MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

ILLUSION

Illusion

Eclectic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Illusion Illusion album cover
3.38 | 49 ratings | 10 reviews | 16% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy ILLUSION Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1978

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Madonna Blue (6:46)
2. Never Be The Same (3:18)
3. Louis' Theme (7:41)
4. Wings Across The Sea (4:49)
5. Cruising Nowhere (5:01)
6. Man Of Miracles (3:27)
7. The Revolutionary (6:15)

Total Time: 37:17

Lyrics

Search ILLUSION Illusion lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ILLUSION Illusion tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jim McCarty / vocal, acoustic guitar, percussion
- Jane Relf / vocal
- John Hawken / piano, synthesizers, mellotron, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes
- Louis Cennamo / bass
- John Knightsbridge / electric and acoustic guitar
- Eddie McNeil / drums, percussion

Releases information

LP Island-ILPS 9519-UK-1978
LP Island/Ariola-26.142 XOT-Nld-1978
LP Island/Ariola-202555-Bra-1978

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to Snow Dog for the last updates
Edit this entry

ILLUSION MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy ILLUSION Illusion Music


Out of the Mist & IllusionOut of the Mist & Illusion
Import
Edsel Records UK 1994
Audio CD$48.88
$19.92 (used)
IllusionIllusion
Import
Esoteric 2011
Audio CD$26.76
Illusion - The Island RecordingsIllusion - The Island Recordings
Import · Remastered
Acadia Records 2003
Audio CD$39.97
$33.00 (used)
ILLUSION The Illusion S/T LP Vinyl VG++ Cover VG+ 1969 Steed ST37003 PsychILLUSION The Illusion S/T LP Vinyl VG++ Cover VG+ 1969 Steed ST37003 Psych
byfrm_me
Vinyl$34.84 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Grieg: Butterflies and Illusions. USD $22.02 Buy It Now 1h 50m
Sarah Mclachlan - Laws Of Illusion NEW CD+DVD 2010 Deluxe Version USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1h 52m
Shadows of Illusion Audio CD USD $29.22 Buy It Now 1h 55m
Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses (Rock) (Cassette, Sep-1991, Geffen) USD $3.00 [0 bids]
2h 7m
IMP - ILLUSION OF MAINTENANCE [USED CD] USD $22.25 Buy It Now 2h 9m
Illusion [IMPORT] by Toxsin (Oct-2000, Mtm) USD $3.45 Buy It Now 2h 37m
IMP - ILLUSION OF MAINTENANCE (4995879237403) NEW CD USD $25.62 Buy It Now 2h 39m
Snowapple, Illusion, Excellent USD $7.16 Buy It Now 2h 47m
Illusions: Music of Man-Ching "Donald" Yu Audio CD USD $46.86 Buy It Now 2h 48m
GUNS N' ROSES - "Use Your Illusions #1" CD - 1991 ORIG 1st US PROMO w/ STICKER USD $11.88 Buy It Now 3h 15m
ILLUSIONS [GEORGE DUKE] [4943674197088] NEW CD USD $20.85 Buy It Now 3h 27m
Talespin - Illusion (Remix) / Assault - Y2K - 2003 #104364 USD $3.84 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Crossfire - Illusion - Crossfire - 2008 #265522 USD $3.84 Buy It Now 3h 29m
Optical Illusion Audio CD USD $24.63 Buy It Now 3h 44m
Illusion - Got This Feeling - White - 2004 #140934 USD $3.20 Buy It Now 3h 44m
North Atlantic Cool - Pausemaker - Opium Illusion - 1998 #315839 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 3h 45m
Just For Kicks - Sweet Revenge - Opium Illusion - 1997 #641535 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 3h 45m
Nox Arcana - Theater of Illusion [New CD] USD $15.37 Buy It Now 3h 53m
ITP - Lose your Illusion CD NEW & SEALED Sundance Psy-Trance USD $17.18 Buy It Now 3h 54m
Xclu!Sive - Love's Illusion - RTR - 1988 #400503 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Pleasure - Utopia - Illusion - 2001 #410659 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 3h 55m
Illusion of Self - illusion of self CD NEW & SEALED Tribeadelic Psy-Trance USD $7.47 Buy It Now 3h 56m
