Outside Society

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Outside Society
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Greatest hits album by Patti Smith
Released August 23, 2011
Recorded 1975-2007
Genre Rock
Length 79:35
Label Legacy Recordings
Patti Smith chronology
The Coral Sea
(2008)The Coral Sea2008
Outside Society
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Outside Society is a compilation album released by American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist Patti Smith. Outside Society is the first single-disc collection of her work and spans her entire career.[2] The songs are in chronological order and the booklet contains comments by Smith on her work.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gloria" Van Morrison, Patti Smith 5:52
2. "Free Money" Smith, Lenny Kaye 3:50
3. "Ain't It Strange" Smith, Ivan Kral 6:35
4. "Pissing in a River" Smith, Kral 4:50
5. "Because the Night" Smith, Bruce Springsteen 3:22
6. "Rock n Roll Nigger" Kaye, Smith 4:42
7. "Dancing Barefoot" Kral, Smith 4:16
8. "Frederick" Smith 3:02
9. "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman 4:18
10. "People Have the Power" Smith, Fred "Sonic" Smith 5:06
11. "Up There Down There" Smith, Smith 4:48
12. "Beneath the Southern Cross" Kaye, Smith 4:34
13. "Summer Cannibals" Smith, Smith 4:09
14. "1959" Smith, Tony Shanahan 3:58
15. "Glitter in Their Eyes" Smith, Oliver Ray 3:03
16. "Lo and Beholden" Smith, Kaye 4:19
17. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic 5:49
18. "Trampin'" Traditional 2:52
Total length: 79:35

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
French Albums Chart[3] 58
Swedish Albums Chart[4] 2
US Billboard Tastemakers[5] 10


  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Outside Society at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Outside Society: Looking Back 1975-2007". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  3. ^ "PATTI SMITH - OUTSIDE SOCIETY (ALBUM)". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. 
  4. ^ "PATTI SMITH - OUTSIDE SOCIETY (ALBUM)". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "Billboard Tastemakers". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media.