Friday, May 27, 2022

'Top Gun: Maverick Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' now available

The soundtrack to Top Gun: Maverick featuring new music by Lorne Balfe, Lady Gaga, Harald Faltermeyer and Hans Zimmer is now available.  Being cited as "totally in tune with the original" and "terrific," the album features original score and songs, plus a performance by Miles Teller heard in the film.  Following is the official media release...Robert Kinsler


MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE TOP GUN: MAVERICK OUT NOW
 
FEATURING NEW MUSIC BY LADY GAGA & ONEREPUBLIC AS WELL AS TOP GUN CLASSICS & ORIGINAL SCORE FROM LORNE BALFE, HAROLD FALTERMEYER, LADY GAGA, & HANS ZIMMER
 
ONEREPUBLIC TO PERFORM “I AIN’T WORRIED” ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT
 
The film, from Paramount Pictures, lands in theaters nationwide today



Santa Monica, California, May 27, 2022
- Interscope Records announces the release of Music From The Motion Picture Top Gun: Maverick  out today, May 27th.  Available at all digital retailers, as well as CD, the soundtrack is available now.  A Target exclusive CD of the soundtrack includes an exclusive cover and poster. Arriving as one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year from Paramount PicturesTop Gun: Maverick arrives in theaters nationwide today.
 
Earlier this month Lady Gaga revealed “Hold My Hand” as the first single to be released from the soundtrack. Produced by Gaga and BloodPop© with additional production by Benjamin Rice, the soaring anthem received widespread critical acclaim right after its release with Billboard declaring “Lady Gaga soars with “Hold My Hand,” and Vanity Fair raved the song “catapults her [Gaga] into next year’s Oscar race.”  
 
I Ain’t Worried” by GRAMMY® nominated band OneRepublic followed. Produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Simon Oscroft and Tyler Spry, OneRepublic will perform “I Ain’t Worried” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 11:35/10:35c), tonight May 27th
 
With a combination of classics from the original film, new music, and score, the album reflects Top Gun’s past, present, and future all at once. It boasts instantly recognizable cuts such as the theme song “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins, while Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller recorded a show-stopping live rendition of “Great Balls of Fire” showcased in the film and included on the record. Plus, it features original score tracks by the movie’s composers—Lorne BalfeHarold Faltermeyer and Academy® Award winner Lady Gaga and multiple Academy® Award winner Hans Zimmer. See below for a complete track listing. 
 
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer added“This album continues the musical legacy that the original Top Gun ignited back in 1986. We are so thrilled to have Lady Gaga and OneRepublic lend their artistry towards putting a modern spin on the already iconic and beloved soundtrack.”
 
Making waves already, “Hold My Hand” was written for the motion picture and is featured throughout the film. The motion picture version of “Hold My Hand” features additional production and score by Lorne Balfe and Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer. It also marks Gaga's return to writing and producing original music for film, after the success of 2018's A Star is Born soundtrack that earned Gaga an Academy Award, four GRAMMYs®, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award.
 
Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick visits Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) after more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. Maverick is where he belongs –pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
 
MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE TOP GUN: MAVERICK
  1. Main Titles (You’ve Been Called Back to Top Gun)
  2. Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins
  3. Darkstar
  4. Great Balls of Fire (Live) by Miles Teller
  5. You’re Where You Belong / Give ‘Em Hell
  6. I Ain’t Worried by OneRepublic
  7. Dagger One is Hit / Time to Let Go
  8. Tally Two / What’s the Plan / F-14
  9. The Man, the Legend / Touchdown
  10. Penny Returns – Interlude
  11. Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga
  12. Top Gun Anthem
 
About Paramount Pictures 
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
 
 “Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)” Album
 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

New music: Arcade Fire, The Muffs, Rush, Bobby Cole

A new studio album from Arcade Fire and several special edition reissues are definitely worth celebrating this week.


