June 7, 2011 – 3:11 am

The choice cuts from outtakes of Bruce’s first two albums.

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Sessions At The 914 [no label, 1CD]

Studio sessions at 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt, New York between 1972 and 1973. Excellent soundboard stereo.

“This compilation consists of all (to my knowledge) circulating outtakes from Bruce’s first two albums. They were all recorded at the 914 Sound Studios, Blauvelt NY, between 1972-1973. (I have not included any of the solo demo’s [publishing demo’s, etc] from the same period.)

“It was compiled from various bootlegs such as “Early Years”, “Born In The Studio” and more… ‘The Fever’ is from the official release ‘18 Tracks’ (but not on the Tracks box itself). Some of the outtakes can be heard on the Tracks box, but in different mixes/versions, and the same goes for the album tracks. I applied some level matching (and very slight equalization on a couple of tracks) with Toast.” - DrBanan

Years ago, it was a must-buy whenever a bootleg appeared with a Springsteen studio session whether it was an outtake or an alternate mix. Some boots were filled with substandard live tracks that you had to wade through to find that one studio gem. Nowadays there’s plenty to choose from. This homemade compilation is a fine example of how good a collection fans can make. The sound quality is first class and the listening experience comparable to an official release.

Thanks to DrBanan for sharing.
- The Little Chicken

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 244 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Growin’ Up (5.3MB)
Track 02. It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City - different vocals on fade-out (5.1MB)
Track 03. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - instrumental (9.2MB)
Track 04. Phantoms - early version of ‘Zero and Blind Terry’ (9.5MB)
Track 05. Evacuation Of The West (7.2MB)
Track 06. Rosalita - instrumental (11.5MB)
Track 07. Hey Santa Ana (7.9MB)
08. The Fever - Omitted*
Track 09. Wild Zero Blind Terry - instrumental (9.8MB)
Track 10. Seaside Bar Song (6.1MB)
Track 11. 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - different lyrics (9.0MB)
Track 12. Kitty’s Back - different mix (11.7MB)
Track 13. Zero And Blind Terry (9.4MB)
Track 14. New York City Serenade - different mix (16.4MB)

*This song can be found on the official release, 18 Tracks.

The Tracks boxset finally released in 1998 was a longtime coming after years of bootlegs. Click on the link to order the boxset.

  1. 19 Responses to “AND A ONE, AND A TWO”

  2. Thanks, BigO! Always room for more Bruce…

    By TDC on Jun 7, 2011

  3. Cheesy organ ahoy on the Seaside Bar Song. Takes me back to the hot summers of long ago.

    By Russ on Jun 7, 2011

  4. Very nice, very clean!

    By Tom on Jun 7, 2011

  5. The liner notes on the 18 Tracks CD state the Fever was recorded at The Record Plant and not at 914 Sound Studios. Is there another version of The Fever that was recorded at 914? Is it available anywhere?

    By Art on Jun 12, 2011

  6. just picked up Springsteen’s ‘The Promise’ box set companion book The Light in Darkness, amazing original photos and stories frm the Darkness tour. Limited Edition

    By robe on Jun 14, 2011

  7. maybe a collection of items that somehow celebrate clemons life would be in order now. rip clarence. we will miss u terribly.

    By darth on Jun 19, 2011

  8. This is great. I always love hearing Bruce’s outtakes from this period. Thanks

    By Matt on Jul 8, 2011

  9. Thanks.

    By Lupine Assassin on Jan 11, 2012

  10. Blauvelt, NY - My hometown.. I grew up less than a mile from 914 sound studios. My buddy use to hitchhike home from the Bronx down Rt.9W. He told a story that he got a ride all the way home from a guy who drove a beat up Blue and white Chevy Camaro who brought him all the way to Blauvelt. The guy driving told him he was working at 914 recording an album.. Two legends met almost 40 years ago.

    By MICHAEL MAGNONE on Jan 16, 2014


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    By MICHAEL MAGNONE on Jan 16, 2014

  13. absolutely amazing! Thank you!

    By Paul on Mar 25, 2014

  14. BigO - great post, thanks.

    By Broose on Nov 3, 2014

  15. Tracks 6, 12 & 14 are not functioning…..

    By rick on Nov 3, 2014

  16. Hello rick

    Please refresh the page and try again.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 3, 2014

  17. Excellent. Thank you!

    By rick on Nov 3, 2014

  18. Many thanks, Big O & Little Chicken! Always a treat to hear early Springsteen.

    By Rex on Nov 3, 2014

  19. The pre-BTR era of Greetings and The Wild is made up of just great stuff that I used to play often on my midnight to 6am shifts back in those golden days of FM radio yore. The control room phone (unlisted, I might add) would never fail to ring for New York City Serenade…the version here is fabulous. There was one girl who used to dial that number regularly in the middle of the night, so it was clear she was tuned in. Had a voice that would make you loosen up like a melted cheese sandwich. We all figured she just had to be married or hideous or whatever, but what a voice!

    By Mr. Jimmy on Nov 4, 2014

  20. 2 of the 5 songs that bruce did at the stand up for heroes benefit the other nite -

    By darth on Nov 7, 2014

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