After covering other ground for a couple of weeks, Your Friday Bruce Fix returns with more matched pairs of songs, matched for the identical or nearly identical lyrics that appear in two different songs. Thanks to suggestions from Friday Bruce Fix readers, we have another three pairs to work though. Are there more? Let me know if you think of any!
Today's pair, as you may have surmised from the title are 'No Need' and 'Backstreets'.
"In the deep heart of the night
When you finally let loose of everything"
"In the deep heart of the night when you let loose of everything"
'No Need' is believed to have been recorded around May/June of 1972, just before the official recording sessions for 'Greetings From Asbury Park', and after the John Hammond demo sessions in early May. Bruce is on piano for this one.
'Backstreets' normally needs no introduction. This particular version is not the one we're all so familiar with from the 'Born to Run' album. This one is known as "Outtake Version #2" and features lots of strings, several different lyrics and some very different wailing. Bruce picked the right version to release, but this is a great song no matter which version or live performance you prefer.