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Patti Smith is considered a poet whose energy and vision found its voice in the most powerful medium of our culture, music. As one of the early pioneers of New York City’s dynamic punk scene, she has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock and roll for over 35 years. She was born in Chicago in 1946, the eldest of four siblings and was raised in South Jersey. From an early age, she ... Read more in Amazon's Patti Smith Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Aug. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B000002VQR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. People Have the Power (Remastered) 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Up There Down There (Digitally Remasted, 1996) 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Paths That Cross (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Dream Of Life (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 4:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Where Duty Calls (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 7:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Going Under (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 6:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Looking For You (I Was) (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. The Jackson Song (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. As The Night Goes By (Digitally Remastered, 1996) 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Wild Leaves (Digtitally Remastered, 1996) 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 

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titolo-dream of lifeartista-patti smith etichetta-aristan. dischi1data-1 luglio 1996supporto-cd audiogenere-pop e rock internazionale----braniascolta 30''1.people have the powerascolta2.up there down thereascolta3.paths that crossascolta4.dream of lifeascolta5.where duty callsascoltaascolta 30''6.going underascolta7.looking for you (i was)ascolta8.the jackson songascolta9.as the night goes byascolta10.wild leaves

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 14 July 2000
Format: Audio CD
"People Have The Power" is a typical rousing Smith anthem, "The Jackson Song" is sad & beautiful -- a lullabye to her children, I think -- but the best track here is "Looking For You (I Was)"-- one of her best songs ever. These 3 should have been hits, but she never promoted this album. In my opinion this album is more melodic and passionate than Peace & Noise or Gung Ho. Somewhere between Easter and Wave. I love it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2005
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This album was Patti Smith's return to music after a long hiatus following her groundbreaking albums like Horses, Radio Ethiopia and Easter. It is a somewhat neglected work in her oeuvre but it features plenty of great songs.
This new edition has now been enhanced by the inclusion of two previously unreleased tracks: As The Night Goes By and Wild Leaves. The highlights include People Have The Power, a rousing anthem, the sad & beautiful The Jackson Song -- a type of lullaby in the vein of Hymn on the Wave album. My favourite is Looking For You (I Was), one of the truly great songs of her career, with poetic lyrics, a lilting beat and a hypnotic melody.
In style, the album definitely resembles her 1970s work and the 1996 album Gone Again more than her later/more recent work. It is more mature and reserved that those blazing and passionate excursions on Easter and Horses, but full of substance and genius. I highly recommend it to all fans of Patti Smith.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By HAT on 11 July 2012
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Patti Smith at her best. Thought provoking and often moving songs that actually make you want to listen and take in the wonderful words and music.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark C. on 18 Feb. 2009
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at first sounded mournful like post Husband.
But no (thank goodness ) and I thought the song ' Frederick' was about her baby-(if she even had one then)
And 'People have the power' just barely escapes being sappy-only becasue its in the hands of Patti
Bravo
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A Different Patti Smith 5 Dec. 2001
By Gary F. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Smith's celebrated ferocity is more subdued here, as she explores less aurally aggressive sounds than those found in other collections. Some may disdain the result as over-produced and under-engerized, but in truth--with the single exception of the truly dismal "Where Duty Calls"--virtually every track bespeaks the artist as both poet and musician, and bespeaks her well indeed. Most of the tracks are considerably more lyrical than than one expects, and Smith clearly demonstrates that her more usual run of raw vocals are merely one aspect of a voice that here can also range into a precise and delicate tonal placement. An admirable collection of music, with "People Have The Power," "Paths That Cross," and "Up There/Down There," and "The Jackson Song" highlights of the work.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Tightly Structured, Vibrant Melodies and a Great Voice 15 Sept. 2000
By dev1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So what's new with Patti Smith's Dream Of Life? With the replacement of guitarist Lenny Kaye by Fred Sonic Smith, The Patti Smith Group is basically intact. Patti's compositions are more tightly structured, vibrant melodies are at the core of each song, and Patti's voice has never (1988) sounded more "musical." As a straight up rocker, she puts the majority of girls and guys to shame. Anyone doubting that fifty percent of the intensity of Patti's songs comes from drummer Jay Dee Daugherty needs to simply give `People Have The Power' or `Locking For You' a spin. This guy is riveting. I've been playing `Looking For You' so loud with headphones that I've made an appointment with my audiologist to see if he can repair the damage.

