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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 (13 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00005YVQN
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,924 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Dancing Barefoot (Remastered)Patti Smith Group 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. BabeloguePatti Smith Group 1:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Rock N Roll NiggerPatti Smith Group 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Gloria (Digitally Remastered 1996)Patti Smith 5:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Pissing In A River (Digitally Remastered 1996)Patti Smith Group 4:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Free Money (Digitally Remastered 1996)Patti Smith 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. People Have the Power (Remastered)Patti Smith 5:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Because the NightPatti Smith Group 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Frederick (Remastered)Patti Smith Group 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Summer CannibalsPatti Smith 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Ghost DancePatti Smith Group 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ain't It Strange (Digitally Remastered 1996)Patti Smith Group 6:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. 1959Patti Smith 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Beneath The Southern CrossPatti Smith 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Glitter In Their EyesPatti Smith 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Paths That Cross (Digitally Remastered, 1996)Patti Smith 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. When Doves CryPatti Smith 4:59£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Piss FactoryPatti Smith Group 5:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Redondo Beach (Demo)Patti Smith Group 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Distant Fingers (Demo)Patti Smith Group 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. 25th Floor (Live)Patti Smith Group 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Come Back Little ShebaPatti Smith Group 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wander I GoPatti Smith Group 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Dead CityPatti Smith Group 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. SpellPatti Smith Group 6:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. WingPatti Smith Group 5:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Boy Cried WolfPatti Smith Group 5:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. BirdlandPatti Smith Group 9:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Higher LearningPatti Smith Group 7:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Notes To The FuturePatti Smith Group 6:05£0.99  Buy MP3 

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PATTI SMITH Land 1975-2002 (2002 UK 29-track 2-CD set comprising a 17-track compilation CD album including Gloria Because The Night Frederick and the radio only single When Doves Cry. Also includes a a 13-track CD featuring previously unreleased material including demos and live tracks. Housed in a tri-fold digipak picture sleeve with 32-page booklet and outer picture slipcase)


In some ways, singer/songwriter Patti Smith seems an unlikely choice for a full-bore anthology like Land (1975-2002). After all, she's had only one charting single with "Because the Night". Yet her influence on the fledgling NYC punk scene and as a protofeminist poet renders her something of an American counterculture icon. As such, Land serves to frame an uncompromising career spanning four decades.

Split over two discs and featuring 31 tracks and almost two-and-a-half hours of music, Land begins with a survey of Smith's studio albums, relying most heavily on 1978's Easter. All the greats are here--"Dancing Barefoot", "People Have the Power", "Gloria", "Rock 'n' Roll Nigger", "Frederick" and, of course, "Because the Night". There's also a newly recorded version of Prince's "When Doves Cry", one of two songs cut specifically for this collection.

The second disc is where fans--who were solicited for track selection input via gigs and the Internet--get the goods. Early demos, among them 1974's coveted "Piss Factory", plus two other pre-Horses recordings, "Redondo Beach" and "Distance Fingers", kick things off. What follows is a batch of previously unreleased live recordings--"Dead City", "Spell", "Boy Cried Wolf"--most captured during a 2001 tour through the US and Europe, and studio outtakes. Smith herself helped remaster the recordings while stacking the accompanying booklet with fans' photos and the like.

Land probably won't spark a Smith renaissance, but loyalists can marvel at an artist who's never turned a fast buck by easing up on the sweat, tears, hunger and integrity that inform every one of these tracks. --Kim Hughes

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Hall on 29 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Patti Smith - original artist, punk rocker, poet of the political and surreal. She is a powerfully feminist figure, not by any divisive rhetoric or populist agenda, but rather by virtue of being a woman wilful enough to reject the superficial, sexualised cliche that has claimed so many of her female contemporaries. The music she makes is vicious, exhaltant, brooding and intimate. Her lyrics are often obscure, and yet filled with images potent enough to spark a personal connection in the mind of the listener. As a singer, her voice is uniquely confrontational - it simply demands your attention of any song in which it resides.

