Renaissance - Turn Of The Cards  CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.07 | 483 ratings

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3 stars After a couple of strong albums, with Turn of the Cards Renaissance seem to be treading water. The continued reliance on material from the Jim McCarty era of the band is telling - Things I Don't Understand is a Dunford/McCarty collaboration (and the last McCarty-penned track the band would record), whilst Running Hard lifts a theme from Mr. Pine from Illusion. Mother Russia, meanwhile, makes a stab at closing the album with a rousing crescendo along the lines of Ashes are Burning, but fails to match that track's power. Overall, in fact, there's a sense that Renaissance have begun to plagiarise themselves, as well as an underlying feeling that the band still aren't quite confident even in the niche they had created for themselves. It's a good album, but it's not better than good.
Warthur | 3/5 |


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