Category: Feature LP

Thursday 12/1/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – Jazz (1978)

Jazz is the seventh studio album by the British rock band Queen. It was released on November 10, 1978 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, the album artwork was suggested by Roger Taylor, who previously saw a similar design painted on the Berlin Wall. The album’s varying musical styles were alternately praised and criticized. It reached number two in the UK Albums Chart and number six on the US Billboard 200.

  1. “Mustapha” 3:03
  2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” 4:14
  3. “Jealousy” 3:14
  4. “Bicycle Race” 3:04
  5. “If You Can’t Beat Them” 4:15
  6. “Let Me Entertain You” 3:01
  7. “Dead on Time” 3:23
  8. “In Only Seven Days” 2:30
  9. “Dreamer’s Ball” 3:30
  10. “Fun It” 3:29
  11. “Leaving Home Ain’t Easy” 3:15
  12. “Don’t Stop Me Now” 3:29
  13. “More of That Jazz” 4:12
  14. “Fat Bottomed Girls” (1991 remix) 4:22
  15. “Bicycle Race” (1991 remix) 4:59
  16. “Fat Bottomed Girls” (Single Version) 3:23
  17. “Bicycle Race” (Instrumental) 3:09
  18. “Don’t Stop Me Now” (With long-lost guitars) 3:34
  19. “Let Me Entertain You” (live at the Montreal Forum, November 1981) 2:48
  20. “Dreamer’s Ball” (Early acoustic take, August 1978) 3:40

Freddie Mercury – vocals, acoustic piano
Brian May – guitars, vocals
Roger Taylor – drums, vocals, percussion, electric guitar, bass
John Deacon – bass, guitars

Thursday 12/1/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Commodores – In The Pocket (1981)

In the Pocket is the ninth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records June 22, 1981. It is the last Commodores album to feature Lionel Richie, as he left the band to start a solo career the following year. The bulk of the album was recorded at Web IV Recording Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

This album contained two hit singles, “Oh No” (U.S. #4) and “Lady (You Bring Me Up)” (U.S. #8).

  1. “Lady (You Bring Me Up)” 4:46
  2. “Saturday Night” 5:00
  3. “Keep on Taking Me Higher” 5:19
  4. “Oh No” 2:51
  5. “Why You Wanna Try Me” 4:36
  6. “This Love” 5:15
  7. “Been Loving You” 3:52
  8. “Lucy” 4:48

Lionel Richie – vocals, pianos, keyboards, saxophones
Milan Williams – keyboards, vocals
Thomas McClary – vocals, guitars
Ronald LaPread – bass, vocals
Walter Orange – drums, vocals, percussion[6]
William King – trumpet
David Cochrane – keyboards, guitars, saxophones
Harold Hudson – keyboards, trumpet, vocals
Darrell Jones – guitars
James Anthony Carmichael – horn and string arrangements
Gene Page – rhythm arrangements (4, 8)

Thursday 12/1/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Crowded House – Time On Earth (2007)

Time on Earth is the fifth studio album by the pop-rock band Crowded House. Tracks have been produced by both Ethan Johns and Steve Lillywhite and the album was released on June 30, 2007. Time on Earth is the band’s first studio album since 1993, and marks the reunion of the band eleven years after they disbanded and features new drummer Matt Sherrod in place of the original drummer, Paul Hester, who took his own life in 2005.

As the first studio album from the group in fourteen years, Time on Earth has been subject to much speculation. Upon its release the album garnered positive critical reception and reached Platinum status within weeks of release in Australia, and Gold status in its second week of release in New Zealand. To promote the album, the group toured internationally, beginning by performing at Coachella music festival and at Live Earth in July. For further promotion, three singles were released from the album, “Don’t Stop Now”, “She Called Up” and “Pour le monde”, and a special tour edition of the album was released in Australia in November 2007 featuring an extra CD with eleven songs from a concert from the album’s North American tour.

