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THE OTHER WOMAN

Renaissance

 

Symphonic Prog

2.03 | 48 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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1 stars The other Renaissance

This version of Renaissance is very different from the one that released Time-Line in 1983 with Michael Dunford being the only surviving member from that previous album still present here. This means that the distinctive voice of Annie Haslam has been replaced by the more anonymous, but competent, Stephanie Adlington, hence the title of the album. Even though it was released in 1995, The Other Woman has a distinct 80's sound and is therefore continuous with the previous albums from the 80's despite the radical personnel changes. Of course, Renaissance had been through such a radical change once before, in the early 70's.

The music here is oriented towards Pop Rock with only very slight symphonic, folky, and progressive touches here and there. The melodies are decent, but not memorable. There is a re-make of an earlier classic Renaissance song in Northern Lights. It is rather good, but unnecessary. The weakest link of this album is the lyrics which are standard love songs for the most part. Overall, the album is by no means awful, but it lacks important ingredients. There are some ok moments, but also some cringe worthy ones. For me, the often hated Time-Line is a better album.

The Other Woman is one of Renaissance's least interesting albums and as such is primarily for completionists

SouthSideoftheSky | 1/5 |

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