Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from h

Arista has set a March 19 release date for the first compilation set of Patti Smith's 27-year recording career. "Land 1975-2002," a two-CD package, will include a "hits" disc of material culled from her eight Arista albums and a disc of unreleased and rare songs, including demos, live tracks, and two new studio recordings. The compilation's packaging will include a booklet with photos, original lyrics and drawings, and liner notes written by author Susan Sontag.

The track list for the set's first disc was chosen from votes cast by fans on Smith's recent tours and via the Internet. It will include classic '70s cuts such as "Gloria," "Free Money," "Dancing Barefoot," and "Pissing in a River" as well as latter-day album tracks like "Glitter in Their Eyes," "Beneath the Southern Cross" and "Summer Cannibals." The disc is rounded out by a newly recorded cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry."

Disc two will concentrate on rare material, including demos of early album tracks, live cuts from Smith's extensive touring last year, and unreleased songs such as "Wander I Go," "Come Back Little Sheba," and the new studio cut "Higher Learning -- Contemplation." The disc closes with "Notes to the Future," a poem Smith recited at New York's St. Marks' Church this past New Year's Day.

Smith and her band, which includes original Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty, plans to tour the U.S. this spring.

Here is the track list for "Land 1975-2002":

Disc 1
"Dancing Barefoot"
"Babelogue"
"Rock'N'Roll Nigger"
"Gloria"
"Pissing in a River"
"Free Money"
"People Have the Power"
"Because the Night"
"Ghost Dance"
"Ain't It Strange"
"Glitter in Their Eyes"
"1959"
"Beneath the Southern Cross"
"Summer Cannibals"
"Ask the Angels"
"Frederick"
"When Doves Cry"

Disc 2
"Piss Factory"
"Redondo Beach" (demo)
"Distant Fingers" (demo)
"25th Floor (Live)
"Wander I Go"
"Come Back Little Sheba"
"Dead City" (live)
"Spell" (live)
"Wing" (live)
"Boy Cried Wolf" (live)
"Birdland" (live)
"Higher Learning - Contemplation"
"Notes to the Future" (live)