Qobuz Store wallpaper
Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Bruce Cockburn|The Charity Of Night

The Charity Of Night

Bruce Cockburn

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

At once a departure and a return, The Charity of Night represents a change from the folk rock stylings of his previous two albums, having more in common with earlier jazz-inflected works such as Night Vision. Shades of light and shadow play through the album's theme of reflection and memory: Cockburn recalls many events of his past, taking stock and coming to grips with them. It's a very cohesive album in subject, with only the anti-land mine "Mines of Mozambique" seeming out of place (though it's a worthwhile song on its own). The centerpiece of the album is the title song, a realization that facing the past can be more difficult when memories are exposed in the cold hard light of day, but the refuge and peace darkness can provide is "the charity of night." In fact, most of the album's events happen at night and this theme is echoed in the haunting booklet artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz, graphic novel illustrator for comics such as The Sandman. Musically the sound is very organic, with solid bass and drums provided by Rob Wasserman and Gary Craig. Guest Gary Burton provides shimmering vibraphone on three of the cuts, adding to the jazz texture. Other guests include Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, Jonatha Brooke, and Patty Larkin. The album culminates with "Strange Waters," a summation of Cockburn's life-long spiritual search, where he asks the question "if I loose my grip, will I take flight?" Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, this album is an essential part of the Cockburn catalog.
© Rob Caldwell /TiVo

More info

The Charity Of Night

Bruce Cockburn

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 90 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 90 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From €12,50/month

1
Night Train
00:06:16

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

2
Get Up Jonah
00:05:03

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

3
Pacing The Cage
00:04:40

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

4
Mistress Of Storms
00:06:11

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

5
The Whole Night Sky
00:03:54

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

6
The Coming Rains
00:04:48

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

7
Birmingham Shadows
00:09:40

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

8
The Mines Of Mozambique
00:06:14

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

9
Live On My Mind
00:06:46

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

10
The Charity Of Night
00:08:05

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

11
Strange Waters
00:05:49

Bruce Cockburn, Composer, MainArtist

1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records 1996 High Romance Music Inc. Marketed by True North Records

Album Description

At once a departure and a return, The Charity of Night represents a change from the folk rock stylings of his previous two albums, having more in common with earlier jazz-inflected works such as Night Vision. Shades of light and shadow play through the album's theme of reflection and memory: Cockburn recalls many events of his past, taking stock and coming to grips with them. It's a very cohesive album in subject, with only the anti-land mine "Mines of Mozambique" seeming out of place (though it's a worthwhile song on its own). The centerpiece of the album is the title song, a realization that facing the past can be more difficult when memories are exposed in the cold hard light of day, but the refuge and peace darkness can provide is "the charity of night." In fact, most of the album's events happen at night and this theme is echoed in the haunting booklet artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz, graphic novel illustrator for comics such as The Sandman. Musically the sound is very organic, with solid bass and drums provided by Rob Wasserman and Gary Craig. Guest Gary Burton provides shimmering vibraphone on three of the cuts, adding to the jazz texture. Other guests include Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, Jonatha Brooke, and Patty Larkin. The album culminates with "Strange Waters," a summation of Cockburn's life-long spiritual search, where he asks the question "if I loose my grip, will I take flight?" Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, this album is an essential part of the Cockburn catalog.
© Rob Caldwell /TiVo

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

More on Qobuz
By Bruce Cockburn

Rarities

Bruce Cockburn

Rarities Bruce Cockburn

Greatest Hits (1970-2020)

Bruce Cockburn

Greatest Hits (1970-2020) Bruce Cockburn

Crowing Ignites

Bruce Cockburn

Crowing Ignites Bruce Cockburn

Nothing But A Burning Light

Bruce Cockburn

Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws (Deluxe Edition)

Bruce Cockburn

Playlists

You may also like...

Nobody's Fool

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Nobody's Fool Joanne Shaw Taylor

The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions

Eric Clapton

Good To Be...

Keb' Mo'

Good To Be... Keb' Mo'

Delta Kream

The Black Keys

Delta Kream The Black Keys

GET ON BOARD

Taj Mahal

GET ON BOARD Taj Mahal
In your panoramas...
The Electrifying Gospel Sounds of Sacred Steel

The pedal steel guitar's rise in Pentecostal churches in the 1930s charged up worship services. As it emerged as the lead instrumental over the organ, a new form was born—Sacred Steel. Explore this gospel tradition from its early pioneers to current-day performers.

10 Legends of the Blues

For over a century, blues is still nourishing pop music of all kinds and producing great records. It's time to take a look back at the classics with ten historic blues musicians.

Ray Charles, a Stylist Under the Influence

A founding father of soul, whose career spanned half a century, Ray Charles cannot be reduced to a handful of famous hits. He is above all the master of the high-end musical crossover that makes an art of mixing genres, approaching one to better embrace the other. Ray Charles secularised gospel, enriched the blues, played jazz, sang country and approached rock'n'roll. Let's take a look back at his unique style based on the five listed here.

In the news...