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4.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN THE CRITICS SAY, 14 July 2000
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Peter Uys "Toypom" (Sandton) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dream Of Life (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
4.0 out of 5 stars Mature and memorable album, 18 Jun. 2005
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Peter Uys "Toypom" (Sandton) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dream of life (1988) (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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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT, 11 July 2012
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This review is from: Dream Of Life (Audio CD)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Liked it the first time I heard it, 18 Feb. 2009
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Mark C. (Seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Dream Of Life (Audio CD)
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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