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Patti Smith is considered a poet whose energy and vision found its voice in the most powerful medium of our culture, music. As one of the early pioneers of New York City’s dynamic punk scene, she has been creating her unique blend of poetic rock and roll for over 35 years. She was born in Chicago in 1946, the eldest of four siblings and was raised in South Jersey. From an early age, she ... Read more in Amazon's Patti Smith Store

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  • Audio CD (April 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0001UGD8M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Poet. Punk. Priestess. Patti Smith is still all these, yet much more on Trampin', which ranges from protest songs to hopeful hymns. Though the disc opens with an exuberant exhortation to "discard your Sunday shoes" ("Jubilee") and concludes with a quiet gospel standard, in between Smith's journey to find heaven on Earth is rocky. She calls on Ghandi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the poet William Blake for aid. She chants to rebuild a "Peaceable Kingdom," then whips around and unleashes the furious twelve-minute fireball of "Radio Baghdad," a jagged, Zeppelin-esque epic that recalls her 1975 debut, Horses. Her band, featuring longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye, are in superlative form: intertwining hypnotic leads on "Cartwheels;" dropping a mournful surf-tinged solo into "Mother Rose." Marked by both its simplicity and ambition, Trampin' reiterates that Smith remains a quintessential American artist, every inch the equal of Springsteen, Dylan, or Lou Reed. --Kurt B. Reighley

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Trampin' Patti Smith 1. Jubilee 2. Mother Rose 3. Stride of the Mind 4. Cartwheels 5. Gandhi 6. Trespasses 7. My Blakean Year 8. Cash 9. Peaceable Kingdom 10. Radio Baghdad 11. Trampin'

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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Gigantic Stars April 29, 2004
By Birdman
Format:Audio CD
I am not a Patti Smith fan and only listened to HORSES once or twice in my twenties. After reading MOJO's review of TRAMPIN', I gave the album a shot, but wasn't prepared for such a powerful, eloquent performance.
Like BORN TO RUN, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and BLONDE ON BLONDE, it's no stretch to call this an historic issue for many reasons. The songs are consistently well-crafted. A pity the moguls at Sony failed to include lyrics in the package since the words are so potent and evocative. The opener, JUBILEE, is especially lyrical and showcases a powerful, burnished voice that fits the music like a glove.
Unlike most albums, great thought was given to the sequence of songs -- which range from pensive to explosive. By the time RADIO BAGHDAD bursts through your system, the voice, the music, the production itself, will take your breath away. GANDHI, in particular, will become an underground classic. Indeed, it's been going 'round and 'round in my head since I first heard it.
Technically, it's been years since I heard a band recorded with such nuance. All the pieces are well-defined. The dynamic range of the recording is awesome, and the voice is placed exactly where it should be. Audiophiles will put this CD in their demonstration rack, but so will those who believe rock is a life-force and a potent political art form, too.
Nothing I've heard in the past five years approaches the quality of this release. I'm now a Patti Smith fan at the grand age of 52, and plan to buy a copy of HORSES this weekend. TRAMPIN' reminds us that in the cesspool of the American record industry -- in which 90% of new rock releases are throwaway -- some smart producers (in this case, Patti Smith and her band) may turn your head around.
We're living through a terribly dark time in 2004, and this beautifully crafted album is a burst of light.
Five huge, freakin' stars.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars (Almost) 30 Years Later and Patti Smith Still Rocks December 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I will readily admit that I have not heard much of the latter day (i.e. post-1988) work of Patti Smith, although the buzz on her last album, 2000's "Gung Ho" was quite good. Out of curiosity I picked up this album, and I must say I was shocked how good this CD is.

"Trampin'" (11 tracks, 63 min.) is Patti Smith's 9th studio album. But in sound and spirit, it is a sequel to her debut album "Horses" from 1975. Not surprisingly, there are some heavy political undertones to this album. Musically, there are no weak tracks here. The songs can essentially be divided in 2 groups: the "rockers" and the "ballads". Among the former, the monumental "Gandhi" (9+ min.) and "Radio Baghdad" (12+ min.) are standouts. Among the latter, the title track (featuring Patti's daughter on piano), and "Trespasses" are the best. Patti's band, including long time guitaris Lenny Kaye, sound tight throughout.

I cannot emphasize enough how much this album took me by surprise. Patti Smith has been around for a long, long time but clearly she still has some things on her mind, and finds a way to write strong new songs. One negative about the CD is that there is virtually no information about the album in the CD case. I literally had to look hard to even find the song titles (forget about hoping for the lyrics of songs!). That aside, this album is strongly recommended!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the year's best January 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Patti Smith's Trampin is eaily one of the year's best albums. Music this fresh, vital, smart and kick ass makes a mockery of the faceless corporate "product" shoved on us by the music "industry."

