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
Gone Again
Peace and Noise
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 link
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[1]
NME 6/10 stars 13 Jul 96, p.46
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 27.6.96
Other reviews

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".[2]

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





Additional Personnel


Chart (1996) Peak
Austria 21
France 46
Netherlands 51
Norway 33
Sweden 18
Switzerland[3] 29
UK Albums Chart 44
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 55

Release history[edit]

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


  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gone Again". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Best of All-time Lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ "European charts". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  4. ^ "Billboard chart". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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