- Audio CD (March 9, 2000)
- Original Release Date: March 9, 2000
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Edward J. Achrem
- ASIN: B00004SCK0
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,408,751 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Castle of Keys
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Audio CD, March 9, 2000
Castle of Keys has 17 original creations, including some of Ed's best music. Many of the melodies are 25 - 30 years old and the clean, melodic lines are enhanced by multiple instruments, dramatic movements , full orchestration on many of the songs, and a variety of reflective pieces. This unusual blend of music ranges from classical to movie theme and is quite moving.
About the Artist
Although I've been a trial lawyer for over 20 years, my real passion has always been music, and I've been playing since I was five. On this particular album, I play every instrument heard, and every song is an original creation. Many of the songs were inspired by personal experiences and by people who have touched my life. For example, "Laurie's Song" was written in memory of my cousin who passed away a few years ago. I think it's one of the best songs I've ever done. The song "Twice the Love" was created the night before the birth of my twin nieces, Autumn and Kristen, and it captures their innocence and the joy of new life. The title song "Castle of Keys" is an intricate, classical piece which I heard inside my head long before I actually put the song together. I've written, composed and arranged all of the music you hear in this album. There's one more thing - I do not read music and I play only by ear.
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especially excited about it because it was a long time in the making
and the wait was well worth it. Ed is a very gifted musician, who
composed and arranged all of these original pieces. Each of these
compositions is a journey that leads you through many different
musical landscapes. Some that will entertain, some will move you and
all will delight you. Castle of keys is truly a great CD and is a
must have if you enjoy quality music, that is easy to listen to. Come
on down to Eagle Mountain and listen to Castle of Keys and see for
yourself. Ed has been a personal friend of mine for 20 years. I have
listened to his music evolve and mature over the years and he has
become a class act musician! ...
composer, arranger and keyboardist is a Las Vegas litigation
attorney. Ed Achrem's beautiful recording is filled with strong
original melodies enhanced by lush arrangements. This recording is
perfect for Sunday brunch or romantic evenings with candlelight and
wine. This CD has inspired emotional responses in everyone with whom
we've shared our copy. It is piano music but so much more, with truly
inspiring passages that open up "heart and soul." The Castle
of Keys, with 17 original songs, is truly a "must have" in
your music survival kit. Ed is a brilliant composer and remarkable
pianist and you will be hearing a lot about him in the months ahead.