Patti Smith – Outside Society, Track 5. “Because The Night” – Easter

Because the Night
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What can I say about Because The Night that hasn’t already been lauded and written.  It became  a huge hit for Patti Smith in 1978. Bruce Springsteen gave her this song when they were both recording with Jimmy Iovine and she recast it.

My favorite stanza is:

Desire’s hunger is the fire I breathe, Love is the banquet on which we feed

(Writers: Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith)

My wife and I attended the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts at Madison Square Garden. We were treated to many guest star surprises that evening. Our favorite moment was when Bono of U2 introduced both Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith to do Because the Night with them. It was electric.

 

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