High Winds, White Sky

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High Winds, White Sky is the second studio album from Bruce Cockburn, released in 1971 on the True North label. It was remastered in 2003 by Rounder Records with two bonus tracks recorded live in 1970. The album received a Canadian gold record award in 1986.

High Winds, White Sky
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Studio album by
RecordedNovember 1970–April 1971 at Thunder Sound Studios and Toronto Eastern Sound
LabelTrue North
ProducerEugene Martynec
Bruce Cockburn chronology
Bruce Cockburn
High Winds, White Sky
Sunwheel Dance
Singles from High Winds, White Sky
  1. "One Day I Walk"
    Released: 1971


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [1]

In a retrospective review, music critic Thom Jurek, writing for Allmusic, called the album "A remarkably fresh and timeless recording... Overall, however, this album—like Sunwheel Dance that follows it—presents a far more mystical Cockburn. His tenderness and poetic vision are almost pastoral on these early recordings, something that would get burned off and become hard-bitten (if no less romantic and more dramatic) as his music and social vision grew."[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Happy Good Morning Blues" - 2:39
  2. "Let Us Go Laughing" - 5:20
  3. "Love Song" - 2:26
  4. "One Day I Walk" - 3:06
  5. "Golden Serpent Blues" - 3:33
  6. "High Winds White Sky" - 3:01
  7. "You Point to the Sky" - 2:56
  8. "Life's Mistress" - 3:24
  9. "Ting/the Cauldron" - 6:30
  10. "Shining Mountain" - 5:14

2003 bonus tracksEdit

  1. "Totem Pole (Live)" - 3:25
  2. "It's An Elephants World (Live)" - 2:39

Tracks 2 thru 9 recorded at RCA's Thunder Sound Studios, Toronto
Tracks 1 and 10 recorded at Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto
Tracks 11 and 12 recorded live on January 23, 1970 at the Bitter Grounds Coffee House in Kingston, Ontario


Personnel - ProductionEdit

  • Eugene Martynec - Producer
  • Henry Saskowski - Engineer at Thunder Sound Studios
  • Chris Skene - Engineer at Eastern Sound


  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "High Winds, White Sky > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 15, 2011.