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Page last updated: 22 Aug 2010
VISION SPIRIT 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). One take of VISION
SPIRIT is available on that tape, clocking at 1:15. The song bears some musical (though not
lyrical) similarity to the version of DRY LIGHTNING from this session.
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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