IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Album version


We said we'd walk together, baby, come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we're walking a hand should slip free
I'll wait for you, should I fall behind wait for me

We swore we'd travel, darling, side by side
We'd help each other stay in stride
But each lover's steps fall so differently
But I'll wait for you, and if I should fall behind wait for me

Now everyone dreams of love lasting and true
Oh but you and I know what this world can do
So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
And I'll wait for you, and if I should fall behind wait for me

Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There 'neath the oak's bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I'll wait for you, should I fall behind wait for me
Darling, I'll wait for you, and should I fall behind wait for me
Yeah I'll wait for you, and should I fall behind wait for me
I'll wait for you, should I fall behind wait for me
I'll wait for you, should I fall [fades out]


Info

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 1992 album Lucky Town. The above lyrics are for Bruce Springsteen's album version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND as released in 1992.

The album version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was included on The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition) compilation album.

Bruce Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was most notably covered and released by Dion Dimucci, Linda Ronstadt, and Faith Hill. See Dion Dimucci's cover version, Linda Ronstadt's cover version, and Faith Hill's cover version for more details.

Studio Recording

According to Brucebase, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was recorded sometime between July and December 1991 at Thrill Hill West (Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA). Bruce Springsteen plays guitars, keyboards, and sings vocals on this track, and is backed by Gary Mallaber on drums.

Lucky Town

The Human Touch recording sessions were completed by early 1991 and the album was planned to be released in the spring of that year. However Bruce Springsteen decided to hold off the release and he continued to write more songs during the spring and summer of 1991. The recording sessions for what later became Lucky Town spanned a period of about five months, from late summer 1991 to very early 1992. It would appear that they began in September 1991 at Springsteen's Los Angeles home studio and were then augmented at A&M Studios later in 1991. Chuck Plotkin has implied that about 15 songs were complete during this session period, which means there are likely only a handful of undocumented songs from these sessions still in the vaults. These mid to late 1991 sessions were not originally intended to produce a stand-alone album – the songs were meant to be added to the ones recorded in 1990 and then the complete body of material would be sieved to produce one album. However, Springsteen unusually decided to release two different albums, Human Touch and Lucky Town, at the same time.

Lucky Town was recorded between September 1991 and January 1992 at Thrill Hill West (Springsteen's home studio in Los Angeles, CA) and A&M Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album was recorded by Toby Scott, mixed by Bob Clearmountain, and mastered by Bob Ludwig. It was produced by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau, and Chuck Plotkin. Roy Bittan is credited as a fourth co-producer of tracks 05, 06, and 07. Lucky Town was released on Columbia Records on 31 Mar 1992, the same day as Human Touch.

Bruce Springsteen -- Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen -- Lucky Town

Lucky Town features 10 tracks and clocks at 39:38.

  1. BETTER DAYS
  2. LUCKY TOWN
  3. LOCAL HERO
  4. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
  5. LEAP OF FAITH
  6. THE BIG MUDDY
  7. LIVING PROOF
  8. BOOK OF DREAMS
  9. SOULS OF THE DEPARTED
  10. MY BEAUTIFUL REWARD

The Essential Bruce Springsteen

The Essential Bruce Springsteen is a compilation album released as part of Sony BMG'S (previously Sony Music Entertainment) series of "Essential" sets. According to Springsteen's liner notes comments, the collection was intended as an introduction to his music for new fans who attended shows on The Rising Tour.

The collection is fundamentally a 2-disc set (clocking at 153:37) compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Live In New York City release. A 3-disc limited edition (clocking at 201:04) was also released. It includes a bonus third disc comprising of a selection of rarities and previously unreleased recordings.

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was released on 11 Nov 2003 on Columbia Records. It debuted and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart where it spent 13 weeks. It also reached #28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was awarded certified gold and platinum records by the RIAA on 16 Dec 2003.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2003 edition)

The Essential Bruce Springsteen was reissued on 16 Oct 2015, this time as a 2-disc set (clocking at 156:25) with an updated track list, compiling songs from all of Springsteen's studio albums to date plus his Greatest Hits (1995 edition) collection. This 2015 reissue features remastered tracks not found in that form on other Springsteen releases.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition)

Single Release

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was the third single from Lucky Town. It was released in December 1992 in Europe and Australia.

Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind

7" single - Columbia (658898 7) - Holland, 1992

A1- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
B1- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind

7" single - CBS/Sony (ARIC 176) - Spain, 1992

One-sided promo-only release.

A1- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
B1- [blank]
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind

CD EP - Columbia (658898 2) - Europe, 1992

Austrian pressing for the European market.

01- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
02- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
03- ONE STEP UP
04- MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind

CD EP - Columbia (658898 2) - Australia, 1992

01- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
02- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
03- ONE STEP UP
04- MEETING ACROSS THE RIVER
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind
Bruce Springsteen -- If I Should Fall Behind

CD-R single - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 1992

1-track acetate issued exclusively to radio stations and reviewers. Disc has a custom sticker and comes with a back inlay containing tracklisting and contact details.

01- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
Various Artists -- Hits You Might Have Missed
Various Artists -- Hits You Might Have Missed

CD EP - Columbia (CSK5221) - USA, 1992

Promotion-only sampler. Comes in a regular jewel case with back inlay, but no front insert.

01- Sweet Reunion [Kenny Loggins]
02- IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND
03- Life Is Messy [Rodney Crowell]

Other Official Releases

The album version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was included on some various artists albums.

Various artists -- Kuschelrock 18
Various artists -- Kuschelrock 18

2-CD - Sony Music Media (SMM 518018 2) - Germany, 2004
2-CD - Sony Music Media (SMM 518018 5) - Germany, 2004
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 16
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 16

2-CD - Sony Music Media (SMM 5192682) - Belgium, 2004
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 13
Various artists -- Knuffelrock 13

2-CD - Sony Music Media (518646 2) - Holland, 2004

Other versions of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND were also officially released.

Bruce Springsteen -- In Concert / MTV Plugged
The live 22 Sep 1992 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the In Concert / MTV Plugged home video in 1992 and album in 1993.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000
The Sep 1999 sound-check version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on The Comeplete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 home video in 2001.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Live In New York City
The live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the Live In New York City album and home video in 2001.
Various artists -- Live At The NIGHT Volume 3
The live 03 Oct 2005 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the Live At The NIGHT Volume 3 promo sampler in 2006.
Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band -- Live In Dublin
The live 19 Nov 2006 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

Music Video

A music video for IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND filmed during a sound-check in September 1999 in Philadelphia, PA, was officially released on The Comeplete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 home video in 2001. See the Sep 1999 sound-check version for more details.

Live History: on-tour

In preparation for World Tour 1992-1993, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during the tour's public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place on 06 May 1992 at Bottom Line in New York City, NY, and on 05 Jun 1992 at Hollywood Center Studios #4 in Hollywood, CA. The song is also known to have been practiced during the private rehearsal that took place in March 1993 in Glasgow, Scotland, the day before the tour's 1993 leg kicked off.

  1. 06 May 1992 at Bottom Line, New York City, NY (public rehearsal)
  2. 05 Jun 1992 at Hollywood Center Studios #4, Hollywood, CA (public rehearsal)
  3. 30 Mar 1993 at SECC, Glasgow, Scotland (private rehearsal)

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 63 times during World Tour 1992-1993 (104 dates, June 1992 to June 1993). 61 of these performances took place during the 1992 part of the tour and only two took place during the 1993 part (the first show and the last show of 1993). The 26 Jun 1993 show in New York City, NY, was billed as "Kristen Ann Carr Fund Benefit Concert".

  1. 15 Jun 1992 at Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 17 Jun 1992 at Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 20 Jun 1992 at Forum Di Assago, Milan, Italy
  4. 21 Jun 1992 at Forum Di Assago, Milan, Italy
  5. 25 Jun 1992 at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
  6. 26 Jun 1992 at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
  7. 29 Jun 1992 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  8. 30 Jun 1992 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  9. 03 Jul 1992 at Plaza Monumental, Barcelona, Spain
  10. 06 Jul 1992 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  11. 09 Jul 1992 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  12. 10 Jul 1992 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  13. 12 Jul 1992 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  14. 13 Jul 1992 at Wembley Arena, London, England
  15. 23 Jul 1992 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  16. 25 Jul 1992 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  17. 26 Jul 1992 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  18. 28 Jul 1992 at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  19. 13 Aug 1992 at Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
  20. 17 Aug 1992 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  21. 21 Aug 1992 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  22. 22 Aug 1992 at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
  23. 25 Aug 1992 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  24. 26 Aug 1992 at Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  25. 28 Aug 1992 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  26. 29 Aug 1992 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  27. 02 Sep 1992 at World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL
  28. 24 Sep 1992 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  29. 25 Sep 1992 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  30. 28 Sep 1992 at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  31. 29 Sep 1992 at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  32. 02 Oct 1992 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  33. 03 Oct 1992 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  34. 06 Oct 1992 at Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
  35. 13 Oct 1992 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  36. 15 Oct 1992 at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
  37. 17 Oct 1992 at Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
  38. 18 Oct 1992 at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Canada
  39. 21 Oct 1992 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  40. 22 Oct 1992 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
  41. 26 Oct 1992 at Mcnichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO
  42. 30 Oct 1992 at Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  43. 31 Oct 1992 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  44. 03 Nov 1992 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
  45. 05 Nov 1992 at SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
  46. 06 Nov 1992 at SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
  47. 09 Nov 1992 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  48. 13 Nov 1992 at Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
  49. 15 Nov 1992 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  50. 17 Nov 1992 at Dean E. Smith Student Activities Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  51. 18 Nov 1992 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  52. 23 Nov 1992 at Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
  53. 24 Nov 1992 at Miami Arena, Miami, FL
  54. 30 Nov 1992 at The Omni, Atlanta, GA
  55. 02 Dec 1992 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  56. 03 Dec 1992 at St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
  57. 05 Dec 1992 at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
  58. 07 Dec 1992 at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  59. 13 Dec 1992 at Boston Garden, Boston, MA
  60. 16 Dec 1992 at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  61. 17 Dec 1992 at Rupp Arena, Lexington, KY
  62. 31 Mar 1993 at SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
  63. 26 Jun 1993 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

