MEET ME IN THE CITY

Band rehearsal #8


[Chatter]
[Recording stops, resumes]

I send my ???
I spend my day ???
I ???
I ???
I work my way through the heart of the crowd
I saw some ???
I ???
I ???
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[Music stops]

[Spoken:] Alright, let's try one more time the solo.
Two, three four


[Music resumes]

I ???
I ???


Info

The above lyrics are for a band rehearsal workout of MEET ME IN THE CITY recorded probably around late March 1979 at Springsteen's Telegraph Hill Road property in Holmdel, NJ, nicknamed "Telegraph Hill Studios". This wasn't a true studio; it was a converted barn that Springsteen and the band used to practice songs around the time The River was being cut in studio. Working out arrangements cuts down pricey hours at The Power Station where the album was recorded.

A significant amount of The River sessions audio that has surfaced unofficially comes from these Telegraph Hill sessions. Unfortunately the audio quality leaves much to be desired. It sounds as if a single boom recording mike was used and Springsteen's vocals are buried under the instruments on virtually all these recordings.

Bootleg Releases

This band rehearsal of MEET ME IN THE CITY can be found on The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2 (E Street Records) [disc 2, track 15] bootleg. It's one of four band rehearsal takes of the song found on this bootleg.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2 (E Street Records)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2 (E Street Records)

This take is listed as "Untitled Song #3" on The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2 bootleg.

References

Some of the above info about the Telegraph Hill sessions is taken from Brucebase.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of MEET ME IN THE CITY on this website:

MEET ME IN THE CITY [Official studio version]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #1]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #2]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #3]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #4]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #5]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #6]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #7]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Band rehearsal #8]
MEET ME IN THE CITY [Live 19 Dec 2015 version]

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