Artist: 
Arcade Fire
Title: WE (Columbia Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, U2
Tell me more: On the heels of the band's mesmerizing last-minute appearance at Weekend #1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last month, Arcade Fire has released their sixth full-length studio album WE. Divided into two disparate sides ("I" and "WE"), the seven-track album conjures up the exhilarating spirit of the band's most ambitious albums (2007's Neon Bible and 2010's The Suburbs) while moving the Canadian heroes into the future via a terrific 40-minute ride. The impacts of the extended COVID-19 lockdown affected most of the world including Arcade Fire whose Win Butler and Régine Chassagne (the husband and wife duo at the center of the band) wrote much of the music sans their bandmates. Lyrically, WE touches on alienation, technology overload, survival, romance and parenthood. Such lofty ambition wouldn't matter if the songs didn't have the melodic sweep and overarching power heard across the disc; fortunately WE delivers in spades. The anthemic "Age of Anxiety I," burgeoning "Age of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)," "The Lightning I, II," majestic "Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)," Neo-electronica "Unconditional II (Race and Religion)" featuring Peter Gabriel on backing vocals and acoustic-flavored album closer "WE" are among the powerful originals on Arcade Fire's marvelous return. Information: ArcadeFire.com



Artist: 
The Muffs
Title: Really Really Happy (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: The Muffs, The Pandoras, Pixies
Tell me more: Nearly 18 years after its original release, an expanded and essential edition of The Muffs' 2004 album Really Really Happy will be released May 13 through Omnivore Recordings. The original album's highlights include the catchy opener "Freak Out," yearning "A Little Luxury," tuneful "Something Inside," hard-hitting "And I Go Pow," heartfelt "How I Pass The Time," the introspective closer "The Story of Me" and a parade of other great songs. The lineup of 22 bonus tracks includes 16 of Kim Shattuck's original demos for the album along with the previously unissued "My Imagination," "Just The Beginning" and "I Hate Gym." The fusion of tight melodic punk rock, melody-anchored songcraft and strong production make for a fantastic listen across the double-CD title. In addition to Shattuck (vocals, guitar, harmonica), the Muffs' lineup includes Ronnie Barnett (bass, toy piano) and Roy McDonald (drums, percussion). Information: OmnivoreRecordings.com.  


Artist: 
Rush
Title: Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Deluxe (Mercury Records)
You might like if you enjoy: Rush, Triumph, progressive rock
Tell me more: Rush's best-known album, 1981's Moving Pictures, has been reissued in several first-rate configurations. Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Deluxe edition reviewed here is a 3-disc version featuring the 2015 remaster of the original album (available on audio CD for the first time) and the complete, unreleased Toronto concert from March 25, 1981. Also included is a booklet with new illustrations by Hugh Syme, plus liner notes by Kim Thayil, Les Claypool, Taylor Hawkins, Bill Kelliher and Neil Sanderson. It's clear that disc 1 features stellar versions of many of the rock trio's most beloved originals ("Tom Sawyer," "Red Barchetta," "YYZ," "Limelight"), and the aforementioned concert features a terrific track listing sure to please fans of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. The audio quality of the historic concert in the band's hometown of Toronto includes outstanding sounding versions of classics such as "Freewill," "Limelight," "The Trees," "YYZ," "Xanadu" and "Closer To The Heart." Information: Rush.com.  



Artist: 
Bobby Cole
Title: A Point Of View (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett
Tell me more: One of 1967's most legendary albums is finally available via a remastered and expanded version sure to please fans of jazz and '60s recordings. Bobby Cole's A Point Of View exceeds its legendary status thanks to the late artist's incredible talents as singer, songwriter and pianist as well as contributions from Grammy-winning producer Cheryl Pawelski and remastering from Michael Graves. Currently available on audio CD and digital, a double-LP version is slated for Fall 2022. The lovely "But It's Spring" is soaked in melancholy, Cole's vocal strengths showcased in each distinctive note of his delivery. The inspired jazzy gems that are revisited on the collection include the fleet "Heat," affecting ballad "You Could Hear a Pin Drop," soaring "A Perfect Day," evocative "Elegy For Eve" and reflective "I'm Growing Old." There a number of previously-unissued bonus tracks to discover too; the rollicking "Checkerboard Life," mournful "How The Lonely Spend Their Time," haunting "I Never Saw The Shadows," stirring "When She Was In Love With Me" and romantic "The Midnight Flower" shed abundant light on Cole's virtuosity. Information: OmnivoreRecordings.com.  