Nox Arcana - Theater of Illusion [New CD] USD $15.51 Buy It Now 3h 59m
Tee Mac Feat. Marjorie Barnes - Night Illusion (NEW 12" VINYL LP) USD $29.55 Buy It Now 4h 11m
Guns n Roses Use Your Illusion I & II Sampler 1991 U.S. promo cd USD $14.95 Buy It Now 4h 13m
Slayer - Christ Illusion Vinyl LP NEW 180gm USD $29.85 Buy It Now 4h 58m
Renaissance - Illusion (NEW VINYL LP) USD $21.84 Buy It Now 5h
Blue Illusions Audio CD USD $38.63 Buy It Now 5h 6m
GUNS N'ROSES "USE YOUR ILLUSION" Reel to Reel 15 ips 7'1/2 Rare Tape USD $15.00 [1 bids]
5h 16m
Belinda & Maze - Illusions - White - 2002 #301806 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 5h 23m
YOB - THE ILLUSION OF MOTION, 2016 EU GOLD vinyl 2LP + POSTER, 300 COPIES! NEW! USD $50.99 Buy It Now 5h 55m
BRONX-ILLUSION OF MR.MORPHINE-JAPAN SHM-CD F04 USD $23.50 Buy It Now 6h 11m
Hipnarcotics / Mattease - Hipnarcotic / Hypnotic Grooves Opium Illusion #625177 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 6h 31m
Distance - Illusions - Niche - 2002 #74027 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 7h 10m
TRASH (White Trash) Road To Nowhere / illusions Apple RARE 7" PORTUGAL PROMO EX USD $9.00 [1 bids]
7h 33m
Styx Boat On The River CD NEW Babe/The Grand Illusion+ USD $12.84 Buy It Now 7h 40m
The Funky Lowlives - Urban Illusion - Stereo Deluxe - 2002 #82621 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 7h 44m
DJ Kontrol - The Illusion / Ninety Three - Pleroma Inc - 2003 #721194 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 7h 44m
RENAISSANCE-ILLUSION-JAPAN MINI LP BLU-SPEC CD2 G88 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 7h 49m
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 "Crystal Illusions" LP USD $14.99 Buy It Now 7h 53m
No Illusion Janie Cribbs CD USD $36.57 Buy It Now 8h 14m
Illusion The Ernie Delfante Quintet CD USD $36.57 Buy It Now 8h 21m
Slayer - Christ Illusion / CD / 44300-2 / EX USD $2.99 [0 bids]
8h 29m
Use Your Illusion 1 by Guns N' Roses (CD)/ JAPAN USED CD/ USD $8.98 Buy It Now 8h 31m
The Great Illusion The Mirrors CD USD $32.77 Buy It Now 8h 40m
GUNS N ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION 1 CD MADE IN BRAZIL 1ST PRESS 1991 GEFD 24415 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 8h 40m
delusions et illusions du grandeur Saucer Seed CD USD $36.83 Buy It Now 8h 44m
Just For Kicks - Step To The Side - Opium Illusion - 1997 #286152 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 8h 50m
Illusion Moodstone CD USD $32.97 Buy It Now 9h 2m
So Below End-Time Illusion CD USD $33.12 Buy It Now 9h 14m
Crystal Illusions SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66 Japan Gatefold W/Obi & Inserts VG+ USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9h 20m
Use Your Illusion II [PA] by Guns N' Roses (Rock), Guns N' Roses (CD, Sep-1991, USD $3.00 Buy It Now 9h 23m
Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses (Rock), Guns N' Roses (CD, Sep-1991, Geffen USD $3.00 Buy It Now 9h 24m
Crystal Illusions Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 USD $14.08 Buy It Now 9h 33m
IMAGINATION : Just An Illusion - Just An Illusion ( Instrumental ) : RBS 208 USD $2.56 Buy It Now 9h 57m
STYX " The Grand Illusion " Record A & M SP-4637 #449 USD $15.99 Buy It Now 9h 58m
Shattered Illusions USD $3.99 Buy It Now 9h 59m
JOHNNY DUMAR 7" PS Japan ILLUSION x0181 USD $9.90 Buy It Now 10h 3m
Beauty Shop - The Remixes Pepper MaShay And The Electro Illusion CD USD $33.54 Buy It Now 10h 6m
@ CD Exovedate - Seduced By Illusions / PAN BY MOON 2000 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 10h 12m
Dhar Braxton - Illusions - 12 Inch Vinyl Record with 6 Special Mixes USD $2.56 Buy It Now 10h 14m
