BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
June - August 1977 - New York, NY
Darkness On The Edge Of Town outtakes
Maclen's archive - unreleased live audio - trading only -
not for sale!
Thanks to all those who shared recordings, artwork, memorabilia and recallections of the shows


THE LOST MASTERS II - ONE WAY STREET (Darkness Masters Volume I)
(Labour Of Love LOVE002) (1996)
1977-06-01 - New York - Atlantic Studios - "Darkness" outtakes - sbd (43m) +
1977-08-12 - New York - Atlantic Studios - "Darkness" outtakes - sbd (29m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

1977-06-01 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
1) One Way Street (5:50) *
2) Don't Look Back (instrumental) (3:27)
3) Frankie (4:48)
4) Drive All Night # 1 (original version) (8:28)
5) Drive All Night # 2 (alternate version) (4:59)
6) Something In The Night (4:50)
7) Candy's Boy # 1 (early "Candy's Room") (5:25) **
8) Fire (5:16) *
1977-08-12 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
9) The Fast Song # 1 (early "Candy's Room" - instrumental) (2:58)
10) Streets of Fire # 1 (3:51)
11) Badlands # 1 (instrumental) (4:15)
12) The Promise (5:28)
13) Talk To Me (instrumental) (3:59)
14) Get That Feeling (3:11)
15) Racing In The Street #1 (6:15)

* "Big Man".
** Music is completely different compared to "Candy's Room".

THE LOST MASTERS III - RATTLING THE CHAINS (Darkness Masters Volume II)
(Labour Of Love LOVE003) + "Deep Down In The  Vaults" bonus tracks *
1977-Jun/Sep - NYC, NY - Atlantic & Record Plant - "Darkness" outtakes - sbd (66m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

1) removed (recorded at Record Plant, deleted)
2) removed (recorded at Record Plant, deleted)
3) removed
(recorded at Record Plant, deleted)
4) removed
(recorded at Record Plant, deleted)
5) removed
(recorded at Record Plant, deleted)
1977-07-01 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
6) Because The Night (early version) (2:32) *
7) Racing In The Street # 3 (slow version with different lyrics) (3:38) **
8) Streets of Fire # 2 (different lyrics) (3:42)
9) The Fast Song # 2 (early "Candy's Room") (3:07) ***
10) Sherry Darling (4:06) $

1977-08-12 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
11) Candy's Boy # 2 (early "Candy's Room") (4:57) =
1977-07-01 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
12) Badlands # 3 (different lyrics) (3:55)
13) Spanish Eyes (3:51)
1977-09-01 - New York, NY - Record Plant:
14) Independence Day (6:26)
15) All Night Long (bluffed vocals) (2:23)
16) Someday  Tonight (instrumental) (4:39) **
17) Crazy Rocker (5:03)

1977-06-01 - New York, NY - Record Plant / Atlantic Studios:
18) I Wanna Be Wild (3:37)
1977-06-01 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
19) The Promise (7:14)
1977-09-01 - New York, NY - Record Plant:
20) Whats The Matter Little Darling (4:09)
1977-08-12 - New York, NY - Atlantic Studios:
21) Get That Feeling (3:25)

* Fades in, ends fading out. "Big Man".
** Fades out.
*** Completely differnt lyrics compared to "Candy's Room".
$ "Big Man (...) one more time Miami". Fades out.
= Music is completely different compared to "Candy's Room".

Source: Liberated Boots: Lost Masters II and III.
[Darkness outtakes] Flac set shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
* Tracks 17 to 21 are bonus tracks from "Deep Down In The Vaults" bootleg.
Jun 1 1977 (1) (2) (3), Jul 1 1977, Aug 12 1977 and Sep 1 1977 sessions listed on Bruce Springsteen Database.
Lost Masters II and Lost Master III bootlegs listed on Bruce Springsteen Database. Complete artwork is here.


Useful resources:

Brucebase - Darkness
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Brucetapes - 1977


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