Bruce Cockburn has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has traveled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns—often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Going up against chaos, even if it involves grave risks, can be necessary to get closer to the truth.
“My mother once said that I must have a death wish, always going to what she called ‘those awful places,’” laughs Cockburn. “I don’t think of it that way. I make these trips partly because I want to see things for myself and partly out of my own sense of adventure.”
Rumours Of Glory, the long–awaited memoir from legendary singer–songwriter Bruce Cockburn, is published by Harper One in the U.S. and HarperCollinsCanada.
Best known for his memorable songs including “Pacing The Cage” (1995), “If A Tree Falls” (1988), “If I Had A Rocket Launcher” (1984), “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” (1984) and “Wondering Where The Lions Are” (1979), the award–winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist — whose life and music has been shaped by politics, protest, romance and spiritual discovery — has released 31 albums spanning five decades.
Rumours Of Glory is also the title of a box set collection curated by Cockburn himself as a companion piece to his memoir; the songs are presented in the same order they appear in the book. This limited edition 117–song, 9–disc set includes 16 rare and previously unreleased songs and a live concert DVD — the artist’s only full–length concert video.
Each box set is autographed, sequentially numbered and includes a 90–page book featuring rare photos, extensive track information and new liner notes written by Nicholas Jennings. Don’t miss this truly unique collection by an incomparable Canadian icon.
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no particular order
Scars on 45 – Safety in Numbers
Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits
Robert Plant – Lullaby & the Ceaseless Roar
Soon – They Want My Soul
St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Old 97s – Most Messed Up
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt
Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio
The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
(one to five are more-or-less in order; after that, it depends on what I had for breakfast on any given day)
Your Radio Daddy’s Top Reissues and Historical Albums
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 0 CSNY 1974
Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 11; The Complete Basement Tapes
The Beatles – mono vinyl reissues
Steven Wilson – 5.1 remixes of The Yes Album and XTC Drums and Wires
John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University
Steven Wilson – Cover Version (six covers and six originals assembled from singles released 2003-2010)