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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars RENAISSANCE played three nights in a row at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June of 1975. Some of the highlights of this are recorded here on this double album. All but one track comes from three of their most popular albums including "Ashes Are Burning" , "Turn Of The Cards" and the yet to be released (at the time) "Scheherazade And Other Stories".

The opening track is the title track from an earlier record called "Prologue".This was the band at their most popular and this certainly is a highly rated recording for that reason. THE NEW YOK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA is very present throughout this concert as well. And that is a negative for me, i'm just not big on orchestral music although it does work for me at times.The first time I heard this was about five years ago when a friend lent it to me. I thought it was okay at the time but wasn't overly impressed. I borrowed it again last week to spend some more time with it thinking my feeling might have changed after many years. Sadly no but I do like it better than before.

No more than a 3 star recording to my ears, but then this is a band that just has never clicked with me. Not really my style I guess.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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