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The Fire Sermon
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Adult Content,Brief Nudity
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The Book of Lies
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La Sagrada Familia
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Theseus in the Rains
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No Wontons for Elvis
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Ephemeris
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The Adamski Photographs
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Dromedary
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The Book of Living and Dying

The Book Of Flame : Michael Manring

© Alchemy Records 1998

While working on this album I found myself thinking about some pretty heavy stuff. In addition to the sorrow and soul searching I felt over the death of my close friend, Michael Hedges, which occurred while I was in the midst of conceptualizing the album, I became fascinated with the kinds of things people believe in, both sacred and profane. I was also interested in the effect those beliefs have on the world around us. I remembered the image of fire as the classic metaphor for life—we burn brightly for a limited time with beliefs and ideas, and in the process we are consumed.

Meanwhile, we leave a story behind us, like a book, of experiences, emotions, successes, failures, dramas, etc. I hoped that this title would reflect these ideas, as well as pay homage to the Jorge Luis Borges collection of short stories, The Book of Sand, which has had a big influence on me. I hoped that The Book of Flame might be a kind of a collection of audio short stories that somehow tied together all of the thoughts and experiences I was having.

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Manring rocks out on this one. The compositions stay tight.

 
Other CDs/DVDs By Michael Manring

Don Ross / Michael Manring / Andy McKee : Live in Toronto

DVD

This DVD, shot by Bernard Leroux, was made near the beginning of a tour in November 2006 at the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio in downtown Toronto. It was a pleasure to be on the road again with Michael Manring, and to be introducing Andy McKee to my audience. This performance was just a few days before Andy shot the fateful YouTube videos that went on to launch his now worldwide fame. It was a great night

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The Light Which Puts out Our Eyes
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I Left America
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Come with Me, My Love

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Michael Manring : Soliloquy

Solo Bass

 Hailed by many as the world's leading solo bassist, Michael has been pushing back the boundaries of what's possible with just a bass guitar for two decades, winning thousands of fans and wowing countless audiences the world over with his stunning compositions and mind-blowing technical mastery of the instrument. Soliloquy is his latest Solo release.

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Footprints
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Naima
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Cherokee

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McGill Manring Stevens : What We Do

Fusion

'What We Do', is the trio's third album; a collection of contemporary jazz standards done their way.

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