Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Night Beat Rewind: August 2016

The Penultimate Month of #PlatVnyl7 is over. There is only one month remaining until we close the lid on the pool of eligible entries for the Platinum Vinyl Rewards, 2016 Edition. I guess musical instruments melt in the heat, because this was a sparse month. Hopefully now that September is upon us we go out with a bang and not a whimper.

The Singles Scene

  • Color Theory - I Should Have Kissed You (Beyolie Remix) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Abigail Duhon - Rise (Katy Perry Cover) 5 Emeralds
  • Paper Route - Chariots 5 Emeralds 
  • Jamie Rose - I Do 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tunde - Never The Same 4.50 Emeralds
The wonders of the Remix. Color Theory came out with this song in 2008, yet Beyolie is able to take the track, Remix it, and make it eligible anew. No arguments regarding Abigail Duhon or the appropriateness of recognizing Katy Perry's Music in a Christian Blog please. On to the albums.

Missing The Mark

  • Aaron Gillespie - Out of The Badlands (Covers Album) 3.50 Emeralds
So why did I give Abigail Duhon's Katy Perry Cover a Perfect 5 Emeralds and Poo-poo Aaron Gilliespie's album. Simply this: it takes more than singing a song to cover it. You have to make it yours. Abigail Makes you say "Katy Who?". Aaron makes you ask Why?

Pure Platinum Perfection

  • NYVES - Pressure 5 Emeralds
  • Michael Sweet - One Sided War 5 Emeralds
Leave it to Stryper to make things difficult. When You have two Perfect Albums (Band and Frontman's Solo Effort) in the Same Genre in The Same Eligibility Year, hard decisions will have to be made.

Semi-Precious Metal

  • Housefires - Housefires III 4.50 Emeralds
  • Lion of Judah - Buried at Sea EP 4.75 Emeralds
  • Andrew Marcus - Constant 4.50 Emeralds
  • Donnie McClurkin - The Journey (Live) 4.75 Emeralds
  • Selah - Greatest Hymns Volume 2 4.25 Emeralds
  • Skillet - Unleashed 4.75 Emeralds
  • Unspoken - Follow Through 4.75 Emeralds
  • Candy West - Candy West Live 4.50 Emeralds
That does it for August. Only a few weeks left in the eligibility pool and we close the lid on #PlatVnyl7 and move on to #PlatVnyl8. Never a dull moment here at Night Beat HQ. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.