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In October 1976.

In October 1976, “Arista” label released “Radio Ethiopia”, the second Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Jack Douglas.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar, design
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass, vocals, mixing
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion, mixing, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass, guitar
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards, synthesizer, piano
  • Bob Irwin – mastering
  • Brian Sperber – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Jay Messina – mixing, engineer
  • Lynn Goldsmith– photography
  • Nancy Greenberg – design
  • Rod O’Brien, Sam Ginsberg – assistant engineer
  • Vic Anesini – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Ask the Angels – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  2. Ain’t It Strange – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. Poppies – Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
  4. Pissing in a River – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  5. Pumping (My Heart) – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Jay Dee Daugherty
  6. Distant Fingers – Patti Smith, Allen Lanier
  7. Radio Ethiopia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  8. Abyssinia – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Richard Sohl

 

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

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

On June 18, 1996.

Gone_Again

On June 18, 1996, “Arista” label released “Gone Again”, the sixth Patti Smith album. Recording and production of the album was preceded by the deaths of many of Smith’s close people, including her husband Fred “Sonic” Smith, her brother Todd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Sohl and Kurt Cobain. It was recorded in 1996, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Malcolm Burn and Lenny Kaye. In 1999 “Rolling Stone” magazine placed “Gone Again” on its list of “The Essential Recordings of the ’90s”.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, production
  • Luis Resto– keyboards
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums
  • Tony Shanahan– bass
  • Oliver Ray– guitar, whistle, photography, feedback
  • Tom Verlaine– guitar
  • Whit Smith – guitar
  • Brian Sperber – guitar, engineer
  • César Díaz– guitar
  • Eileen Ivers– fiddle
  • Greg Calbi –mastering
  • Hearn Gadbois –percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Jeff Buckley– vocals
  • John Cale– organ
  • Kimberly Smith –mandolin
  • Malcolm Burn– engineering, dulcimer, guitar
  • Patrick McCarthy– mixing
  • Rick Kiernan –saw
  • John Angello –mixing
  • Roy Cicala– mixing
  • Angela Skouras –design
  • Annie Leibovitz– photography

Track listing:

  1. Gone Again – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  2. Beneath the Southern Cross – Patti Smith, Lenny kaye
  3. About a Boy – Patti Smith
  4. My Madrigal – Patti Smith, Fred “Sonic” Smith
  5. Summer Cannibals – Patti Smith,Fred “Sonic” Smith
  6. Dead to the World – Patti Smith
  7. Wing – Patti Smith
  8. Ravens – Patti Smith
  9. Wicked Messenger – Bob Dylan
  10. Fireflies – Patti Smith, Oliver Ray
  11. Farewell Ree – Patti Smith

 

On May 17, 1979.

Wave

On May 17, 1979, “Arista” label released “Wave”, the fourth Patti Smith Group studio album. It was recorded at “Bearsville Studios” in New York, and was produced by Todd Rundgren.

Personnel:

  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, consultant
  • Ivan Kral– bass guitar, guitar, cello, keyboards
  • Richard Sohl– piano
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Patti Smith– vocals
  • Andi Ostrowe – percussion, timpani
  • Todd Rundgren– bass guitar, production, engineering
  • Vic Anesini – mastering
  • George Carnell – assistant engineer
  • Tom Edmonds – assistant engineer

Track listing:

  1. Frederick – Patti Smith
  2. Dancing Barefoot – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  3. So you want to Be (a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star) – Jim McGuinn, Chris Hillman
  4. Hymn – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  5. Revenge – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  6. Citizen Ship – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral
  7. Seven Ways of Going – Patti Smith
  8. Broken Flag – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  9. Wave – Patti Smith

On March 3, 1978.

Easter

On March 3, 1978, “Arista” label released “Easter”, the third Patti Smith studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Record Plant” in New York, and “House of Music” in West Orange, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine.

Personnel:

  • Patti Smith– vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye– guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Jay Dee Daugherty– drums, percussion
  • Ivan Kral– bass guitar, vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Brody– keyboards, synthesizer
  • Richard Sohl– keyboards
  • Allen Lanier– keyboards
  • John Paul Fetta – bass
  • Andi Ostrowe – percussion
  • Jim Maxwell – bagpipes
  • Tom Verlaine– arrangements
  • Lynn Goldsmith– cover photography
  • Robert Mapplethorpe– insert photography
  • Cindy Black – insert photography
  • John Roberts – insert photography
  • Maude Gilman – insert design

Track listing:

  1. Till Victory – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  2. Space Monkey – Patti Smith, Ivan Kral, Tom Verlaine
  3. Because the Night – Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen
  4. Ghost Dance – Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
  5. Babelogue – Patti Smith
  6. Rock’n’Roll Nigger – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  7. Privilege (Set me Free) – Mel London, Mike Leander, Psalm 23
  8. We Three – Patti Smith
  9. 25th Floor – Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye
  10. High on Rebellion – Patti Smith
  11. Easter – Patti Smith, Jay Dee Daugherty