David Minasian states, «My symphonic rock albums feature guest appearances by members of Camel, The Moody Blues, Genesis, Renaissance & Yes and many more bands». Minasian`s latest album is The Sound Of Dreams and here are the nice track So Far From Home featuring PJ Olsson,
David Minasian: keyboards, vocals
Justin Minasian: guitars
Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) – guitar & vocals (1)
Steve Hackett (Genesis) – guitar (6)
Annie Haslam (Renaissance) – vocals (4, 12)
Billy Sherwood (Yes) – bass (5)
PJ Olsson (The Alan Parsons Live Project) – vocals (11)
Julie Ragins (The Moody Blues Live) – vocals (8)
Geof O’Keefe (Pentagram) – drums (3),
Born in Los Angeles, California, David Minasian’s career in the areas of filmmaking, music and literature has taken him all over the world. With nearly 200 film and television productions under his belt, David Minasian also happens to be a best selling author. However, this biography aims to focus primarily on his music oriented activities. While there were a few members of the prog world who knew of David Minasian having produced and directed a number of concert and documentary films for legendary English progressive rock band Camel, most were unaware of David Minasian’s musical background until it was announced that he would be releasing an album of his own material titled Random Acts Of Beauty in 2010. The track Third Movement featuring Steve Hackett,
David Minasian had begun classical piano training at the age of five and by the time he was 15 was asked to turn professional. However his real interests lay in filmmaking and that is what he ultimately chose as a career path. After graduating with honors with a degree in film and television production, David began working freelance for a number of companies around LA as a producer, director, writer, editor, cinematographer and occasional soundtrack composer. All In preview from The Sound Of Dreams,
But after hearing the song The Land Of Make Believe by The Moody Blues one day on the radio, his interest in progressive rock began to take hold and he started to record his own demos.
Those tapes led to an offer of free studio time from pop act The Captain And Tennille at their state-of-the-art recording facility in the San Fernando Valley. Sessions yielded top quality masters, but no label interest resulted. Record companies in LA at that time were obsessed with disco, punk and New Wave. David Minasian’s songs and image simply didn’t fit in, and prog was the last thing they wanted. But Menasian was and is faithful to his beloved prog, and we applaud that loudly!