Welcome to the list
Welcome to the list! Enjoyed your first posts and loved your
anecdotes about Janis.
Congrats on your pending arrival - a new ManTran fan in the making. :)
<And Jim, you dog, best wishes to you as well. You certainly kept
that bit of news under wraps for some time. Anyway, enough time spent
on you, back to...>
"Offbeat of Avenues", eh? I also like that one very much. It is an
especially strong release at the beginning with just one fantastic
number after another. ("Serenade in Blue" is one of my all time fav
ManTran numbers.) What is your reason for ranking this one so highly?
For the list in general... I think I may have posed this question
once before but never really got a response so I'll try it again:
To me both "Offbeat" and the Christmas effort were both very strong
releases. Why did Sony/Columbia dump ManTran after just two releases?
(Or did ManTran dump them?)
I was just always very surprised because I thought they had left
Atlantic because of a bad relationship there. (Ah, the politics of
the music industry.)
Regard and again welcome.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
To my understanding, you are right, and they left Atlantic because of the
politics. However, I believe that they had worked out an understanding with
Ahmet Ertgun, I think that's the guy, and signed again with Atlantic. I could
swear I heard something to that effect.
On to Offbeat of Avenues, I really like every song on the album, and I cant
say that for every other one, although there really isnt any song I cant
stand. However, for me, Offbeat just has, as you said, one great song after
another. I am especially drawn to A World Apart because of all that's
happened to me. Of course, it doesnt hurt that Janis wrote and sang it
Thanks for the well wishes for my baby... I will be sure to post when she
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