January 14, 2011 – 3:57 am

Patti Smith celebrates her 64th.

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“sixty-four” [no label, 2CD]

Live at The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY, Dec 30, 2010. An excellent audience stereo recording.

“Patti returns to the ‘Ballroom’ for her annual birthday soiree. Three words - GET THIS NOW! The show includes powerful renditions of several favorites and covers of the Blues Magoos, Beatles, Monkees and Bob Dylan. The Dylan cover is sublime - the best version I’ve heard since Nanci Griffith’s version with Carolyn Hester.” - gOrdO55

These audience recordings at The Bowery just get better. Last year’s Patti Smith birthday show is one of the best - nice clear sound, deep bass to shake up your bedsitter, a mix of history, social awareness and some excellent covers. Smith at 64 sounds sharper, happier, healthier than ever.

She ends the night with this universal challenge, “Use your voice, you have the power.”

Many happy returns and may you stay forever “young”.

Thanks gOrdO55 for taking the trouble to record and share this for Smith fans worldwide.
- The Little Chicken

Lineage: **Updated 1/1/2010**
AKG Blu-lines -> Beyer Dynamics MV100 -> Oade-mod’d PMD 620 -> SF 8.0 (minor editing*/dithering/noise-shaping and BR conversion)

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Dustbusters intro: When I’m 64 (Beatles) (7.1MB)
Track 102. Ask The Angels (6.4MB)
Track 103. Redondo Beach (8.3MB)
Track 104. Intro -> My Blakean Year (12.6MB)
Track 105. Break It Up (8.8MB)
Track 106. Birdland (19.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 106. Birdland (alternative megaupload link)
Track 107. Strawberry Fields (Beatles) (8.2MB)
Track 108. Summer Cannibals (9.0MB)
Track 109. Letter to Robert Mapplethorpe (reading) (2.9MB)
Track 110. Wild Leaves (8.6MB)
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Track 111. Beneath the Southern Cross (15.8MB - visit the html page to download the track)

Disc 2
Track 201. We Ain’t Got Nothing Yet (Blues Magoos) Lenny - vocals (7.0MB)
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Track 202. “Happy Birthday” (2.6MB)
Track 203. Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan) Patti - vocals and Lenny - guitar (9.3MB)
Track 204. Dancin’ Barefoot (12.6MB)
Track 205. Pissing in the River (9.3MB)
Track 206. Because the Night (11.6MB)
Track 207. Gloria (23.4MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 207. Gloria (alternative megaupload link)
Track 208. Daydream Believer (Monkees) (7.4MB)
Track 209. People have the Power (9.1MB)

Patti Smith
Lenny Kaye - guitars
Jay Dee Daugherty - drums
Tony Shanahan - bass/keys
Jack Petruzzelli - guitars

Click on the link to order Patti Smith albums.

  1. 11 Responses to “MILESTONE”

  2. Thank you !!!

    By Trippytvc15 on Jan 14, 2011

  3. A really great show!
    Thank you so much!


    By tony lauber on Jan 14, 2011

  4. Every Year a great Event.Thanx so much for it.

    By carlo243 on Jan 15, 2011

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    By nubious on Jul 20, 2013

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    By barth on Jul 20, 2013

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    By nubious on Jul 20, 2013

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    By dropkick sarge on Jul 20, 2013

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    By barth on Jul 20, 2013

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    By Darth jr on Jul 20, 2013

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    By darth on Jul 21, 2013

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