Patti Smith to release new ‘Greatest Hits’ LP ‘Outside Society’

New 18-song compilation will span Smith's work from 1975 to 2007

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Patti Smith is to release a new ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation on September 12, which is titled ‘Outside Society’.

The 18-song LP will span Smith’s entire body of work, from her 1975 debut all the way to her cover of Nirvana‘s Smells Like Teen Spirit in 2007. The special package will also feature brief recollections of each song written by Smith herself.

Smith has released ten studio albums across her career, the latest being ‘Twelve’ in 2007, which was an album of cover versions of artists including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and REM.


The singer most recently released a memoir, which is titled Just Kids and tells of her life in New York with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

The tracklisting for ‘Outside Society’ is as follows:



‘Free Money’

‘Ain’t It Strange’

‘Pissing In A River’

‘Because The Night’

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Nigger’

‘Dancing Barefoot’


‘So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’

‘People Have the Power’

‘Up There Down There’

‘Beneath The Southern Cross’

‘Summer Cannibals’


‘Glitter In Their Eyes’

‘Lo And Beholden’

‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’


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