A Place in the World, Part 2

Howdy Folks,

After spending two and a half hours in my storage space, I finally located my copy of A Place In The World (APITW) and some other memorabilia related to this CD for other blog posts.

About this CD, it was released in October 1996 as a CD as well as on cassette tape. There were 4 singles released off of this CD of which one of them only rose as high as a top-30 Country hit. The four singles were Let Me Into Your Heart, Keeping the Faith, I Want To Be Your Girlfriend, and The Better To Dream Of You.

When I was opening up the CD so I could take a photo of it, I noticed wear on the cover. I’ve always noticed the wear on the left side but now I see it on the right side as well. The green stickers on the back cover tell the DJ at my wedding reception to play the whole CD during dinner. Before the album was released, there was a segment on the country version of Entertainment Tonight which showcased her album and all the work that the record company’s art department put into creating the look and feel of the album. There were at least 3 other fonts that were picked out for the cover. Also, inside are additional pictures that I’ll post at a later date.

She also toured in support of APITW with Trisha Yearwood and Kim Richey during 1997. I took my niece, Emily, who was 7 at the time to her first Mary Chapin Carpenter concert at a venue then called Great Woods in Massachusetts.

It’s a short post I know and as always,

Over & Out,

Lisa M. Luck

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My Place in this World

So it’s been over 4 years since I wrote a post. The year 2012 was the 20th anniversary of Mary-Chapin’s Come On Come On and I shared some memorabilia with you.

I’ve been in transition the last 4 years due to several significant losses, my mother (who I mentioned in previous posts), my 9 year old pet rabbit, my step-dad, my marriage, my job of 5 and a half years. These things drove me to a very dark, dark place. I’m happy to say though that I’m finally in a better place.

During this time, I binged on Netflix a lot and referred to myself as a bed potato. I did manage though to see MCC in concert during this time thanks to my friend, Gerry. I saw MCC at new venues (to me). She even brought along Shawn Colvin to one of them. (Yes, I know it was pre-planned.)

After all of this back story, it leads me to say that my plans are to continue this blog. My primary focus now will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of A Place In The World (APITW), one of my top 5 favorite albums of hers. Also, I plan to stay on this topic with some digression which may be this month, because the record wasn’t released until October of 1996. 

I almost restarted this blog in August because my high school niece needed to read a blog for summer reading and why shouldn’t it be mine. Needless to say, I never got around to it because I preferred listening to MCC’S music – COCO,  PDAOF, and The Calling instead of writing. 

 It wasn’t whole albums but specific songs like He Thinks He’ll Keep Her, Can’t Take Love for Granted (Live from The David Letterman Show), and the title track from The Calling. When I listen to single tracks, I notice nuances of the songs that I never heard before like guitar licks, background vocals and harmonies. 

Notice on the inside packaging, I’ve put the marketing blurbs that are stuck to the outside wrapper. Oh, and this album will be 10 years old next year. 

With that said, I’m happy that I have plenty of memorabilia and plenty of stories to share with you. Until next time…

Over & Out,

Lisa M Luck