Rare Bruce CDs
This page was originally created by Bill Pringle email@example.com and is hosted here at his request.
This page contains pictures of a number of Bruce related CDs I have been fortunate enough to obtain. These are CDs other than the "Commercial" releases. Most are promos and/or singles. These pictures are here at the request of Marie, who suggested that I make them available so that others can see them.
I'm not obsessive in my collection, just lucky! :^) Most of these were gotten for me by my friend, Sean Hickey, from Borders Books and Music in Bryn Mawr, PA. There are others who put my collection to shame. Plus I only deal with CDs, not vinyl.
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This CD came from the "2 Metier Recording Sessies", which is a Dutch radio show which has produced a number of albums. This single includes the version of "Rocket Launcher" that appeared on Vol. 1 of the albums. Don't confuse this album with the "Live" CD that contains a concert recorded in Canada.
Cockburn, Bruce|Live|1989|Indisc|DICD 8045 If I Had a Rocket Launcher (live)|5:24 Tibetan Side of Town (live)|6:08 Shipwrecked at the Stable Door (live)|3:54
This album was released on the Plane label in Germany. It contains the song "Yanqui Go Home", which isn't available anywhere else on CD. The booklet contains the lyrics in English and German. I tried scanning a page from the inside just to show you, but it didn't come out clear.
Cockburn, Bruce|Rumours Of Glory|1985|Plane|88406 Trouble With Normal (from: Trouble with Normal)|3:35 Going Up Against Chaos* (from: Trouble with Normal)|5:31 Wondering Where The Lions Are (from: Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws)|3:42 Tokyo (from: Humans)|3:25 All's Quiet On The Inner City Front (from: Inner City Front)|5:27 Creation Dream* (from: Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws)|4:00 Wanna Go Walking (from: Inner City Front)|2:53 Grim Travellers* (from: Humans)|4:51 Rumours Of Glory (from: Humans)|3:38 Tropic Moon (from: Trouble with Normal, The)|4:38 Yanqui Go Home (previously unreleased)|4:27 Lord Of The Starfields (from: In the Falling Dark)|3:22 The Coldest Night Of The Year (from: Mummy Dust)|3:58 Laughter (from: Further Adventures of)|3:35 Joy Will Find A Way (from: Joy Will Find A Way)|3:50 The Rose Above The Sky* (from: Humans)|6:23
This disc contains a radio interview show where Bruce is interviewed about his album. In addition, the interview segments by Bruce are isolated on separate cuts, which allows a DJ to put together what appears to be him (or her) interviewing Bruce! The booklet contains queues that can be used to cut to commercial, etc., as well as identifying the individual clips so that a fake interview can be built.
Cockburn, Bruce|Nothing But a Burning Light Radio Special|1992|True North|CDNK 653 NBABL Radio Special|49:27 Clip 2|0:39 Clip 3|1:17 Clip 4|0:42 Clip 5|0:47 Clip 6|0:32 Clip 7|0:37 Clip 8|0:36 Clip 9|1:11 Clip 10|1:06 Clip 11|0:59 Clip 12|1:32 Clip 13|0:34 Clip 14|1:06 Clip 15|1:33 Clip 16|0:53 Right back message|0:57 Music only|0:49
FrontInside & Back of Booklet Back
This is a double CD set in a cardboard cover which has 3 segments. The CDs slipped into the 1st and last segment, and both of them folded over the middle segment. The right segment folder over first, and then the left segment.
This set consists of a special Primer disc, as well as the album "Nothing But A Burning Light". Columbia/Sony used the Primer to introduce radio station staff to Bruce's past works. There was a cassette version of the Primer which was available before the album came out. It was identical to the CD version, except that it didn't have "Dream Like Mine" from the album.
Cockburn, Bruce|Bruce Cockburn Primer, The (promo)|1991|Columbia|DISP 001240 Dream Like Mine, A|3:53 If I Had a Rocket Launcher|4:59 Wondering Where the Lions Are|3:09 How I Spent My Fall Vacation|5:10 If a Tree Falls|5:43 Water Into Wine|5:30 Lovers in a Dangerous Time|4:06 Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long|4:14 Trouble with Normal, The|3:17 Call It Democracy|3:36 Waiting for a Miracle|4:48
View with leftmost segment opened up
View with rightmost segment opened up
Inside with Right Segment opened
This was an attempt by Sony to market Bruce as a pop and/or country singer. They actually showed the video of this song on some country stations. We figure it is because there was a horse in the video (and the song contains the words: "I ride and I shoot and I play guitar"). It contains several different mixes of the same song. Frankly, I can't tell much difference between them. :-(
Cockburn, Bruce|Great Big Love (promo)|1992|Columbia|CSK 4413 Great Big Love (remix)|4:00 Great Big Rock Mix|4:00 Great Big Long Rock Mix|5:00
This is the single from Bruce's second "regular" album on Columbia/Sony. (He also released a Christmas album).
Cockburn, Bruce|Burden of the Angel/Beast|1994|Sony|CSK 6134 Burden of the Angel/Beast|6:28 Scanning These Crowds|3:47 If I Had a Rocker Launcher (Live)|4:55
This was the first single from Bruce's first album on Rykodisc, The Charity of Night. It contains the album version as well as a "Radio Edit".
Cockburn, Bruce|Night Train (radio promo)|1997|Ryko|VKCD 0366 Night Train (radio edit)|4:31 Night Train (album version)|6:14
This single contains two live recordings taken from the taping of the World Cafe at the Tongue & Groove studios in Philadelphia, PA.
Cockburn, Bruce|Pacing the Cage (radio promo)|1997|Ryko|VRCD 2366 Pacing the Cage (album version)|4:38 Pacing the Cage (from Tongue & Groove)|4:28 Night Train (from Tongue & Groove)|5:30
This single contains live acoustic versions of two songs which are not on The Charity of Night. I think that shows that Ryko is interested in all of Bruce's catalog, not just his current album. Bruce's catalog is currently owned by Sony for the U.S.
Cockburn, Bruce|Whole Night Sky (radio promo)|1997|Ryko|VRCD 3366 Whole Night Sky, The (album version)|3:53 Mighty Trucks of Midnight (live acoustic version: WFUV)|5:30 Wondering Where the Lions Are (from BC Live album)|5:19
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