Patti Smith has just released a new compilation CD, which is streaming at AOL:
Patti Smith's "Outside Society" album - a great listen!
I read somewhere that it focusses on her singles, so if you have favourite album tracks, they might be missing. Although it doesn't include her covers of Prince's "When Doves Cry" or the Stones "Gimme Shelter". There's already three famous covers on the album already, so maybe that's why these were not included.
If you'd like an abbreviated listen, here's a link to the amazon.com samples:
Patti Smith - Outside Society at amazon.com
By the way, originally I thought I'd choose twelve songs that weren't necessarily on this album (which I eventually did) and while I was googling to see what others felt were amongst Patti's best, I found two sites where people said how much they loved her duet with Don Henley, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough". Alas, Ms. Smith did not include this song on this CD, so it is not in the poll.