Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Diamond Rain: The 2017 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr - Metal Folk Dance

The Second Multi-genre post comprises Hard Rock/Metal, Folk/Folk Rock, and Dance/Synthpop. We won't waste time with more talk. Let's get to it.

Folk/Folk Rock

Hard Rock/Metal


Only one more multi-genre post to go. Electronic Alternative Is Next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Diamond Rain: The 2017 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Qtr -Children's Instrumental Compilation

Well it's that time of the year again. It happens 4 times a year. The Quarterly Wrap. And once again we begin with the world famous multi-genre post. Our first post combines compilation album, Children's Music and Instrumental Music. Let's Get to It.

Compilation Album

Children's Album

Instrumental Album

And we are off and running. Two more multi-genre posts to go. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Night Beat Rewind: September 2017

This is it. #PlatVnyl8 is finished. And what a month it has been. The Temperature may be cooling off but the music industry is heating up. We really don't have the time to waste. Let's get to it. We start with the songs.

The Singles Scene

  • Ashes Remain - Rise 4.75 Emeralds
  • Dee Black - Rock (feat Mission 3.75 Emeralds
  • Cristabelle Braden - Let The Sun In (Radio Remix) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Lincoln Brewster - No One Like Our God 5 Emeralds
  • Aaron Cole - Right On Time ft Toby Mac 4.50 Emeralds
  • Davii - Hills and Valleys 4.50 Emeralds
  • Torey D'Shaun - Chopsticks 3.50 Emeralds
  • Evanescence - Imperfection 5 Emeralds
  • Jerry Fee - Stars 3.50 Emeralds
  • For All Seasons - No Other 4.75 Emeralds
  • GAWVI - Diamonds ft Jannine Weigel 4.75 Emeralds
  • Eric Heron - I-10 3.50 Emeralds
  • Dianne Michelle - I Am Healed 5 Emeralds
  • Rich Mullins - The Joy of Jesus ft Matt Maher, Mac Powell, and Ellie Holcomb (Posthumous Cover) 4.75 Emeralds
  • DJ Mykael V - Diamonds 3.75 Emeralds 
  • NF - Let You Down 4.75 Emeralds
  • Narrow Skies - Winds of Change 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sanctus Real - Changed 4.75 Emeralds
  • Heather Schnoor - All In 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sivion - Darkness 3.50 Emeralds
  • Social Club Misfits - Dive 4.25 Emeralds
  • Switchfoot and Lifehouse - Shine Like Gold (Houston Benefit Single) 5 Emeralds 
  • John Tibbs - Shepherd ft Sandra McCracken 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sierra White - I'll Find You 4.75 Emeralds
Two Dozen (That's 24) song releases to finish it up, and that's after two consecutive months with 17. What a way to finish a year. On to the albums. We begin with those that will not make the pool.

Missing The Mark

  • Andre Balboa - Choir Practice EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • Alan Cox - The Heart, Acoustic Sessions Vol 1 3.50 Emeralds
  • Deraj - Goodish EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • Jason Gray - The Acoustic Sessions EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • J Lee The Producer - Music Box 3.50 Emeralds
  • Terrance McCoy - Transparency 3.75 Emeralds
  • Derek Minor - Your Soul Must Fly EP 3.75 Emeralds 
  • Lael Turner - Millennial EP 3.50 Emeralds
  • Various - Houston Rise: An EP for the Comeback 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Top 50 Praise Songs Instrumentals 3.75 Emeralds
Now on to the Perfect.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Nathanael Bryce (aka Goshen Sai) - Time Will Come 5 Emeralds
  • Kristine DiMarco - Where His Light Was 5 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Untraveled Roads: A Live Album 5 Emeralds
  • LIGHTS - Skin and Earth 5 Emeralds
  • Cool Hand Luke - Cora 5 Emeralds
  • Red Rocks Worship - Here (Live) 5 Emeralds
  • The Royal Royal - Rococo 5 Emeralds
  • Ricardo Sanchez - Taste + See (Live) 5 Emeralds
  • Holly Starr - Human 5 Emeralds
This is a great Month. The Return of Cool Hand Luke (get Of Man). And a complete album from LIGHTS ( the girl can rock as well as dance)

