Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 Wishlist: Dance

Taking a look ahead to 2012 in a genre most in the industry fear to tread. The most feared word in the Christian Dictionary (Actually, I think it has been deleted from most editions). The word is D-A-N-C-E. Yes Dance. As in Dance Music. Techno and Electronica included. I went to a Christian College in the Northeast. The top two sins were Dancing and going to the Movies. "Christian Dance" involves moving up and down and somewhat side to side without your feet actually coming unglued from the floor. Don't get me started on Christian Interpretive Dance. I think that's an Olympic sport. It's called Rhythmic Gymnastics-Ribbons.

I expect some new blood to show up in this category in 2012, mostly because some of the entrants have been on such a tear. It's not that they couldn't. Especially with techno, all you need is a synth and a recording device and you're off to the races.

It has been Two years since Stephen Petree came out with Weakness Makes You Beautiful, which was among the inaugural Dance nominees. While the album was good, it was also somewhat derivative, and it wasn't among my favorites. Besides, I was more of a fan of his Brother Chad Petree, who along with Jeremy Dawson formed Techno Group Cloud2Ground. Now that is on a wish list. But why not, we had reunion summer this year. Anyway, I think a return to the studio by Petree would be appreciated.

Also appreciated, but highly unlikely, would be another release by Beckah Shae. Life came out in 2010 and Destiny (A Perfect 5 Emerald Album) followed this year. It would be tough to think that something as epic as Destiny could be reached so quickly, so my prediction for ms. Shea would be a much deserved year off to recharge the batteries. Besides, she needs the energy to carry all the statuettes she will be hauling off at the Doves (Yeah, Right).

Another Christian "Dance Queen" that I do think will make a return in 2012 is Charmaine. She started out as backup Singer to Rebecca St. James before releasing a debut album "All about Jesus", way back in 2002. Completely reinventing herself for her Sophomore Release, Love Reality, which came out in 2010 along with the Radio Hit "Tokyo". I think most of the Christian Dance Fans are looking for a re-appearance this year.

I know they are looking for Group 1 Crew. The Dance Group (Some call them Hip Hop) took the inaugural PVA in Dance in 2010 and were silent this year. Now they say this band recently dropped a member and is now a duo, with Just Manwell Reyes and Blanca Reyes Callahan making up the Band (Pablo Villatoro being the one who left). They were a part of 2010's For Those Who Wait Tour and while I remember three people in G1C, only Manwell and Blanca did the singing. There was a drummer to provide a beat. But that was in 2010, and they say that Pablo left this year. So you can see why I am slightly confused. Either way, count me in on being one of those who would like to see another G1C release in 2012.

A Few final notes. Though she recently put out an EP, I think Dance/Pop/Rock artist Kerrie Roberts should be putting out a second full length release this year. Just a prediction. Since I am going out on a limb anyway, I think that Press Play will be taking the year off, with World Anthem having to suffice. And of course, though Queens Club made the nominees in 2010, they disbanded this year. They were a promising young band. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, December 26, 2011

2012: A Nightbeat Wishlist

It's the last week of December. Soon 2011 will be history. While the Platinum Vinyl Award first round judging is under way and my best of 2011 is already out, there is still much one can hope for. We at The Night Beat are quite optimistic about the new year. Sure, there is the opportunity to fix things in November, but I happen to be speaking musically at the moment. 2012 marks the three year anniversary of the Platinum Vinyl Awards. The Pool of eligible entries has increased each year, and the early entries for the third award period seem to point toward the best year ever.

Though a few bands may be able to put out a new release every year (and mostly they are in the techno/dance genre), an every other year release schedule is more the norm. With that in mind, I am using the 1st PVA (2010) as my guide in this wish list. As always, I will progess by genre.

Children's Music

Except for Veggie Tales, this is really a hit or miss category. However, 2010 had 2 entries and 2011 (in progress) has 5. I am holding out hope for 7 full eligible entries in 2012.

Folk/Folk Rock Music

On to folk music, another genre which is quickly gaining steam. Five entries in 2010 became nine this year. I am looking for a big jump in this category in 2012.

