BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1977-June/September - New York, NY
Darkness On The Edge Of Town outtakes
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THE ICEMAN - Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 1 (Scorpio BS 100)
1977-June/September - New York, NY - various studios - "Darkness" outtakes (63m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg + David Lindley

1) Streets of Fire (3:55) *
2) Ramrod (4:10) *
3) Drive All Night # 1 (8:45) *
4) Janey Needs A Shooter (6:58)
5) Outside Lookin' In (2:35)
6) I Wanna Be With You (3:08) **
7) Talk To Me (instrumental) (2:14) *
8) The Iceman (3:20) ***
9) Don't Say No (3:55)
10) The Preacher's Daughter (5:23)
11) All Night Long (2:37) $
12) Factory (2:15) =
13) The Ballad (aka Castaway) (3:15)
14) Taxy Cab (aka City At Night) (3:13)
15) Down By The River (aka Say Sons) (2:26)
16) I'm Going Back (5:42) **

* Fades out.
** "Big Man".
*** Dropouts 0:55 to 0:58. Some lyrics later ended up in "Badlands".
$ Some words ended up in "Badlands".
= With David Lindley on violin.

THE WAY - Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 2 (Scorpio BS 200)
1977-June/September - New York, NY - various studios - "Darkness" outtakes (71m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

1) Fire (5:22)
2) Something In The Night (4:38) *
3) Badlands (3:51)
4) The Fast Song (3:04)
5) Candy's Boy (5:23)
6) Racing In The Street (6:30) **
7) Sherry Darling (4:04)
8) Because The Night (3:21)
9) Spanish Eyes (3:49)
10) The Way (3:57)
11) Don't Look Back (3:01)
12) The Promise (5:40)
13) Get That Feeling (3:03) *
14) Frankie (4:51)
15) Endless Night (aka English Sons) (3:56)
16) Hearts Of  Stone (5:56) ***

* [Cuts in on intro].
**
Few different words and slightly different melody.
*** Dropout at 4:50.

THE PROMISE - Darkness Outtakes 1978 Vol. 3 (Scorpio BS 300)
1977-June/September - New York, NY - various studios - "Darkness" outtakes (69m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

1) The Promise (5:28) *
2) Don't Look Back (instrumental) (3:29)
3) Don't Look Back (3:07)
4) Spanish Eyes (6:18)
5) Because The Night (3:27)
6) Sherry Darling (4:04) **
7) Racing In The Street (5:50)
8) Candy's Boy (4:52)
9) The Fast Song (2:32)
10) Candy's Room (instrumental) (3:03)
11) Badlands (instrumental) (4:17)
12) Something In The Night (5:10)
13) Let's Go Tonight (2:10) $
14) Streets of Fire (3:52)
15) Darkness On The Edge Of Town (4:31)
16) Rendezvous (2:54)
17) Loose Ends (4:10) =

* Digital noise at 0:05.
** Fades in.
*** Few different words and slightly different melody.
$ Same melody as "Factory", completely different lyrics.
= 1979-04-01 - New York, NY - Power Station.

Source: Audio CD > EAC > FLAC.
[The Darkness Outtakes - Vol. 1 The Iceman - Vol. 2 The Way - Vol. 3 The Promise] Flac on Jungleland by night.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
Brucebase and Bruce Springsteen database list several studio sessions for "Darkness On the Edge Of Town".
The Iceman, The Way, The Promise are listed on Bruce Springsteen database.
Complete artwork can be found here.


Useful resources:

Brucebase - Darkness
Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Brucetapes - 1977


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