Horses

Label
ARISTA/COLUMBIA/LEGACY
Release date
1975
Running length
39 tracks
Running time
162:51

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Horses 9:27 17,814
1 Gloria: In Excelsis Deo 5:53 34,000
1 Gloria (Digitally Remastered 1996) 5:52 2,580
2 Redondo Beach 4:28 127,152
2 Redondo Beach (Digitally Remastered 1996) 3:24 1,683
3 Birdland 9:11 108,246
3 Birdland (Digitally Remastered 1996) 9:14 938
4 Free Money (Digitally Remastered 1996) 3:50 1,991
4 Free Money 5:28 149,777
5 Kimberly (Digitally Remastered 1996) 4:25 1,271
6 Break It Up 4:00 93,042
6 Break It Up (Digitally Remastered 1996) 4:00 1,142
7 Land (Digitally Remastered 1996) 9:25 933
7 Land: Horses / Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer (De) 17:35 5,871
7 Land: 9:23 10,881
7 Land of a Thousand Dances 9:07 1,226
8 Elegie (Digitally Remastered 1996) 2:41 1,071
8 Elegie 4:58 90,110
9 My Generation 6:58 47,269
9 My Generation (live) 3:17 14,709
9 My Generation (Bonus Track/Digitally Remastered 1996) 3:17 995
Redondo Beach - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 9,529
My Generation - Bonus Track/Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 4,205
Elegie - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 4,279
Land - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 6,786
Break It Up - Digitally Remastered 1996 4:00 5,021
Kimberly - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 5,749
Free Money - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 13,330
Gloria - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 26,657
Birdland - Digitally Remastered 1996 0:00 6,317
5 Kimberly 5:27 106,429
7 Land 17:31 45,963

About this album

Patti Smith’s catalog has already been remastered. Horses here comes in its originally remastered incarnation with the same bonus track: a cover of the Who’s “My Generation.” This new, 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition, includes a bonus disc which is a live version of the album — and the bonus track, recorded in on June 25 in London, England. While this band is looser, not as rehearsed as her original group, they still have plenty to offer. Original members Lenny Kaye, and Jay Dee Daugherty are here along with longtime bassist and pianist Tony Shanahan, guitarist Tom Verlaine (who played on the original album) and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea, who also plays trumpet. The loose, “what the hell-let’s-go-for-it” spirit this band plays with is infectious. Smith is in fine voice, and her swagger is not only intact, but pervasive. Her rapport with Kaye is symbiotic. Each track here roils and brims with wisdom, fire, and spit. “Kimberly” and “Gloria” simply strut with delight and joy. Kaye and Verlaine are loud as hell and push Smith to get out in front, and it feels right. The three-part suite that makes up the nearly 18-minute “Land” is just plain scary. Smith transforms herself into the same hungry, angry Muse that possessed her 30 years ago. Her rage and her willingness to go deep into the fabric of her poetry and the song are awe-inspiring.

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  • Teh_Zombie

    A milestone in human achievement, if you ask me

    20 Feb 3:47am Reply
  • Angelight2012

    Nigga, yes

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Saeed-DVD

    ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Umodian

    Messed up track-list is messed up.

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Klaudijja

    Horses is one of the most important albums in the history of rock n roll. [7]

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • donato_roque

    just inspired, free and proud - exactly what rock should be.

    12 Jun 2013 Reply
  • metawirt

    The album wiki is about the remaster version??? WTF?

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Predelnik

    Ok that I write in previous message is not right too, now it's one of my favourite albums of all time :D

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Predelnik

    When I was trying to listening to this one before, it seemed really strangely terrible, I was kinda asking 'is this even the music?', but now I like it and want to listen to it more and more, well some things in our perception are changing over time :)

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • AnaCSodre

    Perfect.

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • RockyRevolution

    finally i got in on vinyl, im so happy.

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • teenfromvenus

    Why I didnt listen it before? [2] Such an amazing album.

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    god this album is fantastic

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ZelosWilder88

    Fix the track list

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • rglo9633

    I still remember the first time I heard this record: sitting in the dark with my Dad's hi fi headphones, every hair on my body standing on end.

    4 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mjd34

    it feels like the world was built on this album

    14 May 2011 Reply
  • Badscaremonger

    Why I didnt listen it before?

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • Nonliin

    like to listen horses in the dark when i tired

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • kaisersozay

    Horses is one of the most impotent albums in the shitstory of crock n droll. sigh.

    27 Oct 2010 Reply
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