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)
Gone Again
(1996)
Peace and Noise
(1997)
Singles from Gone Again
  1. "Summer Cannibals"
    Released: June 1, 1996
  2. "Gone Again"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5[2]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
NME 6/10[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Spin 7/10[10]

Gone Again is an 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gone Again" Patti Smith, Fred "Sonic" Smith 3:16
2. "Beneath the Southern Cross" Smith, Lenny Kaye 4:35
3. "About a Boy" Smith 8:15
4. "My Madrigal" Smith, Luis Resto 5:09
5. "Summer Cannibals" Smith, Fred Smith 4:10
6. "Dead to the World" Smith 4:17
7. "Wing" Smith 4:53
8. "Ravens" Smith 3:56
9. "Wicked Messenger" Bob Dylan 3:49
10. "Fireflies" Smith, Oliver Ray 9:33
11. "Farewell Reel" Smith 3:54

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Band

With

Additional Personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Gone Again – Patti Smith". AllMusic. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Patti Smith: Gone Again". Alternative Press (99): 184. October 1996. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (June 17, 1996). "Back For More". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (June 21, 1996). "Gone Again". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  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. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 751–52. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  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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