Because we can…

 

I guess there are probably still a few people out there who are unaware that Because the Night was originally a Springsteen composition. Written during the Darkness on the Edge of Town sessions, he considered it outside the purview of the album and gave it away, half complete, to Patti Smith. She immediately saw its potential, reworked it, and  it became her only major chart success.

In later years, Springsteen reclaimed the song somewhat. Here is a fairly spirited rendition featuring guest vocals from REM’s Michael Stipe.

 

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