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TURN OF THE CARDS

Renaissance

 

Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 428 ratings

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ProgShine
4 stars 01. Running Hard The album begins with that most sensational pianos from John Tout, from the classical school, and which came just after the piano? One of the best bass of the history of the Progressive rock, the forgotten Jon Camp. The voice of Annie (my muse largest) is one of the most chilling thing I ever heard. Owner of an incredible voice she gives the song a charm that no one else could. Interpretation fabulous. Of course we all followed very closely by Terrence Sullivan on drums (in the band in the background, but it is another giant also). Vocalizations, a riff from below sensational, with emphasis on the piano phrases. After a series of orchestral, the beautiful voice of Annie is accompanied by the guitar 'guest' of Michael Dunford. The end of the song is in a strange noise that reminds me of course the Morse code.

02. I Think Of You Beautiful song to the sound of the guitar, it gives a show Annie vary in the range. The ballads FM could not all be like this?

03. Things I Do not Undertand In a martial rhythm Things I Do not Understand has dubbed the voice of Annie with a male voice (not that I know of who they are, can be of Jon), and then released showing the octaves eat only a little from where Annie you can get. And Renaissance vocal passages (look at the name there), and then the theme returns triumphant. The soil of the piano after that, followed by a foundation of unparalleled bass once again brilliant. And once again shows that Annie came. Vocalizations paradise. Without words, only the feeling of well being to listen!

04. Black Flame If a disc should be beautiful in concept, their songs to accompany him right? Correct! Here is one more, with the guitar doing the base near the piano Jon is the guitarist and makes all the initial melody, showing once again that the low should not be relegated only to the post of 'companion'. The vocalizations sometimes here and sometimes even more value there, until Annie brilliant shine with their interpretation, accompanied by a strong melody and intensely beautiful. Melodicamente perfect! Some small parts using the keyboards and synthesizers, but making it clear that his strong is the same piano, this is what brings the sound of the Renaissance, but the track is all pervaded by carnations, with a tone more true epic.

05. Cold Is Being Just to deny me this time Tout starts with the music of a cathedral organ (I deny in quotes because that gives the song more like a renaissance). Only body and voice. A perfect calm for the moment that life goes so fast that we can not even see and feel the time, the music must have this special chemistry and magic that makes that all our times have a reason, a reason. We are here for some reason? And this matter? Do not hear that here, certainly not.

06. Mother Russia The Mother Russia holds the new sounds before punished for such a stupid patriarchal. Although the Mother Russia has brought the most unusual and brilliant composers of the classical period, the band seems to understand this and puts a whole orchestra at the opening of the music and the entire song. The vocalizations calm the senses while the band builds a bridge between accurate heart and soul. The compositions of Dunford / Tatcher are without a shadow of a doubt special. The band had a fantastic melodic power.

Renaissance, certainly one of my favorite bands. The classic style, the voice, the intrumentações. For me the classic Ashes Are Burning is still the best (I think because it was the 1st I heard of them), but the band was blessed with the gift of composing many sensational disks, then you can venture into any of them.

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