Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’

Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, a concert film celebrating the 40th anniversary of her first album, will debut on Apple Music tomorrow, May 22.

In 1975, Patti Smith, “punk rock’s poet laureate” and a CBGB favorite, released her debut album Horses.

The album, which made it to the Top 50 and was critically acclaimed, included “unorthodox” covers of rock tunes like “Gloria” and “Land of 1000 Dances,” as well as originals and “lengthy, improv-driven spoken word pieces.”

Forty years later, Smith took her band on a concert tour celebrating the anniversary of the album.

In 2016, one of the last concerts from that tour was captured in full at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

The resulting film, Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band, will be available to stream from Apple Music starting Tuesday, May 22.

Apple Music, which streams a wide range of both audio and video, is available not only, as you’d expect, on Apple and iTunes devices and apps, but also for Androids via Google Play. After a three-month free trial, the service costs $4.99 a month for college students, $9.99 for others, and $14.99 for “family” memberships, which cover up to six users.

To learn more about all accessible devices, subscriptions and content, visit

Steven Sebring directed and Jimmy Iovine executive-produced the movie. It features Patti Smith and her band — Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan and Jack Petruzzelli — along with guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea, plus backstage footage.

For more information, visit Apple Music or  iTunes.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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