In June 1987.

In June 1988, “Arista” label released “Dream of Life”, the fifth Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1987, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “A&M Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Fred Smith and Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Fred “Sonic” Smith– guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Malcolm West – bass
  • Gary Rasmussen – bass
  • Kasim Sulton– bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, keyboards, consultant
  • Errol “Crusher” Bennett – percussion
  • Hearn Gadbois – percussion
  • Sammy Figueroa– percussion
  • Jesse Levy – cello
  • Margaret Ross – harp
  • Andi Ostrowe – backing vocals
  • Robin Nash – backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio– engineer
  • Jim Michewicz – engineer
  • Kevin Killen – engineer
  • Jay Healey – engineer
  • Brian Sperber – engineer
  • Bill-Dog Dooley – engineer assistant
  • Dave McNair – engineer assistant
  • Richard Travali – engineer, assistant
  • Rob Jacobs – engineer assistant
  • Robert DeLaGarza – engineer assistant
  • Roger Talkov – engineer assistant
  • Marc DeSisto – engineer assistant
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Maude Gilman – design
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– photography
  • Scott Litt– associate producer, mixing, assistant producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith.

  1. People Have the Power
  2. Going Under
  3. Up There Down There
  4. Paths That Cross
  5. Dream of Life
  6. Where Duty Calls
  7. Looking for You (I Was)
  8. The Jackson Song

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