In preparation for The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during the tour's public warm-up rehearsal show that took place on 21 Nov 1995 at State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.

  1. 21 Nov 1995 at State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ (public rehearsal)

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 26 times during The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour (128 dates, November 1995 to May 1997). The 02 Dec 1996 performance in Sunrise, FL, featured a guest appearance by Dion DiMucci.

  1. 22 Nov 1995 at Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ
  2. 26 Nov 1995 at Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  3. 11 Apr 1996 at Teatro Smeraldo, Milan, Italy
  4. 25 Apr 1996 at Brixton Academy, London, England
  5. 30 Apr 1996 at Salle Erasme, Strasbourg, France
  6. 06 May 1996 at Teatro Tivoli, Barcelona, Spain
  7. 02 Dec 1996 at Sunrise Musical Theatre, Sunrise, FL
  8. 05 Dec 1996 at Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
  9. 06 Dec 1996 at Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
  10. 10 Dec 1996 at Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
  11. 11 Dec 1996 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
  12. 12 Dec 1996 at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  13. 14 Dec 1996 at Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
  14. 27 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  15. 29 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  16. 30 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  17. 31 Jan 1997 at International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
  18. 04 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  19. 05 Feb 1997 at QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, Australia
  20. 07 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  21. 08 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  22. 10 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  23. 11 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  24. 12 Feb 1997 at Capitol Theatre, Sydney, Australia
  25. 07 May 1997 at Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  26. 09 May 1997 at Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland

In preparation for The Reunion Tour, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during two of the tour's two public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place in March 1999 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg and during the private rehearsal that took place in April 1999 in Barcelona the day before the tour kicked off in Spain.

  1. 08 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 18 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  3. 19 Mar 1999 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  4. 08 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain (private rehearsal)

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 132 times during what is known as The Reunion Tour (132 dates, April 1999 to July 2000); that is each and every one of the tour's regular dates. The 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 performance of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was officially released in 2001 on the Live In New York City album and home video. See the live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version for more details.

