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Cities of the Heart is a Jack Bruce double CD release of sections of two live performances given on November 2nd and 3rd 1993 in Cologne, Germany, to celebrate Bruce's 50th birthday. They were recorded for the WDR "Rockpalast" TV show and a DVD of the shows, entitled Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts, was released by MIG Music in 2014.[1]

Cities of the Heart
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 1994
Recordedlive at E-Werk Cologne, Germany, 2 & 3 November 1993
GenreRock, jazz rock, blues rock
Length116:50
LabelCMP Records
ProducerJack Bruce, with Kurt Renker & Walter Quintus
Jack Bruce chronology
Somethin Els
(1993)
Cities of the Heart
(1994)
Monkjack
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

  1. "Can You Follow?" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce) – 1:56
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
  2. "Running Through Our Hands" (Brown, Bruce, Janet Godfrey) – 4:13
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
    Gary Husband – keyboards
  3. "Over the Cliff" (Bruce, Jerry Goldsmith) – 3:46
    Jack Bruce – bass
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Ginger Baker – drums
  4. "Statues" (Bruce) – 7:37
    Jack Bruce – bass
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Ginger Baker – drums
  5. "First Time I Met the Blues" (Eurreal Montgomery) – 4:47
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Ginger Baker – drums
  6. "Smiles & Grins" (Bruce, Brown) – 9:48
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass, piano
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Art Themen – saxophone
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    Malcolm Bruce – synthesizer
    Gary Husband – drums
  7. "Bird Alone" (Bruce, Brown) – 9:56
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ, piano
    Gary Husband – drums
  8. "Neighbor, Neighbor"(Alton, J.Valler) – 5:32
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Art Themen – saxophone
    Henry Lowther – trumpet
    John Mumford – trombone
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    Simon Phillips – drums
  9. "Born Under a Bad Sign" (William Bell, Booker T. Jones) – 6:17
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Art Themen – saxophone
    Henry Lowther – trumpet
    John Mumford – trombone
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    Jonas Bruce – piano
    Simon Phillips – drums

Disc twoEdit

  1. "Ships in the Night" (Brown, Bruce) – 5:20
    Jack Bruce – vocals
    Maggy Reilly – vocals
    Clem Clempson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
    Malcolm Bruce – acoustic guitar
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    Gary Husband – piano
    François Garny – bass
    Simon Phillips – drums
  2. "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune" (Brown, Bruce) – 4:19
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Art Themen – saxophone
    Henry Lowther – trumpet
    John Mumford – trombone
    François Garny – bass
    Simon Phillips – drums
  3. "Theme for an Imaginary Western song review" (Brown, Bruce) – 6:00
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    François Garny – bass
    Simon Phillips – drums
  4. "Golden Days" (Bruce) – 5:38
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
    Gary "Mudbone" Cooper – vocals
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    François Garny – bass
    Simon Phillips – drums
  5. "Life on Earth" (Bruce) – 5:21
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Gary Moore – guitar
    Simon Phillips – drums
  6. "N.S.U." (Bruce) – 6:29
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Gary Moore – guitar
    Ginger Baker – drums
  7. "Sitting on Top of the World" (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson) – 6:52
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Gary Moore – guitar
    Ginger Baker – drums
  8. "Politician" (Brown, Bruce) – 5:39
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Pete Brown – vocals
    Gary Moore – guitar
    Ginger Baker – drums
  9. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 9:13
    Jack Bruce – vocals, bass
    Gary Moore – guitar
    Ginger Baker – drums
  10. "Sunshine of Your Love" (Brown, Bruce, Eric Clapton) – 8:07
    Jack Bruce – vocals, piano
    Gary "Mudbone" Cooper – vocals
    Clem Clempson – guitar
    Malcolm Bruce – acoustic guitar
    Dick Heckstall-Smith – saxophone
    Art Themen – saxophone
    Henry Lowther – trumpet
    John Mumford – trombone
    Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
    Jonas Bruce – synthesizer
    François Garny – bass
    Ginger Baker – drums
    Simon Phillips – drums
    Pete Brown – percussion

PersonnelEdit

Musicians
Production
  • Cedric Beatly – recording
  • David Calvin – recording
  • Norbert Gutzman – assistant engineer
  • Harald Glaser – live recording submixes
  • Walter Quintus – mixing
  • Ulf von Kanitz – art direction
  • Guido Harari – b/w and colour photos
  • Nanna Botsch – colour photos
  • Ralph Weber – photo of the Bruce family
  • Malcom Bruce – transcriptions
  • Klaus Schruff – computer music notation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Astarita, Glenn. "Cities of the Heart - Jack Bruce | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 June 2014. live in Cologne, Germany.