKS

Note: Would eventually evolve into "Be True". V4 includes some familiar lyrics. V5 thru V10 are different performances from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on May 14, 1979. V11 is another Telegraph Hill rehearsal, probably from May 16, 1979. The September 16, 1979 date in the Lost Masters IV liner notes is certainly an error. V12 (four different mixes) was recorded at The Power Station on May 30, June 1 and July 13, 1979. Two weeks after this song was recorded Springsteen would appropriate the lyrics for another song, "Little White Lies".

MEET ME IN THE CITY - V1# 4:47 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V2# 4:14 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V3# 1:37 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V4# 4:01 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V5# 8:41 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V6# 3:46 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V7# 3:19 LM-14
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V8# 1:45 DROC2
MEET ME IN THE CITY - V9 3:28 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: V1 thru V7 are all different performances from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on March 25, 1979. V8 is from around the same time, and is listed as "Untitled Song #3" on disc two of 'The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2'. Bootlegged as "In The City Tonight", also known as "In The City", and titled "Meet Me In The City Tonight" on Springsteen's handwritten lyric sheet. According to studio logs the song was not recorded at The Power Station, but "Meet Me In The City" was officially released online on October 16, 2015 to accompany the announcement of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, released on December 4, 2015. The inclusion of both Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici in the credits suggests that some of the backing music was recorded during sessions for The River (along with Bruce's count-in), but the lead vocal was recorded in 2015. Since the song was not completed during the River sessions, it seems likely that at least some of the backing music is modern.

LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE (MR. OUTSIDE) - V1 3:09 DROC1 / River Refinery / RRR / MT2
MR. OUTSIDE - V2 0:25 DROC1
MR. OUTSIDE - V3 2:11 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: aka "Looking Out For Number One (Mr. Outside)". The officially released V3 is an edited version of V1.

INTO THE NIGHT - V1 4:41 DROC2 / RRR / MT2
NIGHT FIRE - V2 0:30 DROC2
NIGHT FIRE - V3 1:36 DROC2
NIGHT FIRE - V4 4:48 DROC2 / RRR
NIGHT FIRE - V5 4:40 LM-4
NIGHT FIRE - V6 4:44 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: V1-V5 are different performances from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals. V1 thru V4 are probably from late March 1979. V2 is a partial take of an instrumental section. V3 is Bruce and Clarence working on the saxophone solo. V4 is a complete take (running faster than V1-3 and V5) that for some reason is listed as "Untitled Song #2" on E. St. Records' 'Definitive River Outtakes Collection Vol 2'. V5 is from March 30, 1979. Another stirring song. V6 was recorded in the studio at The Power Station on June 13, 1979 and is slower than the rehearsals with a "Because The Night"-style piano introduction. Backing appears to be vintage, but the vocal is modern. Included on a 1993 in-house Tracks "concept album".

I’M GONNA BE THERE TONIGHT - V1 2:13 DROC2
I’M GONNA BE THERE TONIGHT - V2 3:27 DROC2
OUT IN THE STREET - V3a 4:13 DROC2
OUT IN THE STREET - V3b 4:14 DROC2 / RRR
OUT IN THE STREET - V3c 4:15 THE RIVER

Note: V1 and V2 are both Telegraph Hill band rehearsals from January 11, 1980. By March, Bruce had completed the lyrics to "Out In the Street", and on March 21, 1980 at The Power Station, the Band was ready to finish the song. The V3 takes were all recorded that night, as sessions were drawing to a close.

OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V1 0:55 LM-9
OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V2 2:45 DROC2 / MT2
OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V3 3:27 LM-14
OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V4 3:23 LM-14
OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V5 3:08 LM-14
OUT ON THE RUN (LOOKING FOR LOVE) - V6 2:59 private

Note: V1 instrumental guitar riff (no lyrics). V2-V6 different performances, all from Telegraph Hill rehearsals. The first four probably date from late March 1979, V6 also dates from that time but is perhaps slightly more polished. According to studio logs, not recorded at The Power Station. This track recycles the main riff from 1977's "Don't Say No".

