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Patti Smith — Horses (Debut)

Regular price $23.95

Black Vinyl LP Reissue

Smith’s debut, Horses, originally released in December 1975. A fixture of the then-burgeoning New York punk rock music scene, Smith began recording Horses with her band after being signed to Arista Records. With its fusion of simplistic rock-and-roll structures and Smith’s freeform, Beat-poetry-infused lyrics, Horses was met with widespread critical acclaim upon its initial release. Despite a lack of airplay or a popular single to support the album, it nonetheless experienced modest commercial success, managing a top 50 placing on the US Billboard 200.

Horses has since been viewed by critics as one of the greatest and most influential albums in the history of the American punk rock movement, as well as one of the greatest albums of all time. It’s also been cited as a key influence on a number of succeeding punk, post-punk and alternative rock acts, including Siouxsie And The Banshees, The Smiths, R.E.M. and PJ Harvey.

Released: 5/22/12

Label: Sony Legacy

Variant: Black

Format: LP Reissue

  1. Gloria (In Excelsis Deo/Gloria) (5:54)
  2. Redondo Beach (3:24)
  3. Birdland (9:16)
  4. Free Money (3:47)
  5. Kimberly (4:26)
  6. Break It Up (4:05)
  7. Land [Horses/Land, Of A Thousand Dances/La Mer (De)] (9:36)
  8. Elegie (2:42)