So I'm listening to The Lost Masters X today.
Then, as now, I remain struck by Bruce's stark, solo home demo of "The Bells of San Salvador" -- which is given various other titles on the actual disc.
Thanks to a 2012 topic by Pete, we learned Springsteen took this late 1981 stunner and worked it into a full band arrangement in April 1982:
The off-line, full band rehearsal recording remains private, and since then, nothing has surfaced.
Any possibility of the full band demo showing up would be a godsend.
I've been haunted by the solo recordings of "The Bells of San Salvador" since the tape first appeared in 1996.
Am I the only one?
I've determined the old import disc actually featured FIVE demo pieces of "The Bells of San Salvador" ... here is where you may find them -->
The Lost Masters X: Jesse James & The Wages Of Sin (Labor of Love - Love 010)
03. Ruled By The Gun #2
11. Untitled Riff
13. Wages of Sin #3
22. They Killed Him In The Street #1
23. They Killed Him In The Street #2