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Poll Question: Continuing a recent trend: What is your favorite song?
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5 [12.82%]
12 [30.77%]
3 [7.69%]
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Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 15:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 16:08
There’s so much beauty in melancholia, as Black Flame displays. Sad, yet exquisitely beautiful.
Love all the albums, including Time Line !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 17:26
This is hard. Can't bring myself to vote against either Running Hard or Mother Russia. Both of these are so good that it'd be criminal to only vote for one of them. OK I give it to Running Hard because Mother Russia has already so many votes, but really both of these are the kind of 100% music that when you listen to them there's nothing else in the world.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 18:09
Surprised at the lack of love for Things I don't Understand.  Giving it the vote.  Here's a beautiful live performance of it:





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 18:14
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

This is hard. Can't bring myself to vote against either Running Hard or Mother Russia. Both of these are so good that it'd be criminal to only vote for one of them. OK I give it to Running Hard because Mother Russia has already so many votes, but really both of these are the kind of 100% music that when you listen to them there's nothing else in the world.

Speaking of Running Hard, here's a great, great performance of the song.  Played quite a bit faster than the studio cut seemingly.  Annie's C6 in the vocalise makes the jaw drop.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 08 2018 at 19:13
Originally posted by rogerthat rogerthat wrote:

Surprised at the lack of love for Things I don't Understand.  Giving it the vote.  Here's a beautiful live performance of it:




Agreed! The song that got my vote and, next to Trip to the Fair, the song I most associate with Annie and gang.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 03:23
^^^ Yup. Would add Ashes Are Burning to that list. All three driven in equal parts by Annie and Tout and no orchestra. Love Tout's variations on that performance of Things I Don't Understand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 03:33
An excellent album. The second side is practically flawless, but Cold is Being is simply one of the most incredible things I've heard. Annie Haslam's voice is just wonderful. A pity the lyrics are so depressing!
Running Hard, Black Flame and Mother Russia are also marvellous.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 03:36
^I guess they couldnīt have put it very joyful lyrics. You know itīs quite common piece in the funerals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 09:17
Mother Russia is a masterpiece, but in the live version on Carnegie Hall
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 10:25
Went for "Things I Don't Understand."
Came to this album rather late, but it's now a favourite. 
The damage that we do is just so powerfully strong we call it love

The damage that we do just goes on and on and on but not long enough.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 11:12
Originally posted by Hercules Hercules wrote:

An excellent album. The second side is practically flawless, but Cold is Being is simply one of the most incredible things I've heard. Annie Haslam's voice is just wonderful. A pity the lyrics are so depressing!
Running Hard, Black Flame and Mother Russia are also marvellous.
Agree. Except I don't find the lyrics to Cold is Being depressing. I would have found uplifting lyrics set to a funeral tune depressing though. Mother Russia is the grandest of them all - so I voted for it. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 09 2018 at 12:38
Perhaps my favorite Renaissance lp as some have already said....Black Flame has always been my favorite .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 11 2018 at 03:26
I'm with the majority here, but Black Flame is a close second.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2018 at 09:34
I am one of the very few people who voted (or will vote) for Cold is Being...
Allbinonni's Adagio in G Minor is a fantastic piece of work, not to mention the heavenly voice of Annie Haslam...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2018 at 12:11
I think that putting lyrics on Albinoni’s adagio is the worst thing ever done by Renaissance. My personal opinion, of course.
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