Saturday, June 4, 2016

RE-UP: Springsteen "Lost Masters volume 6 - Travel In Fear" - 1CD - 1979-1980

Bruce Springsteen
Lost Masters Volume  06
Travel in Fear - Unreleased River Masters Volume 2

1. Hungry Heart #1 Alternate mix
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, June 21, 1979. Alternate mix with extended ending. What is noticed immediately is that this take has a count-in and no vocal histrionics by Bruce during the intro prior to his singing the first verse. Piano seems to be a little more prominent in the mix, the lead vocal less so, and there are no "la la las" during the chorus. Extended outro has this take clocking in at around 22 seconds longer than the released version (3:19).

2. Hungry Heart #2 Alternate mix
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, June 21, 1979. Another alternate mix with different count-in than #1. Similar to #1 with distinct vocal variations, this take also features an extended outro.

3. The Price You Pay Alternate take with 12-String guitar and accordion
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, June 21, 1979. A classic E Street Band performance of one of Bruce's great "lesser known" songs, this alternate take features a totally different mix to the released version. A count-in and a different intro start things off on this more uptempo version, with keyboards and accordion figuring more prominently in the mix and a significantly different guitar sound. Most evident are the many lyrics differences and the additional verses to the released version, in addition to the much different ending. This take is different to the one featured on the previously released CD "The Ties That Bind" and clocks in at 5:43 vice 5:27 on the released version.

4. I Wanna Be With You
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, June 21, 1979. A well known "Darkness" outtake, this take of a classic Bruce "power pop" song is different to the previously circulated version, as this is actually from the sessions for "The River." Bruce's vocal has more muscle and the lyrics differ considerably to the "Darkness" outtake. Max and Clarence REALLY strut their stuff on this unreleased gem.

6. Stolen Car #1
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, June 21, 1979. Yet another completely different take of "Stolen Car," this take features a new mix, different lyrics and three more verses than the released version. Almost a minute longer and a totally different take than the one found on the CD "The Ties That Bind" (4:28), this cut times out at 4:48.

7. Angelyne #1 Acoustic demo
Bruce Springsteen, Home Demo, Holmdel, New Jersey circa 1979. Bruce's solo acoustic working demos of a tune that would eventually evolve into "The River." This interesting look at song construction features Bruce working out parts of the song with his guitar and his voice simulating a guitar, singing several recognizable verses, and several attempts at the chorus sung in both a high and a low voice. Perhaps some of you technical wizards out there can edit the various pieces into one complete track. From any perspective, a fascinating look at the birth of a classic.

8. The Ties That Bind New mix, take #8
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, circa 1979/1980. This alternate take features a slightly different Bruce lead vocal, is sung in a different key and it is an entirely different mix.

9. Hungry Heart #3 Different harmonies
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, circa 1979/1980. Very similar to the released version but with slightly different harmonies and an extended ending.

10. Stolen Car #2 Alternate lyrics
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, circa 1979/1980. Another alternate take of "Stolen Car" similar to the one on "The Ties That Bind" but considerably shorter.

11. To Be True
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Power Station Studios, New York City, circa 1979/1980. Original version with double tracked lead vocal and a very enjoyable extended harmony ending.

12. Angelyne #2 Acoustic demo
Bruce Springsteen, Home Demo, Holmdel, New Jersey circa 1979. Working out lyrics and harmonies. See notes of track 6.

13. Angelyne #3 Acoustic demo
Bruce Springsteen, Home Demo, Holmdel, New Jersey circa 1979. Working out lyrics and guitar riffs. See notes of track 6.

14. Angelyne #4 Acoustic demo
Bruce Springsteen, Home Demo, Holmdel, New Jersey circa 1979. Working out lyrics that would evolve into the song "The River." See notes of track 6.

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