Columbia Records will release "Twelve," the eagerly-anticipated album of "cover" versions of classic popular songs newly interpreted by the 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Patti Smith
, on Tuesday, April 17.
"Twelve" is Patti Smith's first album of new studio recordings since Trampin'
, her Columbia Records debut, was released in 2004, and is the artist's first-ever full-length collection of songs originally created by other performers.
On "Twelve," Patti Smith and her band -- Lenny Kaye (guitar), Jay Dee Daugherty (drums) and Tony Shanahan (bass, keyboards) -- work their magic on a surprising selection of classic songs and overlooked treasures from the rock & roll canon including "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder
, "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears
and "Helpless" by Neil Young
Also on "Twelve," Smith and company interpret songs by Jimi Hendrix
, Bob Dylan
, the Doors
, Jefferson Airplane
, the Beatles
, the Rolling Stones
, the Allman Brothers
, and Paul Simon.