By the Light of the Moon (album)

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By the Light of the Moon
Studio album by Los Lobos
Released 1987
Studio Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California
Genre Chicano rock, roots rock
Length 40:29
Label Slash, Warner Bros.
Producer T-Bone Burnett, Los Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
La Bamba
(1987)La Bamba1987
By the Light of the Moon
La Pistola y El Corazón
(1988)La Pistola y El Corazón1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]

By the Light of the Moon is the fourth album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One Time One Night" Hidalgo, Pérez 4:48
2. "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" Rosas, Burnett 4:13
3. "Is This All There Is?" Hidalgo, Pérez 4:00
4. "Prenda Del Alma" traditional 3:21
5. "All I Wanted to Do Was Dance" Hidalgo, Pérez, Burnett 3:57
6. "Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)" Rosas 3:35
7. "The Hardest Time" Hidalgo, Pérez 3:12
8. "My Baby's Gone" Rosas 3:41
9. "River of Fools" Hidalgo, Pérez 2:55
10. "The Mess We're In" Hidalgo, Pérez 3:01
11. "Tears of God" Hidalgo, Pérez 3:46
Total length: 40:29


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[3]


Los Lobos

Session members


  • T-Bone Burnett, Los Lobos – production
  • Bernie Grundmanmastering
  • Larry Hirsch – recording, mixing
  • David Glover, Mike Kloster, Stephen Shelton, Jimmy Preziosi, Doug Schwartz, Tony Chiappa, Magic Moreno – assistant recording
  • Mark Linett – remixing ("Is This All There Is?")

Artwork and design

  • Jeff Price, Jeri McManus – art direction
  • Lendon Flanagan – photography


  1. ^ Deming, Mark. By the Light of the Moon at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ By the Light of the Moon (booklet). Los Lobos. Slash Records. 1987.