Bruce Cockburn is an enigmatic artist with a lot to say and a unique perspective on the world around us. In his later releases, there is a tendency to experiment with styles that may leave some listeners behind and may even alienate long-time fans. But, here in his earlier releases are complete albums of melodious and thought-provoking songs delivered in simple, straightforward manners. Truly acoustic and with Cockburn's reassuring vocals, the early albums are testaments to the utterly absorbing quality of his music. These early releases are also filled with a peaceful approach and perspective that make a sit-down listen take on a re-energizing aspect, or can underscore a day's activities with calm. Cockburn's guitar work is tremendously exciting and this album includes one of his all-time best songs - All the Diamonds in the World.