Privilege (Set Me Free)

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This article is about the song. For the film, see Privilege (film). For other uses, see Privilege (disambiguation).
"Privilege (Set Me Free)"
Single by Patti Smith Group
from the album Easter
B-side "25th Floor" (Live)
Released 1978 (1978)
Format Vinyl (7")
Recorded Record Plant Studios
Genre Rock
Length 3:27
Label Arista
Writer(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 a song written by Mel London and Mike Leander for the movie "Privilege". The song was re-recorded by the Patti Smith Group and released as the second single from their 1978 album Easter.

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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