by Patti SmithPatti Smith


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Patti Smith’s eleventh studio album, Banga, is Smith’s first collection of original material since 2004, when she made her Columbia Records debut with the critically-acclaimed trampin’. “April Fool,” the first single from Banga, (featuring Tom Verlaine) is available digitally today. There is an exploratory spirit in the songs that make up Banga, including a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 (“Amerigo”), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake (“Fuji-san”), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse (“This Is The Girl”), an improvised meditation on art and nature (“Constantine’s Dream”) as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp (“Nine”).

Patti Smith received widespread acclaim for Just Kids, the story of her youthful and enduring friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, and appeared “Upstairs at the Square” on the evening of its publication. Just Kids went on to win the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction. Now she returns with a new edition of a great book about becoming an artist, Woolgathering. As a youngster, she discovers-often at night, often in nature-the pleasures of rescuing “a fleeting thought.” Deeply moving, Woolgathering calls up our own memories, as the child “glimpses and gleans, piecing together a crazy quilt of truths.” Smith introduces us to her tribe, “a race of cloud dwellers,” and to the fierce, vital pleasures of cloud watching and stargazing and wandering.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2012
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886972221724
catalogNumber: 722217

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti Smith   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tom Verlaine   Guitar,Soloist
Jay Dee Daugherty   Drums,Mandocello
Lenny Kaye   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jack Petruzzelli   Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Hammond B3
Tony Shanahan   Bass,Keyboards,Vocals
Johnny Depp   Guitar,Drums
Louis Appel   Drums
Hiroko Taguchi   Viola
Jesse Smith   Piano
Maxim Moston   Violin
Jackson Smith   Guitar,Soloist
Entcho Todorov   Violin
Rob Morsberger   Piano,Conductor
Dave Eggar   Cello
Luca Lanzi   Acoustic Guitar
Fabrizio Morganti   Percussion
Tadhg Brady   Vocals
Sauro Lanzi   Accordion
Riccardo Dellocchio   Steel Guitar
Massimiliano Gregorio   Bass
Kobyn Payer   Vocals
Andreas Petermann   Violin
Clea Fynn   Vocals

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Composer
Jay Dee Daugherty   Composer,Producer
Lenny Kaye   Composer,Producer
Stewart Lerman   Composer,Engineer
Sun Ra   Composer
Tony Shanahan   Composer,Producer
Patti Smith   Composer,Producer
David Bett   Art Direction
Andrea Rovacchi   Engineer
Iestyn Polson   Engineer
Emery Dobyns   Engineer
Rob Morsberger   Arranger
Rosemary Carroll   Representation
Ryan Gilligan   Pro-Tools
Eric Spring   Engineer
Keenan Wyatt   Engineer

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