Patti Smith ‎– Horses

Arista ‎– ARTY 122
Vinyl, LP, Album, Blue Labels

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Gloria (5:54)
A1a In Excelsis Deo
Written-By – Patti Smith
A1b Gloria (Version)
Written-By – Van Morrison
A2 Redondo Beach
Written-By – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
A3 Birdland
Written-By – Ivan Kral, Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith, Richard Sohl
A4 Free Money
Written-By – Lenny Kaye, Patti Smith
B1 Kimberly
Written-By – Allen Lanier, Ivan Kral, Patti Smith
B2 Break It Up
Guitar – Tom VerlaineWritten-By – Patti Smith, Tom Verlaine
Land (9:36)
B3a Horses
Written-By – Patti Smith
B3b Land Of A Thousand Dances
Written-By – Chris Kenner, Antoine Dominoe*
B3c La Mer (De)
Written-By – Patti Smith
B4 Elegie
Guitar – Allen LanierWritten-By – Allen Lanier, Patti Smith

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Recorded and mixed at Electric Lady Studios, NYC.

Birdland was inspired by Peter Reich and Huey Smith.

This is exactly the same as the other UK ARTY 122 release, but the label is light blue with black writing and a white Arista logo (see pictures).
Rim text: Bell Records A Division Of Columbia Pictures Industries.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): ARTY 122A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): ARTY 122B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): ARTY 122 A - 1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, [OV stamped and rotated 90°],variant 1): ARTY 122 B - 1U OV
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A stamped, variant 2): ARTY 122 A - 1U A M
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B stamped, variant 2): ARTY 122 A - 1U R T 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A stamped, variant 3): ARTY 122 A - 1U C P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B stamped, variant 3): ARTY 122 B - 1U R G

Other Versions (5 of 204) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AL 4066 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, Pet) Arista AL 4066 US 1975 Sell This Version
07822-18827-2 Patti Smith Horses(CD, Album, RE) Arista 07822-18827-2 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
88697352452 Patti Smith Horses/Horses(CD, Album, Enh, RE, S/Edition + CD, Album + RM) Arista, Columbia, Legacy, Sony Music 88697352452 Australia 2017 Sell This Version
BVCM-37927, 88697-10841-2 Patti Smith Horses(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pap) Arista, Arista, BMG, BMG BVCM-37927, 88697-10841-2 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
201112 Patti Smith Horses(LP, Album, RE) Arista, Arista 201112 France Unknown Sell This Version


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January 28, 2015
...Patti's first long player came as some kind of revelation, even to cats who'd seen her live or checked the 'hey joe' 45...mind thwacking rock 'n' roll with hallucinogenic poetry was not the sort of thing that was happening in mid seven oh land, specially on a major was like the whole tapestry of rocking noise being rewove into an avant explosion of past and future void
opening vibrations...a meeting of time and space in the middle of a cats cranium...the optimism this wax brought to countless heads alone makes this one of the all time hep stonking great efforts in the hundred years of recording...being produced by john Cale hooks this up nicely to the velvets legend which was still extant slightly (the whole continuous trance vibe Cale had picked up from Lamont Young eternal music performances, gave Patti an excuse to wig out endlessly) and by kicking the LP off with 'Gloria' Patti places this in a linear position to the song that started the whole mid sixties garage blast and shows her knowledge of the importance of rock 'n' roll as life affirming substance, not just entertainment...this has got to be Patti at the peak of her powers, she was putting the groove down like no one else at the time, it didn't get any better, Patti was sailing waters that had been still for ages, now the waves were crashing onto the rock 'n' roll sands...maybe not quite as revolutionary sounding anymore but under the right circumstances and conditions this makes it home every time...


December 28, 2014
edited over 6 years ago
Style needs change from "Classic Rock" (regardless of BOC & Springsteen connections) - Punk Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock please!