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Horses' is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released in November 1975. It isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on her debut album, which anticipated the new wave by a year or so: the simple, crudely played rock & roll, featuring Lenny Kaye's rudimentary guitar work, the anarchic spirit of Smith's vocals, and the emotional and imaginative nature of her lyrics - all prefigure the coming movement as it evolved on both sides of the Atlantic. Producer John Cale respected Smith's primitivism in a way that later producers did not, and the loose, improvisatory song structures worked with her free verse to create something like a new spoken word/musical art form: 'Horses' was a hybrid, the sound of a post-Beat poet, as she put it, 'dancing around to the simple rock & roll song'. This limited-edition NAD release is pressed on solid white coloured vinyl.

Track Listing:
1. Gloria - Patti Smith
2. Redondo Beach - Patti Smith
3. Birdland - Patti Smith
4. Free Money - Patti Smith
5. Kimberly - Patti Smith
6. Break It Up - Patti Smith
7. Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer (De) - Patti Smith
8. Elegie - Patti Smith

Year of Production: 1975