Welcome to the first ever Pre-Show Award Post in Night Beat History. I'm trying to simplify things around here, and one way to do it is to break up the awards into Show and Pre-Show, just like the big guys do. (Yes, Yes, and look where it took them. I know, we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.
The first thing up will be the minor album of the year awards. There are four of them this time. First is Live Recorded Album of The Year. After listening to the nominees again and again the judges agree. The Winner of the Third Platinum Vinyl Awards for Live Recorded Album of The Year is Dead & Alive (CD+DVD)
by +The Devil Wears Prada.
The non-genre specific albums may or may not be in the awards from year to year. I mean, not everyone will do a live album. There should always be at least one compilation album, and in that light this year we will be awarding the Multiple Artist Compilation of The Year to Jesus Music Anthology: The 70's
Children's Music Album of The Year was a tough one. Not many entries for this category or the next. The winner of this years award was A Little Heart Like You
by Martha's Trouble.
The final album in the Pre-Show is Folk/Folk Rock Album of the Year, and when this years winner came out, it became fairly obvious to all the judges that the bar had been set. Not to say that the category was rigged, but sometimes the cream does rise. The winner of the Folk/Folk Rock Album of The Year is The Fourth Wall
by The Vespers..
When the opportunity has afforded it, I have included the new Auto Rip link for my Amazon Associate. It gives you a 2-for. You can get the download for yourself and pass along the CD as a gift. Or keep a backup for yourself. We'll be doing Song and Video Awards next time. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.