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Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006: Lyrics, Reflections & Notes for the Future Paperback – April 25, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780060849719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060849719
  • ASIN: 0060849711
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary mergence of poetry and rock. Her seminal album Horses, bearing Robert Mapplethorpe’s renowned photograph, has been hailed as one of the top 100 albums of all time. Her books include Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honor awarded to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Smith married the late Fred Sonic Smith in Detroit in 1980. They had a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse. Smith resides in New York City.


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. Gonzalez Escribano on August 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
'Complete,' referred to her music career: here we found the complete lyrics of all her records since 1975 'Horses' to 2006 'Trampin'.' And she adds commentaries, small articles, very interesting to understand the recordings in its context: her thoughts, interests, musicians, etc.

And we found a superb photographs collection, too: Patti, musicians, rock concerts, manuscripts and typescripts, sleeves, poets, friends, family. The book's recommendable for the photographs in itself. (I would give it five stars)

Unfortunately there's no reference to the double CD compilation 'Land 1975-2002' (Arista 2002). Why? This compilation included Patti's songs that were published in the first time on its CD2: perhaps the 1974 single 'Piss Factory' (however there's a slightly different version in a photo of a typescript), the 1996 studio outtake 'Wander I Go', the 2001 live recording new song 'Higher Learning.' The lyrics of these songs aren't in the book; but the complete lyrics would be interesting for the non-English native tongue people, as me.

There's no foreword in the book so we don't know how she's selected lyrics and texts, and why did not be really a 'complete' lyrics compilation. (I gave it four stars).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By smack on May 12, 2010
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It's a great book with all the lyrics from Patti. It's a interesting way to follow the career from her.
Nice pictures complete it.
For all the fans or people the are interested in her life one tip - buy it!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Hung on February 15, 2014
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Great anthropology, I truly enjoyed the photos and the lyrics...the poetry and who she is as a person. Pair the book with the music. If you also have read her memoir "just kids" you will be moved. I think the size of the book is perfect ( size of coffee table book) I also like the paperback, good quality thick papers, retro style. There were copies of lyrics of the originals done on typewriters with watermark on them. I loved it.
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By dwall on August 19, 2014
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A beautifully bound book, it provides us with a view of the essence of Patti Smith, from her prefame stirrings to the grace and power of her twenty-first century rebirth as rock music's Mother of Legacies. A profound poet, certainly a on par with Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, her song lyrics read as illuminating, contemplative poems and this book is at its base a collection of all of her lyrics of all her songs thru 2006. But it's so much more, too. There are amazing black and white photographs- some taken by her, some by other notables (Michael Stipe, ...)- chronicling the events of the time and of her career. Patti also writes/includes her reminiscences of key moments of her life and elegies of those in history who have burned brightly then passed on far too early. For Patti Smith fans, of course, or newcomers to the scene or fans of poetry in general. Her arms are open and you ought to accept the embrace.
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