Horses

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on her debut album, which anticipated the new wave by a year or so: the simple, crudely played rock & roll, featuring Lenny Kaye's rudimentary guitar work, the anarchic spirit of Smith's vocals, and the emotional and imaginative nature of her lyrics -- all prefigure the coming movement as it evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. Smith is a rock critic's dream, a poet as steeped in '60s garage rock as she is in French Symbolism; "Land" carries on from the Doors' "The End," marking her as a successor to Jim Morrison, while the borrowed choruses of "Gloria" and "Land of a Thousand Dances" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on her debut album, which anticipated the new wave by a year or so: the simple, crudely played rock & roll, featuring Lenny Kaye's rudimentary guitar work, the anarchic spirit of Smith's vocals, and the emotional and imaginative nature of her lyrics -- all prefigure the coming movement as it evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. Smith is a rock critic's dream, a poet as steeped in '60s garage rock as she is in French Symbolism; "Land" carries on from the Doors' "The End," marking her as a successor to Jim Morrison, while the borrowed choruses of "Gloria" and "Land of a Thousand Dances" are more in tune with the era of sampling than they were in the '70s. Producer John Cale respected Smith's primitivism in a way that later producers did not, and the loose, improvisatory song structures worked with her free verse to create something like a new spoken word/musical art form: Horses was a hybrid, the sound of a post-Beat poet, as she put it, "dancing around to the simple rock & roll song."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2008
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017663448
  • Catalog Number: 34418

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gloria: In Excelsis Deo/Gloria (5:56)
  2. 2 Redondo Beach (3:26)
  3. 3 Birdland (9:15)
  4. 4 Free Money (3:52)
  5. 5 Kimberly (4:27)
  6. 6 Break It Up (4:04)
  7. 7 Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (De) (9:25)
  8. 8 Elegie (2:56)
  9. 9 My Generation (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patti Smith Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
John Cale Bass
Tom Verlaine Guitar
Jay Dee Daugherty Drums
Lenny Kaye Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Ivan Král Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Allen Lanier Guitar, Keyboards
Richard Sohl Piano
Technical Credits
John Cale Producer
Pete Townshend Composer
Bernie Kirsh Engineer, Mastering
Allen Lanier Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Patti Smith Liner Notes
Bob Irwin Mastering
Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns Inspiration
Vic Anesini Mastering
Sherri Whitmarsh Reissue Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Bad!

    I love Patti Smith so much but, to be perfectly honest, I was a little disappointed with this album. I just think it wasn't her best but, I don't think its horrible at all. Then again, things always grow on me and maybe this cd will too. Over all, not bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gloria in Exelcis Deo

    Defnately a recording any post-punk born music listener should hear. It is not just punk rock in later definition of the genre though, and all the same not just poetry. In fact, I would not recommend any other album of the same era as much groundbreaking and as important.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A CLASSIC

    A must have. This album is as powerful today as it was when released in 1974. Flips gender and poetry on its head. Will not dissapoint. Do not hesitate to add this to your collection today, one of the top 10 albums of all time. This remastered edition has noticably improved sound and packaging.

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    Posted July 31, 2009

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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