Slice O Life – Bruce Cockburn

May 8, 2009

 

I have just received Bruce Cockburn’s new album – Slice O Life.  It is a live album – just the man with his guitar.  Listening to this double album with many of Bruce’s best loved songs was for me a journey through the last twenty-eight years of my life.  Over the years the music of Bruce Cockburn has a huge influence on me. This influence has happened on many levels from the spiritual, political, social, environmental issues through to intimate love.

                                                                           bruce

 

The highlight of this album is the opening track “World of Wonders”.  Listening to the delicate and complex guitar patterning combined with the soulfulness of the lyrics was deeply moving for me.  It has been a long time since a piece of music has brought about such a strong personal emotional response.

Bruce has released a number of live concert albums over the years, however, in my opinion this is the best live album to date.  It has a wonderful intimacy which puts the listener in touch with not only the music but the maestro journeyman. 

Viva Bruce Viva!!!     and   Thank You!!!

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6 Responses to “Slice O Life – Bruce Cockburn”

  1. Don Rogers Says:

    Is it heretical to say I don’t know Bruce’s music. Sounds like that may be my loss.

    • Andrew Says:

      Don, I think you might be accused of being heretrical if DO listen to Bruce’s brand of spirituality and wisdom that is found in his music.

      This album would be a great intro to his music.

      It’s never too late to become a fan.

      Be blessed
      Andrew

  2. russ.... Says:

    Don.

    i have to agree with Andy – him & i have been Bruce Cockburn fans since we became friends in the ’80’s. the new live album would be a good place to start. he’s an incredible wordsmith & a world class guitarist.

    Russ.

  3. Hue Says:

    There is a Bruce Cockburn photo book scheduled to come out soon. There are photos from sound checks and performances, and a few other things. There is some information here:

    http://brucecockburn.org/a_view_from_the_woodpile.htm

  4. Nic Paton Says:

    Well I’d have to quote from my favorites:

    “Been cut by the beauty of jagged mountains
    Been cut by the beauty of jagged mountains
    Been cut by the beauty of jagged mountains
    And cut by the love that flows like a fountain by (from?) God.”

    And
    “Some people never see the light
    Till it shines through bullet holes.”

  5. Andrew Says:

    Hue, Russ and Nic

    Thanks for your comments.

    We live in dangerous and wonderful world and as Bruce said..

    ” One day you waiting for the sky to fall.
    The next you’re dazzled by the beauty of it all.”

    Be blessed
    AH


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