Into the Sun (Sean Lennon album)

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Into the Sun
Into the Sun (Sean Lennon album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Sean Lennon
Released 19 May 1998
Studio Sear Sound, New York
Genre Alternative rock, experimental rock
Length 48:50
Label Grand Royal
Producer Yuka Honda
Sean Lennon chronology
Into the Sun
Half Horse, Half Musician
(1999)Half Horse, Half Musician1999

Into the Sun is the debut album by Sean Lennon, released on May 19, 1998 on the Beastie Boys' label Grand Royal (distributed by Capitol Records, a division of EMI which had been the longtime home of Sean's father John Lennon).


It was released during his time performing with Cibo Matto along with girlfriend Yuka Honda, who also produced and performed on the album. The album was engineered and mixed by Tom Schick at Sear Sound. Sean has said it was "inspired by my girlfriend". Into the Sun peaked at #153 on the Billboard 200.

A voice on the final track, "Sean's Theme", which softly speaks "Goodnight, Sean", is sometimes mistakenly attributed to father John Lennon; however, it is, in fact, that of Walter Sear, an owner of Sear Sound. Sean has said it is in tribute to his father, whose tribute to Sean, "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)" closes with "Goodnight, Sean. See you in the morning, bright and early."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Brainwashed (favorable) link
Los Angeles Times 3.5/5 stars link
New Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars link
NME 1/10[1]
People (unfavorable) link
Robert Christgau (neither) [2]


  • "Home"
    1. "Home"
    2. "Intermission"
    3. "5/8"

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sean Lennon, except where noted.

  1. "Mystery Juice"
  2. "Into the Sun"
  3. "Home"
  4. "Bathtub" (Lennon, Yuka Honda)
  5. "One Night"
  6. "Spaceship" (Lennon, Timo Ellis)
  7. "Photosynthesis"
  8. "Queue" (Lennon, Honda)
  9. "Two Fine Lovers"
  10. "Part One of the Cowboy Trilogy"
  11. "Wasted"
  12. "Breeze"
  13. "Sean's Theme"
  14. "Intermission" (Japanese bonus track)
  15. "5/8" (Japanese bonus track)



  1. ^ Ingle, Roisin (30 May 1998). "Two sides of Lennon reflected in his sons". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "CG: Sean Lennon". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2011-11-12.