  1. 09 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 11 Apr 1999 at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 13 Apr 1999 at Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
  4. 15 Apr 1999 at Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
  5. 17 Apr 1999 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  6. 19 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
  7. 20 Apr 1999 at Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
  8. 23 Apr 1999 at Donau Arena, Regensburg, Germany
  9. 24 Apr 1999 at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
  10. 26 Apr 1999 at Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
  11. 28 Apr 1999 at Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France
  12. 01 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  13. 02 May 1999 at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
  14. 16 May 1999 at The NEC Arena, Birmingham, England
  15. 18 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  16. 19 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  17. 21 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  18. 23 May 1999 at Earls Court, London, England
  19. 25 May 1999 at RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland
  20. 27 May 1999 at Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium
  21. 29 May 1999 at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  22. 30 May 1999 at Parkbühne Wuhlheide, Berlin, Germany
  23. 02 Jun 1999 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  24. 03 Jun 1999 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  25. 05 Jun 1999 at Estadio La Romareda, Zaragoza, Spain
  26. 07 Jun 1999 at Estadio De La Comunidad, Madrid, Spain
  27. 11 Jun 1999 at Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy
  28. 13 Jun 1999 at Bruno-Platche-Stadion, Leipzig, Germany
  29. 15 Jun 1999 at Stadion Am Bieberer Berg, Offenbach, Germany
  30. 17 Jun 1999 at Weserstadion, Bremen, Germany
  31. 19 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  32. 20 Jun 1999 at Gelredome, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  33. 23 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  34. 24 Jun 1999 at Stockholms Stadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  35. 26 Jun 1999 at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
  36. 27 Jun 1999 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway
  37. 15 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  38. 18 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  39. 20 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  40. 24 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  41. 26 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  42. 27 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  43. 29 Jul 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  44. 01 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  45. 02 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  46. 04 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  47. 06 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  48. 07 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  49. 09 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  50. 11 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  51. 12 Aug 1999 at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  52. 21 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  53. 22 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  54. 24 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  55. 26 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  56. 27 Aug 1999 at Fleet Center, Boston, MA
  57. 31 Aug 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  58. 01 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  59. 03 Sep 1999 at MCI Center, Washington, DC
  60. 08 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  61. 09 Sep 1999 at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  62. 13 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  63. 15 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  64. 20 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  65. 21 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  66. 24 Sep 1999 at First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
  67. 25 Sep 1999 at First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA
  68. 27 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  69. 28 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  70. 30 Sep 1999 at United Center, Chicago, IL
  71. 15 Oct 1999 at America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
  72. 17 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  73. 18 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  74. 21 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  75. 23 Oct 1999 at Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  76. 25 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  77. 26 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  78. 28 Oct 1999 at Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA
  79. 06 Nov 1999 at Fargodome, Fargo, ND
  80. 09 Nov 1999 at Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
  81. 10 Nov 1999 at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  82. 14 Nov 1999 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  83. 15 Nov 1999 at Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
  84. 17 Nov 1999 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  85. 19 Nov 1999 at Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY
  86. 21 Nov 1999 at Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
  87. 28 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  88. 29 Nov 1999 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  89. 28 Feb 2000 at Penn State University, University Park, PA
  90. 04 Mar 2000 at Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL
  91. 06 Mar 2000 at Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
  92. 09 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  93. 10 Mar 2000 at National Car Rental Center, Sunrise, FL
  94. 13 Mar 2000 at Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX
  95. 14 Mar 2000 at Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR
  96. 18 Mar 2000 at Pyramid Arena, Memphis, TN
  97. 19 Mar 2000 at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  98. 30 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  99. 31 Mar 2000 at Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  100. 03 Apr 2000 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR
  101. 04 Apr 2000 at Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
  102. 08 Apr 2000 at Kiel Center, St. Louis, MO
  103. 09 Apr 2000 at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
  104. 12 Apr 2000 at Nashville Arena, Nashville, TN
  105. 15 Apr 2000 at Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
  106. 17 Apr 2000 at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
  107. 18 Apr 2000 at Compaq Center, Houston, TX
  108. 21 Apr 2000 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  109. 22 Apr 2000 at Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena, Raleigh, NC
  110. 25 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  111. 26 Apr 2000 at Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
  112. 30 Apr 2000 at Firstar Center, Cincinnati, OH
  113. 03 May 2000 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  114. 04 May 2000 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  115. 07 May 2000 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  116. 08 May 2000 at Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
  117. 21 May 2000 at Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  118. 22 May 2000 at Arrowhead Pond Of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
  119. 27 May 2000 at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  120. 29 May 2000 at Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  121. 03 Jun 2000 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  122. 04 Jun 2000 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  123. 12 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  124. 15 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  125. 17 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  126. 20 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  127. 22 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  128. 23 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  129. 26 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  130. 27 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  131. 29 Jun 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  132. 01 Jul 2000 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 5 times during The Rising Tour (120 dates, August 2002 to October 2003). The first performance, from 23 Nov 2002 in Miami, FL, featured a guest appearance by Dion DiMucci on vocals and was played in an arrangement more similar to The Ghost Of Tom Joad Solo Acoustic Tour version than to The Reunion Tour version. The remaining four performances were played in a solo piano arrangement.

  1. 23 Nov 2002 at American Airlines Arena, Miami, FL
  2. 05 Dec 2002 at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada
  3. 16 Dec 2002 at Value City Arena, Columbus, OH
  4. 28 Feb 2003 at The Arena At Gwinnett Center, Duluth, GA
  5. 10 Mar 2003 at Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 9 times during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour (72 dates, April to November 2005). On this tour, the song was played on guitar and piano, except on 26 Jul 2005 in Greensboro, NC, when it was played on pump organ.

  1. 02 May 2005 at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA
  2. 03 May 2005 at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA
  3. 10 May 2005 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN
  4. 11 May 2005 at Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL
  5. 18 Jul 2005 at HSBC Arena, Buffalo, NY
  6. 20 Jul 2005 at Arena At Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT
  7. 23 Jul 2005 at Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  8. 24 Jul 2005 at Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC
  9. 26 Jul 2005 at Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

In preparation for The Seeger Sessions Tour, IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during three of the tour's four public warm-up rehearsal shows that took place in April 2006 in Asbury Park. The song is also known to have been practiced during at least 4 of the private rehearsals that took place in Mar-Apr 2006 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's first leg, and during at least one of the private rehearsals that took place in September 2006 in Asbury Park prior to the tour's second European leg.

  1. 13 Mar 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  2. 16 Mar 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  3. 20 Mar 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  4. 13 Apr 2006 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)
  5. 24 Apr 2006 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  6. 25 Apr 2006 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  7. 26 Apr 2006 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ (public rehearsal)
  8. 19 Sep 2006 at Paramount Theater, Asbury Park, NJ (private rehearsal)

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 17 times during The Seeger Sessions Tour (56 dates, April to November 2006). The song was played in a "waltz" arrangement, as a duet with Patti Scialfa. The live 19 Nov 2006 version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was released on the Live In Dublin album and home video in 2007.

