The Trouble with Normal

Released: 1983
LP: High Romance Music 3283
CD: Gold Castle 71308; Columbia 48750

Album Personnel:


  1. The Trouble With Normal (3:35)
  2. Candy Man's Gone (4:00)
  3. Hoop Dancer (7:48)
  4. Waiting for the Moon (4:22)
  5. Tropic Moon (4:38)
  6. Going Up Against Chaos (5:31)
  7. Put Our Hearts Together (4:25)
  8. Civilization and its Discontents (4:16)
  9. Planet of the Clowns (3:47)
There is also a German version with additional tracks

From: All Music Guide

Another consistently strong effort. Cockburn's brainy lyrics occasionally border on the didactic, but the imagery is usually brilliant. "Waiting for the Moon" is one of his most beautiful songs. The title cut is released in two totally different versions; the True North rendition is preferable.

Rick Clark

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