Bruce Cockburn - Rumours of Glory [Plane Pop]

Bruce Cockburn - Rumours of Glory [Plane Pop]
Album:
Rumours of Glory [Plane Pop]
Genre:
Styles:
Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Artist:
Release Date:
1986

One of three Bruce Cockburn "best of" collections released in the 1980s -- including Resume (1981) and Waiting for a Miracle (Singles 1970-1987) (1987) -- Rumours of Glory concentrates primarily on his work of the late '70s and early '80s. There's some definite overlap in the track selections of the three, though one cut, "Yanqui Go Home" (presumably added as an enticement to fans), is only available here. Although it stops short of the excellent Stealing Fire (1984), only including material through 1983's The Trouble With Normal, Rumours of Glory still draws from the bulk of what is easily the best period of Cockburn's career. It also does a nice job of highlighting the various sides of Bruce Cockburn, from political ("Trouble With Normal," "Grim Travellers") to personal ("Wanna Go Walking," "Coldest Night of the Year") to mystical ("Lord of the Starfields," "Rumours of Glory"), as well as showing him equally at home with folk, rock, or world-influenced music. Though hardly comprehensive, Rumours of Glory is a good, single-disc assemblage of 14 tunes from an artist working at the top of his game.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
The Trouble with Normal / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Going Up Against Chaos / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Wondering Where the Lions Are / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Tokyo / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Creation Dream / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Grim Travellers / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Wanna Go Walking / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Rumours of Glory / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Tropic Moon / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Yanqui Go Home / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Lord of the Starfields / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
The Coldest Night of the Year / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Laughter / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn
Joy Will Find a Way (A Song About Dying) / Bruce CockburnBruce Cockburn

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