LOCAS IN LOVE - USE YOUR ILLUSION 3 & 4 2 CD NEW+ USD $26.32 Buy It Now 10h 19m
ILLUSION - I Like it loud - 1986 UK 10-track vinyl LP USD $23.13 Buy It Now 10h 32m
GRAND ILLUSION BY STYX (CD) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 10h 33m
ILLUSION ORCHESTRA Autumn Leaves USD $0.63 [0 bids]
11h 3m
Monk Alone / Illusions Cds - Thelonious Monk / George Duke USD $4.50 [0 bids]
11h 22m
GUNS N' ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION I 1992 2LP PICTURE & LYRIC W/INSERT NM- ~ NM USD $34.99 Buy It Now 12h 37m
Jim Mandell "No More Illusions" 12" LP Vinyl Promo WL E1-60017 Shrink NM Elektra USD $7.99 Buy It Now 12h 43m
Illusion by Renaissance (CD, Mar-2008, Repertoire) USD $8.95 Buy It Now 12h 56m
Joe Walsh - A Life Of Illusion / Rockets 7" E-47144 Asylum Records 1981 USD $3.49 Buy It Now 12h 57m
FREEZE THE HOPPER Illusions of Grandeur CD St. Louis Indie 1995 USD $1.00 Buy It Now 13h 11m
ANONYMOUS 4 - LOVE'S ILLUSION - MONTPELLIER CODEX - CD - NEAR MINT CONDITION USD $9.99 Buy It Now 13h 18m
SHAZZ LOST ILLUSIONS RARE ORIGINAL 12" vinyl Ludovic Navarre 1993 FNAC USD $11.56 [0 bids]
13h 18m
Illusion of Joy The Forever Syndrome CD private indie gothic darkwave USD $19.99 Buy It Now 13h 19m
STYX The Grand Illusion LP Come Sail Away Miss America USD $7.99 Buy It Now 13h 23m
Siegfried & Roy-At The Mirage-Dreams & Illusions-CD-1995-Edel-GermanImp-LIKE NEW USD $5.99 Buy It Now 13h 23m
NEW! Christian & Gospel. Crutches are Illusion....by rooma. Mp3 download USD $0.99 Buy It Now 13h 25m
Illusions, Phil Thornton, Very Good USD $2.76 Buy It Now 13h 34m
Guns 'N' Roses LOT Case Art and Liner Notes ONLY Use Your Illusion 1 2 Lies USD $12.95 Buy It Now 13h 36m
Poor Moon Illusion 2012 Sub Pop Records POP ROCK w/ Free Download Code Sealed EP USD $10.00 Buy It Now 13h 37m
POWER DANCE - THE MAVERICKS, PAUL B, FORBIDDEN, BEATMATIC, ILLUSIONS, ANNIE, CAR USD $0.30 [0 bids]
USD $1.00 Buy It Now
13h 41m
Final Hour * by Illusion Suite (CD, Sep-2009, Limb Music) USD $11.53 Buy It Now 13h 44m
Vidts & Vandueren ?- Silk Dreams (The Vocal Remixes) : Illusion Recs TRANCE 12" USD $1.27 [0 bids]
13h 55m
GUNS N ROSES+Use Illusion+POSTER+AD+ORIGINAL 1992+QUALITY FRAMED+FASTGLOBAL SHIP USD $89.92 Buy It Now 13h 57m
Use Your Illusion I by Guns N' Roses (Rock), Guns N' Roses (CD, Sep-1991, Gef... USD $2.99 [0 bids]
13h 58m
Bobby Hutcherson - Natural Illusion BLUE NOTE BST 84416 USD $34.99 Buy It Now 13h 59m
Saga - Security of Illusion [New CD] USD $13.43 Buy It Now 14h
THRICE ?- The Illusion Of Safety / Identity Crisis Sampler CD Sub City Punk Rock USD $0.99 [0 bids]
14h 3m
Illusions of Legrandeur, Legrand, Very Good USD $16.40 Buy It Now 14h 5m
ELIANE ELIAS illusions BLJ-46994 with inner usa blue note 1987 LP EX/VG USD $12.84 Buy It Now 14h 6m
STYX 4CD SET. The Grand Illusion, Pieces Of Eight, Cornerstone, Killroy Was Here USD $14.99 Buy It Now 14h 8m
1991 GUNS N' ROSES CD USE YOUR ILLUSION on GEFFEN # GEFD-24415 HARD ROCK 16Trks USD $6.99 Buy It Now 14h 24m
THE ILLUSIONS-HEY BOY/LONELY SOLDIER-SHERATON 104-DOO WOP 45 USD $5.99 [1 bids]
14h 28m
The Gouranga Powered Band ?* Clouds Of Illusion * CD ALBUM * BRAND NEW USD $3.86 [0 bids]
14h 36m
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~VG LP~SERGIO MENEDS & BRASIL '66~Crystal Illusions~[1969~A&M] USD $3.88 Buy It Now 15h 4m
Nocturnal Rites / Europe PromoCD / Grand Illusion 2005 / Heavy Metal USD $2.99 Buy It Now 15h 4m
NEW Illusions (Audio CD) USD $14.16 Buy It Now 15h 20m
Edwards, Dave Illusion of Time CD ***NEW*** USD $11.56 Buy It Now 15h 31m
GUNS N' ROSES - USE YOUR ILLUSION I + II (12" VINYL 4 LP BUNDLE) USD $41.12 [0 bids]
15h 35m
Lot Of 4 Basia CDs Clear Horizon Time & Tide Sweetest Illusion London Warsaw 98 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 36m

