11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After Smith's commercially successful Easter, the punk poet waved au revoir to fans and career alike for a decade with this well-crafted, spiritually infused 1979 album. Opener "Frederick" reboots "Because the Night" as a love letter to her husband-to-be. On her way out the door, Smith conflates religion and sexuality in "Dancing Barefoot" and sticks it to showbiz with a roof-raising cover of the Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star".

EDITORS’ NOTES

After Smith's commercially successful Easter, the punk poet waved au revoir to fans and career alike for a decade with this well-crafted, spiritually infused 1979 album. Opener "Frederick" reboots "Because the Night" as a love letter to her husband-to-be. On her way out the door, Smith conflates religion and sexuality in "Dancing Barefoot" and sticks it to showbiz with a roof-raising cover of the Byrds' "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star".

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