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easter 1978

Review by All Music Guide
"Easter, produced by Bruce Springsteen associate Jimmy Iovine, was Smith's most commercial-sounding effort yet and, due to the inclusion of Springsteen's "Because the Night" (with Smith's revised lyrics), a Top Ten hit, it became her biggest seller, staying in the charts more than five months and getting into the Top 20 LPs. But Smith hadn't so much sold out as she had learned to use her poetic gifts within an album rock context. Certainly, a song that proclaimed, "Love is an angel disguised as lust/Here in our bed until the morning comes," was pushing the limits of pop radio, and on "Babelogue," Smith returned to her days of declaiming poetry on New York's Lower East Side."

From New Yorker (2002-03-11)
"Smith was badly injured in a fall off a stage in Tampa early in 1977 and spent most of the year recovering. The album marking her resurrection was closer to a straight rock album than anything else she has made, and it was her most commercially successful record."

Track listing
Till Victory
Space Monkey
Because The Night
Ghost Dance
Rock N Roll Nigger
Privilege (Set Me Free)
We Three
25th Floor
High On Rebellion

(bonus track 1996)