More places to buy ILLUSION music online Buy ILLUSION & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

ILLUSION Illusion ratings distribution


3.38
(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
16%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
43%
Good, but non-essential (22%)
22%
Collectors/fans only (18%)
18%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

ILLUSION Illusion reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
4 stars Last Illusions??

After the encouraging results of their debut album, Illusion went back the following year to record their second effort, the self-titled album that came with a superb artwork, much reminiscent of the Renaissance debut album and we also see the return of another ex-Yardbirds, Paul Samwell-Smith on production. One of the main difference between the rival line-ups is that Illusion has a real electric guitarist, even if his presence is less felt in this album than on Out Of The Mist.

Opening on the superb almost 7-mins Madonna Blue, with its absolutely fabulous instrumental second part and a superb guitar solo, the album is off to a great start. McCarthy sings the following the west-coast CSN&Y-ish Never Be The Same track, while the soft-spoken Wings Across The Sea is a double vocal effort and is right in the usual target's bull's eye. Starting almost like a Tangerine Dream track, Cruising Nowhere is a splendid track that could've been a future avenue to venture on, showing that Illusion had indeed more songwriting tricks and talent in their bag than their rivals did.

There is quite a difference in the with Louis's Theme - a very mellow/soft and lengthy track, somewhat even quieter than any then-contemporary Renaissance track- and Man of Miracle that could've hinted to what a third album might have sounded but Punk killed that idea. Man Of Miracles (a track going back to the early Renaissance days) is again starting on unusual synth sounds and is again superbly soft-spoken, much like Louis' Theme. The closing 8-mis+ Revolutionary is another escape into a different symphonic realm, and a rather successful one, even if you have to raise the volume to get most of its beauty

If their debut OOTM was definitely ogling in the Renaissance direction, this second self-titled album is definitely aiming well beyond that restricted spectrum that their rivals were trapping themselves in. Indeed Illusion's second album is anything but soporific, despite having half of its album in a very quiet and soft atmosphere that requires full attention and a good set of headphones. Renaissance fans might prefer the Mist album, but this one is definitely more adventurous.

