Gone Again [Bonus CD]

Gone Again [Bonus CD]

by Patti Smith

CD(Bonus CD / German Import / Australian Import)

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Overview

Gone Again [Bonus CD]

After years of silence, Patti Smith returned to music with a series of concerts in late 1995. It had been years since she had performed live -- for most of the '80s and '90s, she concentrated on domestic life. Following the death of her husband, Fred "Sonic" Smith, in early 1995, Smith began playing music in public again and those concerts eventually led to the triumphant comeback Gone Again. Her husband wasn't the only loved one Smith lost between 1988's Dream of Life and 1996's Gone Again -- her brother and her close friend Robert Mapplethorpe both died. Appropriately, grief and loss hang over Gone Again, but the overall effect is not one of indulgent melancholy. Instead, it's a sober but strengthing listen -- this is healing optimistic music. Like most of Smith's best work, the songs on Gone Again aren't proper songs, they're song poems, with cascading music and dense, inspired lyrics. Smith sounds more mature than her earlier records -- there are only a handful of out-and-out rockers, and most of the album is subtle and folky -- which gives the album extra weight. Gone Again is more than a comeback, it's a revitalization -- Patti Smith simply hasn't sound so engaged and provocative since Easter. [Gone Again is also available in a release with added bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
Label: Arista Europe
UPC: 0743213847429
catalogNumber: 138474
Rank: 74246

Tracks

  1. Gone Again
  2. Beneath the Southern Cross
  3. About a Boy
  4. My Madrigal
  5. Summer Cannibals
  6. Dead to the World
  7. Wing
  8. Ravens
  9. Wicked Messenger
  10. Fireflies
  11. Farewell Reel

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Smith   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
John Cale   Organ
Tom Verlaine   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jeff Buckley   Voices
Eileen Ivers   Fiddle
Malcolm Burn   Dulcimer,Guitar
Jay Dee Daugherty   Drums
Hearn Gadbois   Percussion
Lenny Kaye   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Tony Shanahan   Bass
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Brian Sperber   Guitar
Oliver Ray   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Whistle (Instrument)

Technical Credits

Jeff Buckley   Contributor
Malcolm Burn   Producer,Engineer
Lenny Kaye   Producer
Brian Sperber   Engineer
Oliver Ray   Feedback

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