  1. 10 May 2006 at Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
  2. 12 May 2006 at Datch Forum, Milan, Italy
  3. 14 May 2006 at Pavelló Olímpic De Badelona, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 27 May 2006 at Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA
  5. 28 May 2006 at Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA
  6. 05 Jun 2006 at Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  7. 22 Jun 2006 at Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
  8. 24 Jun 2006 at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  9. 25 Jun 2006 at PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
  10. 01 Oct 2006 at Palamalaguti, Bologna, Italy
  11. 02 Oct 2006 at Palaisozaki, Torino, Italy
  12. 04 Oct 2006 at Villa Manin, Udine, Italy
  13. 05 Oct 2006 at Arena Di Verona, Verona, Italy
  14. 17 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  15. 18 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  16. 19 Nov 2006 at Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
  17. 21 Nov 2006 at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed once during the Magic Tour (100 dates, October 2007 to August 2008), on 08 Jul 2008 in Oslo, Norway. The song was played in its full-band album arrangement.

  1. 08 Jul 2008 at Valle Hovin Stadion, Oslo, Norway

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed twice during the Working On A Dream Tour (83 dates, April to November 2009).

  1. 30 Jul 2009 at Estadio Municipal De Foietes, Benidorm, Spain
  2. 22 Aug 2009 at Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed 6 times during the Wrecking Ball Tour (133 dates, March 2012 to September 2013). On this tour the song was played solo in three different arrangements: on piano, on electrical guitar, and on acoustic guitar.

  1. 09 Jul 2012 at Letzigrund, Zurich, Switzerland (solo piano)
  2. 26 Aug 2012 at Magnetic Hill, Moncton, Canada (solo piano)
  3. 11 Nov 2012 at Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN (solo electric guitar)
  4. 28 Nov 2012 at Rose Garden, Portland, OR (solo electric guitar)
  5. 30 Mar 2013 at Hanging Rock, Macedon, Australia (solo electric guitar)
  6. 24 Jul 2013 at First Direct Arena, Leeds, England (solo acoustic guitar)

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed twice during the High Hopes Tour (34 dates, January to May 2014). The song was played solo on acoustic guitar.

  1. 11 Feb 2014 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  2. 17 May 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Live History: off-tour

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 22 Sep 1992 at Warner Hollywood Studios in Los Angeles, CA, during the taping of MTV Unplugged. That performance was released on the In Concert / MTV Plugged home video in 1992 and the corresponding audio album the following year. See the live 22 Sep 1992 version for more details.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 06 Jan 1993 at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City, NY, during the funeral of Kristen Ann Carr, the daughter of Springsteen's co-manager Barbara Carr and stepdaughter of Dave Marsh. The song was performed as a duet with Patti Scialfa.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 18 Aug 2001 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, during a guest appearance with Nils Lofgren and his band.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 19 Feb 2003 at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, during the DoubleTake Magazine benefit shows.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 02 Dec 2004 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA, during the "Flood Aid '04" benefit concert. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 19 Dec 2004 at Harry's Roadhouse in Asbury Park, NJ, during both holiday jam shows that took place that day. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 03 Oct 2005 at WBJB-FM Studios in Lincroft, NJ, during an appearance for the station's Fall Membership Drive. The song was played in a solo guitar and harmonica arrangement. That performance was officially released on the Live At The NIGHT Volume 3 promo sampler in 2006. See the live 03 Oct 2005 version for more details.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 28 Jun 2007 at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ, during the wedding reception for friends of Springsteen and his wife. The song was played in a solo acoustic guitar arrangement.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 21 Apr 2008 at United Methodist Church in Red Bank, NJ, during Danny Federici's funeral service.

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed off-tour on 17 Nov 2009 at Carnegie Hall in New York City, NY, during the "Concert For Autism Speaks" event. The song was played in a solo acoustic arrangement.

  1. 22 Sep 1992 at Warner Hollywood Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  2. 06 Jan 1993 at St Bartholomew's Church, New York City, NY
  3. 18 Aug 2001 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  4. 19 Feb 2003 at Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
  5. 02 Dec 2004 at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
  6. 19 Dec 2004 (early show) at Harry's Roadhouse, Asbury Park, NJ
  7. 19 Dec 2004 (late show) at Harry's Roadhouse, Asbury Park, NJ
  8. 03 Oct 2005 at WBJB-FM Studios, Lincroft, NJ
  9. 28 Jun 2007 at Florentine Gardens, River Vale, NJ
  10. 21 Apr 2008 at United Methodist Church, Red Bank, NJ
  11. 17 Nov 2009 at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during three of the five 2001 Asbury Park holiday shows. These concerts were billed as "Bruce Springsteen with The Max Weinberg 7 and Friends", with The Max Weinberg 7 serving as the house band, and Springsteen bringing guests on and off the stage throughout the shows. On these shows the song was played with Nils Lofgren.

