ALL I NEED

08 Jul 1981 sound-check version


One, two, three, four

Na na na na na

I don't need birthday ??? present
All I, my baby, all I could say
Come on baby, baby, like it meant something, baby
Hold on child, because I'm coming

Now baby, you're, you're all I need now
Baby, you're, you're all I want
Babe, my love, you're all I need now
My little angel, you're all I want
[Spoken:] Lets try the bass!
Na na na na, na na na
Na na na na, na na na
Na na na na
[Spoken:] C!
Na na na

[Spoken outro:] Alright, let's just tape that.


Info

The above lyrics are for the 08 Jul 1981 sound-check version of ALL I NEED at Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, during The River Tour. The song was not played on the regular show that night, or on any other date as far as it's known. ALL I NEED was a work-in-progress at this stage. Springsteen had recently wrote the song, sometime in late June 1981, and profited from the concert sound-check to rehearse it with the band.

Ticket stub for the 08 Jul 1981 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Ticket stub for the 08 Jul 1981 show at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

This was the fifth of a six-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Promotional poster for the July 1981 six-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Promotional poster for the July 1981 six-night stand at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
(Taken from Brucebase)

Available Versions

List of available versions of ALL I NEED on this website:

ALL I NEED [Home demo version]
ALL I NEED [08 Jul 1981 sound-check version]
ALL I NEED [Gary U.S. Bonds' cover version]

Page last updated: 26 Jan 2013