and noise 1997
Review by Rolling Stone
album like "Gone Again," Patti Smith's 1996 memorial to her dear
departed is alive with ghosts: the patient spirits bearing silent witness
in "Waiting Underground"; the young soldier who is incinerated in a
copter crash and propelled to eternal peace by Smith and her stampeding band in
the long, loud studio improvisation "Memento Mori"; the late Allen Ginsberg,
whose "Footnote to Howl" is the lyric meat of "Spell."
New Yorker (2002-03-11)
"The elegiac and political themes of Smith's
later work dominate this album, which is dedicated to William Burroughs, who died
just as it was completed."
Don't Say Nothing