During her "Christian Era", Jennifer Knapp put out three studio albums in fairly short succession (1997, 2000, 2001), and then, except for a live album which was released in 2006, she dropped out of sight. She emerged from "retirement" in 2010 with her first studio release in NINE YEARS, entitled Letting Go. There was no evidence of rust with this release. While  the title may have referred to her break with the Christian Music Industry, astute CCM fans found nothing objectionable in the lyrics (Note to Christians: The word HELL is all over the Bible). Though ignored by the industry, she was not ignored at The Night Beat. Letting Go split the Inaugural Platinum Vinyl Award Best Folk/Folk Rock album with the more traditional Carolina Story.

As to the aforementioned Carolina Story. When The River Met the Sea was a breakout album for Husband Wife duo Ben and Emily Roberts. With songs such as "Long Way South" and "The Apple. This undiscovered gem cruised to a split category win. 2011 has them back at work again with their sophomore CD entitled simply Home. Upon first listen it is more Country than Folk. I will see if I can make room for it in the entries for the Third PVA's.

One more entrant to comment on. Andrew Peterson, the CCM industry answer to Paul Simon, was a strong contender in 2010 with Counting Stars. In 2011 he is making another strong statement with the live album Above these City Lights. Will he reappear in 2012 with a new studio release? I think so.

That will finish my first 2012 look ahead. Until next time. I am Awaiting Your Reply

Happy Boxing Day from The Night Beat

To all my Canadian, Australian, UK, and possibly other Commonwealth countries I wish all of you a very happy boxing day. I was in Montreal a number of years back before Christmas, and though there were Christmas trees and decorations galore, EVERY SIGN was pre-boxing day sale. (There was also the gorgeous Eaton Center/RCMP Girls, but that is another story.) I know it is a big thing.

This year in the USA it is Gov't Christmas Day (can't lose a day off so we need a four day weekend). I assume it's the same in Canada, so I was wondering how our north of the border friends handle the two holiday collision. I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas. Night Beat Style

Christmas isn't really Christmas until you've heard Linus. Now I love Linus Van Pelt, and you can never go wrong with simply reading the Gospel of Luke, but there is more to the story. When politicians blather on about the Christmas story being about homelessness, you know there is a lot of ignorance out there. In the meantime, enjoy the clip

In the Spirit of Joe Friday, and with respect to Harry Morgan (Bill Gannon)--Just the facts. Mary and Joseph were not homeless. They had a home, it was in Nazareth, not Bethlehem. They had come to Bethlehem for the Census Bureau and a meeting with the IRS. "That all the world should be taxed". Because Joseph was a procrastinator he didn't consult with Travelocity beforehand, and as a result, when they got there, "there was no room at the inn." No Vacancy means No Vacancy, it doesn't mean that he didn't have money. He was there to pay taxes after all. A good hearted innkeeper most likely volunteered use of the stable. (As and aside, the Christmas Song "No Room" is wrong "There's no room to lay your head, If you were wealthy we might find you a bed, but there's no room in here for you". The Bible is plain, No Room, not no room but if. And Apologetix is wrong to with their Eagles parody "Hotel Can't Afford Ya". The stable was all there was, and it was probably on the down low and off the books. I doubt a rental agreement was drawn up.

The best part, which should appeal to all us Tea partiers and fellow conservatives, The three wise men brought gold (money) and Frankincense and Myrrh, both valuable spices/perfumes that could be sold for more gold. Money answers all things. One aside on that. To all the Christmas Card makers out there, I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the wise men arrived approximately two years after Jesus was born, not at the same time. Actually the cards are wrong regardless, because most of them have the Shepherds there as well, and even the Catholics/Orthodox have a twelve day space between the two events. But back to the Wise Men. There were probably more than three, plus servants and other attendants. Whether Kings, Magicians or Astrologers, they had Klout (not the website) in their nation. There were only three types of gifts. There were probably tons of each. And best of all, since Joseph had already seen the IRS agent, this new infusion of Cash was Tax free. There was no being able to go back seven years for an audit back then. Oh for the good old days. Plenty of money for a Palace on the Nile. Hey you didn't think they just brought Jesus one gold coin. Most likely it was bags upon bags. Money fit for a king, from a king. For reference, check out 1 Kings 10:10 for a gift to Solomon. If not for his whole life, at least for his youth things were most likely very good. Jesus was most likely from an Upper-Middle Class Business owner family in the Construction business.

Some would say that both events had to happen at the same time. That once the Shepherds announced the birth Herod would have been on the warpath. But remember, Shepherds announced his birth. From what I can gather from the Bible a lot of cultures simply looked down on Shepherds. I doubt Herod believed them. Now the Magi. He believed them. God Was a good Father, he made sure his Son was provided for in Royal Style. No scrimping here. To the OWS, a newsflash, Jesus, and his disciples, were in the 1%, or pretty close to it.

The rest of the Story.

Merry Christmas to all from The Night Beat.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Night Beat Christmas, Part Two

Continuing with the Christmas Music Video Playlist. No Christmas Should be without these artists. I will begin with my favorites. Mannheim Steamroller. This is God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

Now we progress to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Another band that has put their stamp on the Christmas Music industry. First up is Christmas Canon. It's the classic edition with the children's choir. Simply Awesome. Unfortunately Atlantic Records will only give the link to the videos and have disabled the embed, so I give you the links to both Christmas Canon and Christmas Eve in Sarajevo. Enjoy them as I have. I will be able to pass on one TSO Video. The Rock version of Christmas Canon. Enjoy

If all of you thought you couldn't Rock out to Classical Music, or if your parents made you take up the violin or cello, there is always hope. You could all turn out like the Annie Moses Band. This is God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. Rock On.

We conclude our non-traditional Christmas Video Show with Denver and The Mile High Orchestra. Grab your fedora. Grab your partner. One, two, three, swing

As the late Steve Jobs said, One More Thing. I couldn't let the opportunity pass to share the Lovely Barlow Sisters of Barlowgirl and "Hallelujah Light Has Come." That concludes our show. We will return with regular post in the new year. But maybe I will pull out a few more of these in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" We shall see. Until next time I am Awaiting Your Reply. Merry Christmas to all from The Night Beat.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Revealed: The 2011 Platinum Vinyl Awards Judges Panel

And this is the first time the judges will be hearing about it. If they were reading this blog in the first part. Which I doubt they were. Let me go back a little.

The 2010 Platinum Vinyl Awards were a labor of love. Though the award was, and still is, virtual, the labor was real. For most of the categories, the initial entry pool is immense. Remember, the goal is to reduce each category down to Seven final nominees. A quick look at the task at hand.
  • Children's Music: 5 entries
  • Folk/Folk Rock Music: 9 entries
  • Dance Music: 19 entries
  • Gospel Music: 23 entries
  • Alternative Music: 22 entries
  • Modern Worship Music: 37 entries
  • Inspirational Music: 7 Entries
  • Pop Music: 47 entries
  • Hip Hop/Rap Music: 20 entries
  • Hard Rock Music: 24 entries
  • Rock Music: 32 entries
I thought I could use some help this time around in reducing the pool of entries, but realistically, I knew that the odds of getting any help from "the big boys" were about the same as that of a snowball in hades. So, I did the next best thing. I scoured the websites for the end of the year 10 best lists. At least during the period of January-September 2011 the selections coincide. Of course I will have to do October-December 2010 on my own. In the spirit of giving honor where honor is due, here are the lists I consulted.
  • New Release Tuesday: Kevin Davis (There are supposed to be three articles from these guys, but they are on holiday right now.)
  • Gospel Music Channel: It was a group effort for these guys, here is the list.
  • Jesusfreakhideout: This site did a group list as well as a list for each member, but they put it on one page. Check it out here.
  • Christian Music Zine: Everybody got their own turn on this site, though they are listed separately. Here is the master navigation list.
  • Jay's Musik Blog
Ladies and Gentlemen (and clueless judges up to now) I give you the 2011 PVA Judging panel. Until next time I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Night Beat Christmas, Part One

The Christmas Season is officially here, and in honor of that, I think it proper to spend a few posts sharing some wonderful Christmas Videos. Of course what would Christmas be without Mannheim and TSO, but we shall wait for those in due course.

We will begin with a home video version of Jingle Bells by two lovely ladies from New Mexico by the name of Poema.

