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Patti sings "Ghost Dance" from the album Easter (1978) in front of 20 000 audience. Pohoda is the biggest Slovakian Summer Fest.

She´s singin´:
We shall live again, we shall live.

What is it children that falls from the sky ?
Tayi, taya, tayi, aye aye.
Mannah from Heaven from the most high,
Food from the father, tayi, taye aye.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Peace to your brother, give and take peace,
Tayi, taya, it leaves two feet
One foot extended, snake to the ground,
Wave up the Earth, one turn around.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Stretch out your arms now tip and swing,
Rude up thy bird, tayi, tayi.
Threw out your shoe over the soil,
Dust off the words that shaped from the tale.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.

Here we are, Father, Lord, Holy Ghost,
Bread of your bread, ghost of your host,
We are the tears that fall from your eyes,
Word of your word, cry of your cry.

We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again.

What is it, Father, in your eye,
What is this wisdom, eyes of God,
That makes me feel just what I need.
You used to fly me the way to speed.

What is it, Father, holy that night ?
What is it, Father, that moves to the right ?
What is it, Father, that is waiting in Heaven ?
What is it, Father, that shapes from your hand ?
What is it, Father, that makes me spin around ?
What is it, Father, that brings me down
What is it, Father, you can't tell what I like.
What is it, Father, I just ride into space
What is it, Father, I can tell you one night
What is it, Father, I can tell what I like
What is it, Father, are you into shape
What is it, Father, are you calling today
What is it, Father ... [ ]

Pohoda festival is an open-air summer music festival in Slovakia, first organized in 1997 in Trenčín. It is one of the biggest Slovak music events organized annually. The current venue is Trenčín Airport.

The festival features alternative music, rock, pop, dance music, world music, house, techno, drum and bass, hip hop, but also theatre, discussions, chamber music, dance and literature workshops.

The actual record-high attendance is 33,000 people/day from 2009.

Retrieved from Wikipedia:
Ghost Dance on Wikipedia
Studio album by Patti Smith Group
ReleasedMarch 3, 1978 (1978-03-03)
Recorded1977 (1977); Record Plant, NYC;
House of Music, West Orange, NJ
GenreRock, punk rock
ProducerJimmy Iovine
Patti Smith Group chronology
Singles from Easter
  1. "Because the Night"
    Released: 1978 (1978)
  2. "Privilege (Set Me Free)"
    Released: 1978 (1978)

Easter is an album by the Patti Smith Group, released in March 1978 on Arista Records (see 1978 in music). Produced by Jimmy Iovine, it is regarded as the group's commercial breakthrough, owing to the success of the single, "Because the Night" (co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Smith), which reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] and #5 in the UK.[2]


  • 1 History
  • 2 Religious imagery
  • 3 Reception
  • 4 Track listing
    • 4.1 Side one
    • 4.2 Side two
    • 4.3 Bonus track (CD reissue)
  • 5 Personnel
    • 5.1 Additional personnel
    • 5.2 Technical personnel
    • 5.3 Design personnel
  • 6 Liner notes
  • 7 Charts
  • 8 Certification
  • 9 Release history
  • 10 Legacy
  • 11 Notes
  • 12 External links

History[edit source | edit]

The first album released since Smith had suffered a neck injury while touring for Radio Ethiopia, Easter has been called the most commercially accessible of the Patti Smith Group's catalogue. Unlike its two predecessors, Easter incorporated a diversity of musical styles, though still including classic rock and roll ("25th Floor/High on Rebellion", "Rock N Roll Nigger"), folk ("Ghost Dance"), spoken word ("Babelogue") and pop music ("Because the Night"). Easter is the only 1970s album of Smith's that does not feature Richard Sohl as part of the Patti Smith Group; in one interview at the time, Smith stated that Sohl was sick and this prevented him from participating in recording the album. Bruce Brody is credited as the keyboard player, Richard Sohl makes a guest appearance contributing keyboards to "Space Monkey", along with Blue Öyster Cult keyboardist Allen Lanier. The cover photograph is by Lynn Goldsmith and liner notes photography by Cindy Black and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Religious imagery[edit source | edit]

In addition to the religious allusion of its title, the album is replete with biblical and specifically Christian imagery. "Privilege (Set Me Free)" is taken from the British fame- and authoritarianism-satirizing film Privilege; its lyrics are adapted from Psalm 23. The LP insert reproduces a First Communion portrait of Frederic and Arthur Rimbaud, and Smith's notes for the song "Easter" invoke Catholic imagery of baptism, communion and the blood of Christ. A solitary hand-drawn cross is placed below the group member credits on the sleeve insert, and the last sentence of the liner notes is a quote from Second Epistle to Timothy 4:7 -- "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course..."