  1. 06 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  2. 07 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
  3. 08 Dec 2001 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Since 2002, Springsteen has been playing private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed at one of these fundraisers, at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, and backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was also performed on 22 May 2010 with during a benefit gala for Gateway School held in New York City, NY.

  1. 10 Apr 2005 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Rumson Country Day School)
  2. 22 May 2010 at Nokia Theater, New York City, NY (during a benefit gala for Gateway School)

Since 2007 Springsteen has been playing the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit shows. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was performed during the fourth (2010), seventh (2013), and eighth (2014) annual benefits. The song was played in an acoustic guitar arrangement, accompanied by Patti Scialfa on harmony vocals.

  1. 03 Nov 2010 at Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY (during the fourth annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit)
  2. 06 Nov 2013 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (during the seventh annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit)
  3. 05 Nov 2014 at The Theater At Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (during the eighth annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit)

Appearance in Movies

Bruce Springsteen's album version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND was used in two movies.

Promotional poster for the film "Greenfingers"
It was used in the 2000 British film Greenfingers, directed Joel Hershman and starring Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, and David Kelly. No soundtrack album was released for this film.
Promotional poster for the film "Between Heaven And Hell"
It was used in the 2008 film Between Heaven And Hell, directed by Jason Ward and starring Marvin Faulkner, Jeff Wallin, Jennifer Hamorsky, Dennis O'Neill, Andrew Sensenig, Grant James, Britt Mceachern, Dee Cutris, Erika McCarthy, Taylor Faulkner, and Ali Faulkner. The song was not included in the film's soundtrack album.

Covers

Many artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND.

Dion Dimucci -- Dream On Fire
Dion Dimucci -- Dream On Fire

CD - Vision Records (VR-3327) - USA, 1992

See Dion Dimucci's cover version for more details.
Grant McLennan -- Surround Me
Grant McLennan -- Surround Me

CD EP - White (D11237) - Australia, 1992

See Grant McLennan's cover version for more details.
Jenny Jones -- Blue
Jenny Jones -- Blue

CD EP - Go! Discs (GODX 89) - UK, 1993
45 RPM -- Do This Do That Do Wop?
45 RPM -- Do This Do That Do Wop?

CD - Starlight Discs (SCD 19954) - USA, 1995
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- For You: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

CD - Totem Records (TTM 480499 2) - Italy, 1995

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Alexi Lalas.
Linda Ronstadt -- We Ran
Linda Ronstadt -- We Ran

CD - Elektra (62206-2) - USA, 1998

See Linda Ronstadt's cover version for more details.
Faith Hill -- Breathe
Faith Hill -- Breathe

CD - Warner Bros. (9 47373-2) - USA, 1999

See Faith Hill's cover version for more details.
Frank Jaklitsch -- Outside The Lines
Frank Jaklitsch -- Outside The Lines

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 1999
Jane Saunders -- Poetic Justice
Jane Saunders -- Poetic Justice

CD - ABC / EMI (7243 5 21694 2 9) - Australia, 1999
Jan Rot -- Meisjes
Jan Rot -- Meisjes

2xCD - Hummelinck Stuurman (CD HSP 36 JR) - Holland, 2000

Contains a Dutch version of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND titled "Wacht op mij".
The Flying Mules -- Songs, Tunes & Riddles
The Flying Mules -- Songs, Tunes & Riddles

CD - Wildstone Audio (no catalog number) - USA, 2000
Jack Norton -- The Not So Jolly Fat People
Jack Norton -- The Not So Jolly Fat People

CD - 30/30 Industries (no catalog number) - USA, 2001

The album was reissued in 2002 with a different artwork, and again reissued in 2002 with yet another different artwork.
Jubilant Sykes -- Wait For Me
Jubilant Sykes -- Wait For Me

CD - Sony Classical (SK 89107) - USA, 2001
Pastime -- What A Surprise
Pastime -- What A Surprise

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2001
Various artists -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen: Made In the U.S.A.
Various artists -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen: Made In the U.S.A.

CD - Purple Pyramid (CLP 1049-2) - USA, 2001

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Richie Furay.
Daniel Ahren -- A Series Of Circumstances
Daniel Ahren -- A Series Of Circumstances

CD - Eschatonality (ESC704) - USA, 2002
Robin & Linda Williams -- Visions Of Love
Robin & Linda Williams -- Visions Of Love

CD - Sugar Hill (SUG-CD-1068) - USA, 2002
Kris Kehr & Stone Poets -- Underground Live - Volume One
Kris Kehr & Stone Poets -- Underground Live - Volume One

CD - Woobie Cat Records (008) - USA, 2003

This is a live album.
The Skidmore Bandersnatchers -- Snatch This
The Skidmore Bandersnatchers -- Snatch This

