Songs of the Winter Château – Yule in Strings III [14:25]
01) The First Noel [spanish guitar]
02) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen [Acoustic Guitar]
03) Boars Head Carol [acoustic guitar]
04) Come Little Children [spanish guitar]
05) Hark The Herald Angels Sing [Folk Guitar Cathedral]
06) Gather Around The Tree [Acoustic Guitar]
07) Angels We Have Heard on High [Acoustic Guitar]
08) Light The Advent Candle [acoustic guitar]
I’m happy to release a new holiday album for 2020!
If I have time and feel up to it, I may release a brass, or choir, or harp…or possibly some other form of Yule Time album…I have a substantial enough back log of completed tracks, that I can make several small holiday albums.
I want to see if I can get some new songs to add to the collection, though…A lot is rehashed…but these are still nice.
Yule Love It!: Songs of the Winter Château Book III [48:35]
01) The Night Before Christmas
02) Hark The Herald Angels Sing
03) We Gather Together to Ask the Lord’s Blessing
04) Angels from the Realms of Glory
05) Angels We Have Heard on High
06) Joy to the World
07) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
08) Once in Royal David’s City
09) Gather Around The Tree
10) Light The Advent Candle
11) Oh Come Oh Come Immanuel
12) One Bright Star
13) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
15) Boars Head Carol
17) Come Little Children
18) In the Bleak Mid Winter
19) Star of Christmas Morning
20) How Quietly
21) Candlelight Carol
22) Lo How Rose E’er Blooming
23) The First Noel
24) A Child A King
25) Oh Come All Ye Faithful
26) Alleluia Acclamation Christmas
27) Bring A Torch Jeanette Isabella
I’m releasing this one a little bit early…but late November isn’t “too early”…
I still have to get the video exhibition put together for this one, at the time of this writing…I’m confident I’ll have it done by early December.
I should point out…this album was actually started just shortly after completion of “Yule in Strings”…But it got shelved for a long, long time…And I had a collection of tracks I wasn’t entirely pleased with…I pruned a few of those away, and probably should have taken at least one other out…but…I’m pleased with what is here.
I was beginning to wonder if I’d have this completed by Yule time…I’m happy to put out another alternative version [a la “Yule in Strings”] of this series…but, I’d been promising the third installment for at least a year now…so, I needed to get this done.
Unfortunately, as happens sometimes when a project gets shelved…sometimes you forget what you was doing, and you wander off the path a bit…and there are two different styles of track on this album…Several are of a more typical acoustic piano…and all the rest are “Baby Grand”…and the difference is obvious…I wanted to keep these albums as uniform as possible…Guess I didn’t.
I trust this will hinder no ones enjoyment of the album.
As to this series of albums…I set out to make a trilogy, and this is the third…
…Of course, there’s lots to do with alternate versions of the music already covered…I expect a second “Yule in Strings” at some point…and an orchestral album…plus a church organ album…If I can come up with something I find release worthy…I may even play around with the choir synthesizer…and I’ve got a few nice tracks with the Celtic harp…a few other synthesizers I’ve never even tried, are just waiting for me…
…I’ve got some stragglers, however…I don’t think I’m going to release most of the tracks I’ve pulled [over not liking how they turned out]…but I’ve still got some material I haven’t even loaded up yet, to see what I can do with it…There’s still a bit of fertile ground to dance upon…
…Which means there might be a small “encore” album, in the future…I make no promises…
…except that I’ll rummage through what I already have on hand, and see how many albums I can make of them…They’ll likely be small…like, ten or so tracks…But I’ll be releasing things, well into the future…
Possessed By The Treble: The Halloween Album [72:30]
01) Deep Red
04) Darth Vader
08) Anvil of Crom
10) Disney Haunted Mansion
11) The Horror
12) Night On Bald Mountain
13) Creeping Death
17) Could It Be Majic?
22) Das Boot Epitaph
23) Albinoni Adagio
Whew!…I didn’t even know this album was going to happen, especially not this year…Then things just fell into place. A few tracks probably could have been a little better…Not all tracks are Halloween related, either…but, over all, this is a good album…It fits the season.
I’ve stopped using the embedding code, that sidesteps the YouTube age verification.
Potentially, you’ve noticed that a lot of the embedded videos from YouTube are all giving a playback error?
For years, I’ve used the embedding code that is supposed to let anyone watch a video outright, without worrying about logging into YouTube to verify their age…This was done as a courtesy to my visitors.
As always…YouTube has recently made changes to their website…and from the looks of it, they’ve disabled this method of embedding…whether intentional, or not.
This means for me, that I have already dropped the usage of it…To be honest, it was annoying having to deal with a few things about it, anyway…I’m glad to be done with it.
But, now a ton of embedded videos won’t play on this blog…Fortunately, this is why I’ve always included a direct link to the YouTube video page…So, there should be no real issue…Just click on the link…Watch it on YouTube.