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4 stars The second album from Renaissance is almost as good as their debut which I really love. This one is more refined and the sound quality is really good. The music is still evolved around John Hawkenīs beautiful piano. Keith and Jane Relf still share the vocals.

The moods Renaissance create on the album are really great, and with the exception of the two short and rather hippie like songs Love Goes On and Love is All, the album is a masterpiece in my ears. I think the technical level of these musicians are outstanding, and I can only listen in awe of how soulful the playing is.

Donīt miss out on this album if you like symphonic prog. This is excellent music. I have to note here that the ending epic of the album Of Orbits and Dust is a real masterpiece. This is just the way I like my prog rock. Challenging and melodic. The only reason I donīt give this 5 stars is the aforementioned Hippie songs. They should have left those of the album and put in another prog rock song instead, that would have made it perfect. Itīs just my opinion, maybe you want be bothered as I am.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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