  1. “Nobody Wants To” 4:10
  2. “Don’t Stop Now” 3:54
  3. “She Called Up” 2:53
  4. “Say That Again” 5:21
  5. “Pour le monde” 5:10
  6. “Even a Child” 3:57
  7. “Heaven That I’m Making” 3:56
  8. “A Sigh” 3:17
  9. “Silent House” 5:52
  10. “English Trees” 3:43
  11. “Walked Her Way Down” 4:17
  12. “Transit Lounge” 4:25
  13. “You Are the One to Make Me Cry” 3:43
  14. “People Are Like Suns” 3:52

Neil Finn: vocals, guitars, Wurlitzer, piano and Vibraphone
Nick Seymour: bass, backing vocals, autoharp
Mark Hart: piano, keyboards, electric guitar, harmony vocals on 2, 3, 6 & 12
Matt Sherrod: drums on 2, 3, 6 & 12, backing vocals on 3
Ethan Johns: drums on 1, 7, 9–11 & 13, backing vocals on 1, harmony vocal on 5, string arrangement on 5, 13 & 14, sitar on 7, fuzz guitar on 9, hurdy-gurdy on 9, guitar on 11
Rikki Gooch: drums on 4, 5 & 11, marching bass drum and cymbal on 13
Gavin Wright: string leader on 5, 13 & 14
Isobel Griffiths: string contractor on 5, 13 & 14
Richard Watkins: French horn on 5
Eddie Rayner: piano idea on 1, harmonium on 10
Sharon Finn: harmony vocals on 10
Don McGlashan: euphonium on 10, harmony vocals on 8
Joey Waronker: drums on 14
Jay Joyce: guitar atmosphere on 8
Beth Rowley: ethereal vocal on 12
Johnny Marr: electric guitar on 2 & 6, 12-string acoustic guitar on 6, backing vocals on 6
Elroy Finn: acoustic guitar on 4, 5, 7 & 9, electric guitar on 11
Liam Finn: harmony vocals on 7, 9 & 10
Joseph Lindsay: horns on 7
Isaac McNeill: horns on 7
Scott Towers: horns on 7

Wednesday 11/30/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: The Doobie Brothers (1971)

The Doobie Brothers is the debut studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers. The album was released on April 30, 1971, by Warner Bros. Records. It is their only official studio album to feature original bass player Dave Shogren on all tracks, who left during the recording of their second album.

The first single from the album, “Nobody,” failed to chart, as did the album itself. The single was re-released in October 1974 with a slightly edited length of 3:27 after the group had become a highly successful touring and recording act, peaking at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Nobody” was later re-recorded for the group’s 2010 album, World Gone Crazy.

  1. “Nobody” 3:42
  2. “Slippery St. Paul” 2:14
  3. “Greenwood Creek” 3:04
  4. “It Won’t Be Right” 2:38
  5. “Travelin’ Man” 4:25
  6. “Feelin’ Down Farther” 4:20
  7. “The Master” 3:30
  8. “Growin’ a Little Each Day” 3:20
  9. “Beehive State” 2:42
  10. “Closer Every Day” 4:19
  11. “Chicago” 1:40

Tom Johnston – lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica on “Greenwood Creek” and “Chicago”, piano on “Growin’ a Little Each Day” and “Closer Every Day”
Patrick Simmons – backing vocals, lead vocals on “Closer Every Day”, co-lead vocals on “Beehive State”, acoustic and electric guitars
Dave Shogren – backing vocals, bass guitar, organ on “Closer Every Day”
John Hartman – drums, tambourine on “Feelin’ Down Farther”

Wednesday 11/30/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Marshall Tucker Band – Carolina Dreams (1977)

Carolina Dreams, released January 1977, was The Marshall Tucker Band’s sixth album and an ode to the band’s home state, South Carolina, USA. Focusing on Western themes, it spawned their biggest hit to date, “Heard It In a Love Song”, which rose to #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, taking the album with it to #22 and #23 on the Country and Pop charts, respectively. They toured early that year to promote the album.