Robert Kinsler


Monday, May 09, 2022

'The Beatles and India' coming to DVD, Blu-ray on June 21, 2022

I can't recommend this Beatles documentary strongly enough. It is must-see viewing for fans of The Beatles. Back in February I reviewed the film in my weekly column (read that review HERE); TJR and I also discussed the film at length via an episode available to view on YouTube HERE...Robert Kinsler


New from Silva Screen Music Group/Renoir Pictures:


The Beatles And India
(6/21)


Via MVD Entertainment Group

“When I first heard Indian music, I just couldn’t really believe that it was so great, and the more I heard of it, the more I liked it. It just got bigger and bigger, like a snowball."
~ George Harrison



A Never-Before-Seen Look at The Beatles' Visit to India!

In 1968, the world’s most popular rock & roll band, The Beatles, had achieved mass fame and fortune yet were searching for deeper meaning in their lives. Under the spiritual guidance of Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh YogiThe Beatles took a trip to Rishikesh, India to study Transcendental Meditation® and set out on a path of deep enlightenment that would change the world.
 
The award-winning feature documentary, The Beatles And India (Silva Screen Productions, Renoir Pictures), examines how Indian music and culture shaped the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo and in turn, explores how The Beatles served as ambassadors of this pioneering World music sound and cultural movement.
 
Drawing together an expansive archive of footage including contemporaneous locale shooting in India, recordings, photographs, and compelling first-hand interviews, The Beatles And India exhaustively documents this East-meets-West touchstone in pop culture history. Inspired by Ajoy Bose’s book Across The Universe - The Beatles In India, the documentary was produced by British Indian music entrepreneur Reynold D’Silva and directed by Bose (his directorial debut) and cultural researcher Pete Compton. The Beatles And India has been awarded Best Film Audience Choice and Best Music at the 2021 UK Asian Film Festival “Tongues On Fire.” The Beatles And India has also been nominated for Best Documentary at the 2022 New York Indian Film Festival, and will be the closing film for the festival.
 
The Beatles were first introduced to Indian music while filming their 1965 film, Help!which featured Indian musicians in a restaurant scene. George Harrison would become a lifelong impassioned devotee of Indian music. He would soon buy his first sitar, befriend and study under sitar master Ravi Shankar and employ the instrument to revolutionary effect linking the worlds of pop music with Indian music on The Beatles song, “Norwegian Wood,” which appears on their Rubber Soul album. That song marked the group's, and particularly Harrison’s, full-on immersion into Indian music, resulting in a raga rock sound heard on The Beatles songs, “Tomorrow Never Knows” and “Love You To” (Revolver), “Within You Without You” (Sgt. Pepper), and “The Inner Light" (B-side to the “Lady Madonna” single).
 
In early July 1966, while returning from shows in the Philippines, The Beatles made a quick stopover in New Delhi, India, marking their first trip to the country. Less than two years later, in February 1968, the group would return for an extended sojourn at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram in Rishikesh, India where they would take a training course in Transcendental Meditation®. Their search for spiritual enlightenment would both shape their thinking and values and indelibly color the sounds of their expanding musical palette.
 
The Beatles And India is an unforgettable audio-visual experience that spotlights the legacy of that historic visit, chronicling The Beatles’ crucial role as avatars of a musical movement inspiring newfound societal and cultural awareness, weaving the fabric of pop and Indian music into a unified force of positivity and spiritual exploration.