PARADISE BY THE "C" - V1 3:10 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Instrumental. V1 officially released on The River: Outtakes, but there is no sign of "Paradise By The "C"" on the 1979-80 studio logs. The absence of a lead vocal and the distinct lack of recording information in the box makes it impossible to know when it was cut. There is no doubt that Clarence and Danny are in the mix which means it's not a 2015 recording. It could be a River-era recording despite its absence from the logs, and there is a slim possibility that it was cut during sessions for the Tracks box set in 1998.

PARTY LIGHTS - V1 3:40 LM-7 / MT2
PARTY LIGHTS - V2 3:09 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Bruce would return to this work-in-progress in 1981, during a break in The River Tour. Springsteen asks an unidentified person if it is "time to eat?" at the end of the take. Not related to the Claudine Clark song with the same title which Springsteen covered in 1975. V1 Demoed at home in 1979 and recorded at The Power Station on October 8, 1979. The first track recorded at the Phase Two sessions. V2 Vocal found in the official release is vintage, and includes lyrics also found in "Point Blank" and some which Springsteen would later use for his adaptation of Tom Waits' "Jersey Girl".

PIPELINE 1:59 LM-11 / LMEC1

Note: This is merely a band warm-up exercise from Telegraph Hill on February 22, 1980. It's a cover of The Chantay's 1963 surf-instrumental, sometimes mistakenly listed as The Ventures "Walk Don't Run". Included here for completeness but this was never considered for the album.

POINT BLANK - V1 1:00 LMEC1
POINT BLANK - V2 take 3 5:39 DROC1 / RO
POINT BLANK - V3 take 9 5:50 DROC1 / RO
POINT BLANK - V4 take 11 5:20 DROC1 / RO
POINT BLANK - V5 take 12 5:17 DROC1 / RO
POINT BLANK - V6 5:59 THE RIVER

Note: V1 Harmonies and guitar practice. V2 take 12, V3 take 11, V4 take 9 V5 take 3 were recorded on the same night at The Power Station on May 29 and 30, 1979. These four takes feature a completely different, faster, rocking arrangement with alternative lyrics to both the 1978 live versions and the eventual River release. The mid-section includes a searing guitar solo. V6, which contains a newly written, extended narrative middle section, was recorded some months later, possibly on August 23 and 25, 1979 or February 16, 1980.

PROTECTION - V1 3:34 LM-8 / MT2
PROTECTION - V2 0:51 LM-8
PROTECTION - V3 0:11 LM-8
PROTECTION - V4 1:21 LM-8
PROTECTION - V5 3:25 LM-8
PROTECTION - V6 0:16 LM-8

Note: Six acoustic "takes", although V3 and V4 are combined into a single track on the 'Lost Masters VIII' CD. Possibly rehearsed with the band during the Telegraph Hill sessions, although no recordings circulate. A song called "Protection" was subsequently recorded with the E Street Band in 1982 before the track was donated to Donna Summer, but these acoustic demos have little to do with that song, aside from the title.

RAMROD - V1 3:58 DO-1 / AM / UP
RAMROD - V2a 3:50 DROC1
RAMROD - V2b 3:39 DROC2 / RRR
RAMROD - V2c 0:31 DROC2
RAMROD - V2d 3:46 RO
RAMROD - V2e 3:45 RO
RAMROD - V2f 4:20 LM-5
RAMROD - V2g 4:20 LM-5
RAMROD - V2h 4:23 LM-5
RAMROD - V2i 2.53 LM-5
RAMROD - V2j 3:57 THE RIVER

Note: At least four takes recorded at The Record Plant on September 12, 1977 and played once on the Darkness Tour on December 28, 1978 in Pittsburgh, PA. Re-recorded for The River. A song titled "Rocker" was registered with the US Copyright Office in January 2011 but information on the copyright claim suggests this is actually "Ramrod". It was registered because a short audio snippet was included in The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town, the documentary included on the box set. It can be heard at exactly 1:00.00.
Note: Originally recorded during the Phase One sessions, further work on this song was undertaken at The Power Station on April 4 and 19, 1980. Likely a mixing or overdub session. See information in Phase One.
Note: Originally recorded in September 1977 during the recording sessions for Darkness On The Edge Of Town. All of the above are mix variations of different vocal takes over the same basic recording. There is also some variation in tape speed. V1c is an overdub of Springsteen's guitar over the instrumental ending, V1i is several variations of Clarence's overdubbed saxophone, also over the instrumental ending. Recorded at The Power Station on June 12, 1979. Further recordings or mixing sessions (possibly overdubs) took place on August 27 and September 5, 1979, as well as much later in the sessions on April 4 and 19, 1980. Selected for an August 1979 album sequence.

RESTLESS NIGHTS - V1# 2:37 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V2# 3:41 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V3# 1:36 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V4# 4:07 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V5 3:37 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V6 4:32 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V7 4:29 LM-12
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V8 5:41 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V9 2:13 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V10 3:30 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V11 3:45 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V12 4:17 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V13 3:47 LM-13
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V14a 3:52 DROC1
RESTLESS NIGHTS - V14b 3:41 TRACKS

Note: V1 thru V7 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on January 10, 1980. V8 thru V13 are rehearsal workouts from Telegraph Hill the following evening - on January 11, 1980. V14a and V14b and different mixes of the same performance recorded at The Power Station on January 14, 1980, with further work undertaken on April 12 and May 2, 1980. Included on an April 1980 shortlist for the double-album.

RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN - V1a 2:47 DROC1 / RRR
RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN - V1b 2:48 private cdr
RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN - V2 2:54 LM-5
RICKY WANTS A MAN OF HER OWN - V3 2:43 TRACKS

Note: V3 recorded July 16, 1979. V1 and V2 also recorded around this time. Similarly arranged versions, with some slight lyric differences between each. Another session at The Power Station on April 10, 1980. Likely a mixing or overdub session. Selected for (and later removed from) August 1979 and April 1980 album sequences. Differences between V1a and V1b are imperceptible, aside from a slight change to the count-in.

ROULETTE - V1 1:30 LM-4 / ATMF / PYP / MT2
ROULETTE - V2 2:26 DROC1 / RRR / RO
ROULETTE - V3 3:39 LM-4 / LMEC1 / PYP
ROULETTE - V4a 3:37 ATMF
ROULETTE - V4b 3:34 DBTR
ROULETTE - V4c 3:51 DROC1 / RO
ROULETTE - V4d 3:41 DROC2
ROULETTE - V4e 3:51 RO
ROULETTE - V4f 3:49 TRACKS
ROULETTE - 4g 3:52 RO / RUO
ROULETTE - V4h 3:45 1988 b-side

Note: V1 Fascinating work-in-progress acoustic take probably recorded just a day or so after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident of March 28, 1979. By April 3 the song would be completed and recorded at The Power Station, showing just how fast Springsteen could transition a song from demo to finished article. The final vocal believed to be completed and dubbed at The Power Station on April 11-12, 1980. V2 is an incomplete take with double-tracked lead vocals and a slower tempo. The lyrics show some variations to later versions. The take was probably aborted since the recording fades out during the guitar solo. V3 and V4 are two different recordings, both recorded on April 3. This was the first song completed at the River sessions and one of Bruce and the band's greatest studio achievements, conceived, written and completed in only a matter of days. V3 vocal is not finished. V4 contains some interesting alternate words and many consider it to be even more powerful than the stunning officially available version; circulating in 8 different mix variations, and several other mixes with imperceptible differences also exist in private collections. The Tracks mix features more snare drum but less guitar than the mix found on the 1988 b-side to "One Step Up". Bruce states in his autobiography that "Roulette" was recorded shortly after the MUSE benefits of September 21 and 23, 1979, but all evidence, including previous statements, indicate he is mistaken, and the April 3 date is correct.

