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Craig Manning Releases New Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Craig Manning, a contributor here, has released a new album on Bandcamp.

    Inspired by the loss of my grandfather, A Way to Get Back Home tackles questions of love, family, home, growing up, leaving it all behind, and knowing when it’s time to come back.

  2. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

  3. Ska Senanake


    Will check this out. Craig you always had some of the best write ups on absolutepunk.
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Thanks! Happy to be writing over here now.
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  5. Front page news! Awesome.

    This album is highly recommended.
  6. Steve_JustAGuy


    This guy?!?!

    In all seriousness though, I'll have to give it a listen today. If it's half as good as your write ups it won't disappoint.
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  7. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    great album!
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  8. s12sim

    RIP AP Prestigious

    Very cool, I'll give it a listen for sure.
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  9. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I've hit the big time.

    Thanks again for buying my record. I really do appreciate it.

    So glad you enjoyed it! Any favorite tracks? Definitely value your opinion, since I know how much home recording stuff you do.

    Thanks guys, let me know what you think!
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  10. Official news status!!!!!
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  11. thetruthisvile

    I sing in Sarah and the Safe Word.

    This is excellent.
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  12. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Congrats on the release! New music is always worth celebrating.

    While reading some of the lyrics I was super into your style/voice/references. Def excited to listen.
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  13. My pleasure, man. I know what a huge undertaking it is to make your own record. As the previous commenter said, it's worthy of celebration and recognition.

    I listened to the record yesterday and genuinely enjoyed it. I want to give it a few more spins before I offer more detailed feedback, but the songs that stuck out to me most on first listen were "Way Too Long," "A Million Reasons," "Two Lane Road" (the fact that I had already heard these three from the originals comps was a contributing factor, I'm sure), "The Last Gasp of Summer," and "Losers in a Losing Game." Excited to continue diving in.
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  14. skurt

    Sleekest of beaks. So Good.

    Great record Craig, Two lane Road is my favorite track after a first listen.
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  15. duritzfan13

    all we have is time

    So excited to check this out. Love Craig's write-ups and we share a lot of taste in music so I'm sure I'll be digging this.
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  16. I'm only two songs in but this is honestly really good. And I'm not always a fan of this sort of singer-songwriter stuff. The singing and songwriting is very solid.
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  17. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    I only had time to listen to the first few songs, but I liked what I heard, especially track 2. I might have to buy this later.
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  18. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    It's a big day!

    Thank you!

    It's been a long time coming. Just had to find time to sit down and finally record it, which I did about a month ago. Really happy to finally have something out there.

    I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think after you listen!

    I am glad that people are singling out different songs. It's super hard to be objective when it's your own stuff, as I'm sure you know. Jason Isbell said something along those lines to me when I interviewed him last year, about how he "doesn't do the favorite song thing" because if he had a favorite song on one of his records he'd just have to go back and write 10 songs that he liked that much. I don't really have a "favorite" here, so it's nice to know that people are gravitating toward different stuff.

    Thanks! That probably would be the "single" if there was a single. Haha


    Thank you for listening! Hope you continue to enjoy it.

    Humbled by this. Thank you for checking it out.
  19. Mr. Isbell is a wise man. I always think it's fascinating to hear what songs connect with others. I've found that the ones people single out usually are not the ones I would expect. If listeners are singling out a bunch of different songs, that's definitely a good sign!
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  20. That was a really great Isbell quote. I should re-read that interview! Haha
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  21. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Yeah, for the most part it's not the ones I expected, which is sort of cool. I agree that it's a good sign.

    Well, that one did make the transfer over here, so you always can! He had some cool perspectives on songwriting in there. He also said something about how, in songwriting, it's freeing that you can write a song that is sort of about you, sort of about someone else you know, and sort of fiction. You're not bound to tell the truth or to invent everything out of thin air, but can do a mixture of both. I definitely took that to heart while writing most of this album.
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  22. Damien Davies

    take me over Supporter

    Wow Craig! This is awesome!
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  23. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Thanks a ton for checking it out!
  24. quietwords

    RIP EmoPunkKid28: 2002-2016 Prestigious

    Always value your opinions on music, so I'm really looking forward to diving into this!
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  25. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Thanks! Hope you enjoy it.