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Feb. 26, 2017: The Wind of Heaven motion picture production team were guests of Sir Elton John at his 25th Anniversary Oscar Viewing Party. to read about the producers appearing at the event. to watch a "white carpet" interview with the producers of the film.



Jan. 24, 2017: Justin Hayward has conducted an extensive interview with Lakeshore Media where he talks about working with David on The Wind of Heaven. to listen to the interview.



Jan. 7, 2017: The 2017 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema played host today to a standing room only screening of the Wind of Heaven music video as part of their opening weekend festivities. to read about the event.



Dec. 23, 2016: Billboard magazine mentioned The Wind of Heaven on their front page today as part of an interview with Justin Hayward regardinging the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. to read the article.



Dec. 1, 2016: Justin Hayward has chosen to name his upcoming US tour after The Wind of Heaven, the song he co-wrote with David Minasian.
to view a promo video for The Wind of Heaven Tour.
to read ABC's News coverage of the tour.



Oct. 15, 2016: Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues has conducted a series of interviews while on tour in the UK discussing his collaboration with David Minasian on The Wind of Heaven and the Live In Concert at the Capitol Theatre DVD. Meanwhile, the Capitol Theatre DVD continues to climb the charts and has now reached the #5 position on Amazon's Best Selling New Release list.
to read an in-depth interview with Justin where he discusses working with David.
for a review of David's work on the Capitol Theatre DVD.
for an AXS TV review of the Capitol Theatre DVD.
the read a review of Justin’s All the Way CD which includes The Wind of Heaven.
for a press release regarding The Wind of Heaven.
to hear Justin discuss his collaboration with David on The Wind of Heaven.
to listen to Justin talk about working with David in an interview on XKR radio.



Aug. 31, 2016: Eagle Rock/Universal has released the epic Wind of Heaven music video worldwide via Ultimate Classic Rock to coincide with Justin Hayward's new album All the Way which features the Hayward/Minasian song on CD for the first time. to read the article and to watch the video. You can also to read the ABC News announcement discussing David's production of Justin's Live In Concert at the Capitol Theatre DVD.



May 11, 2016: David Minasian's latest collaboration with Moody Blues legend Justin Hayward involves the co-writing of a new song called The Wind of Heaven. A music video for the song, directed by David, was filmed in Nashville in February and had its world premiere at a theater in Boston on May 9. The music video has been included as a bonus on Justin's latest DVD Live In Concert at the Capitol Theatre, also directed by David, with the song itself being performed live by Justin at every stop of his US solo tour.
to read about The Wind of Heaven's first live performance.
to learn more about The Wind of Heaven's emotional debut.
to discover the impact The Wind of Heaven is having on audiences.
for TeamRock's coverage of Justin and David's collaboration.
to read Glide Magazine's interview with Justin.
to read about the unveiling of The Wind of Heaven.
for ABC's news coverage of the Boston premiere.
to learn more about the Boston event.
to listen to an iheart radio interview where Justin discusses working with David.



Jan. 10, 2016: David Minasian's film The Story Behind Nights In White Satin featuring Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues was selected as the Best Documentary (Featurette/Short) at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.
to access a Parade Magazine interview with Justin and David.
to read about 'Nights' winning the top prize in the festival.
to read the official Moody Blues Today press release announcing the win.



Dec. 10, 2015: Singer/Songwriter Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues and Producer/Director David Minasian have both conducted a series of interviews where they discuss The Story Behind Nights In White Satin and its nomination as Best Documentary by the 2016 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.
to hear Justin discuss working with David on the nominated documentary.
to read an interview with David where he discusses the documentary.
for an interview with Justin where he talks about working with David.
to read the official Moody Blues Today press release about the nomination.



Sept. 1, 2014: To promote the release of his Spirits... Live DVD, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward conducted a series of print and audio interviews where he discusses working with Producer/Director David Minasian.
to learn about Justin's thoughts on filming in Atlanta.
to read an early review of the DVD from the Cleveland Examiner.
to hear Justin discussing the Spirits... Live DVD.
to listen to Justin discussing David's work on the DVD.
to hear an in depth CBS radio interview with Justin.