“Fly Like an Eagle” 3:03
“Heard It in a Love Song” 4:55
“I Should Have Never Started Lovin’ You” 7:10
“Life in a Song” 3:33
“Desert Skies” 6:24
“Never Trust A Stranger” 5:28
“Tell It To The Devil” 6:45

Doug Gray – lead vocals
Toy Caldwell – lead, acoustic and steel guitars
Tommy Caldwell – bass, tambourine, and background vocals
George McCorkle – electric, twelve string and acoustic guitars
Paul Riddle – drums
Jerry Eubanks – flute, saxophone, background vocals
Paul Hornsby – Piano and organ
Charlie Daniels – Fiddle and harmony vocal on “Desert Skies”. (Charlie Daniels appears courtesy of Epic Records)
Chuck Leavell – Piano on “Life In A Song”
Jaimoe – Congas
Leo LaBranche – Horn section arrangements and trumpet on “Life In A Song” and “I Should Have Never Started Lovin’ You”
Dezso Lakatos – Tenor sax as part of the horn section.

Wednesday 11/30/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Chic – Take It Off (1981)

Take It Off is the fifth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in November 16, 1981. It includes the single “Stage Fright”, which reached number 35 on the US R&B chart, but was the first Chic single failing to enter the US Pop charts, and this album only proved to be moderately successful as well, stalling at number 124 on the US albums chart and number 36 on the R&B chart.

Take It Off was one of three albums written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1981, the other two being Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry’s debut solo album Koo Koo and Johnny Mathis’ I Love My Lady.

“Stage Fright” 3:55
“Burn Hard” 5:12
“So Fine” 4:10
“Flash Back” 4:28
“Telling Lies” 2:28
“Your Love Is Cancelled” 4:12
“Would You Be My Baby” 3:34
“Take It Off” 5:12
“Just Out of Reach” 3:45
“Baby Doll” 3:10

Luci Martin – lead vocals (A1, A2, A5, B3)
Alfa Anderson – lead vocals (B2, B4)
Jocelyn Brown – vocals
Michelle Cobbs – vocals
Fonzi Thornton – vocals
Nile Rodgers – guitar; lead vocals (B1)
Raymond Jones – keyboards
Rob Sabino – keyboards
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar; lead vocals (A4, B3, B4)
Tony Thompson – drums
Manolo Badrena – percussion
Sammy Figueroa – percussion
Roger Squitero – percussion
Michael Brecker – saxophone
Ronnie Cuber – saxophone
Lenny Pickett – saxophone
Vinny Della Rocca – saxophone
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Ray Maldonado – trumpet, flugelhorn

Wednesday 11/30/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (2011)

50 Words for Snow is the tenth studio album by English singer-songwriter Kate Bush, released November 21, 2011. It was the second album released on her own label, Fish People, and Bush’s first all-new material since Aerial (2005). The album spawned the single “Wild Man”.

“Snowflake” 9:52
“Lake Tahoe” 11:08
“Misty” 13:32
“Wild Man” 7:17
“Snowed in at Wheeler Street” 8:05
“50 Words for Snow” 8:31
“Among Angels” 6:49

Kate Bush – vocals, piano (1–3, 5, 7), backing vocals (4), bass guitar (1), keyboards (4–6)
Dan McIntosh – guitar (1, 3–6)
Del Palmer – bass guitar (1), bells (4)
Danny Thompson – double bass (3)
John Giblin – bass guitar (4–6)
Steve Gadd – drums (1-6)
Albert McIntosh – lead vocal (1)
Michael Wood and Stefan Roberts – featured vocal (2)
Andy Fairweather-Low – backing vocals (4)
Elton John – featured vocal (5)
Stephen Fry (as Prof. Joseph Yupik) – recitation (6)

Wednesday 11/30/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Lisa Keith – Walkin’ In The Sun (1993)

Lisa Keith (born 1960) is an American contemporary/pop singer, probably best known for her work as a backing vocalist for other artists and lead vocalist on Herb Alpert’s hit single from 1987, “Making Love in the Rain”. In 1993 she released her solo debut album, Walkin’ in the Sun on Perspective Records; which featured production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Narada Michael Walden and Keith’s husband Spencer Bernard. The first single “Better Than You” peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, while the follow-up single “I’m in Love” reached No. 84.

Keith was credited on several albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s. She is well known for her background vocals being featured on work by Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal, Karyn White, New Edition, and S.O.S. Band, plus other acts produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (as well as lead vocals on the chorus of MC Lyte’s 1993 single “Ice Cream Dream”). In the late 1980s she also fronted a live Minneapolis Funk band called Rocket (whose members also included producer/session musician Shaun Labelle and drummer John “Bam Bam” Morgan).