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2003
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume One

CD - Uncut (2003 04A) - UK, 2003

This is a various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free CD (volume 1 of 2) issued exclusively with the April 2003 issue of Uncut magazine. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Grant McLennan.
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Light Of Day: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Schoolhouse Records (SHR0022-2) - USA, 2003
3xCD - Good Sounds (DM 797-02) - Spain, 2003
2xCD - Good Sounds (DM 797E-02) - Spain, 2003
2xCD - Revolver (REV XD244) - UK, 2004
2xCD - Sony (MHCP-928/9) - Japan, 2005
2xCD - Sony Records (MHCO 928-929) - Japan, 2007

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. There are six issues of this album (with three track configurations) and this track was included on all six issues listed above. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Cindy Bullens.
Alanna -- Blurring The Line
Alanna -- Blurring The Line

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2004
Geir Sundstøl & Lynni Treekrem -- Sweethearts
Geir Sundstøl & Lynni Treekrem -- Sweethearts

CD - MBN Music (N 50003-2) - Norway, 2004
Reagan -- By Request
Reagan -- By Request

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2004
Rootbound -- Rootbound
Rootbound -- Rootbound

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2004
Katseye -- He Thinks I'm Good Lookin'
Katseye -- He Thinks I'm Good Lookin'

CD - CD Baby (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2005
The Tonics -- First Mix
The Tonics -- First Mix

CD - no label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2005
Jeff Lawrence -- Emily
Jeff Lawrence -- Emily

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2006
Louise Setara -- Still Waters
Louise Setara -- Still Waters

CD - Coast / Manhattan / EMI (0946 3 54715 2 6) - USA, 2006
The Gentlemen Of The College -- Jacket Required
The Gentlemen Of The College -- Jacket Required

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2006
The McKassons -- Tripping Maggie
The McKassons -- Tripping Maggie

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2006
Less Is More -- To Be Continued...
Less Is More -- To Be Continued...

CD - no label (no catalog number) - UK, 2007
Sara Wikström -- Sara Wikström
Sara Wikström -- Sara Wikström

CD - no label (FSFCD-7) - Sweden, 2007
The Driftwoods -- Greetings From Florida
The Driftwoods -- Greetings From Florida

CD - CD Baby (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2007
The Voetbergs -- Wait For Me
The Voetbergs -- Wait For Me

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2007

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is part of a medley with "Bear Creek Reel".
Gravity -- Roadman
Gravity -- Roadman

CD - LimestoneHouse Music (unknown catalog number) - Sweden, 2008
Paul Ansell -- Love Conquers All: The Nashville Sessions
Paul Ansell -- Love Conquers All: The Nashville Sessions

CD - Viceroy Music (VRCD101) - UK, 2008
Jessica Ottosson & Peter Tegnér -- Sky Flower
Jessica Ottosson & Peter Tegnér -- Sky Flower

CD - Chromophone (7 320470 117828) - Sweden, 2009
Margo Timmins -- Margo's Corner: Ty Tyrfu Sessions, Volume 1
Margo Timmins -- Margo's Corner: Ty Tyrfu Sessions, Volume 1

Digital album - Latent (no catalog number) - Canada, 2009

This is a download-only digital album.
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce
Tom Brooksby -- Brooksby Does Bruce

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Various artists -- "Girls In Their Summer Clothes / If I Should Fall Behind"
Various artists -- "Girls In Their Summer Clothes / If I Should Fall Behind"

7" single - Where It's At Is Where You Are (wiaiwya35) - UK, 2009

A1- Darren Hayman: GIRLS IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES
B1- The Wave Pictures: IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND

Includes a bonus Bruce Springsteen tribute album titled "Play Some Pool". The free CD contains 10 Springsteen songs recorded by The Wave Pictures.
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Various artists -- Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: A Global Pop Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

2xCD - Where It's At Is Where You Are (WIACD20) - UK, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by DJ Downfall featuring Amelia Fletcher.
Buck & Deanne -- Demons Passed
Buck & Deanne -- Demons Passed

CD - Filthy Cute Records (unknown catalog number) - Australia, 2010
Country Railway -- Overland Traffic
Country Railway -- Overland Traffic

Digital album - Stick Music (unknown catalog number) - Germany, 2010

This is a download-only digital album.
Jen Creed -- Goodnight Is Not Goodbye
Jen Creed -- Goodnight Is Not Goodbye

CD - Charterhouse Music (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2010
Moving Mountains -- If I Should Fall Behind
Moving Mountains -- If I Should Fall Behind

Digital single - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2010

This is a download-only digital single.
P.J. Murrihy -- Changing Times
P.J. Murrihy -- Changing Times

CD - CEOL (unknown catalog number) - Ireland, 2010

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is a duet with Isla Grant.
Patrick Levien -- Patrick Levien & Experience Sound Present Rockin World Hits
Patrick Levien -- Patrick Levien & Experience Sound Present Rockin World Hits