July 1, 2011: The July edition of This Is Rock Magazine features an extensive interview with David where he talks about Random Acts of Beauty along with his work with Camel's legendary Andy Latimer. For an English translation .



Mar. 1, 2011: The latest edition of the French language progressive rock publication Terra Incognita Magazine features David on the cover along with an interview and a list of his favorite albums of all time. For an English translation .


Jan. 2, 2011: The following press release excerpt comes from DA Music in Holland.

In anticipation of the resurrection of the legendary British group Camel, Andrew Latimer has made a comeback of sorts on "Random Acts of Beauty", an album by American multi-instrumentalist David Minasian. The romantic atmosphere of classic bands such as The Moody Blues and Camel is omnipresent. No wonder Latimer was more than happy to lend his voice and guitar sound to the opening song Masquerade... "Random Acts of Beauty" by David Minasian is a Prog Rock Records Release and is distributed in Benelux by Bertus.



Dec. 15, 2010: David made the cover of the December 2010 issue of Big Bang Magazine (look at the top), a French publication that was the very first magazine to do a story on Random Acts of Beauty back in April of 2010 when the album was still in production. The magazine features an extensive story and interview with David (in French). for an English translation.


Dec. 1, 2010: David's extensive interview with the good folks at Lords of Metal Magazine can be found at their website. To view .


Oct. 23, 2010: Wolfgang Merx's excellent interview with David can be found over on the Home Nucleonics website. To view .



Oct. 1, 2010: The following excerpt can be found in the October 2010 issue of Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine's feature story about Camel's Andrew Latimer on page 81:

Latimer has already dabbled with various external projects including contributing guitar and vocal parts to Random Acts of Beauty, a solo record from Camel's video producer, David Minasian, and then doing likewise for a release by former Caravan keysman Dave Sinclair. All of this has turned Latimer's thoughts to the making of a new Camel record and much more besides.



Sept. 20, 2010: Torodd from Prog Archives has conducted an extensive interview with David. To access the interview  .



Aug. 10, 2010: Don Cassidy of Delicious Agony Progressive Rock Radio recently conducted a rather interesting 45 minute interview with David where they discussed among other things the making of Random Acts of Beauty. To listen , then click on the word 'interviews' on the left side of the page, then click the word 'listen' next to David's name and album cover in the middle of the page.


Aug. 3, 2010: Progressive rock radio station Aural Moon announced the signing of David Minasian to the ProgRock Records label and the release of his new album Random Acts of Beauty.  to view.


Aug. 1, 2010: The Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP) announced the signing of David Minasian to the ProgRock Records label and the release of his new album Random Acts of Beauty.



July 20, 2010: The following press release appeared on the ProgRock Records site.

"PROGROCK RECORDS TO RELEASE NEW DAVID MINASIAN ALBUM FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCE BY ANDREW LATIMER OF CAMEL"

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – David Minasian has formally signed to the ProgRock Records label for the release of his new album titled Random Acts of Beauty which features legendary Camel guitarist Andrew Latimer on the 12 and a half minute epic opening track titled Masquerade. Shawn Gordon, President & CEO of Prog Rock Records, says: "I love those rare occasions when I get to discover an artist in my own backyard and we can get together and just talk about the music we love. Meeting David was a real treat for me, wonderful music and the guy is close friends with some of my own musical heroes, so I get to hear some cool stories as an extra bonus. We're really pleased to be adding David to our family."

David Minasian comments: "I'm really looking forward to my collaboration with Shawn Gordon and ProgRock Records. We both hope to get this album out in front of as many people as possible. Fans of classic seven Moody Blues, early to mid Genesis, Barclay James Harvest as a four piece, melodic Pink Floyd, early King Crimson and of course Camel should find a lot to like with this album. There's a definite emphasis on melody and dynamics not to mention lots of mellotron. In addition, the liberal use of harpsichord gives everything a bit of a medieval feel. And between the wonderful contributions of Andy Latimer and my 20 year old son Justin, lovers of soaring guitar leads are going to have a field day with this album.”

