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Album: Knight Ride…


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Date: September 13, 2018

Knight Ride [22:59]

01) Lunarians (Piano-Concert-Hall)


02) Melody of Lute


03) Masquerade


04) Celtic


05) Music of the Night


06) Lunas Spell


07) Virgin Lies


08) Mystic Forest


09) Stones


How about an album of music?…and a nice one, at that?…

I’ve been setting on lots of pieces of music, for a while…Decided to start sorting things a bit…And what we have here, is possibly the most cohesive mini album of mine, yet.

This is album fourteen…of the “normal” albums.

It leans very heavy on video game music.

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Album: Love Monster…


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Date: March 06, 2018

Love Monster [16:18]

01) Wipe Out [Cathedral-Organ]
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02) Steradian
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03) Score02
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04) Eyewinker
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05) Silverweed
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06) Wind Shaken
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Album Comments:

A nice, little album…It has some unique content.

It’s short, but I think this collection fits well together.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Album: Yule Love It! – Songs of the Winter Château Book III…


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Date: November 20, 2017

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


14) Toyland


15) Boars Head Carol


16) Exidus


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…

…And I’ll get back to my regular albums, too.

– Steve

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Album: Possessed By The Treble – The Halloween Album…


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Date: October 05, 2017

Possessed By The Treble: The Halloween Album [72:30]

01) Deep Red


02) Contrived


03) Benidictus


04) Darth Vader


05) Cemetary


06) Descent


07) TerrorTrance


08) Anvil of Crom


09) Curse


10) Disney Haunted Mansion


11) The Horror


12) Night On Bald Mountain


13) Creeping Death


14) Vincent


15) Tower


16) Entity


17) Could It Be Majic?


18) Lothlor


19) Creep


20) Creation


21) Black


22) Das Boot Epitaph


23) Albinoni Adagio


Happy October!

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 wanted to do a Halloween album for years.

…I hope you find it enjoyable.


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No More “Age Verification” Free Video Embedding…


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Date: March 23, 2017

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.

All the best…

– Steve

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Album: Songs of the Winter Château: Yule in Strings – The Mt. Gillis Bard Does Yule…


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Date: November 20, 2016

Songs of the Winter Château: Yule in Strings – The Mt. Gillis Bard Does Yule [51:22]

01) Sing We Noel [Spanish Guitar]


02) The Huron Carol [acoustic guitar]


03) Sweet Chiming Bells [acoustic guitar]


04) Sussex Carol [guitar]


05) Stay With Us [acoustic guitar]


06) I Saw Three Ships [Spanish Guitar]


07) The Snow Lay On The Ground [spanish guitar]


08) Pat a Pan [guitar]


09) Jingle Bells [acoustic guitar]


10) The Christmas Song [acoustic guitar]


11) I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day [Spanish Guitar]


12) Deck the Halls [acoustic guitar]


13) Here Comes Santa Clause [acoustic guitar]


14) White Christmas [acoustic guitar]


15) Carol of the Birds [guitar]


16) Veni Veni [acoustic guitar]


17) Still Still Still [guitar]


18) Wesford Carol [acoustic guitar]


19) Rockin Around The Christmas Tree [spanish guitar]


20) The Coventry Carol [acoustic guitar]


21) Oh Christmas Tree [acoustig guitar]


22) There’s A Song In The Air [Spanish Guitar]


23) The Friendly Beasts [Spanish Guitar]


24) Let It Snow [acoustic guitar]


25) O Sanctissima [acoustic guitar]


26) See Amid The Winters Snow [acoustic guitar]


27) Christmas Canon [acoustic guitar]


I honestly wanted this to be the fourth album [and potentially divided into two or three albums], but “Songs of the Winter Château: Book III” remains in it’s infancy…and I had all these alternate guitar tracks on hand.

At this late in the game, I’m not going to be able to crank out an entirely new holiday album.

It’s been a hard year…I’ll try to get back to work on Book III, and release it in 2017…Potentially, I may aim for a shorter album…and maybe you’ll get a Book IV and Book V because of this. Book III is, essentially, supposed to be the final piano holiday album.

On the whole, Yule in Strings is a nice album…Maybe I should have pruned a few tracks away…but, there’s nothing here that is especially hard to listen to.

Happy Holidays!

Steve Diamond

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Album: Live for Love…


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Date: September 09, 2016

Live for Love [24:07]

01) Hazy Shade of Winter [spanish guitar]


02) Andys Song [strings]


03) Beth


04) Cheers [acoustic guitar]


05) Concealer


06) Babe [Brass]


07) Athair (acoustic guitar)


Album twelve…and a pretty good collection.

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Album: Just That Way…


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Date: February 24, 2016

Just That Way [24:25]

01) In The Still Of The Night (Piano-Concert-Hall)


02) Heart of Gold (Acoustic Guitar)


03) Dust in the Wind [acoustic guitar]


04) Bard [acoustic piano]


05) Athair (acoustic piano)


06) Forgotten [piano]


07) Andys Song [acoustic piano concert hall]


Just That Way is officially album number eleven, in my normal series. It was supposed to be released in 2015…but it got sidelined, by my finishing up work on Songs of the Winter Chateau: Book II. So, now it is the first release of 2016…and a fine release it is.

The style, quality and flow of this album puts it in the realm with Faces of Time, A Personal Affair and Into the Night…Which makes it a return to my favorite style of album…It’s more personal.

There is a little bit of repeat, in terms of songs…but, not to much. This is mostly new content…and all have never before been released, in the form they appear here…brand new track releases.

I’m going to forgo my usual commentary…because even though some of these tracks are a walk down memory lane…I’m going to be moving away, from making these album posts have a lot of commentary.

I like this album…It is a worthy addition to my catalogue. I hope you enjoy it.

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