Patti Smith: Outside Society

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Outside Society
(Sony Legacy)
Outside Society is a compilation album on Sony Legacy of Patti Smith’s work going back to her first album (1975s Horses). The 18 tracks do a nice job of covering her prolific nature as an artist and this single CD is wonderful primer for someone just discovering the legendary Smith.

Looking Back on the Career of Patti Smith With Outside Society Largely, the tracks (all but five) have been available together since 2002 when Arista released the two-disc compilation album Land. Outside Society doesn’t break any new ground or unearth any hidden treasures, outside of a spectacular and ghostly version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Still, any Patti Smith is good Patti Smith.