Review by erik neuteboom
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars This band has a strong link with Renaissance featuring Jim McCarthy and Keith Relf. The sound is often similar (harmonic, lots of piano and acoustic guitar and warm vocals) to that legendary band. You can dream away on "Louis theme" and Man of miracles" but Illusion has a more lush symphonic sound due to the wide range of keyboards: clavinet, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, ARP and Hammond organ, this can be heard on "Wings across the sea" and "The revolutionary" and especially on my highlight "Madonna blue": splendid interplay between sparkling piano and majestic choir-Mellotron and a wondeful grand finale delivering a compelling guitarsolo and sumptuous keyboards, EXCELLENT!
Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
4 stars It's a beautiful.album

Illusion's name was taken from Renaissance second album, thus we confusingly have two different albums called "Illusion" featuring the same lead singer, Jane Relf.

Illusion's second album is very much a continuation of their first, both in terms of quality and style. The songs on both albums are entirely interchangeable, as they are indeed with the music of Renaissance at that time. (Far from implying any sort of criticism, this is very much a recommendation). That said, the tracks here are slightly longer than this on "Out of the mist", allowing the band to explore slightly more complex, indeed progressive, structures.

The opening track, "Madonna Blue" seems at first to be a melodic but simple piece, but has a song symphonic coda where John Hawken's piano work is a particular feature. "Louis' Theme" is much sparser, even allowing for the orchestration. Relf's vocals here have a haunting quality. "Man of miracles" and "Wings across the sea" also maintain the soft reflective mood.

"Cruising nowhere" is reminiscent of IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY's "White Bird", moving at times toward almost trance like territory. The closing track "The revolutionary" is one of the band's most adventurous, starting with a Moody Blues ("Question") like intro prior to some dramatic story telling and a softer middle section. The high pitched male vocal lead can be quite disconcerting at first, but the song weaves its historical tale in a Strawbs (Dave Cousins) like way. (Hawken would in fact later go on to join the Strawbs.)

Those who enjoy the music of Renaissance will find much to appeal the them here. This is a fine melodic album, which features talented musicians at their best. Unfortunately, after this album was released, the band ceased to exist (apart from a brief belated reformation), otherwise they could well have gone on to enjoy the same level of success as Renaissance, Curved Air etc.

The "Out of the mist" CD by Illusion features that album plus this one in full.

Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars This was one of classic album that colored my teenage period. I was not quite sure on how to classify this kind of music at that time. For sure, I did not consider this as rock music, rather was like symphonic folk music with great melody. Why did I term it as symphonic? Because the background music has a very strong nuance of symphonic music through the use of string arrangement using synthesizers and mellotron as appear under the opening track "Madonna Blue" (6:46) fronting Jane Relf as lead vocalist. The piano work also is a nice thing to enjoy from this album especially when it's combined with guitar solo at later part of this opening track.

"Never Be The Same" (3:18) is completely a pop song with rhythm section that sounds like a folk song enriched with piano work. Jim McCarty plays lead singer role in addition to song author (including the opening track "Madonna Blue" as well). Nothing special about this song; it's a good easy listening track, I would say. "Louis' Theme" (7:41) features Jane Relf back as lead singer with an ambient intro part combining piano work and bass as main rhythm section. As the title implies this song was written by Louis Cennamo (bass player). This mellow track is quite dark and it has good melody. For some people, this track might be boring as it has a very little variation in terms of style. "Wings Across the Sea" (4:49) might remind you to early King Crimson in a lighter way with the sounds of female vocal. "Cruising Nowhere" is a song with different style than other songs in this album with a kind like Sally Oldfield music combining the percusiion style that reminds me to world music. The guitar solo is stunning with some influences from Santana.

