Originally a film student, Marc Jordan dropped out of Canada's Brock University in 1970 to pursue a music career. He played with a band for a short time, returned to school, but then left for good to travel outside Canada. Upon getting back to Toronto, Jordan was signed by a publisher to a recording, publishing and management contract. After a song-saga double album, Cantata Canada and a tribute album to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Warner Bros. signed him and released his 1978 debut Mannequin. Jordan released Blue Desert in 1979, Talking Through Pictures in 1987 and Reckless Valentine in 1993. Cool Jam Black Earth was released in 1996 and Live: Now & Then followed in 1999. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide