Waiting for a Miracle: Singles 1970-1987

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All Music Guide - Brett Hartenbach
Waiting for a Miracle, with two discs spanning 33 songs, is the third and by far most comprehensive of three Bruce Cockburn retrospectives released in a six-year period. Still, because it's centered around his Canadian singles, it lacks the sort of impact a best-of collection should have from someone such as Cockburn, who could never be mistaken for a "singles" artist. On the other hand, if you're looking for an overview of his career, Waiting for a Miracle, which also has a sprinkling of new songs and alternate takes to lure fans, isn't a bad place to start. The chronological order of the tracks makes it easy to see the progression of his career, from mystic folky, to...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brett Hartenbach
Waiting for a Miracle, with two discs spanning 33 songs, is the third and by far most comprehensive of three Bruce Cockburn retrospectives released in a six-year period. Still, because it's centered around his Canadian singles, it lacks the sort of impact a best-of collection should have from someone such as Cockburn, who could never be mistaken for a "singles" artist. On the other hand, if you're looking for an overview of his career, Waiting for a Miracle, which also has a sprinkling of new songs and alternate takes to lure fans, isn't a bad place to start. The chronological order of the tracks makes it easy to see the progression of his career, from mystic folky, to outspoken, left-wing, worldbeat rocker. It also shows Cockburn's growth as both a writer and performer, although the choices included here from his early records are good ones. Waiting for a Miracle may not be a perfect representation of Cockburn's work, but until something better comes along, it will have to do.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2006
  • Label: True North Canada
  • UPC: 620638006726
  • Catalog Number: 67
  • Sales rank: 84,076

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bruce Cockburn Primary Artist, Dulcimer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Bass Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tim Ryan Background Vocals
Tommy Graham Background Vocals
Murray McLauchlan Background Vocals
Hugh Marsh Violin
Leroy Sibbles Background Vocals
Memo Acevedo Percussion
Bob Boucher Bass
Bob Disalle Drums
Michel Donato Bass
Vern Dorge Horn
Jon Goldsmith Piano, Keyboards
Jerry Johnson Horn
Fergus Marsh Stick
Gene Martynec Synthesizer, Guitar
Kathryn Moses Reeds, Piccolo, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Background Vocals
Marty Nagler Background Vocals
Dennis Pendrith Bass
Colina Phillips Background Vocals
Carole Pope Background Vocals
Michel Pouliot Drums
John Savage Drums
Chi Sharp Percussion
Larry Silvera Bass, Background Vocals
Michael Sloski Drums
Rick Tait Horn
Brently Titcomb Background Vocals
Bill Usher Percussion
Sharon Williams Background Vocals
Mose Scarlett Background Vocals
Joel Feeney Background Vocals
Paul Henderson Background Vocals
Shingoose Background Vocals
Bruce Anthony Synthesizer, Guitar
Judy Cade Background Vocals
Benbow Drums, Background Vocals
Fred Stone Flugelhorn
Luke Gibson Background Vocals
Mike Malone Horn
Jeffrey Crelingston Background Vocals
Alexa de Wiel Background Vocals
Bart Schoales Descant
Shawne Jackson Background Vocals
Michael White Trumpet
John Davis Organ
Dick Smith Percussion
Terry Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Bruce Cockburn Composer, Producer
Kerry Crawford Producer
Michael Duncan Engineer
Bernie Finkelstein Producer
Ken Friesen Engineer
Jon Goldsmith Producer
Gary Gray Engineer
Bill House Producer
Gene Martynec Producer
John Naslen Engineer
Bill Seddon Engineer
Rob Yale Programming
Henry Saskowski Engineer
Bart Schoales Art Direction
Robert Davidson Cover Painting
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Not His Best Retrospective

    Over 30 years ago I heard a song on an FM station (this was FM's golden age) called Silver Wheels by an artist named Bruce Cockburn. I followed his radio songs and shortly after this came out on LP I bought it. After waiting for years to find it at an affordable price on CD I finally purchased it. The CD bonus tracks just don't rise to the level of the original LP songs. However, it is valuable as a record of Cockburn's singles through the mid 80s and, yes, it does contain Silver Wheels. I give it between a 3 1/2 and 4 star rating.If you are a devotee of well written protest music and haven't heard Cockburn, try this. As an alternative, I suggest the single disc Anything Anytime Anywhere collection as a superior introduction.

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