Overall, this is a good album with some symphonic and psychedelic touches and most of songs are easy listening style that can be accepted by wider listeners. This can be a must for those who really want to track the vintage music at times when rock music experienced its glory days in the seventies.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Compared to the preceding Out Of The Mist album, the record here has some more accessible songs, better suited for easy listening. The omnipresent piano is more simple, not really Baroque, and there is the presence of acoustic guitar. The music is not really progressive except for one or two tracks; the songs are not complex, but it is not a simple music though. There are still many pleasant lead & backing vocals. There are some good mellotron parts, but there are also a few artificial keyboards parts that do not fit very well with the musical genre of the band, like on the slightly psychedelic "Cruising Nowhere". Jane Relf's super soothing lead vocals will definitely transport you on "Man Of Miracles": it sounds like a pleasant & desired lullaby. The last track "The Revolutionary" is the most progressive one: it sounds a bit like The Strawbs. For those who, like me, love Jane Relf's lead vocals, she appears on the beautiful New Age album with Jim McCarthy, on the "Stairway" artist name: the album is called Moonstone.
Review by b_olariu
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars This is a kind a mellow album, harmonies and vocals are very mellow, only very rare they has some vein on the pieces, the record here has some more accessible songs, better suited for easy listening then on previous one. I be short here, the best track is Madonna Blue, the rest in my opinion is almost average. 2 stars for this one, in some places is very boring and without any enthusiasm from musicians. They were not even close to Renaissance same period, maybe this album sounds like Novella, the worst Renaissance album from the '70's. Collectors only.
Review by Tarcisio Moura
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Illusion´s second album was done in a kind of rush according to an interview with Jim McCarty. They were not able to finish it was they wanted probably. Still the record has some fine moments: Madonna Blue is a very strong song, one of their best, with Hawken providing great piano runs while McCarty and Jane Relf share some stunning, emotional lead vocals here. Really beautiful. The rest of the album is not that powerful, but still is good: Wings Across The Sea is a mellow number with some fine flute-like mellotron, Cruising Nowhere has a fierce melody and the closing number, The Revolutionary is another highlight (fantastic mellotron choir here!). Ironic, the producer was McCarty´s old chum from the Yardbirds, Paul Samwell-Smith (who did a good job, by the way).

It was obvious that the band had more to give than a softer version of the 70´s Renaissance we all know and love. With time they could evolve into something of their very own. Unfortunalty the times were not for this kind of music and recording labels were placing all their bets now in punk or disco (they would lose, of course). So a lot of groups were just dropped like dead fish.

If you liked Illusion´s first album, this one is will please you too. It is a little more experimental in some parts and less inspired but still was a valid and interesting prog album in a period when most prog bands were stuck in a rut (and I have to agree with the reviewer who said it is better than Renaissance´s Azzure D´or). Recommended.

Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
2 stars I understand this band's importance in the history of the major prog act Renaissance (they were Renaissance in the beginning), but honestly, there is little if any prog in the music they made since becoming Illusion (maybe that's what the name implies).

This album I find to be slightly more cohesive than their previous album (the first under the new name). But like "Out Of The Mist", this album lacks John Hawken's classical inspired piano that made their debut album as Renaissance such a treat. In fact this album seems to be more of a throwback to the psychedelic pop of the late sixties. There are hints of The Mamas & The Papas, Crosby Stills & Nash, and of course The Yardbirds.

It's pleasant enough as it is, but not terribly interesting, and certainly not memorable.

Latest members reviews

3 stars The second album from this pre-Renaissance band. The band with Jane Relf as the vocalist. John Hawken did the tangents here too. See the interview. This album builds neatly on their first album. But the songs here are a bit more varied and a bit more accessible too. The sound is a bit more folk ... (read more)

Report this review (#562669) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Saturday, November 5, 2011 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is in my opinion Great.Great melodies vocal harmonies,mellotrons...I can hear the great vocals of Jane Relf (much-much better than the two first reneissanse albums).Nice drums and bass also some synths and a lot of piano.They are very typical in the Reneissance mood.Folk-prog-classicall mu ... (read more)

Report this review (#48212) | Posted by | Saturday, September 24, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ILLUSION "Illusion"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives