Friday, 30 December 2016

Bruce Cockburn - Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws (1979)

Another of those rare beasts round these parts - an album with actual songs, vocals, lyrics and everything.  And one of my favourites of all time.  Bruce Cockburn in 1979 was just getting started on his social-conscience era, whilst toning down the religious elements compared to previous albums, and was playing better fingerpicked-acoustic guitar than ever.  The result was this album - a possible career-best.  Folky, jazzy, just a smidgeon of the reggae obsession to come in the form of a bouncy breakthrough hit - this is pretty much perfection.  Wanted to see out the year on a reasonably positive, hopeful note - reckon this fits the bill.

Sun's up, mmhm, looks okay, the world survives into another day

1 comment:

  1. Nice. Love this LP, but misplaced my digital copy so I'm happy to hear this again. Agreed that this is probably Cockburn's best album: pretty much perfection, indeed. Thank you!

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