Privilege (Set Me Free)

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"Privilege (Set Me Free)"
Privilege (Set Me Free) - Patti Smith Group.jpg
Single by Patti Smith Group
from the album Easter
B-side"25th Floor" (Live)
Released1978 (1978)
FormatVinyl (7")
RecordedRecord Plant Studios
Songwriter(s)Mel London, Mike Leander, Psalm 23
Producer(s)Jimmy Iovine
Patti Smith singles chronology
the Night
(Set Me Free)"

"Privilege (Set Me Free)" is song by the Patti Smith Group and released as the second single from their 1978 album Easter. The original version of the song was titled "Free Me" and was written by Mel London and Mike Leander for the 1967 film Privilege. Patti spoke sections of Psalm 23 over the instrumental bridge among other lyrical additions.

Liner notes[edit]

The following is quoted from the album:

the title track from the john hayman-peter watkins production of the film privilege. a movie that
merged the rock martyr (paul jones) with all the sacristal images of the sixties...the cross..
the christ..the whip and the lashes that served to veil velvet weeping balls-the eyes
of jean shrimpton.


Chart (1978)[1][2] Position
UK Singles Chart 72
Irish Singles Chart 13


  1. ^ "UK chart". Retrieved 2008-03-05.
  2. ^ "Irish charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 2008-03-05.

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