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ISLAND

Renaissance

Symphonic Prog


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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

A. Island (3:37)
B. The Sea (3:00)

Total time 6:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Relf / Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
- Jim McCarty / Percussion, Vocals
- John Hawken / Piano, Harspichord
- Louis Cennamo / Bass Guitar
- Jane Relf / Vocals, Percussion

Releases information

7" Island Records WIP-6079 (1970 UK)
7" Island Records 6014 005 (1970 France)

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Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars The first sounds of the sea

The first single by Renaissance, released in 1970. The A-side is an edited version of the song Island taken from the band's superb self-titled debut album, and the B-side is a non-album track called The Sea. Both tracks have been included as bonus tracks on some CD re-issues of the debut album.

The single edit of Island is just over three and a half minutes long, while the original album version is six minutes long. The edit simply fades out, just before the interesting instrumental part - so, at least for me, it is clear that the longer album version is far superior.

The Sea is a nice little song that was perhaps an inspiration for the similarly titled Sounds of the Sea on Prologue, by the later line-up of Renaissance. It is considerably less adventurous compared to the tracks that made up the album, but it works well enough as a single B-side.

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