Wise and Otherwise - Harry Manx

 Catalogue #: NBM0008
Release: April 2, 2002

  Wise and Otherwise, due April 2, 2002, was recorded in 20 hours, nearly twice as long as Dog My Cat.Produced once again by Jordy Sharp, Manx used few overdubs and recorded a dozen tracks, slipping in a few choice covers. The traditional "Death Have Mercy" is given untraditional treatment by way of the Mohan Veena and the fourth track segues brilliantly from Manx's own "The Gist of Madhuvanti" into BB King's "The Thrill is Gone," using his slide to bridge what Manx views as an imaginary gap from East to West. Manx also covers songs by Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, but it is his originals that make the deepest connections with the listener."Don't Forget to Miss Me," inspired by the way his wife signs her letters to him when he's traveling, will likely be a standard for future generations of singers to cover. "Coat of Mail" is a heartbreaking song about an old friend who has slipped through the cracks of society.


A new release from the Harry Manx, winner of 2002 Best Blues Album of the Year from the Canadian Independent Music Awards for Dog My Cat