Blues Project ( The ) - Steve's song

First performance: 16/09/1967


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song with his early band 'the Castiles'.
 
 
This was grand opening night at The Left Foot, an "over 13, under 18" club located in the recreation centre of St Peter's Episcopal Church at 37 Throckmorton Street. The club was opened by Reverend George Errickson and Reverend Fred Coleman, along with two High School students, Harold Breiner and William Cottrell. Patrons sat on cushions. Sadly The Left Foot had a short existence (seven months). This was the first of only two live appearances by The Castiles at the club - fortunately both appearances were audience recorded by Left Foot Manager (and St Peter’s priest) Fred Coleman on a good quality reel-to reel device. The-mentioned thirteen-song setlist represents The Castiles’ complete song performance in the correct sequence and they are all covers of other artists’ material. Although Springsteen may have started out in mid-1965 singing mostly background vocals, it is clear that by this point Bruce is the band’s focal point. Bruce handles the lead vocals on all songs except 'Eleanor Rigby', 'See My Friends' and The Blues Project’s haunting 'Steve’s Song' (all handled by George Theiss). Tex Vinyard, The Castiles’ manager, is heard introducing the band at the start of the second set. Interestingly the group uses The Yardbirds' instrumental 'Jeff’s Boogie' twice, as both the first set closer and show closer. A recording of Wille Dixon's "You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover" will be officially released on September 23, 2016 on Chapter & Verse, the companion album to Springsteen's autobiography Born To Run. 
 
First set :
 
Second set :
 
 
 

Songinfo

Steve’s song is the second track of the album Projections by American blues rock band The Blues Project. Produced by Tom Wilson and released by Verve/Folkways in November 1966, the album was their first studio release and examined a more rock-based sound. Jim Marshall was credited as the photographer of the album cover. Soon after the release of this album, Al Kooper left the band in the spring of 1967 to form Blood, Sweat & Tears.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

You can call me from a snow white, star lit stairway
I may hear and not be far away at all
But the sounds of our winters love at night time
They have vanished, they have silenced, into fall
You can crystalize through my minds weary wanderings

I may see your shadowed image on my wall
As starring, laughing, grieved by your indifference
I would rather feel the pain than none at all
If again I really see your face before me
And we lie again together side by side
Don't call me as I walk into the morning
Please just realize that pure has often died
You can call me from a snow white, star lit stairway
I may hear, and not be far away at all
But the sounds of our winters love at night time
They have vanished, they have silenced, into fall