BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
1981-1982
Nebraska outtakes
Maclen's archive - unreleased live audio - trading only -
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HOW NEBRASKA WAS BORN... (The Godfatherecords G.R. 86/87)
1981-1982 - New York - various studios -  Nebraska outtakes (125m)
Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent, Steve Van Zandt,
Max Weinberg

Disc 1:

Demos #1 - March / May 1981:
1) Fist Full Of Dollars # 1 (3:50) *
2) Fist Full Of Dollars # 2 (2:30) *
3) Bye Bye Johnny (2:37) **
4) Riding Horse (1:36) ***
5) Party Lights (1:05) $
6) Summer Nights (1:16)
7) My Heart Is An Open Book (1:30)
8) Robert Ford And Jesse James (1:16)
9) Danger Zone (1:30)
10) Daniel In The Lion's Den (0:52)
11) Open All Night (early version) (1:23)

Demos #2 - June / December 1981:
12) Vietnam (5:16)
13) Johnny 99 # 1 (3:58)
14) Johnny 99 # 2 (3:31)
15) The Answer (Losin' Kind acoustic version) (5:18)
16) Love Is A Dangerous Thing (3:27) =
17) Downbound Train (1:12) +
18) Red River Rock (0:59)
19) Used Cars # 1 (3:18)
20) Used Cars # 2 (5:30)
21) Born In The U.S.A. # 1 (2:24)
22) Born In The U.S.A. # 2 (5:21)
23) Born In The U.S.A. # 3 (3:09)
24) Born In The U.S.A. # 4 (2:52)
25) Born In The U.S.A. # 5 (4:02)
26) Club Soul City (0:57)
27) Atlantic City (1:42)
28) Fade To Black # 1 (5:54)

Disc 2:

Colt's Neck, NJ - 3rd January 1982 outtakes:
1) Nebraska # 1 (1:14)
2) Nebraska # 2 (1:13)
3) Born In The U.S.A. (3:02)
4) Losin' Kind (Patrolman) (4:51)
5) Downbound Train (2:24) +
6) Deputy (Highway Patrolman) (5:28)
7) Child Bride (5:23)
8) Dream Baby (0:34)
9) Precious Memories (1:10)
10) Pink Cadillac (5:22)

Homdel, NJ, home demos, circa 1981 or 1982:
11) James Lincoln Dear (4:16)
Homdel, NJ, home demos, July 8th 1981:
12) All I Need (2:46)
13) Fade To Black # 2 (4:14)

Early japanese cd release of "Nebraska":
14) My Father's House (5:34)

* Includes lyrics later to be found in "Atlantic City".
** Different melody.
*** Melody later to become "Bye Bye Johnny".
$ Bears some resemblance to "Working On The Highway".
= Dropouts at 2:11 and 3:19.
+ Completely different version.

Source: Original discs > EAC > WAV > Nero > CDR > EAC > WAV > FLAC.
[How Nebraska Was Born] Flac set shared as torrent on Jungleland by night.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
Sessions for Nebraska are listed on Brucebase.


Useful resources:

Bruce Springsteen database - setlists
Brucebase - Nebraska sessions


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