Art by Norval Morrisseau
Original painting was 3 panel piece
Recording Artist: Bruce Cockburn
The best cover version of Cockburn's classic we've ever heard
Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws is a 1979 studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. The album has eight songs written around the acoustic guitar and "particularly showcased Cockburn's sparkling guitar work." Cockburn's records had to that time been influenced by his Christianity; Third Way magazine wrote in 1987 that "in 1979 the simple Christian faith [Cockburn] had been celebrating was transformed with the release of his most popular ever album Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws, where, with the help of Charles Williams, his pre-Christian mysticism resurfaced after the baptism of faith as mature Christian mysticism. The poetry was astonishing, like no Christian musician had then, or would since, come even close to."
The original version by the master performer himself
The single "Wondering Where the Lions Are" made the Top 40 in the United States, reaching #21, and was important in bringing Cockburn attention outside Canada. The record peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200.
The album cover is a painting by Canadian aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007). In 1992 a remastered edition was released by Rounder Records with two extra tracks, "Dawn Music" and "Bye Bye Idi."