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Dart To the Heart


Download links and information about Dart To the Heart by Bruce Cockburn. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 48:56 minutes.

Artist: Bruce Cockburn
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, Pop, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 48:56
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No. Title Length
1. Listen For the Laugh 4:07
2. All the Ways I Want You 4:21
3. Bone In My Ear 3:47
4. Burden of the Angel/Beast 6:30
5. Scanning These Crowds 3:50
6. Southland of the Heart 4:50
7. Train In the Rain 3:43
8. Someone I Used To Love 3:35
9. Love Loves You Too 4:13
10. Sunrise On the Mississippi 3:01
11. Closer To the Light 4:10
12. Tie Me At the Crossroads 2:49



Even more than its predecessor, the aptly titled Dart to the Heart eschews the heavier, more political tendencies that had become synonymous with Bruce Cockburn's music for more than a decade, returning to a more personal, introspective side. The opening track, "Listen for the Laugh," a horn-driven rocker that wouldn't have been out of place on many of his recordings during the '80s, and the almost joyful finality of "Tie Me at the Crossroads," bookend what is primarily more subdued material, including the tender second track, "All the Ways I Want You," which more suitably sets the tone for the album. And though it may not possess the intensity or power of his early-'80s output, Dart to the Heart comes with nearly a quarter century of experience behind it, bringing an insight, depth, and maturity to Cockburn's ventures into love and the mystic. Still, there's just enough outrage and frustration to keep things interesting. Musically, T-Bone Burnett's sympathetic production tastefully and engagingly frames the songs, placing Cockburn's vocal and characteristically superb guitar at center stage. Those who may have found his overtly political, worldbeat and jazz-inflected rock a bit strident in the past should find his approach here more inviting. And while he may have revisited this familiar ground from time to time throughout his career, Dart to the Heart is a convincing reminder of a gentler, more reflective Bruce Cockburn.