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The Charity of Night

Bruce Cockburn

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Customer Reviews

Cockburn returns to his introspective roots with a slow burn

Cockburn began as a folk poet and evolved through a high energy jazzy phase until with this recording, he returns to his introspective roots, adding a slow driving burn to very poignant and deeply felt and at times angst-ridden lyrics. Beautifully realized.

BeAutiful

Light me like incense in the night.
A beautiful offering from one of our best living lyricists, musicians, guitar players.
Period. Highly recommended.

Playable over and over without boredom

This is by far my favorite Cockburn album. The songs are complex and amazingly well crafted. The bass on this album alone is worth the price of admission. Each song is a novel in itself and could be expanded into either a documentary or short feature. Lyrics are involving and highly evocative. The instrumental pieces are elegant and extremely well-crafted. What I find surprising is that this album doesn't seem to be recognized for the genius it contains. It's probably the most integrated series of songs that go very well together as a whole statement, even though the subject matter in each is very different. If you want a single Bruce Cockburn album, choose this one and you shouldn't be disappointed. It's an album that can be played back to back many times without becoming cloying or annoying. Highly recommended.

Biography

Born: May 27, 1945 in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Immensely popular in his native Canada, singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn has found only cult success south of the border, in spite of a rich, varied body of work and considerable critical nods. He has won numerous Juno Awards and has kept the quality control on most of his albums at a high level. Cockburn's first decade of work (1970-1979) is largely literate, singer/songwriter folk-rock, often with a strong Christian tone and mystical, devotional lyrics. In 1979, Cockburn had his only major U.S....
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