Next up we shall rock out with the Almost and The Little Drummer Boy
Time to get a little animated. Animation that is. Here is the Sleigh Ride Video from the slightly demented Relient K
Forget What I said about Relient K. I think someone spiked Tenth Avenue North's eggnog. This is a Totally Demented version of Deck the Halls
I think that is enough for one post. We shall continue with the Night Beat Christmas Video Show throughout the week as I find them. A Merry Christmas To All and A Blessed 2012 from The Night Beat.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Platinum Vinyl Update

I am scouring the blogs and websites in order to make my work on the PVA's a bit more easy. This year I will be perusing the "Best Albums of the Year" announcements of the other CCM sites and using them to help narrow down the list of eligible entries. Currently only New Release Tuesday and Christian Music Zine are putting something out, but I think that will soon change. Of course some of these guys do indie stuff, and I have never even heard of them. See You All Next week. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Night Beat Best Albums of 2011

This isn't a Ten Best List, if only because I came up with thirteen entries. No, I'm not giving up on the Platinum Vinyl Awards. Most of the albums on this list are among the nominees for the PVA's (I say most because the PVA's extend Oct 1, 2010-Sept 30, 2011 and this is straight up Jan 1-December X, 2011 - Yes, I'm cheating a bit, but not as much as the others. I am sure regular readers of The Night Beat will figure out number one before I get to it.

Just Missing the Top 10

  • 13 - Stryper - The Covering
  • 12 - Thousand Foot Krutch - Welcome to The Masquerade, Fan Edition
  • 11 - Chevelle - Hats off to The Bull

The Top 10 Albums of 2011

  • 10 - Red - Until We Have Faces - The third release by the Masters of Melodic Metal prove that this band has reached that upper echelon of "Super Group", where you can turn out a Grammy Nominee in your sleep. I had heard a few tunes from their debut, enough to be impressed and want to hear more. Innocence and Instinct knocked my socks off. That was a Career Defining CD, and not many bands can put out two of them in their career. As I said in my review
    The album is an almost non stop adrenaline rush. Wisely though there are two rest stops. Red has always been know for awesome ballads and here there are two. Not Alone, which is the string heavy sixth track, could almost be interpreted as a modern worship song, but it doesn't quite fit that mold. It really is a plea from Father God for the Prodigal to return, no matter what he has done, that God still loves them

      9 - The Rocket Summer - Bryce Avery: His Instruments, Your Voices - This is the Way Live Albums were meant to be. Audience Participation was excellent, perhaps we even had rabid fans. Though the recording was helped by a small venue, all live recordings, except this one, suffer from "Dead Air" whenever they want you to hear the audience sing along. Sometimes they even drown out Bryce. That is quite an accomplishment.
  •   8 - Denver & The Mile High Orchestra - Groovy - On their first Children's Album, Denver and the band simply cut loose. The energy is contagious and you can feel that they are having as much fun as the children who are the target audience of this album. Grab Your Fedora and Swing along with your kids.
  •   7 - Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me - One of four Possible CROSS/over artists on the list (The other three being The Civil Wars, Switchfoot and Evanescence). Children's voices aren't supposed to sound this good. I'm not much of a fan of Opera, but this girl puts Sandi Patti To shame.
  •   6 - Mandisa - What if We Were Real - The American Idol misses again. Mandisa was one of CCMs Many signings of AI castoffs, and her early work had me scratching my head at their decision. (She was no Chris Sligh, but there was plenty of room for improvement. What if We Were Real is What we were looking for. This is a gospel/dance album that is sure to compete with Beckah Shae for the Platinum Vinyl Award
  •   5 - The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow - The first 5 Emerald ratings awarded this year, and it's a folk album. There really isn't much more that can be said from my perspective.
  •   4 - Various - Music Inspired by The Story - I can count on one finger the number of times a"Various Artists" album would make a 10 Best List, but that would be before this one came out. Top Notch Artists, Production Par Excellence, and a soundtrack worthy of Cecil B. DeMille himself are brought together in this exquisite package.
  •   3 - Switchfoot - Vice Verses - No Dark Horse in this music race. A Show still wins you some good money at the track. A lot of CCM Ten Best lists this year have this album number 1. While we at the night beat are somewhat less impressed, even we have it in the top 3.
  •   2 - Beckah Shae - Destiny - Come on Give Us Good Music. If the rest of the industry doesn't want to, Beckah Shae has no problem picking up the slack. For the squeamish CCM fan, be warned. This is UN-apologetically a DANCE Album, however it is combined with the same epic composition and strings, and Beckah's both haunting and soaring vocals. While I had the same feeling listening to Music Inspired By The Story, the fact that this comes from ONE ARTIST and not many is testament enough to its higher rating.

