Patti Smith “Collected Lyrics: 1970-2015” Book (2015)
Details: Patti Smith “Collected Lyrics: 1970-2015” large softcover paperback. Light marks and scuffs on cover. Heavy shelf wear and remainder marks on edges of paper. 308 pages. Includes images of handwritten lyrics and diary-type songwriting entries as well as lyrics and quotes from authors Patti is inspired by.
Short Description: “Initially published in 1988, Patti Smith’s Complete Lyrics was a testimony to her uncompromising poetic power.”
Full Description: “To honor the fortieth anniversary of her seminal album Horses, a revised and updated version of the iconic artist's collected lyrics. This extraordinary collection from "rock and roll's poet laureate" is a testimony to the fierce passion and uncompromising originality of Patti Smith's music and writing. Building on the collection originally published in 1998, this new edition features more than thirty-five new songs, new artwork, and an introduction..”
Author: “Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary mergence of poetry and rock and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Her seminal album Horses, bearing Robert Mapplethorpe’s renowned photograph, hasbeen hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time. Her books include M Train, Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence.“
Press: “The shamanic impulse—invocation of spirits, channeling the voices of dead poets, prayer to unknown forces—pulses through the three hundred pages or so of Smith’s Collected Lyrics.”—New York Review of Books