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3.75 | 396 ratings

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5 stars So, is this the best Renaissance album? It's difficult for me. There are so many other great ones, my favorites ranging from Scheherazade/Carnegie Hall/Novella/A Song For All Seasons. All are straight five star albums, no doubt about that. What makes Novella so special is that is has this long orchestral feeling over it, some call it boring, but I really like that lengthy exposure. And besides that, it contains the most fantastic track ever, "The Sisters" which leaves you with tears when you listen to it: Haunting String Ensemble, dazzling vocals by Annie and a beautyful acoustic guitar solo make this track very, very special. So when asked, what's the best 77 album, this one even tops Going For The One! If you have the chance also check out the BBC Sessions disc which has Can You Hear Me and Touching Once, but without the orchestra, so you can check out what fantastic musician these are, indeed very underrated...
eduur | 5/5 |


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