I heard a version "No One Knows I'm Gone" that was very slow and extremely noisy. There was some cool white noise in the back of the mix like trains releasing steam and other staticky refuse. It was pretty cool, but vastly different than the original. I agree though, considering how many people cover him, it's amazing no one has done a good faithful rendition of one of his songs.
Originally Posted by canexplain
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Springsteen wrote BTN while working on Darkness on the Edge of Town. He was working it up in the studio with the E Street band as a sort of Latin dance number, but decided he couldn't make it work. Patti Smith was in the studio next door working on Easter, and Springsteen gave her the song (or Smith stole it, there are conflicting stories). Smith rewrote some of the lyrics and the Patti Smith Group worked up the rock arrangement that made the song famous. Springsteen has always used Smith's arrangement when he plays the song live.
And now here's Tunstall's Latin(ish) cover.
Very cool - I didn't know that Bruce wanted BTN to be a Latin dance number. The RDM/KTT version works.