Joining David Minasian on keyboards (grand piano, mellotron, harpsichord, moog and orchestrations), acoustic 12 string guitar, bass and vocals, is Justin Minasian on electric lead and rhythm guitars and Guy Pettet on drums. "Random Acts of Beauty" is the new worldwide ProgRock Records release from David Minasian. The album will be released early August 2010 and available in stores on October 5, 2010 but is available for immediate pre-sale at a $2 discount.


July 12, 2010: The following press release came from Compact Disc Services in the UK:

This is one seriously hot Symphonic Prog CD that for CAMEL, MOODY BLUES, RENAISSANCE, and Symphonic Prog fans is an absolute MUST hear... It's a CD Services exclusive that will be delivered to us almost two months ahead of it's general release date - that's how good we feel about it, and we know you will too, once you hear it. I know it's the music that's going to seal this deal, so we have provided you with a link to the album creator's web-site, where you can listen to and enjoy some of the stunning music on this album.

DAVID MINASIAN: RANDOM ACTS OF BEAUTY (A Stunning Symphonic Prog Import featuring a guest appearance by Camel's Andy Latimer - Stock # 1335486) CD £13.99.

Now you all know how we only introduce you to the very best in new Symphonic Progressive Rock. Well here is one MAJOR example of exactly what we are all about, because if you're a symphonic prog fan, or even better still, a CAMEL, MOODY BLUES, early to mid GENESIS, YES, RENAISSANCE, BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, STRAWBS, MIKE OLDFIELD, JETHRO TULL, melodic PINK FLOYD or early KING CRIMSON fan, then there is going to be a lot in this new CD for you to enjoy, I can assure you!

David Minasian has spent his career dividing his time between the worlds of music and film, because as well as being a huge fan of symphonic rock, he is a well known composer and video director who has penned hit songs for film and directed over sixty films and DVD's, including CAMEL's highly acclaimed concert DVD 'Coming Of Age'. David Minasian's lush keyboard orchestrations, soaring melodies and extended length compositions on 'Random Acts Of Beauty' are firmly rooted in the classically influenced Symphonic Prog-Rock tradition and heavily influenced by the sounds of his favourite bands. This album holds massive appeal to fans of classic CAMEL and similar music, and the fact that Andy Latimer - who hasn't done anything new since 2002 - appears on it, means a lot of CAMEL fans are extremely eager to hear this release.

There's a definite emphasis on melody and dynamics, not to mention lots of good old Mellotron sounds! In addition, the liberal use of harpsichord gives some parts a bit of a medieval feel, and between the wonderful contributions of CAMEL's Andy Latimer and David's 20-year old son Justin, lovers of soaring, melodic "singing" electric guitar leads are going to have a field day with this album. The full list of players is: David Minasian (vocals / keyboards / guitar / bass / drums / orchestrations), Justin Minasian (guitar), Guy Pettet (drums), with guest Andrew Latimer (guitar & vocals on the 12 minute opening track).



Apr. 8, 2010: The following article from writer Christian Aupetite appeared in the French progressive music magazine Big Bang.

DAVID MINASIAN: The name may not mean anything, but this will soon change. This American fan of progressive and symphonic rock will allow us to hear once again Andy Latimer (guitarist for Camel) who is recovering from a long period of illness. With a background in filmmaking (he directed music videos during the 80’s and has produced many of the DVD’s released by Camel – the latest, The Opening Farewell, is expected in May), David Minasian is also a keyboardist and is currently putting the finishing touches on an album called Random Acts Of Beauty which will see Andy's wonderful six string guitar (on a 13 minute epic). Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues was also asked to participate on vocals but ultimately was not able to be scheduled. So David Minasian will do the honors, and his son Justin will serve as guitarist on 6 other titles on the album (drummer Guy Pettet completes the line-up). The album is expected to be finished in May.



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