Magazine article New Internationalist

You've Never Seen Everything by Bruce Cockburn

Magazine article New Internationalist

You've Never Seen Everything by Bruce Cockburn

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For a songwriter as prolific as Bruce Cockburn - 27 albums over 30 years - the long gap between You've Never Seen Everything and 1999's New Orleans Dinner in Timbuktu has been an anxious one for his fans. Wait over. Not only is Cockburn back, but with an album that typifies the man's scrutinizing eye on the world.

For new listeners, an album inspired by such disparate events as 11 September, Cambodian landmines and rampaging capitalism may offer a formidable introduction. But there's nothing to fear: Cockburn's songs - built around a solid blues foundation, augmented by subtle arrangements and featuring guest appearances from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne and Sarah Harmer - combine content with impeccable musical direction. Cockburn continues in the best tradition of political songwriter, approaching his subject matter with a real humanity. …

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