Digital album - La Melodia Records (unknown catalog number) - Germany, 2010

This is a download-only digital album.
Sons And Brothers -- Standing On A Rock
Sons And Brothers -- Standing On A Rock

CD - WestGrass (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2010
Various artists -- In My Room
Various artists -- In My Room

CD - LML Music (LML CD 251) - USA, 2010

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Catie Curtis.
Al Dunkleman -- When We Were Young
Al Dunkleman -- When We Were Young

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2011
Alysha Black Wimberly -- I'm Still Here
Alysha Black Wimberly -- I'm Still Here

CD EP - Tate Music (TMG-11729) - USA, 2011
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen
Catch This Beat -- Tribute To Bruce Springsteen

Digital album - Talking Clive (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2012

This is a download-only digital Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Dave Hiebert -- Covered
Dave Hiebert -- Covered

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - Canada, 2012

This is a download-only digital album.
Frans Pollux -- Pollux Duit Springsteen
Frans Pollux -- Pollux Duit Springsteen

CD - hippoproducties (no catalog number) - Holland, 2012

This is a live Bruce Springsteen tribute album. The songs are in Dutch.
Paul Carrack -- Good Feeling
Paul Carrack -- Good Feeling

CD - Carrack-UK (PCARCD21) - UK, 2012
Rose Cousins -- We Have Made A Spark
Rose Cousins -- We Have Made A Spark

CD - Old Farm Pony Records (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2012
Troops Of Tomorrow -- Folk Rock Classics
Troops Of Tomorrow -- Folk Rock Classics

Digital album - One Media (unknown catalog number) - unknown country, 2012

This is a download-only digital album.
Beverley Skeete -- Good Times
Beverley Skeete -- Good Times

CD - Vocaphone (VOCA 1968) - UK, 2013
Derek Ryan -- Country Soul
Derek Ryan -- Country Soul

CD - Sharpe Music (SHARPE CD 334) - Ireland, 2013
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain
Martyn Joseph -- Tires Rushing By In The Rain

CD - Pipe Records (PRCD023) - UK, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
Shanneyganock -- Rockin' On The Water
Shanneyganock -- Rockin' On The Water

CD - Avondale Music (unknown catalog number) - Canada, 2013
Tasha Miller -- Needs
Tasha Miller -- Needs

CD - unknown label (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2013
Television Personalities -- Are We Nearly There Yet?
Television Personalities -- Are We Nearly There Yet?

CD - Overground Records (OVER114VP) - UK, 2013
Teri -- When Two Hearts Race
Teri -- When Two Hearts Race

CD - Aisling West (unknown catalog number) - USA, 2013
Various artists -- I Hear You're From Australia - My Name's Bruce Too
Various artists -- I Hear You're From Australia - My Name's Bruce Too

2xCD - Laughing Outlaw (LOR160CD) - Australia, 2013

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND is performed by Mark Lucas & The Deadsetters.
Vaud & The Villains -- Sin & Tonic Volume 2
Vaud & The Villains -- Sin & Tonic Volume 2

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2013

Includes two Bruce Springsteen covers: AMERICAN LAND and IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND.
Wade Baynham -- New Heaven New Earth
Wade Baynham -- New Heaven New Earth

Digital album - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2013

This is a download-only digital album.
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen
Andrew Bissel -- Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of Bruce Springsteen

CD - Rockabye Baby! (CD 9701) - USA, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.
The New 76ers -- In The Light
The New 76ers -- In The Light

CD - Ping Records (17246) - USA, 2014
The Girls Next Door -- Wanted
The Girls Next Door -- Wanted

CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, unknown release year

References

Some of the above info about the studio recording are taken from Brucebase.

Request

Please contact me if you have scans for or info about any official release containing IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND, or any release containing a cover of Bruce Springsteen's IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND. I also need scans for the following releases:

  • Jack Norton -- The Not So Jolly Fat People || CD - 30/30 Industries (no catalog number) - USA, 2001
  • Pastime -- What A Surprise || CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2001
  • Kris Kehr & Stone Poets -- Underground Live - Volume One || CD - Woobie Cat Records (008) - USA, 2003
  • The Skidmore Bandersnatchers -- Snatch This || CD - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2003
  • Less Is More -- To Be Continued... || CD - no label (no catalog number) - UK, 2007
  • Moving Mountains -- If I Should Fall Behind || Digital single - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2010

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Available Versions

List of available versions of IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND on this website:

IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Album version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Sep 1999 sound-check version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 27 Jun 2000 / 01 Jul 2000 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 03 Oct 2005 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 25 Jun 2006 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Live 19 Nov 2006 version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Dion Dimucci's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Grant McLennan's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Linda Ronstadt's cover version]
IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND [Faith Hill's cover version]

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