BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1972-1973
"PRODIGAL SON"

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PRODIGAL SON (Crystal Cat Records DOS 101/102) (2cd)
1972-1973
- Demos, studio outtakes and live tracks (151m)
Bruce Springsteen,
Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious +
Suki Lahav, Richard Blackwell, Albee Tallone, Richard Davis

Disc 1:

1) The Lady And The Doctor (4:14)
2) 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) (5:44)
3) Prodigal Son (7:03)

4) Visitation At Fort Horn (7:46)
5) Growin' Up (V1a) (3:22)
6) The Angel (3:29)

7) Song To Orphans (6:27)
8) For You (4:48)
9) Santa Ana (5:01) *
10) Jazz Musician (6:14)
11) Camilla Horn (1:05)
12) Seaside Bar Song (3:35)
13) Arabian Night (6:01)
14) Family Song (aka "California You're A Lady") (5:09)
15) No More Kings In Texas (aka "Evacuation In The West") (4:32)
16) War Nurse (2:07)

Disc 2:

1) New York City Serenade (10:10) **
2) Jesse (3:07)
3) Kitty 's Back (7:14)
4) Eloise (1:06) ***
5) Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (2:09)
6) Marie (4:46)
7) Randolph Street (Master Of Electricity) (3:52)
8) Lost In The Flood (5:13) $
9) Spirit In The Night (5:15)
10) Wild Bill's Circus Story (6:04)
11) Bishop Danced (4:33)
12) Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? (5:26)
13) Blinded By The Light (5:30)
14) Thandercrack (11:33)

* Some lyrics later became part of "She's The One".
** Dropout (repairable) at 1:37.
*** Same as "Growin' Up" but completely different lyrics.

$ [Cuts in].

"Stand by...all right we're ah, all right, we're rolling".
Some lyrics later to be found in "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out".
& The melody bears some resamblance to "The River".

Source: CDR>EAC>FLAC Front End>MD Summer>Quick PAR>Power Post.
[prodigal son] Flac set shared as torrent on Jungleland by davemunday.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
Sessions listed on Brucebase website.
Bootleg listed on Bruce Springsteen Database.

D1 tr 1, 3-4, 7, 10, 11, 13-14, 16, D2 tr 2, 4 & 6-7: "Laurel Canyon Music Publishing Demos",
    Media and 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY 06-07/72.
D1 tr 2, 9, 12, 15, D2 tr 1 & 3: "The Wild..." studio sessions, 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY - 07-08/1973.
D1 tr 5-6, 8, D2 tr 5: "Greetings From Asbury..." studio sessions, 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, NY - 06-08/1972.
D2 Tracks 8-14: Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA 03/02/1973.


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Brucebase - On The Tracks
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
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