Friday, May 06, 2022

Arcade Fire bringing World Tour to Kia Forum on Nov. 16, 2022

Arcade Fire has just announced a number of forthcoming tour dates, including a slew here in the U.S. with Beck opening (check out my most recent concert review of Arcade Fire, the band's memorable concert event at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in September 2018. Read the review HERE)...Robert Kinsler


ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCES WORLD TOUR 


COMING TO KIA FORUM

NOVEMBER 16, 2022


NORTH AMERICAN DATES TO FEATURE A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY BECK, EUROPEAN DATES TO FEATURE SPECIAL GUEST FEIST

 

WE

NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY

 

APPEARING ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE MAY 7




Following the universally rapturous reception to singles “The Lightning I, II” and “Unconditional I (Lookout Kid),” Arcade Fire's “excellent sixth album” (The New YorkerWE is released to the world in its entirety today, May 6, 2022, via Columbia Records at http://af.lnk.to/_we.


Arcade Fire performing at Coachella in April 2022. 
Photo credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella

WE’s release coincides with the announcement of Arcade Fire’s fall world tour. In the wake of surprise underplays including New Orleans’ Toulouse Theatre, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Coachella’s Mojave Tent and KOKO in London, the WE world tour will bring the full production of Arcade Fire’s “must-see live act” (Variety) experience to global stages, launching in Dublin on Tuesday, August 30 and running through December 1 in Toronto. The North American leg of the WE tour — featuring very special guest Beckplaying a nightly acoustic set — will kick off October 28 in Washington D.C., while Europe will include special guest Feist for all shows.


The tour will make a Los Angeles stop at Kia Forum on Nov. 16, 2022. 

 

Tickets for all dates will be on sale to the public beginning Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. local time. Arcade Fire has partnered with PLUS1 (http://www.plus1.org) so that $1/£1/€1 per ticket goes to KANPE (http://www.kanpe.org), and their work bringing support to the most vulnerable communities in Haiti. For further information on this initiative, visit www.arcadefire.com.

 

Presale: Verizon will offer an exclusive presale for the Arcade Fire 2022 tour in the U.S. through the customer loyalty program Verizon Up. Members will have first access to purchase presale tickets for select shows beginning Monday, May 9 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, May 12 at 10 p.m. local time. For more details and to sign up, visit Verizon Up.

 

Citi is the official card of the Arcade Fire WE tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for all U.S. dates beginning Tuesday, May 10 at 10 a.m. local time until Thursday, May 12 at 10 p.m. local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

 

VIP: Arcade Fire will offer VIP packages for each show that include premium tickets, pre-show VIP lounge, specially designed and exclusive merchandise & more! Package contents vary based on the offer selected. Fans can visit www.VIPNation.com for more information!

 

Make sure to tune into SNL tomorrow as Arcade Fire join the Saturday Night Live 5-timers club.

 

ARCADE FIRE

WE

European Tour 2022

 

08/30/22 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena *

09/02/22 - Birmingham, UK - Utilita Arena Birmingham *

09/03/22 - Manchester, UK - AO Arena *

09/05/22 - Glasgow, UK - OVO Hydro *

09/08/22 - London, UK – The O2 *

09/11/22 - Lille, FR - Zenith *

09/12/22 - Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis *

09/14/22 - Cologne, DE - Lanxess Arena *

09/15/22 - Paris, FR - Accor Arena *

09/17/22 - Milan, IT - Mediolanum Forum *

09/18/22 - Munich, DE - Olympiahalle *

09/21/22 - Madrid, ES - WiZink Center *

09/22/22 - Lisbon, PT - Campo Pequeno *

09/23/22 - Lisbon, PT - Campo Pequeno *

09/25/22 - Bordeaux, FR - Arkea Arena *

09/26/22 - Nantes, FR - Zenith de Nantes *

09/28/22 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome *

09/29/22 - Berlin, DE - Mercedes Benz Arena *

10/01/22 - Warsaw, PL – COS Torwar *

 