SHERRY DARLING - V1 3:50 LM-3 / DO-2 / AM / UP / LMEC2 / DROC2
SHERRY DARLING - V2 4:51 DDO / DO-3 / ODM / HOD / AM / UP / RRR
SHERRY DARLING - V3 4:00 THE RIVER

Note: V1 recorded at Atlantic Studios June 1977. V2 fades in, repeats the last verse and is likely to emanate from the same time period. Takes were recorded June 24 and 27, and July 1, 1977. Premiered live during the Darkness Tour with a spoken introduction: "This was a song that we recorded live in the studio about two years ago, the beginning of the summer and it was originally gonna be on Darkness, but it was too weird so we left it off". Bruce would often refer to "two summers ago" when introducing the song in 1978, but since he wasn't recording in 1976 he was presumably referring to the summer of 1977. Re-recorded at The Power Station on May 25, 1979 and February 23, March 8 and April 12, 1980.

SLOW FADE - V1 18:57 LM-15
SLOW FADE - V2 2:52 LM-15
SLOW FADE - V3 3:10 LM-15
SLOW FADE - V4 3:24 LM-15
SLOW FADE - V5 2:49 LM-15
SLOW FADE - V6 3:04 LM-15

Note: V1 thru V6 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on February 5, 1980. The studio logs indicate this song was never recorded at The Power Station as "Slow Fade", but it could be the uncirculated "I Will Be The One", which was recorded in the studio just eleven days after these rehearsals. Great song, unfortunately the lyrics are utterly buried under the music. The solo demo of "Slow Fade" recorded in late 1979 and found on The Lost Masters Essential Collection Vol. 1 is not related to this song, rather it is an early version of "Fade Away". This iteration of "Slow Fade" is not related to "Fade Away" in any respect.

STOCKTON BOYS - V1 2:50 LM-7
STOCKTON BOYS - V2 1:25 LM-7
STOCKTON BOYS - V3 0:30 LM-7
STOCKTON BOYS - V4 0:46 LM-7

Note: Thematically similar to "Stockton Girls". Four takes, V1 appears to be full-length with some bluffed vocals.

STOCKTON GIRLS 1:45 LM-7

Note: Thematically similar to "Stockton Boys".

STRAY BULLET - V1 6:09 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on February 24, March 9 and April 10, 1980. Beautiful, brooding ballad with some potentially modern elements, but the main vocal is probably contemporary with the River sessions. Included on an April 1980 shortlist for the double-album.

STOLEN CAR - V1 4:48 LM-6
STOLEN CAR - V2 4:10 LM-6
STOLEN CAR - V3a 4:18 DBTR / SYMKB / SYMKW
STOLEN CAR - V3b 4:13 DBTR
STOLEN CAR (Vs.1) - V4a 4:28 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / RSA
STOLEN CAR - V4b 4:24 TRACKS
STOLEN CAR - V5 1:00 LM-7
STOLEN CAR - V6 3:21 LMEC2
STOLEN CAR - V7 2:10 LM-13
STOLEN CAR - V8 3:39 LM-13
STOLEN CAR - V9 2:40 LM-13
STOLEN CAR - V10 2:55 LM-13
STOLEN CAR - V11 7:42 LM-15
STOLEN CAR - V12 6:14 LM-15
STOLEN CAR - V13 7:31 LM-15
STOLEN CAR - V14 7:58 LM-15
STOLEN CAR - V15 3:50 THE RIVER

