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Be True

"Be True"
Single by Bruce Springsteen
from the album Tracks
A-side "Fade Away"
Released 1981
Format 7" single
Recorded July 21, 1979 at The Power Station in New York
Genre Rock
Length 3:43
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Bruce Springsteen
Producer Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt
Bruce Springsteen singles chronology

"Hungry Heart"/"Held Up Without a Gun"
"Fade Away/Be True"
"Dancing in the Dark"/"Pink Cadillac"

"Be True" is a song by Bruce Springsteen. It was recorded on July 21, 1979 at The Power Station in New York in one the early recording sessions for Bruce Springsteen's album The River. It was not released on the album, but in 1981 it was released as the B-side to the single release of "Fade Away, a song taken from The River album. According to Springsteen, "Be True" was left off The River album in favor of the song "Crush on You", a decision he has a hard time understanding in retrospect.[1]

In France, it was released as the B-side of the "Cadillac Ranch" single, and in Spain it was released as the B-side of the "Sherry Darling" single.[2][3] Although left off the album and released only as a B-side of a single, "Be True" reached #42 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.[4] A featured selection on the 1988 Tunnel of Love Express, a live version from that tour was included on the Chimes of Freedom EP.

Eventually the studio version of "Be True" was released on the Bruce Springsteen album Tracks, a 4-disc box set released in 1998.


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