Semi-Precious Metals

  • Blanca - Real Love EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • C3 Live - Love So Wild 4.50 Emeralds
  • Cody Carnes - The Darker The Night/The Brighter The Morning 4.25 Emeralds
  • Ricky Dillard and New G - 10 4.50 Emeralds
  • Emerald Hymns - Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jordan Feliz - 1 Mic, 1 Take EP (Live From Capitol Studios) 4.50 Emeralds
  • Fleshkiller - Awaken 4.75 Emeralds
  • Todd Galberth - Decrease 4.50 Emeralds
  • Gateway - Monuments 4.75 Emeralds
  • Felling Giants - We Live By Day EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Inspire Church Worship - Like No Other 4.75 Emeralds
  • Phil J - Foreigner 4.50 Emeralds
  • Jonny Lang - Signs 4.75 Emeralds
  • Ruth La'Ontra - I Got You (Live) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Lecrae - All Things Work Together 4.75 Emeralds 
  • Matt Maher - Echoes 4.75 Emeralds
  • John Mark McMillan - Mercury and Lightning 4.75 Emeralds
  • Aryn Michelle - The Realest Thing 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tyson Motsenbocker - Almira EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • New Hope Oahu - Kingdom (Live) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Christy Nockels - Be Held: Lullabies for The Beloved 4.75 Emeralds
  • Open Heaven - Miracle Maker 4.50 Emeralds
  • Planetshakers - Legacy 4.75 Emeralds
  • Pyramid Park - Vulnerability 4.50 Emeralds
  • Matt Redman - Glory Song 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Rocks Worship - God Of Our Salvation 4.50 Emeralds
  • Marvin Sapp - Close 4.50 Emeralds
  • Spoken - IX 4.75 Emeralds
  • Stavesacre - MCMXCV 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tim Timmons - Who I Am 4.75 Emeralds
  • Urban Rescue - City Sessions (Live In Los Angeles) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various - My Utmost For His Highest 4.50 Emeralds 
  • Matthew West - All In 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jason Whitehorn - As long as I have Breath 4.25 Emeralds
  • Zach Williams - Chain Breaker (Deluxe) 4.75 Emeralds
And that does it for #PlatVnyl8. The #PlatVnyl9 Pool Has Now Opened. We are changing things up for the new year. Most of you wont notice a thing, however. Observant people may notice a change in future rewinds, though. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Flight 789: A Platinum Vinyl Update

It is time for another Platinum Vinyl Awards Update. Things are finally starting to look like they are in order here at Night Beat HQ. We are at the convergence of three #PlatVnyl eligibility years. Hence Flight 789. 
  • #PlatVnyl7 - Way overdue. Eligibility for this year ended September 30, 2016 with the awards ceremony supposed to take place around May 2017. Judging is just about finished. Video Awards (+General Field Section): 100% Completed; Song Awards (+General Field Section): 100% Completed; Album Awards (+General Field Section): 11% Completed; General Field Awards: 25% Completed
  • #PlatVnyl8 - Eligibility Year (Current): Ends September 30, 2017. Reviews are currently up to date. September Rewind and 4th Quarter Wrap should be completed in early October.
  • #PlatVnyl9 - Breathing down our necks. Eligibility Year begins October 1, 2017 and lasts until September 30, 2018. Early indications point to a blockbuster year as we drive toward #10.
That concludes our update. All things point forward to a #PlatVnyl7 Awards ceremony in early October. Time to get back to the judging. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Music Video Monday: Speak To Me

Welcome Back to Music Video Monday. We have been on an irregular schedule these days, but we are slowly getting regular. The best way to do these things is one day at a time.

We begin with a Lyric Video from Ashes Remain. They will be kicking off #PlatVnyl9 with the release of Let The Night In on October 27. This is RISE.
You RISE in the Morning, when there is Lights. Val is back with Skin and Earth, and she  took the Kevin Max route by combining a Graphic Novel with an Album in a concept album. I have been posting the videos as I find them. This is New Fears. Skin and Earth dropped last Friday. Go get it.
And finally, our favorite goth girl is back.  Amy Lee (aka Evanescence) is coming out of retirement once again. While the band will be back for a best of String sessions entitled Synthesis this November, Amy has been busy on her own. The video is Speak To Me, and it is the end title sequence song for the movie Voice From The Stone. Now the Movie was back in April, and it was the end of the movie, but if anyone left the theater while Amy was singing, I just don't want to know you. You just have no music appreciation. Check it out.
That's the end of this edition of Music Video Monday. One step at a time. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Night Beat Rewind: August 2017

One month to go. And we are starting to get the Ship of State sailing upright again. One month until the #PlatVnyl8 Pool closes and the #PlatVnyl9 Pool opens. Growth has come to the level where we can most likely say. "We Need A Staff". Of course there is no office. Just the internet. We haven't grown that much.

