- Released: July 12, 2011
- Label: True North
- 1.Call It Democracy
- 2.Stolen Land
- 3.Strange Waters
- 4.Fascist Architecture
- 5.You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance
- 6.Birmingham Shadows
Personnel: Bruce Cockburn (vocals, guitar); Steve Lucas (bass, background vocals); Ben Riley (drums, background vocals).
Recorded live at the Barrymore Theater, Madison, Wisconsin on May 3, 1997.
Personnel: Bruce Cockburn (vocals, guitar); Ben Riley (drums, background vocals); Steve Lucas (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Colin Linden; Bruce Cockburn.
Recording information: Barrymore Theater, Madison, WI (05/03/1997).
Photographer: Adam Pike Riesner.
You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance: Bruce Cockburn Live is a short but sweet EP recorded on his supporting tour for his 1997 album Charity of Night. Featuring only six songs, the disc may be too short for the dedicated fans who are its target audience, but all of the six songs sound terrific. These are impassioned, elastic performances, bending according to Cockburn's emotions. The only problem is that it's simply an EP, not a full album, but it's still a worthwhile purchase for any dedicated Cockburn fan. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine