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Waiting for a Miracle (Singles 1970-1987) [Import]

Bruce CockburnAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Mama Just Wants To Barrelhouse All Night Long 6:27$0.89  Buy MP3 
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listen  4. You Pay Your Money And You Take Your Chance 4:18$0.89  Buy MP3 
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"The whole point of writing songs is to share experiences with people," says Bruce Cockburn, looking back on a career that includes 26 albums, numerous international awards, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Tenco Award for Lifetime Achievement in Italy, 20 gold and platinum records in Canada, and countless concert performances ... Read more in Amazon's Bruce Cockburn Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 26, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: True North Canada
  • ASIN: B000026I4W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

1987 singles comp on True North spanning 1970-1987. Housedin a double jewelcase, it contains a total of 33 cuts,including 11 bonus tracks: 'Musical Friends', 'Free To Be','I'm Gonna Fly Someday', 'Vagabondage', 'Wanna Go Walking','Tropic Moon', 'Candy Man's Gone', 'Making Contact', 'SeeHow I Miss You', 'Up On This Hillside' and 'Feet Fall On TheRoad'. Others include the hits 'If I Had A Rocket Launcher','Call It Democracy' and 'Waiting For A Miracle'.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Overview of the First Half of Cockburn's Career December 14, 2000
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Canada's Bruce Cockburn has been recording for thirty years now. This 1987 2-CD compilation samples every album from Cockburn's self-titled debut in 1970 through 1985's World of Wonders, plus two previously unavailable songs recorded specifically for this set--"Stolen Land" and "Waiting for a Miracle." Although Cockburn flirted with Top 40 success with "Wondering Where the Lions Are" in 1980--it reached No. 21--Cockburn has unfortunately remained essentially a cult figure in the United States.
I bought this on vinyl when it first came out just to get the two new songs. When I began converting to CDs a few years ago, I got this collection because it had eleven more tracks than the vinyl edition. If you're familiar with Cockburn only since 1984's Stealing Fire (which garnered some MTV play with "If I Had a Rocket Launcher"), this is a cost-effective way to catch up on the first half of this eclectic singer-songwriter's career. Cockburn is a masterful guitar player (both acoustic and electric) and a prolific songwriter (he wrote all of the songs here) utitilizing a variety of music styles often with overtly political lyrics--especially on his later work. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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5.0 out of 5 stars truely a miracle July 4, 2000
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Anyone who is interested in the Canadian legend MUST own this anthology. Its a wonderful history of the artist from the classic early folk ballads, to more rockin' songs from one who can hold his own against anyone. It is good place to start, and a great cd for any collection. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Accidentally" heard September 17, 2001
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I am a native of Zambia in Central Africa. In 1992 as I drove going to visit my girl friend in a little town called Ndola I witnessed a terrible accident involving the then deputy minister of health (who is now the minister of finance). After helping the victims I remained on the accident scene to collect all that belonged to the minister. I picked his laptop, tapes etc among others. One of the cassettes was for Bruce Cockburn. I had never heard Bruce before and out of curiosity I decided to play the tape in my car. I really enjoyed it and since then I have become a Bruce fan. Bruce is a must for anyone who loves the accoustic guitar. I returned what I had gathered from the car to the minister and when I look back I tell myself I accidentally bumped into Bruce Cockburn for sure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His 19th Album December 16, 2004
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Waiting For A Miracle, Singles 1970-1987 (1987) (nineteenth album) (126.5 minutes with all the extras)
Now if you ask me, and a lot of devotees of compilation music anthology type deals do on a semi-regular basis, then this here monster collection of Bruce Cockburn works is the best to date... the best compilation, that is.

Before you commence to thinking that the profit hungry marketers have done it to us again and just thrown in a bunch of cuts we already purchased plus a couple of new tracks to make us pay for the entire package of songs and, thus, milk us for sales of songs we already purchased... I got news for you. There are indeed two songs that were new to this here CD when it come out, "Waiting for a Miracle" and "Stolen Land." However, there are a few more songs that are slightly different than other versions and worth taking a listen to. For example, the version of "Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long" on this CD is taken from the film 'Rumours of Glory' and ain't like any you ever heard before. From that same film they took the song "Rumours of Glory" and present it here on this CD. "Fascist Architecture" and "The Trouble with Normal" are versions that were, at the time, previously unreleased and somewhat different than other versions.

There are eleven tracks more on the Canadian version, ain't none of them rare or unknown for the Bruce Cockburn aficionado, but if you're going to spend the money and you want better value for dollar... then I'd pony up and fork over enough for the Canadian version. On the other hand, if you're Canadian, since the loonie don't really buy much seeing as how it is so weak, you might have to fork over even more if you want this (or any other ) CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His 19th Album December 16, 2004
Format:Audio CD
126.5 minutes with all the extras)

Now if you ask me, and a lot of devotees of compilation music anthology type deals do on a semi-regular basis, then this here monster collection of Bruce Cockburn works is the best to date... the best compilation, that is.

Before you commence to thinking that the profit hungry marketers have done it to us again and just thrown in a bunch of cuts we already purchased plus a couple of new tracks to make us pay for the entire package of songs and, thus, milk us for sales of songs we already purchased... I got news for you. There are indeed two songs that were new to this here CD when it come out, "Waiting for a Miracle" and "Stolen Land." However, there are a few more songs that are slightly different than other versions and worth taking a listen to. For example, the version of "Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long" on this CD is taken from the film 'Rumours of Glory' and ain't like any you ever heard before. From that same film they took the song "Rumours of Glory" and present it here on this CD. "Fascist Architecture" and "The Trouble with Normal" are versions that were, at the time, previously unreleased and somewhat different than other versions.

There are eleven tracks more on the Canadian version, ain't none of them rare or unknown for the Bruce Cockburn aficionado, but if you're going to spend the money and you want better value for dollar... then I'd pony up and fork over enough for the Canadian version. On the other hand, if you're Canadian, since the loonie don't really buy much seeing as how it is so weak, you might have to fork over even more if you want this (or any other ) CD. We folk in Chesterfield County call the Canadian loonie the "Northern Peso.
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