10 September 2001 -- Cockburn's record company, Toronto-based True North Records, announced on 14th August that it has entered into a distribution contract with Boston-based Rounder Records.
With the signing of this deal True North's Canadian artists will now have their music available in the U.S. on the True North label through Rounder Records. In Canada, True North continues to be distributed by Universal Music.
This new contract will commence with Rounder's release of the critically lauded jazz CD Creation Dream by Michael Occhipinti in October 2001.
True North and Rounder will start off 2002 by releasing a Bruce Cockburn career-spanning "Greatest Hits" collection, featuring songs from Cockburn's extensive repertoire and two brand new tracks recorded this year.
True North/Rounder will also embark on an extensive North American reissue campaign of Bruce Cockburn's material.
During 2002, the first of 18 deluxe remastered and repackaged reissues will be released. These collections will be released over an extended period, featuring bonus tracks and will include such classic Cockburn albums as Stealing Fire, Dancing in the Dragons Jaws, In the Falling Dark and Humans.
More True North/Rounder releases will follow in 2002, including a full-length studio album by Bruce Cockburn in the fall.