The Singles Scene

  • All The Pretty Lights - Real Love 4.75 Emeralds
  • Blanca - Real Love 4.75 Emeralds 
  • B Cooper - Low ft Byron Juane 4.50 Emeralds
  • Marcus Dawson - I Believe 5 Emeralds
  • Jaxon - I Need You 4.75 Emeralds
  • MDSN - Kerosene 4.75 Emeralds
  • Derek Minor - Take Off 3.75 Emeralds
  • NF - Green Lights 4.75 Emeralds
  • Phil J - Ooh La La 3.75 Emeralds
  • P.O.D.- Soundboy Killa 4.75 Emeralds
  • Rend Collective - Rescuer (Good News) 4.75 Emeralds    
  • Jay Sanon - Infatuation ft @MyCoachJosh 4.75 Emeralds 
  • Michael W. Smith - A Million Lights 4.75 Emeralds
  • Surf Gvng - I Know 4.50 Emeralds
  • We Are Leo - 61/Twenty-Three (Unikron Remix) 5 Emeralds
  • White Collar Sideshow - Tombstones For Eyes 5 Emeralds
  • Blake Whiteley - Body Dat 4.50 Emeralds
17 Singles this month. I Believe that is a record (or even a Double Vinyl)

Missing The Mark 

  • Dee Black - Black Friday 3.50 Emeralds
  • Eric and Shala - Fearless 3.75 Emeralds
  • Jarry Manna - HW3: Holy Weapon 3 3.50 Emeralds
  • Andy Mineo and Wordsplayed Present - Magic and Bird 3.75 Emeralds

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Deitrick Haddon - Deitrick Haddon and Hill City Worship Camp 5 Emeralds
  • Kings Kaleidoscope - The Beauty Between 5 Emeralds
  • Lara Landon - The Never Again 5 Emeralds
  • Jennifer McGill - Unbreakable 5 Emeralds
  • Jennifer McGill - Unbreakable (Deluxe) 5 Emeralds
  • Fernando Ortega - The Crucifixion of Jesus 5 Emeralds
  • Third Day - Revival 5 Emeralds
  • Third Day - Revival (Deluxe) 5 Emeralds

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Brinson - Thornz 4.75 Emeralds
  • Dillon Chase - Drifting 4.75 Emeralds
  • Quinton Coblentz - Sahara 4.75 Emeralds
  • Alex Faith - Summer Pack EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Finding Favour - Farewell Fear 4.75 Emeralds
  • Point of Grace - Our Recollections: 25th Anniversary 4.50 Emeralds 
  • Travis Greene - Crossover: Live From Music City 4.50 Emeralds
  • Koryn Hawthorne - Koryn Hawthorne 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jesus Culture - Love Has A Name (Deluxe Edition)  4.75 Emeralds
  • Long Hollow WAVE - Upside Down 4.75 Emeralds
  • Loso - Before I Commit EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Sandra McCracken - Steadfast Live 4.75 Emeralds
  • Narrow Skies - Seasons: The Fade 4.75 Emeralds
  • Needtobreathe - Hardcuts EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Robert Pierre - Nothing Without You 4.75 Emeralds
  • Reconcile - Streets Don't Love You 4.50 Emeralds
  • Anthony and Brittany Shepherd - Revival Nights EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Thi'sl - Levitate EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Alisa Turner - Alisa Turner EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Vertical Worship - Vertical Worship 4.75 Emeralds
  • Devin Williams - We Are Forever Yours EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • XD Out - Better Day 4.25 Emeralds
Well that completes our August edition of Rewind. There is just one month to go before I have to do our 4th Quarter Wrap. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Music Video Monday: An Unbreakable Sideshow

    Welcome back to Music Video Monday. We have a somewhat spotty schedule here due to the totally shambles #PlatVnyl7. We are going to have a totally revised schedule on that. I am currently posting the nominees on the blog and picking winners at the same time. That should be interesting. #PlatVnyl8 may require helpers.

    Our 3 videos this week come from different genres, though some critics would sloppily call this an all rock episode. We begin with one of my favorite Dance artists, Lights. She will be releasing a new album as well as an accompanying graphic novel/comic entitled Skin and Earth (drops September 22). The third single and video from the album is Savage. The girl proves that she can rock with the best of them.
    Next up is a newbie. Jennifer McGill got her start with Mickey Mouse but her first full length album Unbreakable is no Mickey Mouse Operation. I love a singer who can beat the music into submission. This is the video for the title cut.
    Finally, welcome to the sideshow, as in White Collar Sideshow.  The Ringleader, Herr Schwein, The Faceless Woman, and Leech have been serving up some great industrial music worthy of a Cult of Jester fan (as I am). I have been a fan for 5 years now. Their third album, Valley of The Skull, will be out next year. This is going to be a long four months. You can keep things under control with this video for Tombstones for Eyes.
    That does it for this week. Time to get back to #PlatVnyl7. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.