Michele McLaughlin: Christmas Plain & Simple III

Michele McLaughlin: Christmas Plain & Simple III

Listen to solo piano Christmas music by Michele McLaughlin on her new album Christmas Plain & Simple III.

I have included the earlier Christmas albums in her Plain & Simple series with videos of her Christmas songs, along with my custom playlist of all her Christmas music.

There’s the nice review by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com of the new album, as well as earlier releases Plain & Simple II, and Plain & Simple.

Albums

Enjoy her Christmas music.

Christmas Plain & Simple III (2017) – 12 songs, 34 min

 

Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 15 songs, 45 min

 

Christmas Plain & Simple (2005) – 15 songs, 42 min

 

Playlist

My custom playlist includes music from all her Christmas albums together.

Christmas Playlist – 42 songs, 2 hr 2 min

 

Videos

Here are videos of songs on her Christmas albums.

Sing We Now at Christmas on Christmas Plain & Simple III (2017) – 2 min 40 sec

 

Melancholy Snowfall on Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 3 min 51 sec

 

Little Drummer Boy on Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 3 min 24 sec

 

O Come Emmanuel on Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 3 min 24 sec

 

O Christmas Tree on Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 3 min 37 sec

 

Midwinter Memories on Christmas Plain & Simple II (2010) – 5 min 58 sec

 

Winter Solstice on Christmas Plain & Simple (2005) – 3 min 37 sec

 

Silent Night on Christmas Plain & Simple (2005) – 2 min 59 sec

 

Celtic Christmas on Christmas Plain & Simple (2005) – 2 min 44 sec

 

See my Michele McLaughlin music post with her albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Christmas: Plain & Simple III  @ Amazon (album cover)

My Top Songs – 2017

My Top Songs – 2017

Listen to the top 100 songs that I played on Spotify during 2017. They recently sent me an email which highlighted my 2017 music. I guess you could say that I love a wide variety of music from many genres and artists, but especially new age and piano. But I guess you probably already knew that, if you have followed my blog over the past three years.

Playlist (2017)

Your Top Songs – 2017 (Playlist) – 100 songs, 6 hr 53 min

Enjoy the following custom playlist Spotify created for me with the 100 songs that I loved most this year, all wrapped up.

 


Playlist (2016)

Your Top Songs – 2016 (Playlist) – 99 songs, 7 hr 4 min

If you want to hear what I listened to during 2016, here’s another custom playlist with the songs I loved the most for the previous year.

 


Summary

Here are various summaries they provided that reflect my Spotify listening history during 2017. Very interesting!

Statistics

  • 9,231 minutes (153 hours)
  • 1,843 songs (153/month)
  • 433 artists (36/month)
  • 35 genres
  • 12 skipped tracks

Artists

Songs

  • Lost in Familiar Surrounding
  • Reflected in a Flowing Stream
  • As Seasons Change
  • Procession of Moon and Stars
  • Preludium in C Major (Variation) – J.S. Bach

Genres

  • New Age
  • Classify
  • Focus
  • New Age Piano
  • Folk-pop

Age

The average age of Spotify listeners for Pop is 27, and 41 for New Age, whereas I am 72.

Henrik Janson

Henrik Janson

Listen to classical guitar music by Henrik Janson, who is a Swedish music arranger, guitarist, record producer and songwriter.

Album

Enjoy a recent album.

Classical Classics (2016) – 32 songs, 1 hr 31 min

 

Playlist

Listen to my custom playlist of his singles and EP.

Henrik Janson – Singles (Playlist) – 9 songs, 23 min

 

Photo credit: Classical Classics @ Amazon (album cover).

Michael Logozar: Starlight

Michael Logozar: Starlight

Listen to solo piano music by Michael Logozar on his latest (7th) album Starlight.

Absolutely wonderful! The best of many great albums. My favorite song on this album is Dream of You. I feel so fortunate to have attended most of his house concerts over the past few years.

New Album

Starlight (2017) – 14 songs, 58 min

 

Playlist

Enjoy my playlist of his songs.

Michael Logozar (Playlist) – 37 songs, 2 hr 31 min

 

Listen to more music by Michael Logozar with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album will be included there as well, along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Starlight @ CD Baby (album cover)

Dan Chadburn: Held in the Light

Dan Chadburn: Held in the Light

Listen to solo piano music by Dan Chadburn on his 7th album Held in the Light. There is a nice review of the new album by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com. Dan describes the background of his album like this:

Dedicated to my Mom and Dad, Held in the Light is my new solo piano album. Comprised of thirteen piano improvisations, it includes meditations on ten of my parents’ favorite hymns as well as three original improvisations recorded at Piano Haven Studios in Sedona, AZ.

New Album

Held in the Light (2017) – 13 songs, 56 min

 

Video

Breath of Life (In-concert improvisation #1) on Held in the Light (2017) – 3 min 2 sec

 

Listen to more music by Dan Chadburn with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album will be  included there as well, along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Held in the Light @ Amazon (album cover)

Christine Brown: Ascend

Christine Brown: Ascend

Listen to solo piano by Christine Brown on her 12th album Ascend just released today. There is a nice review of the new album by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com. Christine describes the background of her album like this:

I love painting a picture with sound, using the piano to express emotions and create musical landscapes. The music on this album was inspired by the ability of music to transport us to another place and time. My hope is that each song allows you to escape, to ascend to an aerial dreamland before gently bringing you back home.

New Album

Ascend (2017) – 14 songs, 1 hr 3 min

 

Video

Her song Magic Carpet from this latest album Ascend is the perfect soundtrack to this stunning video of the Cassini Saturn probe by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including its Grand Finale at the end of its mission last month.

Cassini MagicMagic Carpet on Ascend (2017) – 5 min 20 sec

 

Playlist

Here is my playlist of her songs.

Christine Brown (Playlist) – 50 songs, 3 hr 21 min

 

Listen to more music by Christine Brown with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album will be  included there as well, along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Ascend @ Amazon (album cover)