iTunes Originals – Patti Smith

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iTunes Originals – Patti Smith
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Compilation album by Patti Smith
Released January 8, 2008 (2008-01-08)
Genre Rock
Length 91:09
Label Sony BMG
Patti Smith compilations chronology
iTunes Originals
Outside Society
(2011)Outside Society2011

iTunes Originals – Patti Smith is an iTunes Originals compilation album by Patti Smith, released digitally by iTunes Store on January 8, 2008.[1] It includes interviews, new versions of pre-existing songs, and original songs that have been released before.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1 "iTunes Originals" Spoken word 0:08
2 "I Can't Remember Ever Recording It Acoustically" Spoken word 1:23
3 "Pissing in a River" (iTunes Originals version) Ivan Kral, Patti Smith 4:41
4 "It Was Our Most Popular Song" Spoken word 2:55
5 "Because the Night" Bruce Springsteen, Smith 3:22
6 "It Was Written In Memory of the Hopi Indians" Spoken word 1:29
7 "Ghost Dance" (iTunes Originals version) Lenny Kaye, Smith 4:29
8 "I Was Walking By the Sea Thinking of Him" Spoken word 1:11
9 "Frederick" Smith 3:02
10 "In the Face of Loss We Have to Be Strong" Spoken word 2:09
11 "About a Boy" Smith 8:15
12 "A Poem for Oliver Ray" Spoken word 1:43
13 "Beneath the Southern Cross" Kaye, Smith 4:34
14 "I Wanted to Sing It the Way I Ride a Horse" Spoken word 1:31
15 "Midnight Rider" (iTunes Originals version) Gregg Allman, Robert Payne 3:55
16 "My Inspiration Was Mother Teresa" Spoken word 1:34
17 "One Voice" Jay Dee Daugherty, Smith 4:04
18 "I Always Look to William Blake When I'm Having a Difficult Year" Spoken word 1:49
19 "My Blakean Year" Smith 5:14
20 "This Song Came to Mind" Spoken word 2:17
21 "Tara/Peaceable Kingdom" (iTunes Originals version) Smith, Tony Shanahan 6:33
22 "We Became Instant Friends" Spoken word 2:15
23 "Gloria: In Excelsis Deo" (Live) Smith, Van Morrison 6:50
24 "It's a Very Alive Song" Spoken word 1:11
25 "Soul Kitchen" (iTunes Originals version) Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger 4:03
26 "The Most Emotional Song on the Record" Spoken word 3:38
27 "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (featuring Steve Earle) (iTunes Originals version) Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic 6:54


Release history[edit]

Date Label Format
January 8, 2008 Sony BMG Music download


  1. ^ Allison, Tanene (2008-01-15). "Patti Smith iTunes Original and, 2008, The Year of The Rat". San Francisco Bay Area: Fog City Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  2. ^ Sellers, Dennis (2007-12-26). "Patti Smith to debut 'iTunes Originals'". Macsimum News. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 

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