Patti Smith excels in so many ways that she is easily taken for granted. Lyrically, this album is poetic, incisive, cutting and spiritual. Allusions are made to Blake, historic Babylon, Buddhist symbols, war imagery and more. She writes lyrics more interesting than than the books of most authors.

One example, on the hypnotic, rocking "Radio Baghdad," she alludes to the current American destruction of the birthplace of civilization, ancient Baghdad and Babylon. "We invented the zero...but we are nothing to you...," referring to American bombs falling on the city.

Vocally, she does it all. From fiercely protective maternal wails to gently soothing reassurance, her voice has grown deeper and more resonant over the years. She now sounds worldly, experienced, knowing and compassionate.

The mood and tempos of the songs vary from stripped down punk rock to gentle ballads, to Marian Anderson's "Trampin." Yet the overall feel is energetic, rocking, kick ass music that makes you think and feel and move all at once.

Few musicians have continued to grow and reflect, and make music so uncompromising and vital. (Johnny Cash and Tom Waits are the only two that come to mind). These stand like islands of passion, integrity and the true spirit of rock and roll, amid the commercial wasteland of prepackaged "product" foisted on us year in and out.

This goes not only for Patti Smith, but the entire band as well. They are one of the most seriously under rated talents in rock.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I listen to a lot of music, music of all kinds, but this is something special. This disc has guts and beauty, politics and spirituality, kick-ass, punk-edged rock and roll, vast and ambitious historical meditations and drama, straight-out essence of gospel, and an overall lyricism that is just stunning. Its essential hopefulness shatters the gloom of this American year, and opens a way forward. The first track, Jubilee ("Jubilee, Oh my land...Be a jubilee"), makes an anthem of this Biblical, Hebrew word, and you know immediately that you are in for something big, something prophetic, something almost inhumanly (but very humanly) hopeful. This is visionary stuff. If you are like me, you will be stunned by the truthfulness of "Radio Baghdad," and nearly moved to tears of joy and hope when "Trampin" follows and closes the album. And you will probably play "In My Blakean Year" more times than you can remember playing any other recent song. No music has been able to reach the sorrow and rage I have felt at the facts that Americans were torturing prisoners in Iraq and that the deliberate erosion of human rights and the justifications of torture came from the highest levels of our government. Until Patti Smith's TRAMPIN'. It has converted that sorrow and rage into hopeful determination. It has shaken me out of the gloom and reminded me that a hopeful vision of a better way is the best antidote to what looks like the triumph of evil. The last words of the last track sum it up: "I'm tryin' to make heaven my home." But the anger and the sweetness and the sorrow and the hope and the irrepressible determination of this music have to be heard to be understood. This music is convincing. Sorry to gush, but sometimes you just have to say how it hits you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
I was hoping ths would be as good as the reviews and it is!!! Great songs sung and expertly played with emotion! Read more
Published 1 day ago by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite Patti Smith album was Radio Ethiopia
Once upon a time, my favorite Patti Smith album was Radio Ethiopia. Horses had the classic "Gloria". Read more
Published 1 month ago by walleye
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible music
Incredible music. Just as good as it was back then - love Patti Smith.
The seller is equally incredible as I received my order much earlier than anticipated. Thank you!
Published 15 months ago by meanderingby
5.0 out of 5 stars Patti Smith is timeless
She is a treasure of our generation. She is a true artist, not just a poet, or a rock star, or author, she is a true intellectual. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mark Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Patti showing passion again
This album is not Easter or Horses or even Radio Ethiopia but it is damn good. Not as good as the 70's output but good nonetheless. Read more
Published 20 months ago by james gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal Too
This is an incredible album. There isn't a bad track on it, really. I just got BANGA the other day and it's another winner. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jimmy DeLoche
5.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps Smith's Single Finest Collection
Born in 1946 Chicago, Patti Smith had an interestingly rocky beginning, growing up in New Jersey under the watchful eye of a Jehovah Witness mother determined to instill religious... Read more
Published on July 14, 2008 by Gary F. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars ASL
The song Trampin is simple and I will be using it for my school class as an ASL (American Sign Language) project for the school talent show.
Published on September 12, 2007 by Deb Roundy
5.0 out of 5 stars Trampin my review
Trampin is one of the best ive heard from this decade.Jubilee is uplifting. Cartwheels is good Stride of the mind rocks Gandhi is intense vintage Patti. Read more
Published on March 26, 2007 by butchivey
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year
It's hard to believe that an artist that had pretty much been given up for gone is back with a album of such stunning quality that I, for one, would have no problem saying it is... Read more
Published on October 10, 2005 by Steven P. Lynn
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