Into the Sun (Sean Lennon album)

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Into the Sun
Into the Sun (Sean Lennon album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by
Released19 May 1998
StudioSear Sound, New York
GenreAlternative rock, experimental rock
Length48:50
LabelGrand Royal
ProducerYuka Honda
Sean Lennon chronology
Into the Sun
(1998)
Half Horse, Half Musician
(1999)

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).

Background[edit]

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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionB[2]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[3]
NME1/10[4]
Portland Press HeraldA–[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin7/10[7]
Stereo Review3/5 stars[8]
The Times7/10[9]
Vox3/5 stars[10]

Singles[edit]

  • "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)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Into the Sun - Sean Lennon". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  2. ^ Eldredge, Richard (1998-05-28). "Weekend at Home: The Latest in Music, Videos, and Books". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  3. ^ Hochman, Steve (1998-05-18). "The Sweet Sounds of Mellow Confidence and Contentment". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ Ingle, Roisin (30 May 1998). "Two sides of Lennon reflected in his sons". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 July 2017. Into the Sun received one out of 10 in the music bible NME.
  5. ^ Fisher, Ashley (1998-06-28). "The Clouds Part when Sean Lennon Looks 'Into the Sun'". Portland Press Herald.
  6. ^ Appleford, Steve (2004). "Sean Lennon". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743201698.
  7. ^ Smith, RJ (June 1998). "Sean Lennon Into the Sun (Grand Royal/Capitol)". Spin. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 132, 134. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  8. ^ Milano, Brett (August 1998). "Into the Sun". Stereo Review. Vol. 63 no. 8. pp. 81, 83.
  9. ^ Pattenden, Mike (1998-05-16). "Sean Lennon". The Times.
  10. ^ Egan, Sean (1998-06-01). "Albums New: Sean Lennon Into The Sun (Grand Royal)/Julian Lennon Photograph Smile (Music From Another Room)". Vox. p. 94.