Trampin' is the ninth studio album by Patti Smith, released April 27, 2004. It was the first album Smith released on the Columbia Records label. Rolling Stone magazine placed the record on its list of "The Top 50 Albums of 2004". Patti Smith – vocals, clarinet. Lenny Kaye – guitar, pedal steel. Jay Dee Daugherty – drums, percussion, guitar. Oliver Ray – guitar, farfisa, art direction, design. Tony Shanahan – bass, keyboards, hammond organ, back vocals. Additional personnel.
Patti Smith is published by Drone Music, Inc. (ASCAP); Lenny Kay is published by Mr. Fiyu Music (ASCAP) adim. by Bug; Jay De Daugherty is published by Hypnnogogic Sounds (ASCAP) adim. by Bug; Tony Shanahan is published by Slea Head Music (ASCAP) adim. by Bug; Oliver Ray is published by Hierophany Music (ASCAP). CD: col 515215 2 5152152000 biem sacem/ sdrm/scdl/SACD. Trampin' (CD, Album, Dig).
Patti Smith made her reputation an as unflinching poet and rocker who turned surprisingly nurturing upon her second return to public service in 1996 after the death of her husband, MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith. But by 2004, with the world in a tizzy, Smith reflects on 9/11, Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and a world seemingly in need of peace, love and understanding with her toughest album in many years. Right from the onset of Jubilee, one can hear the shift in tone.
I've never been to heaven But I've been told Try'n-a make heaven my home That the streets up there Are paved with gold Try'n-a make heaven my home. Trampin'" Track Info.
Nearly 30 years and nine albums in, Patti Smith shows no signs of giving up, or giving in, despite the fact she expected to be quietly doing her work instead of making rock & roll albums and playing in front of audiences. But then 9/11, Afghanistan, war in Iraq. Smith lives the vocation of a poet in an old-world sense of that word. Once, bards were the gadflies of society. Smith's Trampin' is a work that directly evolves from that tradition and fits squarely in her oeuvre. Trampin' is Smith's first outing for new label Columbia. She and her bandmates - Lenny Kaye, Jay.
But its a term which perfectly fits Patti Smith, an artist who somehow fused beautiful Dylan-esque poetry with the raw energy of the emerging punk scene. But Trampin' is not the kind of record one would expect to be receiving so much praise. Though artists later day albums can often be very good, even excellent, they are rarely considered classics or most haves. But this here record, this is different. The album itself closes with just the sound of a piano and Patti's voice as she sings the old folk tune Trampin'. The strain of years and a lifetime's worth of triumphs and defeats shine through the piano keys and Patti's gruff voice. To me this is really a fantastic album.
Listen to Trampin' by Patti Smith on Deezer. Composers: Patti Smith - Lenny Kaye - Jay Dee Daugherty - Tony Shanahan - Oliver Ray. 06.
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Violin – Rebecca Weiner
|3||Stride Of The Mind||3:37|
Guitar – Jay Dee Daugherty
|7||My Blakean Year
Violin – Rebecca Weiner
Piano – Jesse Smith*
- Record Company – Columbia
- Manufactured By – Sony Music Japan International Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
- Recorded At – Loho Studios
- Mixed At – The Looking Glass Studios
- Bass, Keyboards, Keyboards [Hammond B3], Backing Vocals – Tony Shanahan
- Drums, Percussion – Jay Dee Daugherty
- Guitar, Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Lenny Kaye
- Guitar, Keyboards [Farfisa] – Oliver Ray
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Mixed By – Patrick McCarthy*
- Producer – Jay Dee Daugherty, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray, Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan
- Recorded By – Emery Dobyns
NotesMarked with "Sample Loaned" text on the inner ring of the disc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4547366015249
- Matrix / Runout: PUS-4375
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L276
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 4578
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