New PATTI SMITH Book Coming – Inspired By Her INSTAGRAM Account

8 August 2022

A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids and M Train, featuring more than 365 images and reflections that chart Smith’s singular aesthetic—inspired by her wildly popular Instagram.

Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith’s world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she’s reading, the graves of beloved heroes—William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith’s unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother’s keychain, and a husband’s Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are photos from Smith’s archives of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafés, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world.

With over 365 photographs taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new
way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful—and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process—A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artist’s life.

Patti Smith on her FB page: “This is A Book of Days, to be published in the fall. It is a year of reflections and images, inspired by my Instagram, but original throughout. The fruit of much labor, populated by sacred ghosts, and celebrating the new.”

Pre-order info here
Out 15 November 2022

PATTI SMITH: Instagram

New MOJO Magazine Issue #345

CONTENT

An exclusive audience with Patti Smith, as the warrior-poet of rock’n’roll takes to the stage once more. We celebrate The Beach Boys on the 60th Anniversary of their signing to Capitol, relive their momentous 1962 and catch up with them all in 2022. New York Dolls’ David Johansen steps back onto the grimy streets that birthed his revolutionary band. Superstar sideman Jim Keltner on madness with Cocker and crying with Dylan.

Plus: Manfred Mann; Simple Minds; Rolling Stones; Working Men’s Club; Ladysmith
Black Mambazo; Christine McVie; Vangelis; Robyn Hitchcock and Neil Young’s Toast.

CD

14 exciting tracks from our cover star’s New York art rock milieu. Patti Smith, Moondog, Richard Hell, Jon Spencer, Sonic Youth and more! NB. CD not available on newsstand copies outside of the UK.

You can purchase a copy and let it send to your home. Info here.

The night still belongs to Patti.

MOJO: Website

Because The Cover Of The New MOJO MAGAZINE Issue Belongs To PATTI SMITH

17 June 2022

New MOJO MAGAZINE (British music monthly – since 2008) issue out now.

CONTENT

“An exclusive audience with Patti Smith, as the warrior poet of rock’n’roll takes to
the stage once more. We celebrate the Beach Boys on the 60th Anniversary of their
signing to Capitol, relive their momentous 1962 and catch up with them all in 2022.

New York Dolls’ David Johansen steps back onto the grimy streets that birthed
his revolutionary band. Superstar sideman Jim Keltner on madness with Cocker
and crying with Dylan. Plus: Manfred Mann; Simple Minds; Rolling Stones; Working
Men’s Club; Ladysmith Black Mambazo
; Christine McVie; Vangelis; Robyn Hitchcock
and Neil Young’s Toast.”

The covermount CD is a compilation czalled Break It Up!
14 exciting tracks from our cover star’s New York art rock
milieu. Patti Smith, Moondog, Richard Hell, Jon Spencer,
Sonic Youth and more!

You can purchase a copy and let it sent to your home. Info HERE.

PATTI SMITH: Instagram

Living Legend PATTI SMITH Just Released A 7-Track EP ‘LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY’

31 August 2021

Artist: PATTI SMITH
Active: Since 1967 / 11 studio albums

New EP: LIVE AT ELECTRIC LADY

Living legend Patti Smith has a live EP out as part of Spotify and Electric Lady Studios‘s
live registrations, also featuring Japanese Breakfast, Faye Webster, Bleachers, and more.

Her 7-track performance contains five of her own songs and two covers.
Bob Dylan’s ‘One Too Many Mornings’ and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Blame It On The Sun.’

Patti: “We are very proud to be part of Spotify’s Live At Electric Lady series, our favorite recording studio. It was a unique challenge and offered us an exciting and innovative
platform. We are grateful to Spotify for their generous support and willingness to
present a live performance with all its possibilities of risk and revelation.”

Tune in here…

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PATTI SMITH: Website

PATTI SMITH – Debut Tour De Force ‘HORSES’ Is 45

12 November 2020

Artist: Patti Smith
Album: Horses – debut LP
Released: 11 November 1975 – 45 years ago

Rolling Stone wrote: “From its first defiant line, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,” the opening shot in a bold reinvention of Van Morrison’s Sixties garage-rock classic “Gloria,” Patti Smith’s debut album was a declaration of committed mutiny, a statement of faith in the transfigurative powers of rock & roll. Horses made her the queen of punk before it even really existed, but Smith cared more for the poetry in rock. She sought the visions and passions that connected Keith Richards and Rimbaud – and found them, with the intuitive assistance of a killing band (pianist Richard Sohl, guitarist Lenny Kaye, bassist Ivan Kral and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty) and her friend Robert Mapplethorpe, who shot the stark, beautiful cover portrait.”

Patti Smith: “I had a handful of records, but when I was 11 years old,
I liked Puccini as much as Little Richard. They both made sense to me.”

Turn Up The Volume: “The jaw-dropping start of a brilliant career. Hail hail Patti!

Can’t resist playing this…

Full album…

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PATTI SMITH: All Albums

50 Greatest ROLLING STONE Albums Of All Time – No 44 ‘HORSES’ By PATTI SMITH

15 September 2020

Artist: Patti Smith
Album: Horses – debut LP
Released: November 1975 – 45 years ago

Rolling Stone: “From its first defiant line, “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine,” the opening shot in a bold reinvention of Van Morrison’s Sixties garage-rock classic “Gloria,” Patti Smith’s debut album was a declaration of committed mutiny, a statement of faith in the transfigurative powers of rock & roll. Horses made her the queen of punk before it even really existed, but Smith cared more for the poetry in rock. She sought the visions and passions that connected Keith Richards and Rimbaud – and found them, with the intuitive assistance of a killing band (pianist Richard Sohl, guitarist Lenny Kaye, bassist Ivan Kral and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty) and her friend Robert Mapplethorpe, who shot the stark, beautiful cover portrait.”

“I had a handful of records, but when I was 11 years old, I liked Puccini
as much as Little Richard. They both made sense to me.”
Patti Smith

Full
album…

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PATTI SMITH: All Albums