Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006

Patti Smith Complete 1975-2006

By (author) Patti Smith


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Collects lyrics, notes, reflections, and photographs spanning Patti Smith's career, in a volume containing new artwork from her latest albums and previously unpublished photographs by Annie Liebovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.

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  • Paperback | 331 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 20.3mm | 907.2g
  • 01 May 2006
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060849711
  • 9780060849719
  • 159,439

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"The first great rock'n'roll collection to be published since Dylan's Lyrics: 1962-1985." --"Salon "Her influence in music today is undeniable. There's not anybody I know in a band anywhere who does not revere the records she put out. There was a rawness and energy to Horses that I had not heard in any other music. From then on, my life was changed." --Michael Stipe, R.E.M. "Patti Smith is not only a great performer, she is a shaman--that is, someone in touch with other levels of reality." --William S. Burroughs

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The release of any new material by legendary poet and musician Patti Smith, either written or recorded, is cause for celebration. But last fall, when Smith released her lyrics in a lavishly illustrated and annotated book, crowds turned out in record numbers across the country at book festivals, libraries, and local clubs to celebrate this artist's magnificent and ongoing journey in words and music. The "Chicago Tribune describes Patti Smith Complete as "a collection of her songwriting oeuvre, notes, and unpublished photos by Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Liebovitz, and countless memorabilia from the complex life of this nearly fifty-two-year-old image of American individuality." Now in paperback, in a beautifully designed package, here are the words and pictures that influenced a generation from the fever pitch of performance to the solitude of the artist. Never has a collection of lyrics offered up images from a lifetime as intimate and forthright as those collected in Patti Smith Complete.

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