Summer 1999 -- Cockburn's most recent album was a 1997 live album from the Charity of Night tour, "You Pay Your Money And You Take Your Chance".
As well as a new rendering of the title track, a song from the early eighties that has previously appeared both on "Inner City Front" and the singles album "Waiting For A Miracle", three other retro tracks were revisited in this excellent album - "Call It Democracy" (1985), "Stolen Land" (1986), and "Fascist Architecture" (1980).
The remaining two songs on the album, from "The Charity Of Night", are the moody wordscape "Birmingham Shadows" and the powerful Psalm 23-evoking "Strange Waters" that closed the Charity of Night album. "You Pay Your Money..." features Steve Lucas on bass and Ben Riley on drums. For more information, go here.
Some initial information about Cockburn's new album, "Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu", scheduled for worldwide release on 14 September 1999, is available here, along with a track listing.