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A brilliant Best Of,
This review is from: Land 1975-2002 G.H. (Audio CD)This is the perfect CD to experience the groundbreaking work of Patti Smith up to 2002, as it contains the best of Smith's seventies and eighties masterpieces like Babelogue, Gloria, Redondo Beach, Dancing Barefoot, 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.
Her interpretation of When Doves Cry by the artist at once stage known as Prince is delectable! Even if you have already replaced your ancient 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.
The non-chronological sequence of tracks allows the listener to get a different perspective and new appreciation of the songs. There is no one quite like Patti Smith with her talent for merging rock and poetry. Land 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!