Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws
|Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws|
|Studio album by Bruce Cockburn|
|Bruce Cockburn chronology|
Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws is the ninth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. The album has eight songs written around the acoustic guitar and "particularly showcased Cockburn's sparkling guitar work". Cockburn's records had to that time been influenced by his Christianity; Third Way magazine wrote in 1987 that "in 1979 the simple Christian faith [Cockburn] had been celebrating was transformed with the release of his most popular ever album Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws, where, with the help of Charles Williams, his pre-Christian mysticism resurfaced after the baptism of faith as mature Christian mysticism. The poetry was astonishing, like no Christian musician had then, or would since, come even close to."
The single "Wondering Where the Lions Are" reached No. 21 in the United States, and was important in bringing Cockburn attention outside Canada. The record peaked at No. 45 on the Billboard 200.
The album cover is a painting by Canadian aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007). In 1992 a remastered edition was released by Rounder Records with two extra tracks, "Dawn Music" and "Bye Bye Idi".
|2.||"Hills of Morning"||Cockburn||4:25|
|5.||"After the Rain"||Cockburn||3:59|
|6.||"Wondering Where the Lions Are"||Cockburn||3:42|
- Bruce Cockburn – Guitar, chimes, synthesizer, dulcimer, voice
- Pat Godfrey – Piano, marimba, background vocal on "Wondering Where the Lions Are"
- Robert Boucher – Bass
- Bob Di Salle – Drums, congas
except on "Wondering Where the Lions Are"
- Larry "Sticky Fingers" Silvera – Bass, background vocal
- Ben Bow – Drums, güiro, background vocal
- Allmusic review
- J.B. and Paoletta, Michael (ed). "Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws (Music release)." Billboard, December 12, 2002. Vol. 114, Issue 51.
- Wrote, Martin. "Bruce Cockburn". Third Way, August 1987, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 18–20.
- Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws Album cover by Norval Morrisseau