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  • Audio CD (November 23, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arista
  • ASIN: B000002VO0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,494 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Freighted with themes of death and redemption, this is a deliriously challenging, deeply rewarding return by one of the immortals. The title track and the single "Summer Cannibals" are the lone upbeat rockers amid an artfully low-key, frequently folk-based collection of campfire poetics ("Ravens," "Dead to the World"), Old Testament testifying (the Dylan-esque "Wicked Messenger"), and bittersweet laments ("Farewell Real," "Beneath the Southern Cross"). The album's two epics ("About a Boy," "Fireflies") are fascinating, but it's the achingly gorgeous "My Madrigal" that speaks best of Smith's maturity and questing spirit. --Jeff Bateman

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I was actually going to review Gung Ho, her new CD, but I got to thinking about how wonderful Gone Again is, and how much this record means to me.
S. Bush
Gone Again is easily one of the best records I have ever heard.
J. Billings

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Patti Smith is an artist whose failures are often as interesting as her successes, and many of her recordings offer a mixture of both--but here in GONE AGAIN, which Smith dedicates to her deceased husband, there is only success piled upon success. This is easily the best of her post-comeback recordings, and it ranks along side her earlier successes HORSES and EASTER.
The title cut, which opens the collection, blasts full throttle with all the ferocity one expects of Patti Smith at her best--but the cut is actually a little atypical of the album as a whole, which adopts a quiet, musing tone as Smith sings about life, love, and loss. In the process, Smith proves (as if there was any doubt) that she is just as if not more powerful without recourse to the screaming guitars and multi-layered vocals that marked her earlier recordings. "Southern Cross," "About a Boy," and "My Madrigal" are particularly fine, memorable, and haunting introspections... but simply stated, there is not a single weak track in the entire collection. It's all powerful stuff.
This is easily one of Smith's best, and many will consider it her absolute best. And if you've ever wondered why Patti Smith is considered one of the most innovative, influential performers of "art" rock, GONE AGAIN will explain all you need to know. An essential recording.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. Bush on April 4, 2000
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I was actually going to review Gung Ho, her new CD, but I got to thinking about how wonderful Gone Again is, and how much this record means to me. There is not one mis-step, musically or lyrically, on this record, and it possesses a beautiful unity of theme and texture. "Beneath the Southern Cross" is simply one of the finest, most moving songs I have ever heard - an acoustic guitar, two chords, and that voice. And that is all. A truly great album - one of her best, I think.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 1, 2001
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This brilliant 1996 return by Patti Smith overwhelmed me since it contains everything that I've always loved about her music, and that I find lacking in the subsequent Peace & Noise and Gung Ho. Although many of the songs are about loss, the overall mood is one of transcendence and strength in adversity, as encapsulated in the lines: "Dead to the world/Alive I awoke."
My favourites are the four beautiful ballads Dead To The World, Ravens, Beneath The Southern Cross and the very folky Farewell Reel. Everything that makes her music great is here: poetic, inspired lyrics, great soaring melodies and that visceral, soul-wrencing voice of hers, plus the passionate playing of the band.
The players include John Cale on organ, Tom Verlaine on guitar, Jay Dee Daugherty on drums, Lenny Kaye on drums and Kimberly Smith on mandolin, PLUS Jeff Buckley (R.I.P.) on backing vocals. "Gone Again" is definitely one of the Top 5 rock albums of the 90s, and ranks among her best work ever - up there next to Horses and Easter.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dangerous Soybean on May 30, 2001
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Patti Smith's husband and brother died within a month of eachother. It nearly destroyed her, but it inspired her as well. This is the result. It's all about death and dying, and if that doesn't bother you and you love Patti, you will love this. In addition to dedicating the album to her husband, "About A Boy" is about Kurt Cobain. Jeff Buckley, who contributed vocals to "Beneath The Southern Cross" and played essrage on "Fireflies" (possibly the album's most beautiful track, it also recalls "Ghost Dance" from 'Easter'), drowned in the Wolf River in Memphis less than a year after this was released. Sort of puts a new spin on things when Patti is singing "cross over, boy, cross over" with Jeff wailing in the background. It is not a commercial album (but then, Patti is not commercial), but it is wonderful, and probably the best from her late 80's/90's era.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Billings on March 6, 2008
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This is the album that finally made sense of Patti Smith to me... my inroad to her work. Thanks to Gone Again, I honestly now understand what she has been doing for the last 33 years, and why she is compared to the likes of Dyaln, and Reed.

Gone Again is easily one of the best records I have ever heard. Breathtaking. A revelation. If you have ANY meaningful interest in American music, listen to this... then go buy the rest of her albums.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rollercoaster on December 5, 2005
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"Gone Again" represents one of the strongest Patti Smith Albums in years, easily joining the ranks of "Horses", "Radio Ethiopia", and "Easter." People curious about Patti Smith must come at her work with an understanding that she is not a pop-star tossing out throw away music or following quickly fading trends. Her work stands alone, often as a lone voice amidst the CD stacks in your local store, offering a wholly unique view and artistry. Introspective, exploratory, challenging and literate. She is truly an American treasure.

I view the strength of her albums on their coherence and the layering of lyrical vocals over the musical composition. The band in each of its incarnations is without peer. If you want to hear a powerhouse, tight, intuitive and virtuoso band, listen to the musicianship on any of the albums I have mentioned - including this one.

With that general overview posted, let me say the two opening tracks "Gone Again" and "Beneath The Southern Cross" are a one-two opening punch that few artists could come up with in a lifetime - let alone on one album. This album is a classic. Patti's burden has always been the challenge of the comparison of each subsequent album to the masterpiece "Horses." "Radio Ethiopia", "Easter" and now "Gone Again" can be added to the Pantheon of brilliance Patti seems to create out of her life's greatest triumphs and deepest sorrows.

An incredible album.
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