Note: V1 recorded on June 21, 1979 is longer, containing three additional verses and is the most interesting of all these. All recorded during June 1979. V4 recorded on June 20 and 21, 1979 according to the studio logs, in contrast with July 26 quoted in the Tracks liner notes. Despite the song being completed at this point Bruce, seemingly unsatisfied, decided months later to radically alter the musical arrangement. The release of The River: Single Album was the first time the two arrangements were differentiated, with the original arrangement given the title "Stolen Car (Vs.1)". V4a and V4b have slightly different mixes. V5 Springsteen sings over a tape of a band rehearsal recorded in January 1980, and V6 recorded around same time. V7 thru V14 were recorded on January 16, 1980 at Telegraph Hill, and feature revised arrangements from that of the version recorded and completed six months earlier. V6 is an oddity - it features Bruce experimenting and singing the song over a pre-recorded tape of the band's January 10 Telegraph Hill rehearsal of "Restless Nights". The end result of all this was V15, which was recorded at The Power Station on January 21 and February 20, with further mixing or overdubs undertaken on April 1 and 9, plus May 9, 1980.

TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V1 5:32 LM-9
TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V2 1:50 LM-9
TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V3 0:54 LM-9
TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V4a 4:25 DROC2
TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V4b 4:24 DDITV
TAKE 'EM AS THEY COME - V5 4:25 TRACKS

Note: V1 appears to be primarily harmonies with bluffed lyrics. V2 includes some clearer lyrics, although it's obvious the song is in the very early stages of development. Two different recordings, although they're similarly arranged. V2 has some alternate lyrics in the last two verses. Backing track appears to have been recorded December 5, 1979 and Springsteen's vocal recorded at The Power Station on April 10, 1980.

THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V1 4:00 LM-4
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V2 3:29 private
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V3 0:28 private
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V4 3:31 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V5 2:55 LM-4
THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY - V6 1:15 LM-8

Note: V1-3 are from Telegraph Hill rehearsals on March 30, 1979. V3 is a short take of just the end of the song. Tremendous song. The two full rehearsal takes both have lyrical variations but V2 is closer to the final take, presumably recorded some time after V1. V4 recorded in the studio at The Power Station on June 13 and July 5, 1979. The song title on an early handwritten lyric sheet was "Time". Appeared on an early sequence for The Ties That Bind and included on a 1993 in-house Tracks "concept album". Bumped off The River by the title track. The officially released V4 found on The River: Outtakes CD appears to be an entirely vintage recording. V6 has Springsteen singing harmonies over the Telegraph Hill band rehearsal take.

THE PRICE YOU PAY - V1 5:29 LM-6
THE PRICE YOU PAY - V2 5:43 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
THE PRICE YOU PAY - V3 5:24 THE RIVER

Note: Three different performances. All three versions recorded on June 15, 18, 19 and 21, 1979. V1 and V2 contain an alternative third verse not found on the released version. Springsteen would use this alternative verse when performing the song during the River Tour. All versions since 1981 have used the original album lyrics. Many consider V2 to be the definitive studio take, with some justification. Further recording or mixing sessions took place on April 4, 1980.

ANGELYNE - V1 1:35 LM-6 / DROC1
ANGELYNE - V2 0:49 LM-6
ANGELYNE - V3 2:59 LM-6
ANGELYNE - V4 2:20 LM-6 / MT2
THE RIVER - V5 4:56 PYP
THE RIVER - V5a August 26 and 29, 1979 4:55 TTTBR / TTTBJ / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
THE RIVER - V5b August 26 and 29, 1979 4:56 THE RIVER / ESSENTIAL
THE RIVER - V6 0:36 TIES THAT BIND (documentary)

Note: Evolved from "Oh Angelyne", a solo demo recorded January-May, 1979 Oh Angelyne V1-4 were early workings of "The River", both lyrically and melodically. V5 recorded at The Power Station on August 26 and 29, 1979. Both of the above versions are different mix takes of the same basic recording. The take found on The River adds vocalisations over the end coda, as well as other slight variations. Further work was undertaken on January 21 and April 12 and 24, 1980. Likely mixing or overdub sessions In an interview, engineer Neil Dorfsman says he recalls cutting several versions of the song, trying out different tempos and a more embellished rock 'n' roll arrangement. None of these alternative arrangements circulate, and it is not known whether they still even exist in the vaults. V6 Brief snippets of an acoustic demo heard in Thom Zimny's documentary about the making of The River. Includes some of the well-known lyrics, including "is a dream a lie that don't come true, or is it something worse".

