Bruce Cockburn Announces Digital Release Of Rarities Along With 3 Vinyl Reissues On November 25

Having sold more than nine million albums worldwide, acclaimed songwriter, performer, author and activist Bruce Cockburn is a member of both the Canadian Songwriter and Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a winner of Folk Alliance’s People’s Voice Award, as well 13 JUNO Awards from more than 30 nominations.

On Rarities, Bruce Cockburn is finally sharing twelve rarely heard recordings with digital music consumers that were previously only available within the Rumours of Glory limited-edition box set, along with five remastered tracks that appeared on tribute compilation albums dedicated to Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Sheiks, Mississippi John Hurt and William Hawkins.

Rarities will be available on November 25, 2022, on all digital platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. An advance single, the theme song from the 1983 Bill Mason directed National Film Board film Waterwalker is available to stream now, along with pre-order and pre-save links for the digital album, and details on the musicians, studios, producers and recording dates for the tracks, all of which can be found here.

Also found on Rarities are two songs not on the original limited-edition CD in the Rumours of Glory box set: “Twilight On The Champlain Sea” featuring Ani DiFranco, originally intended to be on Life Short Call Now and used on the Japan-only release, and 1966’s “Bird Without Wings,” the oldest Cockburn demo from his personal vault, later recorded by Ottawa’s 3’s A Crowd and produced by The Mamas & the Papas’ Mama Cass.

On the same day as the Rarities album is released, Cockburn and True North Records are releasing three albums on 180g black vinyl – 1996’s Charity Of Night, 1999’s Breakfast In New Orleans Dinner In Timbuktu and the 1970 debut album Bruce Cockburn, all of which can also be pre-ordered here.

Bruce Cockburn – Rarities – Track Listing:
Juan Carlos Theme
Waterwalker Theme
Avalon, My Home Town
Wise Users
Going Down The Road
The Whole Night Sky (Alternate Version)
Grinning Moon
Song For Touring Around The Stars
Come Down Healing
Mystery Walk
The Trains Don’t Run Here Anymore (Re-Mastered)
Ribbon Of Darkness (Re-Mastered)
Turn, Turn, Turn (Re-Mastered)
Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down (Re-Mastered)
Twilight on the Champlain Sea featuring Ani DiFranco
Bird Without Wings

Bruce Cockburn 2023 Tour Dates:

January 27, 2023 Bing Concert Hall Stanford CA USA
January 28, 2023 Jam Cellars Ballroom Napa CA USA
January 30, 2023 Elsinore Theater Salem OR USA
January 31, 2023 Rialto Theater Tacoma WA USA
February 2, 2023 Royal Theatre Victoria BC Canada
February 4, 2023 Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver BC Canada
February 5, 2023 Community Theatre Kelowna BC Canada
February 6, 2023 Jack Singer Theatre Calgary AB Canada
February 8, 2023 Winspear Centre Edmonton AB Canada
February 9, 2023 TCU Place Saskatoon SK Canada
February 10, 2023 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg MB Canada
February 11, 2023 Parkway Theater Minneapolis MN USA
February 13, 2023 Hoyt Sherman Theater Des Moines IA USA
February 14, 2023 Rococo Theater Lincoln NE USA
February 15, 2023 Liberty Hall Lawrence KS USA
February 17, 2023 The Armory Ft. Collins CO USA
February 18, 2023 The Armory Ft. Collins CO USA
February 19, 2023 Avalon Theatre Grand Junction CO USA