North American Tour 2022

10/28/22 - Washington, DC - The Anthem ^

11/01/22 - Camden, NJ - Waterfront Music Pavilion ^

11/04/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center ^

11/08/22 - Boston, MA - MGM Fenway Music Hall ^

11/10/22 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena ^

11/12/22 - Chicago, IL - United Center ^

11/13/22 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory ^

11/16/22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Kia Forum ^

11/19/22 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^

11/22/22 - Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena ^

11/25/22 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena ^

11/27/22 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place ^

12/01/22 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena ^

 

* with special guest Feist

^ with special guest Beck (acoustic)

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Thursday, May 05, 2022

Phil Lynott 'Songs For While I'm Away' + Thin Lizzy's 'The Boys Are Back In Town Live at the Sydney Opera House October 1978' coming June 24

Fans of classic and Irish rock will want to read this important update on a multi-format release featuring Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy! Robert Kinsler


MERCURY STUDIOS IS PROUD TO PRESENT

PHIL LYNOTT SONGS FOR WHILE I’M AWAY

+

THIN LIZZY THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE OCTOBER 1978

~2xDVD+CD AND BLU-RAY+DVD+CD~

~JUNE 24, 2022~



PRE-ORDER HERE

VIEW TRAILER HERE

New York, NY (May 5, 2022)–With their driving hooks, twin lead guitars, lyrics saturated in working class lore, and the charismatic presence of singer/songwriter/bassist Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy are undeniably one of the most influential bands in Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Mercury Studios salutes their legacy with the release of Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978 on June 24. Pairing the acclaimed Phil Lynott documentary with a renowned live concert film, the set will be available as a 2xDVD+CD and Blu-ray+DVD+CD (with the Phil Lynott documentary on the Blu-ray).

Songs For While I’m Away chronicles the life and music of Phil Lynott, utilizing archival footage, interview snippets from the man himself, and music from both the Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott solo catalog. Notable conversations with Midge Ure (Ultravox / Thin Lizzy), Darren Wharton (Thin Lizzy), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Adam Clayton (U2), Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis & The News), James Hetfield (Metallica) and others, as well as Phil’s wife Caroline Taraskevics and daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Lynott reveal an all-encompassing look at Phil, from his 1950s’ upbringing as a Black boy in blue collar Dublin to his rise to fame. Fully exploring his history and rippling impact on music, the film examines Lynott as a singer, songwriter, poet, father, and cultural icon.

Complementing this film is The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978. Previously released on VHS, Laserdisc, and DVD, this version presents the show in the highest quality that has been made available, with not only cleaned up video and remixed audio from multi tracks, but five additional songs from this set that have never been officially released. This performance showcases the electricity of these original Rock ‘N’ Roll masters – Lynott, Scott Gorham (guitar / background vocals), Gary Moore (guitar / background vocals), and Mark Nauseef – delivering searing versions of their celebrated anthems, such as “Jailbreak”, “The Boys Are Back In Town”, “Bad Reputation” and “Me And The Boys”.

Unveiling the story of Phil Lynott, then backing up the band’s power and prowess with a dynamic performance, Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978 echoes the importance of Thin Lizzy in the pantheon of rock music.

About Mercury Studios:

Mercury Studios is a multi-faceted content studio established to develop, produce, globally distribute and invest in innovative, music-rooted storytelling across a range of media including film, television, podcasting, publishing and live-streamed performance. Taking its name from the iconic Mercury Records label, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and creates an open space for experimentation to unleash and amplify both emerging and established artists. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Mercury Studios harnesses its established relationships with best-in-class talent from music and film, seamlessly bridging the two worlds to create a completely distinctive community of trailblazers driven by original IP, innovation and collaboration.

