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Hamburg FM 1996 [Cult Legends, 1CD]

Live at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; August 1, 1996. Very good FM broadcast. Incomplete show.

Patti performed for the last time as the Patti Smith Group on 10 September 1979 at the Stadio Comunale in Florence, Italy. She was on stage for part of a benefit concert in Detroit 1980 and except for a few poetry readings in 1981 would not appear live again until a two-song performance with her husband Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Arista Records in 1990.

A benefit show in 1991 for AIDS followed and also an appearance in Central Park during 1993 but it wasn’t until 1995 that Patti again took the stage regularly. She ended the year supporting and appearing as a guest on Bob Dylan’s ‘Paradise Lost tour’ and was accompanied by original PSG band members Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty with the addition of Tony Shanahan, Oliver Ray and Tom Verlaine.

This same line-up would perform in 1996 on Patti’s first European tour in seventeen years. The tour promoted Patti’s sixth album ‘Gone Again’ released in June 1996. This Hamburg show on 1st August was broadcast on German FM radio and the recording showcases a stunning performance with crystal clear sound and a superbly balanced stereo mix.

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Track 01. Wing 4:51
Track 02. People Have The Power 3:50
Track 03. Dancing Barefoot 6:21
Track 04. Summer Cannibals 4:07
Track 05. The Wicked Messenger 5:47
Track 06. Ghost Dance 4:52
Track 07. Redondo Beach 4:11
Track 08. The Crystal Ship 4:04
Track 09. When Doves Cry/Ain’t It Strange 11:01
Track 10. Wild Leaves 4:13
Track 11. People Have The Power (Spoken Word) 2:39
Track 12. Gone Again 3:58
Track 13. Because The Night 3:31
Track 14. Privilege (Set Me Free) 3:59
Track 15. Till Victory 3:32
71 mins

Missing: Beneath the Southern Cross, Free Money, About A Boy, Please Be My Guy, Land/Gloria

Patti Smith - vocals
Tom Verlaine, Lenny Kaye, Oliver Ray - guitars
Tony Shanahan - bass
Jay Dee Daugherty - drums

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  1. 19 Responses to “PATTI SMITH - HAMBURG 1996”

  2. Rumor has it Patti loves big uns

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  3. Twernt me above nuther fake

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  4. It’s true though. Rumor has it this is a lady who prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  5. I heard this broad’s a dyke .

    By Confederate Bob on Jun 1, 2021

  6. She prefers holes not poles

    By Confederate Bob on Jun 1, 2021

  7. Twasnt me on any above all fakes

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  8. If the cover had the word John Smith on it….you would swear it was a male.

    By The Truth on Jun 1, 2021

  9. Thanks Big O - always enjoy some more Patti and this the reformed Patti Smith Group scarcely two years after the death of husband Fred reveals her back on top form. Radio broadcast quality too!
    Thanks guys!

    By swappers on Jun 1, 2021

  10. She would never fuck me, no chicks will.

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  11. Inbred Redneck Bob- your mom’s a dyke, so is your second mom.

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  12. Inbred Redneck Bob prefers poles in his hole.

    By U L E on Jun 1, 2021

  13. Last four twernt me, all fakes

    By U L E on Jun 2, 2021

  14. hhh, derrick dd . The niggers are at it again . In New York a nigger dude punches a Chinese woman in the face knocking her out . Hey guys it’s the niggers doing most of this so called Asian abuse . The media never mentions that fact . Guess it’s racist to call out the niggers . I guess niggers get a pass on this shit . Asians and Jews don’t bother me that much .Asians stay with their own . Niggers are animals though. If a white guy was caught on tape beating asians , you’d hear racist all over the news . Niggers get a pass .

    By Nelson on Jun 2, 2021

  15. I saw the video Nelson . Typical black ape behavior. Big muscular black ape male , punches slant eyed slope female . I’m sure he beats his White mudshark daily , so he has a lot of practice.

    By HHH on Jun 2, 2021

  16. Yeah if a white guy does that it racist, but not blacks . Black apes are more racist and hateful than everyone. The news media gives them a pass . Everytime I see a slope punched and kicked in the street , it’s a hip hop ugly in red black ape male . The apes and the slopes hate each other . Slopes look at Apes as animals and they’re right on . How often do you see a slant eye with a black ape . Try never .

    By HHH on Jun 2, 2021

  17. You can take the ape out of the jungle, but you can’t take the jungle out of the ape .

    By HHH on Jun 2, 2021

  18. I hate niggers too . They beat women and kids . Bring back Jim Crow

    By Confederate Bob on Jun 2, 2021

  19. Who did this bozo Crow .

    By Derrick on Jun 2, 2021

  20. There does appear to be some truth to the fact that blacks and Asians seem to hate each other .all the videos I’ve seen where Asians are attacked in the streets, it’s usually a black man or woman doing the attacking. The news media never brings that up. Imagine if the attackers were white .

    By T J on Jun 2, 2021

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