- Bruce Cockburn – High Winds White Sky (1971)
With 1984’s Stealing Fire, Bruce Cockburn’s words and music took a greater urgency thane ver before. The previous year, he made his first trip to Central America on behalf of the international development group OXFAM. While in southern Mexico, he visited a refugee camp that had recently been attacked by the helicopters of the U.S.-backed Guatemalan army.
The horrific experience sparked the anger- filled “If I had a rocket Launcher” a song which brought him unprecedented attention _ garnering heavy radio airplay and regular video rotation on MTV. Stealing Fire is full of many of Cockburn’s most powerful political songs, yet it boasts some of his most romantic numbers as well. From “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” to “Making Contact” whether issuing calls to action or cries for help. Bruce Cockburn's poetry demands affection. Upon its release Stealing Fire immediatly staked a claim as one of the most compelling albums by singer -songwriter in the 1980s. Nearly twenty years later, the album's impact is undiminished.
- Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire (1984)
"World of Wonders" Cockburn wrestles with both the beauty and ugliness that the world around him has to offer.
- Bruce Cockburn –World Of Wonders (1986)
Images and references to rivers, birds, mountains, and espacialy, sunlight abound on 1971's High Winds White Sky _ as they do on Cockburn's previus self-titled debut album and the subsequent Suwheel Dance. The three albums formed a powerful acoustic triology that established Cockburn as one of Canada's most important performers of introspective, literate songs.
High Winds White Sky remains a landmark recording _ as fresh and adventurous sounding as the day it was released.
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