Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn

by Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn


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Bruce Cockburn's self-titled debut's blend of diversity, enthusiasm, and innocence never quite resurfaced again in his work, especially in his more clinical, politically inclined tracts of later decades. The opening number, "Going to the Country," still evokes that hippie-esque, back-to-the-earth movement as well as any song ever recorded, complete with a sly wink that keeps it fresh to this day. And since this was 1970, the album also comes equipped with some of those quaint excesses of the period; try the nasal tone poem gracing "The Bicycle Trip." "Musical Friends" remains a lively, happy-go-lucky classic with piano signature lifted from Paul McCartney's playbook; it's difficult to picture the dour Cockburn of more recent years ever having this much fun. In contrast, "Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon" offers a trance-like, introspective atmosphere reminiscent of British folkie legend Nick Drake.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2003
Label: True North
UPC: 0620638000120
catalogNumber: 1
Rank: 85543


  1. Going to the Country
  2. Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon
  3. Together Alone
  4. The Bicycle Trip
  5. The Thirteenth Mountain
  6. Musical Friends
  7. Change Your Mind
  8. Man of a Thousand Faces
  9. Spring Song
  10. Keep It Open

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