The Number One Album of 2011

I say again, was this the worst kept secret. Every regular reader must know by now what a big Amy Lee fan this blogger is, and it's much earned. Most bands, after a six year hiatus would be quite a bit rusty with their return. There was no rust evident here. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Grammy Nominee in the cards for Amy for this album. (Fat Chance on a Dove). In the three albums they have produced (for a moment I am ignoring the Live Album, only going with the studio albums) of course Fallen is far and away Number one, but Evanescence (Self Titled) I consider a strong number two, pushing The Open Door to third place. I have my Top 10 Cross Linked to the original reviews, so check them out as well to get my initial opinions. If you think I snubbed your band, mention it in the comments. As always, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, December 12, 2011

How many bureaucrat's does it take to change a lightbulb?

Sorry, I don't know the punchline on that one, though I'm sure it's more than one, especially if it's a Curly Fry. You need an entire hazmat team for that one. If you check out my profile on Twitter you will see that I refer to myself as a Lincoln/Reagan Republican. That is a clue that I am no RINO (Try Collins/Snow Republican, or McCain/Graham Republican). As it stands I am convinced that the answer to any problem is Let the Private Sector do it. That includes EVERYTHING.

A case in point. A new project has been underway here in town for about three months. It has oodles of Government Names attached to a sign and is funded by a HUD Grant. It is a parking lot. Before the project it was: A PARKING LOT. All they needed to do was repave and add lights. Three months and counting. Your tax dollars at work.

To a business, and there are several that abut this municipal parking lot, time is money. One of the businesses offered to pay for the lot themselves, but the town, always looking out for the little guy, said, no need, we'll handle it. Did I mention that it's three months and counting? If this was a private lot. It would have been done in a day. Two tops. As I said, time is money.

The previous rant has been brought to you by The Night Beat. And the slowdown in the CCM recording industry. Of course I have been checking out things as I find them. I was quite impressed with Chevelle's latest Hats off to the Bull. I think I can safely give it 5 Emeralds. Thanks for staying with me. As always, I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Economics 101: A Night Beat Report

This Summer we got the Left's answer to the Tea Party. Not surprisingly, Occupy Wall Street was everything that they accused the Tea Party of, and much much more. If you really wanted to put a face on it, this perfectly represented OWS.

So it wasn't really a big surprise when we found out that The American Nazi Party endorsed The Occupy Movement. Funny, that never happened with the Tea Party. But then again that was the National SOCIALIST Workers Party that ran rampant across Europe in WWII, so nobody should have been surprised. Plus with OWS ignorant of all things financial in general and disavowed by Lech Walesa himself, nobody should have been surprised at the Reports of pimping, Rape, and general mayhem and destruction of private property, and public property as well. Even MLK's niece disavowed the group. So with all apologies to Shakespeare, it is appropriate that the final verdict on OWS is that it is "Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing." If you really want to know who is responsible for the financial sub prime collapse, look no farther then the Democratic Party. I suggest you check out Reckless Endangerment for more informative reading.

So, since I seemed to have graduated from the Public School system while I still had the opportunity to get an education, I thought it my duty to pass on some personal as well as corporate Economics 101. For Example, you may not know that
  • If you get an "Income Tax Refund" you did not, in fact, pay any income tax. All you did was let the government hold on to it for a year, misuse it, and return it to you without a penny of interest. That made you a doofus. Of course I learned this when you could get 3% interest on a Now Account at just about any bank. With Current Rates at 0.05% it's a toss up whether or not you're a doofus these days. You want a return? Any Return? Stocks are it. Or perhaps gold, but that seems to have a heavy entry price these days.
  • If you buy anything on time (mortgage, car loan), you do not actually own the product until you make the final payment. Until then whoever financed the purchase actually owns the product and has the right to repossess. They hold the "pink slip" or title. Of course, even with a house that is owned in full, you could still lose it when the GOVERNMENT seizes it for nonpayment of property taxes, but I'm sure the "rational" folks at OWS have no problem with that.
How about a little Business Economics, for example:
  • The purpose of a corporation, or any business, is to make money for its owners. In the accounting scheme of things, employee salaries are listed among the liabilities, not among the assets. It is a cost to them. An employee's value to the Corporation is only in relation to the part they play in the Corporations success. Truth hurts, I know, but a business does not exist to hire people. People are hired because they are needed to make the business succeed. Liberals have this backward all the time.
  • In a publicly traded corporation, the OWNER is NOT the CEO. The OWNER IS THE STOCKHOLDER. Sorry for shouting, but you've got to shout above the OWS Drivel these days. So when Chrysler or GM was bailed out but Stockholders were not compensated but Unions were enriched and empowered, the Owners, which were every American that had the stock in a mutual fund, were screwed. Again, truth hurts.
  • Of course my pet point, which I make over and over again. CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE. Legally they have to be. Only Individual Humans can be held liable for anything under law. Inanimate objects or animals cannot. (Case in point, if you get bit by a dog remember next time, sue the dog, not the owner, after all the dog bit you. See how that goes.) Of course, though they bluster, this will never change. If corporations lost person status you would have to prove intent to harm among the individuals of the company. A much more impossible task, and the personal injury law industry would collapse, forcing lawyers everywhere to seek honest employment, or at least a Government Job.
So, that's basically part one. I have some comments regarding a so-called "Christian" Minister's op-ed (he was an Unitarian Universalist. They believe they cannot admit one way is the only way. Hence they cannot be CHRISTIAN, since Jesus said "I AM THE WAY....NO MAN cometh to the father BUT BY ME." Kind of self explanatory why they can't be Christian if they won't agree with THE CHRIST.) I am sure I opened up a hornets nest with this one, but I couldn't be silent anymore. Until next time. I am Awaiting Your Reply.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Night Beat Rewind: November 2011

