Patti Smith Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015

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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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Author Patti Smith has selected images that show a town with mud streets, wooden sidewalks, liveries, tanneries, electric lights, and telegraph offices. Included are stories about the first car dealership, various merchants, and early immigrants. Ultimately a love letter to a beloved city, Images of America: Downtown Ann Arbor offers a glimpse into a not-so-distant past full of the people who built one of the most thriving downtowns in the state of Michigan.


"Her influence in music today is undeniable. There's not anybody I know in a band anywhere who does not revere the records she put out. There was a rawness and energy to Horses that I had not heard in any other music. From then on, my life was changed."--Michael Stipe, R.E.M.
"Patti Smith is not only a great performer, she is a shaman--that is, someone in touch with other levels of reality."--William S. Burroughs
"Collected Lyrics shows [Smith's] living energy as words..."--Los Angeles Times
"The shamanic impulse-invocation of spirits, channeling of the voices of dead poets, prayer to unknown forces-pulses through the three hundred pages or so of Smith's Collected Lyrics, 1970-2015..."--New York Review of Books
"To see Smith's galvanizing lyrics on the page, without musical embellishment, is to encounter the essence of her art-the radiant spectrum of her concerns, the razor-edge of her wit, and the depth of her emotions."--Booklist
Praise for the Original Edition: "The first great rock'n'roll collection to be published since Dylan's Lyrics: 1962-1985."--Salon