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Humans (Deluxe Edition)

November 19, 2002 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 19, 2002
  • Release Date: November 19, 2002
  • Label: True North
  • Copyright: 2003 High Romance Music Ltd.
  • Total Length: 49:36
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0029U52CU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,353 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 19, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This was BC's "Late for the Sky," his "Shoot the Lights Out," the passionate chronicle of a dissolving marriage. There is not a wasted word or note on the album: The songs, at times angry, at times sad, are suffused with astonishingly lyrical images--this is the music of transcendence. "Rumours of Glory" encapsulates the ironic tension between the mundane and the eternal; "More/Not More" seeks to stave off, for one more evening, the loneliness of a broken relationship; "Fascist Architecture" reveals the kind of bitter triumph that can only be won through humility. One of the most literate albums of all time--Bruce has never since scaled such heights.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PhiloX on March 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
In another review, an author states that this is one of his favorite Bruce Cockburn CD's. I 2nd that including the 1975 CD "In the Falling Dark". I have all of Bruce Cockburns CD's as well as LPs versions. I am missing only a couple "Best Of" & some "Christmas" CD I saw out in the market about 10 years ago. "Humans" is the beginning of a new chapter in the ever changing, multi facet "Canadian Christian Mystic gone Left-Wing Political Protest, Folk/Jazz/Rock, Singer/Songwriter-Guitarist". This CD requires several listens before a general understanding takes hold & will grow for years of enjoyment. The Best is "The Rose Above the Sky" which plays a language game between spiritual growth & the 2nd coming of Christ. It holds such mystery & depth with double or triple meanings. A must for any Bruce Cockburn fan, but for more a folk feel try a few years before, for a more hard rock feel try a few years later.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By o dubhthaigh VINE VOICE on October 21, 2003
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Still in a period of transition, Cockburn's music and lyrics were moving from the contemplative to an engaged Christianity. "How I Spent My Fall Vacation" foretells the observational analyses of US politics that would reach an extraordinarily angered pitch with STEALING FIRE. Here, though, Cockburn is just beginning to assess the political fallout from the overeaching by developed nations upon the world's poor.
Musically, Bruce continues on the trajectory of incorporating more world influences beyond European, Celtic, that was certainly present on DANCING. While this is not quite as strong as DANCING, it is nonetheless full of terrific songs: the aforementioned "How...", "Tokyo", "Fascist Architecture." Bruce had also by this time assembled a crack band: Hugh Marsh on violin, Dennis Pendrith on bass, Bob Di Salle (who, with Pendrith, came from Murray McLaughlin's remarkable Golden Tractors band)on drums, Kathryn Moses on vocals and reeds, Jon Goldsmith on keyboards. Live, they were formidable! They gave Bruce that push to examine new textures and to take more chances with his own guitarcraft. There is a lot of greta and subtle displays on this disc. The bonus track is a great out-take from the trio tour with Ferguson Jemeson Marsh on Chapman Stick, and Michael Sloski from the Ontario Place concert that was the source material for his live CD of 1989. Perhaps, Rounder will convince True North, Bernie Finkelstein and Cockburn to release a DVD of that show. It was incredible - perhaps the best show I've ever seen in Toronto. In any case, another triumph for the remastering team!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Davis on August 15, 2006
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Just revisited the vinyl last night. Needed to hear the context of this couplet: "You get bigger as you go...bales of memory like boats in tow." For, of all things, a sermon I'm giving. It was good to revisit this early-middle album of his. I saw him around this time at the Paradise in Boston. The late Hugh Marsh, in a canadian military jumpsuit, wailing away at an electric violin. He did "The Strong One" in total darkness at first. Very stark chorded melodies. His skills as a wordsmith would overwhelm a lesser guitarist and he would be called a rock poet, a Canadian Leonard Cohen. If he weren't such a good writer he'd be lumped with guitar virtuousos like Al Dimeola, fellow Berkeley School of Music student.

But here, in Humans, you have the insufficient hope of reconcilliation in marriage "Gonna tell my old lady gonna tell my little girl there isn't anything in the world that can lock up my love again." It fell apart anyway, even though it was "sealed in the presence of the father". Here he has to take his estrangement along with his faith and struggle, much as Amy Grant, another Christian songwriter did later in Behind the Eyes. There are the great challenges to faith expressed in Festival of Friends earlier confronting murder, suicide, the guerillas, pulling cars out of rivers, despair..."at at certain point, you can only die." If art is born of agony, here it is. A quarter century later, I can still count on one hand the songwriters who have risen to his equal in moral vision, in insight and in skill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
It is hard to fathom how this remarkable artist remains invisible to so many. Luckily for us B.C. fans he just keeps churning out one masterpiece after another."Humans"is just one of his many creations,but it hit me very personally. I felt his pain and sorrow as only he can portray in his brilliant lyrical and musical style. Do yourself a favor and buy this recording. Don't stop there just buy everything he's done. It's just about impossible for Bruce to write a bad song.The quality control that he puts into his efforts, totally eliminate the need for a "best of" type of purchase.Thankyou Bruce for 30 years of wonders.And thankyou "amazon.com" for helping me obtain some hard to find material!
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