Track Listing:

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Bruce Cockburn to bring 50th Anniversary Tour to The Coach House on Monday, May 9

Very exciting news that Canadian singer-songwriter/guitar great Bruce Cockburn will be headlining at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA on Monday, May 9. Here are all the details on this concert event as well as a slew of other upcoming tour dates...Robert Kinsler


Bruce Cockburn / Photo credit: Daniel Keebler

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn
Monday May 9, 2022 8 p.m.

Coach House Concert Hall

33157 Camino Capristrano

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

https://thecoachhouse.com/

Tickets: $35


BRUCE COCKBURN

RELEASED CAREER-SPANNING

GREATEST HITS (1970-2020) ON DECEMBER 3, 2021

 


Inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame on December 4

 

Order: https://truenorthrecords.com/brucecockburn/

 

WATERDOWN, ON - With 34 previous releases, 13 Canadian JUNO wins, two Hall of Fame inductions, countless honorary Doctorates, Officer of The Order of Canada — and new inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame this year — all spanning a 50+ year career — it’s no small task to encapsulate Bruce Cockburn’s inimitable imprint when it comes to Canadian music and culture. But his newly announced double-album release, Bruce Cockburn Greatest Hits (1970 - 2020), is a good place to start.

 

Curated by Bruce Cockburn and released December 3, 2021 via True North Records, this definitive collection meticulously corrals the acclaimed singer/songwriter’s most-favored tracks — from songs that shot to the top of the charts upon release, to long-lauded fan-favorites requested on tour, time and time again.

 

Expect to settle in for a chronological journey from the legendary artist’s earliest offerings, to today; assembled by Cockburn himself, the hand-picked selection of 30 songs revisit works from 1970 to 2020, and are accompanied by exclusive notes from the artist.

 

“In 1969, when I was feeling the need to record an album of the songs I’d been writing, I had no concept of what that might lead to,” Cockburn shares. “Not unusual for a young person, I guess…

 

“In some organic way, it felt like it was ‘time.’ The future wasn’t really an issue. It still isn’t. For each of us, there’s a future or there isn’t.

 

“But looking back over the arc of fifty years of recording, performing, and travel — not to mention, relationships and personal challenges — I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I’d been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone.

 

“And they’re still going!”

 

The release landed ahead of Cockburn’s “2nd Attempt” North American tour for his 50th Anniversary Concert, previously stymied by Covid restrictions.

 

Bruce Cockburn’s Greatest Hits (1970 - 2020) is available via True North Records.

 

Bruce Cockburn 2022 Tour Dates:

April 19, 2022              Showplace Theatre, Peterborough, ON,                    Canada

April 21, 2022              Centre In The Square - Kitchener, ON                      Canada

April 22, 2022              Massey Hall - Toronto, ON                                         Canada

April 23, 2022              National Arts Centre - Ottawa ON                              Canada

April 26, 2022             Empire Theatre - Belleville, ON                                  Canada          

April 27, 2022             Grand Theatre - Kingston, ON                                   Canada          

April 28, 2022             Performing Arts Centre - St. Catherines, ON             Canada                      

May 8, 2022                Fremont Theatre - San Luis Obispo, CA                   USA

May 9, 2022                Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA                USA   

May 11, 2022              Music Box - San Diego, CA                                       USA   

May 12, 2022              MM Theatre - Phoenix, AZ                                         USA   

May 13, 2022              MM Theatre - Phoenix, AZ                                         USA    

May 14, 2022              Orpheum Theatre - Flagstaff, AZ                               USA    

May 16, 2022               NM Museum of Art - Sante Fe, NM                          USA   

May 18, 2022               Stargazers Theatre - Colorado Springs, CO             USA              

May 19, 2022               Boulder Theatre - Boulder, CO                                 USA   

May 20, 2022               The Armory - Ft Collins, CO                                     USA
May 22, 2022                The Elm - Bozeman, MT                                          USA

May 24, 2022               Visual Collective Arts - Boise, ID                              USA               

June 25, 2022               Kate Wolf Music Festival - Laytonville, CA              USA   

June 26, 2022         Kate Wolf Music Festival - Laytonville, CA                    USA