In addition to working as a backing vocalist, Keith has also co-written several songs for other artists; such as New Edition’s “Crucial” and Nona Hendryx’s “Why Should I Cry”.

Walkin’ in the Sun, Released by Perspective Records, August 17, 1993

“Love Isn’t Body… It’s Soul”
“Better Than You”
“Love Is Alive and Well”
“I’m in Love”
“Days Like These”
“Love for All Seasons”
“World of Joy”
“Sunshine Daydreamin'”
“Closer”
“Love Me Like You Do”
“Free as You Wanna Be”
“True to You”
“Walkin’ in the Sun”
“Adonai”

Wednesday 11/30/22 6pm ET: Feature LP: Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie (2017)

Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie (also referred to as simply Buckingham McVie) is a studio album by Fleetwood Mac vocalists Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, released on June 9, 2017. Four of the five “classic members” of Fleetwood Mac are featured on the album; vocalist Stevie Nicks is the sole member absent. The album sold over 22,000 units in the United States in its first week and debuted within the top 20. It proved to be even more successful in the United Kingdom, where it debuted at #5. In November 2017, the album was also certified silver with sales exceeding 60,000 units.

  1. “Sleeping Around the Corner” 3:48
  2. “Feel About You” 3:28
  3. “In My World” 4:25
  4. “Red Sun” 3:15
  5. “Love Is Here to Stay” 4:25
  6. “Too Far Gone” 3:21
  7. “Lay Down for Free” 3:56
  8. “Game of Pretend” 4:34
  9. “On with the Show” 3:47
  10. “Carnival Begin” 4:40

Lindsey Buckingham – vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion, programming
Christine McVie – vocals, keyboards
Mitchell Froom – keyboards
John McVie – bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion

Wednesday 11/30/22 11am ET: Classic Greatest Hits LP: Billy Idol – Vital Idol (1985)

Vital Idol is a remix album by English rock singer Billy Idol, released in June 1985 by Chrysalis Records. It contains remixed songs from his first two albums and the Don’t Stop EP. The album was reissued in the United States with one extra track in September 1987, peaking at number 10 on the Billboard 200. The US release was supported by a non-album live single version of “Mony Mony”.

The original release, sporting a photo from the “Dancing with Myself” video, was first issued in Europe in 1985. It peaked at number seven on the UK Albums Chart, outperforming Idol’s previous studio albums. The US release was expanded to feature the “Mother of Mercy Mix” of “To Be a Lover” and reissued in 1987 with different cover art, featuring a photo still from the live video for “Mony Mony” on CD. The 1987 issue was 24-bit digitally remastered and released globally in 2002.

The album has been certified platinum by both the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  1. “White Wedding (Parts I & II)” (Shotgun Mix) 8:20
  2. “Mony Mony” (Downtown Mix) 5:01
  3. “Hot in the City” (Exterminator Mix) 5:09
  4. “Dancing with Myself” (Uptown Mix) 5:57
  5. “Flesh for Fantasy” (Below the Belt Mix) 7:04
  6. “To Be a Lover” (Mother of Mercy Mix) 6:49
  7. “Love Calling” (Rub a Dub Dub Mix) 5:33
  8. “Catch My Fall” (Remix Fix) 4:56

Keith Forsey – producer, remixing
Gary Langan – remixing (“Flesh for Fantasy”, “To Be a Lover”)
Billy Idol – remixing (“Catch My Fall”)
Steve Stevens – remixing (“Catch My Fall”)
Tom Lord-Alge – remixing (“Mony Mony” (Hung Like a Pony Mix), “Mony Mony” (Live), “Shakin’ All Over”)

Wednesday 11/30/22 10am ET: Classic Greatest Hits LP: Clay Aiken – Playlist: The Very Best of Clay Aiken (2009)

Playlist: The Very Best of Clay Aiken is a compilation of remastered original recordings by pop singer Clay Aiken. It is part of a series of similar series of Playlist albums issued by Legacy Recordings.

