John McLaughlin (9) ‎– Sleep Easy Baby

EMI ‎– 094638534129
CD, Stereo


1 Intro - Good Night Bells
2 Land Of Dreams
3 Music Box
4 Rock A Bye Baby
5 Little Angels Waltz
6 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
7 Rock You To Sleep
8 If You Believe
9 Sleepy Serenade
10 Every Little Star
11 Sleep Easy Baby Girl
12 Twinkle Town Waltz
13 Sleep Easy Baby Boy
14 Milky Way
15 Man On The Moon
16 Forever
17 Starlight
18 Hush Little Child
19 Drift Away
20 Time To Count The Sheep
21 Outro - Good Night Bells


McLaughlin states in the inlay that he wanted to write something that babies will enjoy and parents won't want to stamp on, and he achieves this near-impossible task, with gentle, folky acoustic guitars and dulcet xylophone sounds that draw heavily on the canon of traditional lullabies. As you'd expect from McLaughlin there are some jazz and world music, especially Indian, influences evident in songs like "Twinkle Town Waltz" which make this an interesting exercise in reinterpretation of McLaughlin's career. Interesting too are the two lullabies personal to his own children "Sleep Easy Baby Girl" and "Sleep Easy Baby Boy". It's hard to write non-schmaltzy lullaby lyrics but McLaughlin's recall the painfully protective love only felt when looking at your sleeping child.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • ASIN: B000LE1EP0