The Final Night Beat Rewind for the Year is upon us. There are only 3 releases scheduled for December, so this should be it.

As always we begin with the albums that didn't make the cut.

Missing The Grade: November 2011

  • Chris August - No Far Away (Christmas Deluxe Edition) 3.5 Emeralds
  • Susan Boyle -  Someone to Watch over Me 3.5 Emeralds
  • Adam Cappa - The Rescue EP 3.5 Emeralds
  • Elevation Worship - For the Honor 3.75 Emeralds
  • Newsboys - God's Not Dead 3.75 Emeralds
  • B. Reith - How the Story Ends 3.75 Emeralds
  • Saving Grace - The King is Coming 3.75 Emeralds
  • Shake The Nation - Colliding Grace 3.75 Emeralds
  • Elizabeth South - Do it afraid 3.75 Emeralds
  • Chris Tomlin - How Great is our God 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Maranatha Music: Heart of Worship, Vol 2 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Christian Workout Playlist, Slow Paced 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Christian Workout Playlist, Medium Paced 3.75 Emeralds
A few comments. Susan Boyle hit the music world by storm and has consistently produced good music. But, as is usually the case, even Consistent doesn't have to be spectacular, and this one didn't wow me. Two Albums did wow me this time around the one

Perfect Platinum

  • William McDowell - Arise 5 Emeralds
  • Wolves at the Gate - We are the Ones 5 Emeralds
And of course there are a lot of albums that were eligible for the Platinum Vinyl Award nominating process but weren't perfect.

Semi-Precious Metals

  • As I Lay Dying - Decas 4.25 Emeralds
  • Caleb - To The Ends of the World 4.25 Emeralds
  • Eleventyseven - Sugarfist 4.5 Emeralds
  • Gateway Worship - Great Great God EP 4.25 Emeralds
  • Sarah Hart - This Winter's Eve 4.5 Emeralds
  • In the Midst of Lions - Shadows 4.25 Emeralds
  • Shai Linne - The Attributes of God 4.25 Emeralds
  • John Mark McMillan - Economy 4 Emeralds
  • Leigh Nash - Hymns and Sacred Songs 4.5 Emeralds
  • Rel Paul - Spoiler Alert  4.25 Emeralds
  • A Plea for Purging - The Life and Death of A Plea for Purging 4.25 Emeralds
  • Righteous Vendetta - Lawless  4.5 Emeralds
  • Run Kid Run - Patterns 4.5 Emeralds
  • Satellites & Sirens - Frequency 4.75 Emeralds
  • Seventh Day Slumber - The Anthem of Angels 4.5 Emeralds
  • Michael W. Smith - Glory 4.75 Emeralds
  • Various - Christian Workout Playlist, Fast Paced 4.25 Emeralds
  • Various - Gospel's Best Praise 4.5 Emeralds
  • Various - Holy Hip Hop, Vol 12 4.25 Emeralds
  • Victory World Music - Shake Heaven 4.25 Emeralds
  • Wavorly - The EP 4.25 Emeralds
  • The Wrecking - My Window to Heaven 4 Emeralds
That will do it for this time around. Night Beat Rewind will return in February of 2012 with a wrapup of all the January releases. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.