The track listing includes fan favorites, the No. 1 single “This Is The Night,” the Top 5 “Solitaire” and others handpicked by Aiken from his albums. The album was released on March 31, 2009. A PDF file included on the CD contains the song credits, photographs, and liner notes.

First week sales of 3,000 copies placed Playlist: The Very Best of Clay Aiken at number 173 on the Billboard 200 chart and at number ten on the Top Internet Albums chart.

“Ashes” 3:44
“A Thousand Days” 4:30
“The Way” 4:07
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” 4:01
“On My Way Here” 4:29
“This Is the Night” 3:33
“Solitaire” 5:26
“Here You Come Again” 3:34
“Measure of a Man” 3:58
“The Real Me” 4:38
“Something About Us” 3:40
“Invisible” 4:04
“On the Wings of Love” 3:44

Wednesday 11/30/22 12am ET: Feature Live LP: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976)

Wings over America is a triple live album by the British–American rock band Wings, released in December 1976. The album was recorded during the American leg of the band’s 1975–76 Wings Over the World tour. It peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart and reached number 1 on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart.

In addition to including several of McCartney’s hits with Wings, the album features performances of five Beatles songs: “Yesterday”, “Lady Madonna”, “I’ve Just Seen a Face”, “Blackbird” and “The Long and Winding Road”. The album cover was designed by Hipgnosis – who were nominated in 1978, together with McCartney’s production company MPL, for a Grammy Award for Best Album Package for this album – and depicts an airliner about to open its cabin door. Wings over America was remastered and reissued in May 2013.

1. “Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Jet” 9:56
2. “Let Me Roll It” 3:51
3. “Spirits of Ancient Egypt” 4:04
4. “Medicine Jar” 4:02

1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” 5:10
2. “Call Me Back Again” 5:04
3. “Lady Madonna” 2:19
4. “The Long and Winding Road” 4:13
5. “Live and Let Die” 3:07

1. “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)” 1:55
2. “Richard Cory” 2:50
3. “Bluebird” 3:37
4. “I’ve Just Seen a Face” 1:49
5. “Blackbird” 2:23
6. “Yesterday” 1:43

1. “You Gave Me the Answer” 1:47
2. “Magneto and Titanium Man” 3:11
3. “Go Now” Banks, Bennett 3:27
4. “My Love” 4:07
5. “Listen to What the Man Said” 3:18

1. “Let ’Em In” 4:02
2. “Time to Hide” 4:46
3. “Silly Love Songs” 5:46
4. “Beware My Love” 4:49

1. “Letting Go” 4:25
2. “Band on the Run” 5:03
3. “Hi, Hi, Hi” 2:57
4. “Soily” 5:10

Tuesday 11/29/22 11pm ET: Feature LP: Genesis – Duke (1980)

Duke is the tenth studio album by English rock band Genesis, released March 28, 1980 on Charisma Records. The album followed a period of inactivity for the band in early 1979. Phil Collins moved to Vancouver, Canada, in an effort to salvage his failing first marriage, while Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford recorded solo albums. Collins returned to the UK after his marriage ended and wrote a significant amount of material, some of which was used for Duke and some was later reworked for his first solo album, Face Value. Duke contained a mix of individually-written songs and tracks that evolved from jam sessions in mid-1979, while recording took place at the end of the year. The break in activity rejuvenated the band, and they found the album an easy one to work on.

Duke was positively received by music critics, who praised the album for bridging the band’s progressive rock-oriented past, via experimental pieces such as the closing ten-minute “Duke’s Travels”/”Duke’s End” suite, with their more pop rock-oriented, commercially accessible direction, as displayed on the hit singles “Turn It On Again”, “Duchess”, and “Misunderstanding”. It reached No. 11 in the US, and it was the first album by the group to reach No. 1 on the UK charts. It has since been certified Platinum in both the UK and US.