THE TIME THAT NEVER WAS - V1 3:39 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES
THE TIME THAT NEVER WAS - V2 3:39 THE RIVER: OUTTAKES

Note: Recorded at The Power Station on June 27, 1979. Recorded at The Power Station on March 16, 1980. and it is not known which recording can be found on The River: Outtakes. Not included on any Tracks shortlist. Vocal is vintage, backing may contain some modern elements.

THE TIME IN BETWEEN 0:20 DROC1

Note: Springsteen just repeats the title.

THE TIES THAT BIND - V1 3:30 U6
THE TIES THAT BIND - V2 3:38 U6 / DROC1 / RRR
THE TIES THAT BIND - V3 4:02 LM-14
THE TIES THAT BIND - V4 3:40 private
THE TIES THAT BIND - V5a take 8 3:25 LM-6
THE TIES THAT BIND - V5b 3:29 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
THE TIES THAT BIND - V5c 3:29 THE RIVER

Note: V1 is a rehearsal take from Telegraph Hill sometime late March 1979. The vocals are buried beneath the music, even by the standards of other Telegraph Hill recordings. V2 is closer to the released version than V1 and better quality, with some lyrical variation in the final verse. V3 (three different mixes) was recorded at The Power Station on April 10-11, 1979. Further work was undertaken on April 10, 1980. Collectors should note the version performed during soundcheck at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ on September 20, 1978 shares some lyrics with the finished article but is otherwise completely different with some searing guitar work. Three band rehearsals from October 26, 1978 prior to the band going back on tour for the final leg of the Darkness Tour also circulate. Springsteen injured his leg in an off-terrain vehicle accident a few days after "The Ties That Bind" was cut at the Power Station, which delayed further studio sessions to the middle of May 1979.

TWO HEARTS - V1 1:23 LM-7
TWO HEARTS - V2 2:36 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V3 1:55 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V4 2:37 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V5 2:41 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V6 1:13 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V7 4:23 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V8 5:08 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V9 3:26 LM-11
TWO HEARTS - V10a 2:39 THE RIVER
TWO HEARTS - V10b 2:44 private cdr

Note: V1 thru V8 are rehearsal workouts at Telegraph Hill on February 22, 1980. V9 was recorded at The Power Station on February 23 and 24, with further work undertaken on March 17 plus April 9 and 26, 1980. V9b is a different mix that lacks the double-tracked vocal found on the album.

THIS LITTLE GIRL uncirculating

Note: Recorded at The Power Station sometime June to August 1980 during sessions for Gary US Bonds. A Springsteen vocal rendition from these sessions is likely to exist.

UNDER THE GUN - V1 1:00 LM-9
UNDER THE GUN - V2 4:38 LM-8
UNDER THE GUN - V3 0:17 LM-8
UNDER THE GUN - V4 1:02 LM-8
UNDER THE GUN - V5 4:17 LM-8
UNDER THE GUN - V6 0:45 LM-8
UNDER THE GUN - V7 3:02 LM-4
UNDER THE GUN - V8 3:03 LM-4
UNDER THE GUN - V9 2:44 LM-4
UNDER THE GUN - V10 2:06 LM-4
UNDER THE GUN - V11 1:54 LM-4
UNDER THE GUN - V12 uncirculating

Note: V1-6 Recorded at Springsteen’s home in Holmdel, NJ, January 1979 to June 1979. V1 Solely harmonies. Thematically similar to "Jackson Cage", includes some lyrics from "The River". Springsteen answers the telephone during V5. V7-V11 are different performances from the Telegraph Hill rehearsals on March 30, 1979. V12 recorded at The Power Station on June 14, 1979. Included on a 1993 in-house Tracks "concept album".

