1979 August 30-31: Hastings Lake Alberta – Bruce Cockburn – Solo

August 30 & 31 1979

  • Disc 1

      August 30:

    1. Red Ships Take Off In The Distance
    2. All The Diamonds
    3. Incandescent Blue
    4. Nanzen Ji
    5. Laughter
    6. Water Into Wine
    7. Arrows Of Light
    8. Wondering Where The Lions Are
    9. Hills Of Morning
  • Disc 2

      August 30:

    1. Creation Dream
    2. Dialogue With The Devil
    3. Joy Will Find A Way
    4. Lord Of The Starfields
    5. Dweller By A Dark Stream
    6. August 31:

    7. Foxglove
    8. Rainfall
    9. Soul Of A Man
    10. I’m Gonna Fly Someday
    11. Scanning These Crowds (different music and some different lyrics from released version)
    12. Badlands Flashback
    13. Bonus Track: Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand
    14. Same as track #9 on disc#3, but un-edited. Not having played this song in some time (it was a request), Bruce forgot both the tuning and the lyrics. The performance was otherwise too good not to edit, but for purists and the curious, this track is the unedited version, so you can see how gracefully it was handled. This is also unprocessed, so you can compare it to the other version if you are curious about what was done in “remastering.”

  • Disc 3

      August 31:

    1. Cader Idris
    2. After The Rain
    3. Woman Clothed With The Sun
    4. Mama Just Wants To Barrelhouse All Night Long
    5. Bright Sky
    6. Vagabondage
    7. Laughter
    8. Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
    9. Edited to fix memeory lapse.

    10. Festival Of Friends
    11. Bonus Track: Feast of Fools – fragment

In August 1979, the Lutheran Student Movement – Canada National Study Conference was held at Hastings Lake, Alberta — a church camp near Edmonton. The theme of the conference was “Darkness, Fire and Whispered Stories: Creative Expressions of the Good News.” Invited speakers on this topic of “faith and art” included a potter who worked at his wheel while speaking about God as a creative artist; a film maker who spoke of faith dimensions within her craft — and Bruce Cockburn.

Bruce gave a 2-night, annotated concert. He sang his songs and told stories about how they came to be written. Throughout the concert he responded to questions from the audience of university students. In the afternoons, he gave guitar workshops, teaching interested students some of the tricks of the trade.

1979 was the summer of “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws” and “Wondering Where the Lions Are”.

Was the concert wonderful? Have a listen! –Stephen Larsen

Excellent Quality.

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For links to these songs visit: The Cockburn Project

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