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ANGELINA is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and is known from a demo tape
that he recorded in early 1993 (see section below for more details). Three takes of ANGELINA are
available on that tape, the first clocking at 1:19, the second at 2:02, and the third at 2:16. The
recorder is stopped and re-started once during the third take. All three takes utilize the same
lyrics but the first two utilize different music than the third. The lyrics of ANGELINA include
the first three lines of Springsteen's 1995 recorded song
BACK IN YOUR ARMS, although there are no other similarities
with that song. Brucebase describes
this song as "a standout composition in the making".
Not to be confused with ANGELINA, a rumoured song
from the Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. period (April 1972 to February 1973).
The 1993 Home Demo Tape
During an extended break in the World Tour 1992-1993 (Jan-Mar
1993), Springsteen recorded a collection of acoustic guitar demos at his home in Beverly Hills,
CA. A private tape of 14 songs from these sessions (or possibly one session) exists, but is not
circulating among collectors:
- BABY YOU'RE MISSING
- BLIND SPOT
- CROSS ROADS
- DON'T CROSS THAT LINE
- DON'T LET YOUR HEART GROW COLD
- DRY LIGHTNING
- HOUSE ON FIRE
- I DREAMT MY LOVE WAS LOST
- I'M A GHOST IN MY DREAM
- KNIFE IN THE BACK
- ONE FALSE MOVE IS ALL IT TAKES
- VISION SPIRIT
- YOU CAME DOWN
A comment heard on that tape regarding a well-documented news event indicates
that most -- or very likely all -- of this audio was recorded on 25 Feb 1993. These recordings are
similar in sound quality and recording style to Springsteen's 1979 and 1981 home demos cassette
recordings. They are not professional studio recordings. Springsteen utilizes a cassette recorder
that he manually stops and starts as needed.
None of these recordings exhibit a finished songwriting product. These are
unfinished compositions, both musically and lyrically, and are in varying stages of completeness.
However most of these songs show enough musical and lyrical development that it's probable that
Springsteen finished them sometime during the 1993-1995 period and they exist as fully realized
demo or studio recordings in his archive vault.
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