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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Patti Smith came back from the year-and-a-half break caused by her fall from a stage in January 1977 without having resolved the art-versus-commerce argument that had marred her second album, Radio Ethiopia. In fact, that argument was in some ways the theme of her third. Easter, produced by Bruce Springsteen associate Jimmy Iovine, was Smith's most commercial-sounding effort yet and, due to the inclusion of Springsteen's "Because the Night" with Smith's revised lyrics, a Top Ten hit, it became her biggest seller, staying in the charts more than five months and getting into the Top 20 LPs. But Smith hadn't so much sold out as she had learned to use her poetic gifts ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Patti Smith came back from the year-and-a-half break caused by her fall from a stage in January 1977 without having resolved the art-versus-commerce argument that had marred her second album, Radio Ethiopia. In fact, that argument was in some ways the theme of her third. Easter, produced by Bruce Springsteen associate Jimmy Iovine, was Smith's most commercial-sounding effort yet and, due to the inclusion of Springsteen's "Because the Night" with Smith's revised lyrics, a Top Ten hit, it became her biggest seller, staying in the charts more than five months and getting into the Top 20 LPs. But Smith hadn't so much sold out as she had learned to use her poetic gifts within an album rock context. Certainly, a song that proclaimed, "Love is an angel disguised as lust/Here in our bed until the morning comes," was pushing the limits of pop radio, and on "Babelogue," Smith returned to her days of declaiming poetry on New York's Lower East Side. That rant significantly ending, "I have not sold my soul to God" led into the provocative "Rock n Roll Nigger," a charged rocker with a chorus that went, "Outside of society/Is where I want to be." Smith made the theme from the '60s British rock movie Privilege her own and even got into the U.K. charts with it. And on songs like "25th Floor," Iovine, Smith, and her group were able to accommodate both the urge to rock out and the need to expound. So, Easter turned out to be the best compromise Smith achieved between her artistic and commercial aspirations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 078221882620
  • Catalog Number: 5003100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Till Victory (2:50)
  2. 2 Space Monkey (4:06)
  3. 3 Because the Night (3:25)
  4. 4 Ghost Dance (4:44)
  5. 5 Babelogue (1:30)
  6. 6 Rock N Roll Nigger (3:25)
  7. 7 Privilege (Set Me Free) (3:29)
  8. 8 We Three (4:18)
  9. 9 25th Floor (4:03)
  10. 10 High on Rebellion (2:37)
  11. 11 Easter (6:15)
  12. 12 Godspeed (6:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Smith Group Primary Artist
Patti Smith Indexed Contributor, Vocals, Track Performer
Les Paul Bass, Vocals
Todd Rundgren Bass
Bruce Brody Synthesizer, Keyboards
Jay Dee Daugherty Percussion, Drums
John Paul Fetta Bass
Lenny Kaye Bass, Guitar, Bass (Vocal), Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Ivan Král Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Allen Lanier Guitar, Keyboards
Jimmy Maxwell Pipe
Andi Ostrowe Percussion
Richard Sohl Piano, Keyboards
Jim Maxwell Bagpipes
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Tom Verlaine Arranger, Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Charlie Conrad Engineer
Jay Dee Daugherty Composer, Contributor
Joe Intile Engineer
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Lenny Kaye Composer
Ivan Král Composer, Contributor
Andi Ostrowe Contributor
Thom Panunzio Engineer
Gray Russell Engineer
Patti Smith Composer
Bob Irwin Mastering
Vic Anesini Mastering
Charlie Conrad Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Patti's best known masterpiece

    This has the hit "Because the Night" but Patti is no 'BRUCE", no, she's much better. This is an amazing collection of songs which belong more to Punk than to The Boss but every songs is a gem. They dont come much better than Easter.

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