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Friday, September 13, 2013

The Charity of Night

That's the title of one of most underrated albums ever, from Bruce Cockburn in 1996, with several songs that detail his world travels and political concerns, from war zones to buried landmires in Mozambique, plus a tender love song or two and poetry/songs, with phenomenal backup from bassist Rob Wasserman and famed vibes master Gary Burton.  (You may recall that he wrote other war zone tunes such as  "If I Had a Rocket Launcher.") Here's the closing tune, with the immortal line, "Everything is bullshit / but the open hand."  Full album here, kicking off with the great Night Train.

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