WALKING ON THE AVENUE - V1 3:45 LM-9
WALKING ON THE AVENUE - V2 3:05 LM-9 / MT2

Note: V1 appears to be relatively well-developed with intelligible lyrics.

WHERE THE BANDS ARE - V1a 3:37 DROC1 / DBTR / SYMKB / SYMKW
WHERE THE BANDS ARE - V1b 3:42 TRACKS

Note: Two slightly different mixes. Recorded at The Power Station Studios on October 9, 1979.

YOU GOTTA BE KIND - V1 2:00 LM-7 / MT2
DOWN IN WHITE TOWN - V2 3:06 DROC1 / RRR / MT2
DOWN IN WHITE TOWN - V3 3:15 LM-7 / MT2
DOWN IN WHITE TOWN - V4 1:00 LM-7
DOWN IN WHITE TOWN - V5 0:50 LM-7
DOWN IN WHITE TOWN - V6 0:45 LM-7
WHITETOWN - V7 3:23 RUO

Note: First recorded January 11, 1980 at Telegraph Hill. Contains some lyrics that would end up in "Jackson Cage". A composite of home demos "You Gotta Be Kind" and "Mr. Outside". Recorded at The Power Station on March 16, 1980. At the very least the vocal is modern.

WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY - V1 3:30 LM-13
WRECK ON THE HIGHWAY - V2 3:44 THE RIVER

Note: V1 is a rehearsal version from Telegraph Hill on January 16, 1980, which is interesting because it's done in a country arrangement. V2 was recorded at The Power Station Studios across three days on April 10-12, 1980. The last song recorded for the album.

YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V1 2:40 LM-7
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V2 2:45 LM-7
YOU CAN LOOK (NOT TOUCH) - V3 1:13 DROC1
YOU CAN LOOK (NOT TOUCH) - V4 2:09 DROC1
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) (Vs.1) - V5 2:04 TTTBR / TTTBJ / DROC2 / THE RIVER: SINGLE ALBUM
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V6
YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) - V7 2:34 THE RIVER

Note: V1 is actually two takes of Bruce working on the start and end, singing the lead guitar part over his acoustic. It's clear that he thinks he's onto something. V2 is well developed, with the lyrics of the first and third verses almost complete. Two different arrangements exist. V3, which is done in rockabilly style, was recorded at The Power Station Studios on August 24-25, 1979. This arrangement was performed regularly on the Tunnel Of Love Express Tour in 1988 but not before and never since. V4, the arrangement found on The River, Dropping the rockabilly arrangement recorded in Phase One, Bruce would instead use the music from "Held Up Without A Gun". V6 is a Telegraph Hill rehearsal from January 11, 1980. V7 recorded at The Power Station on February 17 and 23, as well as April 1, 9 and 21, 1980.

YOUR LOVE uncirculating

Note: Recorded at The Power Station sometime July to August 1980 during sessions for Gary US Bonds. A Springsteen vocal rendition from these sessions is likely to exist.

YOU GOTTA FIGHT (FOR WHAT YOU WANT) 2:15 DROC1 /RRR / MT2

Note: Promising tune with a reggae-style beat.

unknown title# 7:50 private

Note: Upbeat, rockabilly-style song from a Telegraph Hill band rehearsal, probably from late March 1979. As with all the Telegraph Hill material the lyrics are buried in the music, but possible titles are "Walk You Through The Door" or "Charlie Miles". Running time above includes several takes, most incomplete. Resembles the March/April 1981 solo demo of "Party Lights" found on CDs 'Fist full Of Dollars' and 'How Nebraska Was Born'.

unknown title# 3:41 private

Note: Hard rocking number from a Telegraph Hill band rehearsal, probably from late March 1979. Intro guitar riff is pure "Trouble River", and there's a guitar solo very reminiscent of "Roulette". Unfortunately Bruce's voice is buried in the music, making it very hard to hear lyrics. As such the actual title is unknown, but "We Talk" and "Talk Talk" are possibilities. Bruce exclaims "wow!" at the conclusion of the song.

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