STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9208-8926 LABEL: True North TND316 FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
In 1971, Cockburn was still a couple of albums away from embracing Christianity and this mystical acoustic release bears some comparison to early ‘70s Van Morrison in the spiritual explorations and soulful acoustic styling. Maybe it was just a hippie hangover but Cockburn’s songs seem packed with nature imagery and a delightful innocence. Despite the wintery cover photo, there is plenty of warmth here in songs like the humorous “Happy Good Morning Blues” and the wistful “One Day I Walk”. There are even a couple of bonus recordings of what could be the earliest live recordings of a very young Bruce. Although he would soon shed his pastoral folkie image and fly from the pigeonhole that others placed him in, ‘High Winds, White Sky’ is still a rustic delight.
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