Twelve (Patti Smith album)

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Twelve
Studio album by Patti Smith
Released April 17, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Rock
Length 56:41
Label Columbia
Producer Patti Smith
Patti Smith chronology
Trampin'
(2004)
Twelve
(2007)
Banga
(2012)
Singles from Twelve
  1. "Gimme Shelter"
    Released: 2007

Twelve is an album by Patti Smith, released April 17, 2007 on Columbia Records.[1] As the title suggests, the album contains twelve tracks, all of which are cover versions. It debuted on Billboard 200 at number 60, with 11,000 copies sold in its first week.[2] A promotional EP entitled Two More was also released, featuring two tracks that are not on the album: "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed and "Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect" by The Decemberists.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original artists (date) Length
1. "Are You Experienced?"   Jimi Hendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967) 4:46
2. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"   Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes Tears for Fears (1985) 4:07
3. "Helpless"   Neil Young Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970) 4:02
4. "Gimme Shelter"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1969) 5:00
5. "Within You Without You"   George Harrison The Beatles (1967) 4:51
6. "White Rabbit"   Grace Slick Jefferson Airplane (1967) 3:54
7. "Changing of the Guards"   Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (1978) 5:47
8. "The Boy in the Bubble"   Paul Simon, Forere Motloheloa Paul Simon (1986) 4:30
9. "Soul Kitchen"   Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger The Doors (1967) 3:45
10. "Smells Like Teen Spirit"   Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic Nirvana (1991) 6:31
11. "Midnight Rider"   Gregg Allman, Robert Payne The Allman Brothers Band (1970) 4:02
12. "Pastime Paradise"   Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder (1976) 5:26
13. "Everybody Hurts" (Bonus track) Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe R.E.M. (1992) 6:17

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austria[3] 32
Belgium 28
Denmark 19
France 12
Germany 17
Ireland 74
Italy 6
Netherlands 41
New Zealand 30
Norway 35
Sweden 26
Switzerland[4] 23
UK Albums Chart[5] 63
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 60
Billboard European Top 100 Albums[7] 12

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
April 17, 2007 Columbia Records CD 87251

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Press release". 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ Hasty, Katie (2007-05-02). "Lavigne Remains No. 1 As Joe Debuts High". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  3. ^ "World charts". Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "European charts". Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  5. ^ "UK chart". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Billboard 200". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  7. ^ "European Top 100 Albums". Billboard. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2008-03-01. [dead link]

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