"The rediscovery of jazz at the time of the "Joy" album went on here. First time I had the nerve to involve musicians who were conspiciously superior to
myself as players. Started thinking in terms of group performance in this
period, too. "Circles" is a record of the first Bruce Cockburn band."
-- from the World Of Wonders Tour Program, circa 1986. Submitted by Rob Caldwell.
3 April 1992
"It wasn't really until the latter part of the 70's that I started to seriously want to work outside of Canada," he said. "We did a little bit when In the Falling Dark came out on Island here, which was the next sort of big record. It was the first time we actually had a real release here, and it got sort of a good little buzz happening around it, but we were never able to parlay it into much more than that. But I did do some club work around the northeast United States." (The album became Cockburn's first to chart in the U.S., getting to number 191, according to Cash Box magazine's listing.)
-- from "Bruce Cockburn: A Burning Light and All the Rest", by William Ruhlmann, Goldmine, 3 April 1992. Anonymous Submission.
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