Patti and the band are aggressive with steamroller rockers, but she can also be a sentimental heartbreaker. `Paths That Cross' is a passionate and inspirational ballad of nostalgic love and longing. The piano, cello and harp lullaby `The Jackson Song' is a guaranteed tearjerker. My favorite is neither the heavy duty rockers nor the sentimental stuff, but `Going Under.' The song is a complex dynamic and dreamlike six minute epic. It features a solo vocal "poetry" break at the end, but no reframe - Patti's craftsmanship at its finest.

The flaw on Dream of Life is the eight minute `Where Duty Calls.' Patti attempts to make a "big statement' concerning the Muslim religion, but the song rambles aimlessly for too long. Considering that Dream Of Life weighs in at a skimpy forty-one minutes, the eight minute "sleepy" period is a considerable portion of the album. Still, Dream of Life shows Patti hasn't lost her vigor. Too bad I'm now deaf in one ear.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Last of the independents 13 Aug. 2000
By loteq - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Compared with her '70s oeuvre, "Dream of life" is certainly not Patti's most influential and artistically important album, but it shows that she can mature without losing too much of her edge. More inviting and friendly than the vast majority of Patti's prior work, the melodic folk-rock sound of "Dream of life" will appeal to both adult contemporary and alternative rock audiences. The band is led by her former husband Fred Smith (ex-MC5) who provides no real musical chemistry but a smooth, seamless blend of acoustic and electric guitar textures which recall some of R.E.M.'s '80s albums. While some of the material is a little saccharine and bland, the album's best moments stand up to Patti's classics like "Till victory". The gorgeous "People have.." has a very memorable, brilliant melody which sounds timeless. The mid-tempo songs "Up there..", "Paths that..", and "Looking for you" are also well made, only the ballads seem too calm and fail to have something really catchy. This CD is augmented by two bonus tracks, including the worthy "Wild leaves". If you don't like Patti's '70s work for its abrasiveness and scattershot quality, then "Dream of life" will prove a quite rewarding alternative.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
None Too Shabby 23 Oct. 2004
By S. Finefrock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When Patti Smith emerged from her self imposed 8 year domestic hiatus folks (yours truely included)were dismayed that the former punk preistess released such a polished album. Heads shook sadly and the cry of sellout was usually associated with DREAM OF LIFE.

Sixteen years later, taken in a different context, this turns out to be a pretty good PS album. Let me repeat "pretty good", not great. The production is still a tad too polished for the good of the material. A little of the feral aggression of the earlier albums could have taken this material over the top and the less said about WHERE DUTY CALLS, perhaps the better. Still, this is full of excellent songs. PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER, inspired by the populist, largley peacefull revolutions in the Phillipines and the Eastern Bloc at the time still resonates strongly. UP THERE, DOWN THERE and LOOKING FOR YOU are solid rockers, and PATHS THAT CROSS and JACKSON SONG are two of Patti's strongest ballads.

Out of the entire Patti Smith catalog, DREAM OF LIFE edges out RADIO ETHIOPIA and GONE AGAIN for a distant third place behind the classic HORSES and EASTER. If you own this and haven't listened for a long time, take it out and give it a play, I bet you will be suprised at the overall quality. If you don't own this and are a fan of the albums that I have mentioned previously, you should investigate.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Mature, reserved and memorable 19 May 2000
By Peter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album was Patti Smith's return to music after a long hiatus following her groundbreaking albums like Horses, Radio Ethiopia and Easter. It is a somewhat neglected work in her oeuvre but it features plenty of great songs.

This new edition has now been enhanced by the inclusion of two previously unreleased tracks: As The Night Goes By and Wild Leaves. The highlights include People Have The Power, a rousing anthem, the sad & beautiful The Jackson Song -- a type of lullaby in the vein of Hymn on the Wave album. My favourite is Looking For You (I Was), one of the truly great songs of her career, with poetic lyrics, a lilting beat and a hypnotic melody.

In style, the album definitely resembles her 1970s work and the 1996 album Gone Again more than her later/more recent work. It is more mature and reserved that those blazing and passionate excursions on Easter and Horses, but full of substance and genius. I highly recommend it to all fans of Patti Smith.
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