Honest Lullaby

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Honest Lullaby
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1979
ProducerBarry Beckett
Joan Baez chronology
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Honest Lullaby is a 1979 album by Joan Baez. It would be her final album on CBS Records' Portrait imprint, and her last new studio album issued in the U.S. until 1987. The autobiographical title song was written for her son, Gabriel Harris, and was performed on The Muppet Show in 1980. In addition to her own compositions, the album contained work by Janis Ian and Jackson Browne. "Let Your Love Flow" was originally a 1976 hit for The Bellamy Brothers. In her 1987 memoir, And a Voice to Sing With, Baez speculated that she was likely dropped from CBS due to a political disagreement she'd had with the label's then-president.

Baez dedicated the album to the memory of journalist John L. Wasserman. (Wasserman, who had died the previous February, had written the liner notes to Baez's 1977 compilation, The Best of Joan C. Baez).

Cover photos were taken by famed photographer Yousuf Karsh.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Your Love Flow" (Larry E. Williams)
  2. "No Woman No Cry" (Vincent Ford)
  3. "Light a Light" (Janis Ian)
  4. "Song at the End of the Movie" (Pierce Pettis)
  5. "Before the Deluge" (Jackson Browne)
  6. "Honest Lullaby" (Joan Baez)
  7. "Michael" (Joan Baez)
  8. "For Sasha" (Joan Baez)
  9. "For All We Know" (Sam M. Lewis, J. Fred Coots)
  10. "Free at Last" (Baez, George Jackson)



  • Baez, Joan. 1987. And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir. Century Hutchinson, London. ISBN 0-7126-1827-9