Band rehearsal #8
[Recording stops, resumes]
I send my ???
I spend my day ???
I work my way through the heart of the crowd
I saw some ???
[Spoken:] Alright, let's try one more time the solo.
Two, three four
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.
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.
This take is listed as "Untitled Song #3" on The Definitive River Outtakes Collection Volume 2 bootleg.
Some of the above info about the Telegraph Hill sessions is taken from Brucebase.
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List of available versions of MEET ME IN THE CITY on this website:MEET ME IN THE CITY [Official studio version]