  1. “Behind the Lines” 5:31
  2. “Duchess” 6:40
  3. “Guide Vocal” 1:18
  4. “Man of Our Times” 5:35
  5. “Misunderstanding” 3:11
  6. “Heathaze” 5:00
  7. “Turn It On Again” 3:50
  8. “Alone Tonight” 3:54
  9. “Cul-de-sac” 5:02
  10. “Please Don’t Ask” 4:00
  11. “Duke’s Travels” 8:41
  12. “Duke’s End” (instrumental) 2:04

Tony Banks – keyboards, backing vocals, 12-string guitar, duck[b]
Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass guitar, bass pedals, backing vocals
Phil Collins – lead vocal, drums, drum machine, percussion, duck

Tuesday 11/29/22 10pm ET: Feature LP: Queen – The Miracle (1989)

The Miracle is the thirteenth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on May 22, 1989 by Parlophone Records and Capitol Records in both the United Kingdom and the US, respectively, where it was the band’s first and final studio album to be released on those respective labels. The album was recorded as the band recovered from Brian May’s marital problems and Freddie Mercury’s HIV diagnosis in 1987 (which was known to the band, though not publicised at the time). Recording started in January 1988 and lasted for an entire year. The album was originally going to be called The Invisible Men, but three weeks before the release, according to Roger Taylor, they changed the name to The Miracle. It was also the last Queen album with a photo of the band on the front cover.

The album reached number one in the UK, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and number 24 on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. AllMusic would name The Miracle as Queen’s best album of the 1980s, along with The Game. It would prove to be the band’s penultimate album to be recorded with Freddie Mercury, as he died on November 24, 1991, nine months after their next album, Innuendo, was released.

  1. “Party” 2:24
  2. “Khashoggi’s Ship” 2:47
  3. “The Miracle” 5:02
  4. “I Want It All” 4:41
  5. “The Invisible Man” 3:55
  6. “Breakthru” 4:08
  7. “Rain Must Fall” 4:20
  8. “Scandal” 4:42
  9. “My Baby Does Me” 3:22
  10. “Was It All Worth It” 5:45

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (all but 5), keyboards (1–4, 6, 7, 9, 10), drum machine (1)
Brian May – electric guitar (all tracks), backing vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10), keyboards (8, 10), acoustic guitar (4), co-lead vocals (1, 4)
Roger Taylor – drums (all but 9), backing vocals (1, 3–6, 10), percussion (2, 8, 10), drum machine (1, 7, 9), keyboards (5, 6), electric guitar (5), lead vocals (5, “Hijack My Heart”)
John Deacon – bass guitar (all tracks), electric guitar (1, 5, 7, 9), keyboards (7, 9)
David Richards – keyboards (4–6)

Tuesday 11/29/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Patti Smith – Horses (1975)

Horses is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith. It was released on November 10, 1975 by Arista Records. A fixture of the mid-1970s underground rock music scene in New York City, Smith signed to Arista in 1975 and recorded Horses with her band at Electric Lady Studios in August and September of that year. She enlisted former Velvet Underground member John Cale to produce the album.

The music on Horses was informed by the minimalist aesthetic of the punk rock genre, then in its formative years. Smith and her band composed the album’s songs using simple chord progressions, while also breaking from punk tradition in their propensity for improvisation and embrace of ideas from avant-garde and other musical styles. Smith’s lyrics on Horses were alternately rooted in her own personal experiences, particularly with her family, and in more fantastical imagery. The album also features adaptations of the rock standards “Gloria” and “Land of a Thousand Dances”.

At the time of its release, Horses experienced modest commercial success and placed in the top 50 of the American Billboard 200 albums chart, while being widely acclaimed by music critics. Recognized as a seminal recording in the history of punk and later rock movements, Horses has frequently appeared in professional lists of the greatest albums of all time. In 2009, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation into the National Recording Registry as a “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” work.

  1. “Gloria” 5:54
  2. “Redondo Beach” 3:24
  3. “Birdland” 9:16
  4. “Free Money” 3:47
  5. “Kimberly” 4:26
  6. “Break It Up” 4:05
  7. “Land” 9:36
  8. “Elegie” 2:42
  9. “My Generation” (live at the Agora, Cleveland, Ohio, January 26, 1976) 3:16

Patti Smith – vocals
Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
Lenny Kaye – lead guitar
Ivan Král – bass guitar, guitar
Richard Sohl – piano
Tom Verlaine – guitar on “Break It Up”
Allen Lanier – guitar on “Elegie”