Bruce CockburnThe Trouble With Normal

Label:True North – TN53, True North – TN-53, Columbia – none
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Folk Rock


A1The Trouble With Normal3:35
A2Candy Man's Gone4:00
A3Hoop Dancer7:48
A4Waiting For The Moon4:22
B5Tropic Moon4:38
B6Going Up Against Chaos5:31
B7Put Our Hearts Together4:25
B8Civilization And Its Discontents4:16
B9Planet Of The Clowns3:47

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Released with an inner lyrics-sleeve with lyrics in both English and French.

Tracks numbered sequentially across both sides.

Cat# on spine and back cover: TN53
Cat# on labels: TN-53

Track B4 is written as 'Civilization And It's Discontents' on the labels and back cover, and correctly on the inner sleeve.

On spine: C 83.

℗©1983 High Romance Music Ltd.

On back cover: Manufactured and distributed by CBS Records Canada Ltd.
On labels: Manufactured by CBS Records Canada, Ltd.

Published by Golden Mountain Music Corp.
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto, September 1982 - January 1983.
Mastered by Sterling Sound in New York.
Produced for True North productions.
All songs © 1983 Golden Mountain Music Corp.

Four point MAPL icon indicates 100% Canadian content (Music, Artist, Performance, Lyrics).

Track A1: Toronto 30/6/81
Track A2: NYC, Boston 3/12/81
Track A3: Tokyo 5/9/79
Track A4: Lanzarote 12/9/81
Track B5: Sardegna 4/6/82
Track B6: Toronto 8/8/81
Track B7: St. Vincent 3/1/83
Track B8: Toronto 2/7/81
Track B9: Tenerife 9/9/81

The runouts are etched except for STERLING and the stamper numbers with DM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Runouts): DM #
  • Other (Date code on spine): C83
  • Other (Spine): [Shorewood logo]
  • Rights Society: PRO Canada
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A matrix): TN-53-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B matrix): TN-53-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): TN-53-A STERLING DM-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): TN-53-B-1 STERLING DM-8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): TN-53-A STERLING DM 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): TN-53-B-1 STERLING DM 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): TN-53-A STERLING DM-15
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): TN-53-B-1 STERLING DM- 13

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Trouble With Normal (LP, Album)Ricordi InternationalSNIR 25096Italy1983
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The Trouble With Normal (Cassette, , Orange Cassette)RicordiIRK 725096Italy1983
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The Trouble With Normal (Cassette, Album, Dolby)True North, True NorthTNT 53, TNT-53Canada1983
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The Trouble With Normal (LP, Album)High Romance Music Ltd., Big Time Phonograph Recording Co.BT-7009Australia1983
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The Trouble With Normal (Cassette, Album)Big TimeTC-BT-7009Australasia1983



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    I have a version that matches up exactly with these details except instead of "Face 1/2" my labels read "Side 1/2"


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