The Charity of Night

Not since, well, Billy Corgan’s last opus has anyone used dusk-to-daylight imagery as expansively as on Bruce Cockburn’s 23rd album. As a famously spiritual sensualist who feels ”at home in the night but hungry for dawn,” this politico-romantic masterfully evokes night as a cloak of comfort and corruption both. And if he throws murderers and land mines into The Charity of Night, it makes his juxtaposed joie de vivre more vital.

The Charity of Night
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