On Rarities, Bruce Cockburn is finally sharing sixteen rarely heard and newly mastered recordings with digital music consumers. These include two previously unreleased songs that are not included on the Rumours Of Glory limited-edition box set, and four remastered tracks that only appeared on tribute compilation albums dedicated to Gordon Lightfoot, Pete Seeger, Mississippi Sheiks and Mississippi John Hurt.
Rarities will be available on November 25, 2022, on all digital platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music and Deezer. An advance single, the theme song from the 1983 Bill Mason directed National Film Board film Waterwalker launches the digital album release. Listen to Waterwalker Theme on the official True North Store here.
On Rarities are two songs not available on the previous box set: “Twilight On The Champlain Sea” featuring Ani DiFranco, originally intended to be on Life Short Call Now and used on the Japan-only release; and 1966’s “Bird Without Wings,” the oldest Cockburn demo from his personal vault, later recorded by Ottawa’s 3’s A Crowd and produced by The Mamas & the Papas’ Mama Cass.