BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1972-1973
"THE COMPLETE DEMO TAPES"

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The Complete Demo Tapes (4cd)
1972-1973
- New York, NY - various studios (235m)
Bruce Springsteen solo

1972-05-03 - New York, NY - CBS Studios (aka "John Hammond demo session"):
1) Mary Queen Of Arkansas #1 (1:41) *
2) Mary Queen Of Arkansas #2 (take 1) (4:32) **
3) It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (take 1) (3:08)
4) Jazz Musician (take 1) (5:19) ***
5) Jazz Musician (take 2) (5:39)
6) If I Was The Priest #2 (5:27)
7) Arabian Night #2 (take 1) (5:27)
8) Growin' Up (take 2) (2:53)
9) Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (2:09)
10) Two Hearts In True Waltz Time (3:56)
11) The Angel (3:55)
12) Street Queen (take 1) (4:04)
13) Southern Son (take 1) (4:07)
14) Cowboys Of The Sea (take 1) (4:54) $

1972 April - New York, NY - Mike Appel's office or home (probably):
15) If I Was The Priest #1 (6:02)
16) Arabian Night #1 (5:29)
17) The Lady And The Doctor #1 (3:22)

1972 May-June - New York, NY - Jim Creteco's apartment (likeky):
18) Randolph Street (3:44)
19) War Nurse (2:06)
20) Jesse (3:04)
21) Prodigal Son (6:56)
22) Border Guard (6:30)
23) Hollywood Kids (2:39)
24) Baby Doll (5:04)

1972 May-June - New York, NY - Pocketful Of Tunes Studio (likely):
25) Family Song #1 (5:51)
26) Family Song #2 (5:04)
27) Camilla Horn (1:04)
28) Eloise (1:04) =
29) Marie (4:42)
30) Southern Son #2 (4:17)
31) If I Was The Priest #3 (5:57)
32) Tokyo (4:04)
33) Song To Orphans (6:27)
34) Vibes Man (New York Serenade) (3:04)
35) Henry Boy (3:19)
36) She's Leaving (Take 1) (2:58)
37) She's Leaving #2 (5:16)
38) No Need (6:09)
39) Jazz Musician #3 (6:16)
40) It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City #2 (2:47)
41) Cowboys Of The Sea #2 (4:21)
42) The Song (3:51)
43) Street Queen #2 (3:49)

1972 July-August - Blauvelt, NY - 914 Sound Studio (likely):
44) Two Hearts In True Waltz Time #2 (3:31) +
45) Cowboys Of The Sea #3 (4:15)
46) Jazz Musician #4 (6:09)
47) Arabian Night #2 (5:56)
48) The Lady And The Doctor #2 (4:12)
49) Visitation At Fort Horn (7:40)

1973 January-February - Blauvelt, NY - 914 Sound Studio:
50) Saga Of The Architect Angel (4:21) &
51) The Ballad Of The Self-Loading Pistol (5:13)
52) Janey Needs A Shooter (6:07)
53) Winter Song (6:03)

* "Stand by...all right we're ah, all right, we're rolling".
** "Bruce Springsteen, Columbia pop audition job number 79682, Mary Queen Of Arkansas take 1".
*** Some lyrics later to be found in "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out".
$ "Thank you so much Bruce, we'll do some copying now".
= Same as "Growin' Up" but completely different lyrics.
+ Unknown acoustic bass player (Garry Tallent or Richard Davis?).
& The melody bears some resamblance to "The River".

Source: CDR Trades -> FLAC Level 6.
[1972 - The Complete Demo Tapes] Flac set on Jungleland by Tomhjo.
"For this collection I have used mainly #Before the fame", "Unsurpassed", "Early Years" and some others...".
TLH analysis - fingerprints
Sessions listed on Brucebase website.
Complete artwork can be found here.


Useful resources:

Brucebase - Demos
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Brucetapes - 1972


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