'Land' is an excellent combination of Smith's better known songs with demos, live performances and spoken word tracks. The precise balance between rare and accessible material makes it appealing to both long-term fans and newcomers (which most compilations aspire to, but precious few have achieved). Everything on the album deserves its place, the quality never wavers, and Amazon's asking price is a welcome bonus. If there is a more fiercely courageous and strikingly individual female musician than Patti Smith alive today, I have yet to hear her.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
When Patti Smith burst onto the NYC underground scene in 74' with Hey Joe/Piss Factory, she was exciting - something which the music scene just now could do with a dose of.
The interest in the NYC punk scene, CGBG club and the bands who have passed through these scenes (The VU, The Strokes, Patti Smith herself, Blondie et al) seems to have rekindled in part thanks to the resurgence of blues-punk like the White Stripes and The Moldy Peaches, and pop-punk like the everpresent Strokes. I can only hope that Patti Smith will not be forgotten as a key player in the development of the Underground scene, and hopefully this CD will open more people up to her music.
This CD is comprehensive, taking in Smiths' whole career, and standout tracks are undoubtedly '1959' off 1998's Peace and Noise, about both a little girl and her love of a car and the plight of the Dalai Lama, and her only charting UK single 'Because The Night', as well as the beautiful 'Dancing Barefoot' and 'Gloria'. From CD2, live cuts such as '25th Floor' (culminating in a guitar battle between Smith and her bandleader Lenny Kaye) and 'Wander I Go' are stunning. 'Wander I Go' is pure poetry, and the second side of that double-A-side, Piss Factory, is as raw and exciting as it was the first time I heard it.
Smiths strength lies not only in her strange, primitive rock'n'roll voice, but also in her way with words, the ease with which she spins a tale and compresses it into four minutes.
The fact that I am only 16 proves that Smith is still relevant today - she doesn't belong to the 70's or the 80's where she made her name, her mark can still be seen here in todays burgeoning garage-rock and underground scene - try it...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Steve A on 3 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm so tempted to buy this again even though I've already got it.Really at this price its got to be worth a try even if you dont know any Patti stuff at all.
Its not really a 'Best Of' album.If you want the best of Patti Smith then just buy the sublime Horses album.
But this 2 disc set is packed with classics from the 70s ,with several cuts from Horses included.Highlights are Gloria,Free Money,Because The Night,Dancing Barefoot,Piss Factory,Redondo Beach,Birdland (live) and many others.This album mixes Patti's 70s stuff with cuts from her later more subdued albums such as Gone Again,Peace and Noise,and Gung Ho, which for me don't compare well to her classic albums Horses,Easter,and Radio Ethiopia.But here you can get a taster of what all those albums sound like,plus some rare demo and live stuff.The package also includes a great booklet packed with photos and lyrics.Really for £4 you cant go wrong here,so buy it now before they put the price up !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sentinel TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is a mouthwateringly superb collection of Patti Smith material from throughout much of her career, mixing some classic studio tracks with live or previously unreleased and 'demo' pieces. The two cds are split into one of studio tracks, including the classic 'because the night', 'pissing in the river', 'gloria' and the irresistible 'free money'. I held my breath as I played the second cd, given my experience of the music quality of so called 'rareties and out-takes', which status is usually deserved as they're normally crap. Eventually I almost passed out,as it was all good stuff, with some outstanding tracks such as 'redondo beach' 'spell' and 'wing' which you just have to return to, again and again. Really though, it's just quality throughout this cd as well, with the bonus of some useful info on the accompanying booklet. Whether you're new to Patti, or already have her studio albums, this double set is brimful of quality, a staggering bargain at the price and an undoubted 'must have'. Finally, I'd echo the words of another reviewer: buy 'Horses' if you don't already have it, as this is her other essential album.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Nov. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is the perfect CD to replace those scratched vinyl albums, as it contains the best of Smith's seventies and eighties masterpieces like Babelogue, Gloria, People Have The Power, Frederick and Because The Night, plus live versions of old and more recent classics and interesting demo versions of Redondo Beach and Distant Fingers. Even if you have already replaced your vinyl with CD's, this is still a must have. The rare early single P-Factory, a true collector's item, makes this an essential purchase for the true fan. There is no one quite like Patti Smith with her talent for merging rock and poetry. It is luxuriously packaged with an informative booklet. Watch out for the hidden track - it's a lovely surprise to hear her take on the Broadway song Tomorrow!
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