Feb
28
2014

Latest Facebook Music Challenge: Favourite Album Edition

What Are Your Favourite Albums?

Latest Facebook Music Challenge: Favourite Album Edition

So, I stole this idea from my friend Nancy Hunt's Facebook statusit was a great music-based exercise I had to share.

This was the original post:

Well, obviously I was going to follow suit and list my top 12and trust me, it was hard to limit the list to only 12 . . . but them be the rules.

So, here are the albums that made the cut. Drum roll please . . .

12. John Mayer, Room For Squares

11. Our Lady Peace, Naveed

10. Guns N' Roses, Appetite For Destruction

9. David Gray, White Ladder

8. Michael Jackson, Thriller

7. Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation 1814

6. Madonna, True Blue

5. Pearl Jam, Ten

4. Radiohead, OK Computer 

3. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack

2. U2, The Joshua Tree

1. The Verve, Urban Hymns 

So, the questions remainswhat albums would make it into your top 12?

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Feb
20
2014

The Piano Guys: Let It Go

A New Take On A Hit Song

The Piano Guys: Let It Go

Utah's favorite dads, The Piano Guys, have released their latest self-made music video, "Let It Go."

The video was inspired by the landscape depicted in Disney's film Frozen.  So inspired in fact, The Piano Guys shot the video in a real winter palace built one icicle at a time, without using green screen. "We all loved the movie Frozen and its single, "Let It Go," says Steven Sharpe Nelson. "There's so much emotion, energy and drama packed into one tune. With winter upon us, we thought it was the perfect song choice for our next video."

The Piano Guys started making music videos together for fun and their "hobby" turned into a worldwide phenomenon when their self-made YouTube videos amassed millions and millions of views (over 350 million).

To date, the Utah-based classical-pop group has released three major label albums on Portrait/Sony Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, and a holiday album called A Family Christmas.

The members of the group include Steven Sharp Nelson, Jon Schmidt, Al Van der Beek and Paul Anderson.

For more information on The Piano Guys and tour dates visit www.ThePianoGuys.com.

The Piano Guys — Let It Go (Disney's "Frozen") Vivaldi's Winter

And check out the behind scenes of the video shoot…

Can't get enough of Frozen? Disney has released a sing-along version!