Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Night Beat Rewind: February 2016

I could give a bad confession here about always being behind, but I am not going to do it. The truth is that we always seem to get new release information just about the time we are ready to post a Rewind, and we always try to get every entrant in the pool that should be. So that is why it is almost the end of March and I still have to get February in the bag. Good thing I've ditched the links.

We start our edition of Rewind with song releases, and there were quite a few.

The Singles Scene

  • Eshon Burgundy - Pray 4.50 Emeralds
  • Charles Butler and Trinity - Make It 4.50 Emeralds
  • Canon - Take It All Away 4.50 Emeralds
  • Copperlily - I Do Right Now 
  • Fearless BND - Revival 5 Emeralds
  • Fearless BND - Revival (Instrumental) 5 Emeralds
  • Christon Gray - Fort Knox 4.50 Emeralds
  • Nights Like This - Back to You ft Nate Cronk 4.50 Emeralds
  • 1GN - Get Hype 4.25 Emeralds
  • Sagebrush Church - Stand 4.75 Emeralds
  • K Sparks - Sunshine 4.50 Emeralds
  • Thousand Foot Krutch - Running With Giants 5 Emeralds
That is a big singles scene. I don't recall ever having a dozen songs in a month, unless we were talking about a complete album. The first group of albums, however, left me cold,

Missing The Mark

  • Matt Baird - Keeper of My Heart 3.75 Emeralds
  • Jody McBrayer Keep Breathing 3.75 Emeralds
  • J-Giles Son - Kill To Protect 3.75 Emeralds
  • K Sparks - Seasons Theme 3.75 Emeralds
  • Newsboys - God's Not Dead: The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys 3.75 Emeralds
  • RAW - Rawmerica 3.75 Emeralds
  • Zadok The Godhop MC - Freedom 3.75 Emeralds
Like I usually say, these aren't terrible, but not award worthy in any respect. The next bunch of albums are not just award worthy, but they are in the finals and have a great shot at walking up to the podium.

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • Anchor and Braille - Songs For The Late Night Drive Home 5 Emeralds
  • Annie Moses Band - The Art of The Love Song 5 Emeralds
  • Lacey Sturm - Life Screams 5 Emeralds
  • Virtue - Fearless 5 Emeralds
  • Adam Young - Apollo 11 (Instrumental) 5 Emeralds
And finally those in between the two extremes.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Merideth Andrews - Deeper 4.75 Emeralds
  • Audrey Assad - Inheritance 4.75 Emeralds
  • John Ball - By Declaration and The Death 4.50 Emeralds
  • Covenant Worship - Take Heart 4.50 Emeralds
  • CTZN Collective - Almost Home EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Colorfair - Hurricane Rain 4.50 Emeralds
  • Colours - Ivory 4.75 Emeralds
  • Datin - The Roar 4.75 Emeralds
  • Elevation Worship - Here as in Heaven 4.50 Emeralds
  • Hillsong Young and Free - Youth Revival 4.75 Emeralds
  • Marc Jay and The J Crew Band - I am God EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • K-Drama - The 8th 4.50 Emeralds
  • Newspring - Difference Maker 4.75 Emeralds
  • Oceans of Grace - Oceans of Grace Deluxe 4.50 Emeralds
  • Matt Price - Dream 4.50 Emeralds
  • Rival Choir - I Believe, Help My Unbelief 4.75 Emeralds
  • Chandler Roberts - The Color EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • The Rocket Summer - Zoetic 4.75 Emeralds
  • Sanctus Real - This Is Love 4.50 Emeralds
  • Steve Taylor and The Danielson Foil - Wow to The Deadness 4.75 Emeralds
  • John Tibbs - Dead Man Walking 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various - Christ Redeemer EP 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various - (Voice of The Martyrs) I Am N 4.50 Emeralds
  • Various - Risen: Songs That Celebrate The Epic Film 4.50 Emeralds
  • Vineyard UK - Great Big God 4.50 Emeralds
  • Mark Wagner - Love and Be Loved 4.50 Emeralds
That is it for February. Yeah. Now I can get on with March. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.