Gone Again

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Gone Again
Gone Again - Patti Smith.jpg
Studio album by Patti Smith
Released June 18, 1996 (1996-06-18)
Recorded Electric Lady Studios
Genre Rock
Length 55:52
Label Arista
Producer Malcolm Burn, Lenny Kaye
Patti Smith chronology
Dream of Life
(1988)Dream of Life1988
Gone Again
Peace and Noise
(1997)Peace and Noise1997
Singles from Gone Again
  1. "Summer Cannibals"
    Released: June 1, 1996
  2. "Gone Again"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[5]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[9]

Gone Again is the sixth studio album by Patti Smith, released June 18, 1996 on Arista Records. The production of the record was preceded by the deaths of many of Smith's close friends and peers, including her husband Fred "Sonic" Smith, her brother Todd, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Sohl and Kurt Cobain, with whom Smith had sympathized. In addition to this, Gone Again also features the last studio performance of Jeff Buckley released before his death less than a year later.

May 13, 1999 Rolling Stone magazine placed the album on its list of "The Essential Recordings of the '90s".[11]

Track listing[edit]

1."Gone Again"Patti Smith, Fred "Sonic" Smith3:16
2."Beneath the Southern Cross"Smith, Lenny Kaye4:35
3."About a Boy"Smith8:15
4."My Madrigal"Smith, Luis Resto5:09
5."Summer Cannibals"Smith, Fred Smith4:10
6."Dead to the World"Smith4:17
9."Wicked Messenger"Bob Dylan3:49
10."Fireflies"Smith, Oliver Ray9:33
11."Farewell Reel"Smith3:54





Additional Personnel


Chart (1996) Peak
Austria 21
France 46
Netherlands 51
Norway 33
Sweden 18
Switzerland[12] 29
UK Albums Chart 44
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 55

Release history[edit]

Date Label Format Catalog
June 18, 1996 Arista Records CD 18747
2007 Sony BMG CD 37932


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gone Again – Patti Smith". AllMusic. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (June 17, 1996). "Back For More". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 21, 1996). "Gone Again". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (July 5, 1996). "Patti Smith: Gone Again (Arista)". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ Hochman, Steve (June 12, 1996). "Patti Smith 'Gone Again' (Arista)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Patti Smith: Gone Again". NME: 46. June 13, 1996. 
  7. ^ "Patti Smith: Gone Again". Q (119): 120. August 1996. 
  8. ^ Fricke, David (June 27, 1996). "Patti Smith: Gone Again". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 18, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  9. ^ Abowitz, Richard (2004). "Patti Smith". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 751–52. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  10. ^ Michel, Sia (August 1996). "Patti Smith: Gone Again". Spin. 12 (5): 95. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Best of All-time Lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  12. ^ "European charts". Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  13. ^ "Billboard chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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