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Nothing But a Burning Light


Download links and information about Nothing But a Burning Light by Bruce Cockburn. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:00:03 minutes.

Artist: Bruce Cockburn
Release date: 1991
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:00:03
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No. Title Length
1. A Dream Like Mine 3:53
2. Kit Carson 4:12
3. Mighty Trucks of Midnight 5:54
4. Soul of a Man 3:52
5. Great Big Love 5:11
6. One of the Best Ones 6:57
7. Somebody Touch Me 4:14
8. Cry of a Tiny Baby 7:30
9. Actions Speaks Louder 2:59
10. Indian Wars 6:58
11. When It's Gone, It's Gone 4:14
12. Child of the Wind 4:09



After years of sublimating his folk-based instincts in favor of synthesizer sounds, Cockburn returns to his formidable strengths as a guitarist here. He dives into acoustic blues (“Soul of a Man”), neo-rockabilly (“A Dream Like Mine”) and surf-rock (“Actions Speaks Louder”) with verve and bite. His lyrics are even better — from the angry Western balladry of “Kit Carson” to the Springsteen-like political thrust of “Mighty Trucks of Midnight” and the spiritual wonder of “One of the Best Ones,” this is Cockburn at his poetic peak. His explicitly Christian-rooted songs — especially “Great Big Love” and Cry of a Tiny Baby” — use personal imagery to illuminate eternal themes. Producer T-Bone Burnett surrounds Bruce with an exceptional combo, including legendary organist Booker T. Jones. Cockburn has released many fine albums over the decades, but Nothing But a Burning Light deserves special notice for its masterful songwriting and effortlessly fluent musicianship.