Patti Smith ‎– Horses

Arista ‎– 88691960281, Legacy ‎– 88691960281
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 Gloria: 5:54
A1.1 In Excelsis Deo
Written-By – P. Smith*
A1.2 Gloria (Version)
Written-By – Van Morrison
A2 Redondo Beach
Written-By – L. Kaye*, P. Smith*, R. Sohl*
A3 Birdland
Written-By – I. Kral*, L. Kaye*, P. Smith*, R. Sohl*
A4 Free Money
Written-By – L. Kaye*, P. Smith*
B1 Kimberly
Written-By – A. Lanier*, I. Kral*, P. Smith*
B2 Break It Up
Guitar – Tom VerlaineWritten-By – P. Smith*, T. Verlaine*
B3 Land: 9:36
B3.1 Horses
Written-By – P. Smith*
B3.2 Land, Of A Thousand Dances
Written-By – Chris Kenner, Antoine Dominoe*
B3.3 La Mer (De)
Written-By – P. Smith*
B4 Elegie
Guitar – Allen LanierWritten-By – A. Lanier*, P. Smith*

Companies, etc.



"Birdland" was inspired by Peter Reich and Huey Smith.

'RSD First' Release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 8691-96028-1 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 886919602814
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, etched): 88691960281-A MZ@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, etched): 88691960281-B MZ@CA

Other Versions (5 of 175) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AL 4066 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album) Arista AL 4066 US 1975 Sell This Version
88875111731 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Arista 88875111731 France 2017 Sell This Version
SPLP 1089 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, RE) Arista SPLP 1089 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
201 112 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, RE) Arista 201 112 Benelux Unknown Sell This Version
I-201.112, I-201112 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Arista I-201.112, I-201112 Spain 1980 Sell This Version


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July 31, 2018
agreed with previous comments. noisy pressing. cleaned with Audio Desk Pro before listening. still noisy. Going to have to buy another, better copy. Don't waste your money if you care about scratchies in the quiet passages. Disappointing


June 15, 2018
Sonically? It’s great. In terms of pressing, oh my GOD it’s noisy. Whooshing between tracks, loud pops, plenty of sibilance and crackling like a worn down pressing from the 70s.


May 18, 2018
So some thoughts on pre clean, there is surface noise but very little. Just time from time, not sure if the music is so loud you can barely hear it but it's not that bad. The dynamics on the record are great, vocals and instrumentals really hit you.

Now I'm going to run a clean on it to knock some of the minor noise out hopefully it doesn't make it worse (spin clean can do that time from time) but overall I'm satisfied for a $12 record. Not sure what the other guy is talking about it being sibilant and her hissing, the songs sound as they should.


October 19, 2017
I found this to be an absolutely dreadful pressing. Noisy, sibilant (she hisses all over the place! I've attempted three different cartridges to fix this but it still is prevalent). There is a place where the sound almost drops out and returns. I have a low bit-rate mp3 I downloaded back in the early 2000s that sounds better than this one!


April 7, 2017

Anyone else have a pretty noisy copy? There's a "old timey" whoosh/crackle between every track, and in many of the quiet moments (which on this album, are a lot). Sonically it's a perfectly okay pressing but it plays like a VG+ original in terms of surface noise.