Reception[edit source | edit]

The album was highly acclaimed upon its release. Writing in Rolling Stone, Dave Marsh called the album "transcendent and fulfilled."[7] In Creem, Nick Tosches described it as "an album of Christian obsessions, especially those of death and resurrection", and called it Smith's "best work."[8] Lester Bangs, on the other hand, began his pan of the album, "Dear Patti, start the revolution without me." Bangs contended that while Horses had changed his life, Easter "is just a very good album."[9] It listed number 14 in The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop critics' poll of the best albums of 1978,[10] while NME magazine ranked the album 46th best of the year .[11]

Personnel[edit source | edit]

  • Patti Smith – vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass guitar, vocals
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums, percussion
  • Ivan Kral – bass guitar, vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Brody – keyboards, synthesizer

Additional personnel[edit source | edit]

  • Richard Sohl – keyboards on "Space Monkey"
  • Allen Lanier – keyboards on "Space Monkey"
  • John Paul Fetta – bass on "Till Victory" & "Privilege"
  • Andi Ostrowe – percussion on "Ghost Dance"
  • Jim Maxwell – bagpipes on "Easter"
  • Tom Verlaine - arrangement on "We Three" (in 1974)
  • Todd Smith – head of crew

Technical personnel[edit source | edit]

  • Jimmy Iovine – production, mixing
  • Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Thom Panunzio – engineering
  • Gray Russell – engineering
  • Charlie Conrad – engineering
  • Joe Intile – engineering

Design personnel[edit source | edit]

  • Lynn Goldsmith – cover photography
  • Robert Mapplethorpe – insert photography
  • Cindy Black – insert photography
  • John Roberts – insert photography
  • Maude Gilman – insert design

Liner notes[edit source | edit]

In the insert with the original LP release (reproduced in the 1996 reissue), Smith's self-penned liner notes refer, among other things, to:

  • Arthur Rimbaud – 19th century French poet, sometime companion of Paul Verlaine. Lived in Ethiopia for the last 11 years of his life.
  • Frédéric Rimbaud – Arthur's brother.
  • 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue, New York – 1970s crime-ridden zone.
  • Privilege – 1967 British movie.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones – A concert movie released in 1974.
  • Alain Delon – French actor.
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini – 1960s Italian poet and film director.
  • Bernardo Bertolucci – 1960s Italian writer and film director.
  • Jean-Luc Godard – 1960s Franco-Swiss filmmaker.
  • August 16, 1977 (1977-08-16) – date of Elvis Presley's death.
  • Ghost Dance – 19th century religious movement among some Native American tribes.
  • r.e.f.m. – Radio Ethiopia Field Marshal.
  • Jean Shrimpton – 1960s British model and actress.
  • Paul Jones – 1960s British musician and actor.
  • Charles Baudelaire – 19th century French poet.
  • CBGB – New York music club.
  • Little Richard – 20th century American singer-songwriter.
  • New Jersey.
  • The UN's declaration of 1979 as International Year of the Child.

Legacy[edit source | edit]

The cover photograph of Smith is represented in the cover artwork of Green Day's 1994 album Dookie.

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Easter > Chart & Awards – Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b "UK Album Charts". Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Review from Creem Jun 78
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Easter". Robert Christgau. 
  6. ^ 20 Apr 78
  7. ^ Marsh, Dave (1978-04-20). "Easter: Music review". Issue 263. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  8. ^ Tosches, Nick (1978-06). "Review of "Easter"". Creem. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  9. ^ Bangs, Lester (1978-05). "Patti Smith's Top 40 Insurrection". Phonograph Record magazine. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (1979-01-22). "Critics Poll". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  11. ^ "Best of All-time Lists". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  12. ^ a b "European charts". Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  13. ^ "Easter > Chart & Awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  14. ^ "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. 1978-08-29. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]

External links[edit source | edit]

  • Easter at AllMusic

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