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    Posted: February 27 2020 at 11:16
The PROLOGUE to this tale begins with a TRIP TO THE FAIR, held annually by THE SISTERS of Mercy charity. The trip led to THE DISCOVERY of the book "One Thousand and One Nights". I REMEMBER the GOLDEN THREAD of the story concerns THE CAPTIVE HEART of SCHEHERAZADE, THE ENTERTAINER of the RAJAH KHAN, a MIDAS MAN of immense riches with a BLACK FLAME burning in his heart. The AIR OF DRAMA in the OPENING OUT of the story tells how SCHEHERAZADE finds the GOLDEN KEY to saving her life is to relate the tale of the 1001 nights. She wins over the JEKYLL AND HYDE nature of the King with her exotic tales, and he shows her KINDNESS AT THE END by managing to SPARE SOME LOVE in his black heart by marrying his PRECIOUS LOVE. She becomes his queen in this dramatic tale of KINGS AND QUEENS and lost INNOCENCE. One of the PEARLS OF WISDOM I learned from the book is that LOVE GOES ON to conquer all in the end when  LOVE IS ALL you need.

I'm a WANDERER at heart and the book inspired me to travel on a SECRET MISSION to the DISTANT HORIZONS of Istanbul ON THE FRONTIER of Asia aboard the ORIENT EXPRESS. It sometimes feels like time is RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU and I was RUNNING HARD like a BULLET  out of a gun in THE RACE to arrive on time AT THE HARBOUR. I arrived just in time to set sail across the English Channel on the OCEAN GYPSY ferry and leave behind the ISLAND of Great Britain. I love the SOUNDS OF THE SEA and it was a beautiful day IN THE SUNSHINE, underneath the CARPET OF THE SUN which glimmered like sparkling PORCELAIN.

Upon arrival in France, I felt like I was BOUND FOR INFINITY, with the most dramatic adventure IN MY LIFE just beginning. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND how good it felt to realise a dream when I'd LET IT GROW in my heart for so long? I still had a long way to go though but at least I was CLOSER THAN YESTERDAY to realising my dream. The FACE OF YESTERDAY was behind me now because this was the DAY OF THE DREAMER. I dreamed of  travelling to exotic places like the ISLAND of KALYNDA, A MAGICAL ISLE with a WATERFALL which sparkles BLOOD SILVER LIKE MOONLIGHT and where THE VULTURES FLY HIGH in their FLIGHT over distant shores. That was about as likely as seeing FAERIES LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN though and my dreams vanished as quickly as the flames on a funeral pyre when only the ASHES ARE BURNING.

My real ambition was to eventually travel north from Istanbul to KIEV to experience exotic THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND, including those mysterious UKRAINE WAYS. I'd have to be careful to avoid TOUCHING ONCE on the delicate subject of the recent war with Russia though. I was planning  to head to the  northwest of MOTHER RUSSIA where I'd heard the extreme COLD IS BEING like the inside of a freezer. I'd love to see the NORTHERN LIGHTS for the first time with their MAJIK shimmering SYMPHONY OF LIGHT. It'd be like one of those awesome moments when you could sing A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS and CRY TO THE WORLD with joy and shout "CAN YOU HEAR ME now"?

I had a long journey ahead but I was looking forward to being  BACK HOME ONCE AGAIN with my FRIENDS, when I'd be sure to remind them that I THINK OF YOU when I'm away.

 
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That was just a short Novella I wrote some time ago telling the story of Scheherazade, which serves as a handy Prologue to this latest Top 5 poll. I could take a wild guess and say that Ashes Are Burning will probably go on to win this Renaissance poll, although I'm under no Illusion that I'll probably be wrong again. I doubt if any songs from the Camera Camera album will make the final Top 5 cut, but who knows what the Turn of the Cards will reveal in the long Time-Line of Renaissance songs, where they quite literally have A Song for All Seasons. In the meantime, I'm going to dream of Tuscany, where the hills are often bathed in a Grandine il Vento (Symphony of Light) under an Azure d'Or sky. Smile
 
Anyway, back to the poll. Simply list your Top 5 Renaissance songs in order of preference below and then I'll assign points to your listings as follows:-
 
1st song - 6 points 
2nd song - 4 points
3rd song - 3 points
4th song - 2 points
5th song - 1 point
 
Here are my Top 5 Renaissance songs to kick-off with:-
 
1. At the Harbour (6 points)
2. Ashes Are Burning (4 points)
3. Face of Yesterday (3 points)
4. Northern Lights (2 points)
4. Carpet of the Sun (1 points)


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - February 27 2020 at 11:19
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 I'm sure I'm forgetting something but I'll go with these...

1. Mother Russia
2. Ocean Gypsy
3. Scheherazade
4. The Vultures Fly High
5. Black Frame
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Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

 I'm sure I'm forgetting something but I'll go with these...

1. Mother Russia
2. Ocean Gypsy
3. Scheherazade
4. The Vultures Fly High
5. Black Frame
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1) Can You Understand?
2) Trip To The Fair
3) Mother Russia
4) Northern Lights
5) Scherezade (all 20 minutes.)
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K&Q
Innocence
Golden Thread
Rajah Khan
Ashes

NB; I would'vze included Wanderer and Bullet in there as well.
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^ That we know. You don't have a thing for Jane Relf, do you? Just curious.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2020 at 17:52
Off the top of my head, I'd say:

1. Trip to the Fair
2. The Sisters
3. Can You Hear Me?
4. Things I Don't Understand
5. Mother Russia
5. At the Harbor

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2020 at 22:16
I am not really familiar with all Renaissance albums, but here at the moment:
1. At the Harbour
2. Cold Is Being
3. Spare Some Love
4. Kings and Queens
5. Past Orbits Of Dust
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It looks like there aren't as many Renaissance fans here as I thought. Smile
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^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2020 at 11:04
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2020 at 11:23
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
I am not sure do I understand that point counting, but how Kings & Queens has 8 points when I am only one who put it in the list (and itīs fourth in my list)?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 02 2020 at 11:27
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
I am not sure do I understand that point counting, but how Kings & Queens has 8 points when I am only one who put it in the list (and itīs fourth in my list)?
 
Sean Trane voted for Kings & Queens (K & Q) as his #1 song, so that's 6 points from Sean and 2 points from you. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2020 at 04:56
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
I am not sure do I understand that point counting, but how Kings & Queens has 8 points when I am only one who put it in the list (and itīs fourth in my list)?
 
Sean Trane voted for Kings & Queens (K & Q) as his #1 song, so that's 6 points from Sean and 2 points from you. Smile
Oh God abbreviation again! Pig
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2020 at 05:54
Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
I am not sure do I understand that point counting, but how Kings & Queens has 8 points when I am only one who put it in the list (and itīs fourth in my list)?
 
Sean Trane voted for Kings & Queens (K & Q) as his #1 song, so that's 6 points from Sean and 2 points from you. Smile
Oh God abbreviation again! Pig
 
I know what you mean. I get confused by all of the abbreviations used here too, but that's probably just a sign of my age, and also never having owned a mobile phone. TTFN Smile
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Yeah, I  guess you can't use abbreviations with an abacus. Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 03 2020 at 11:24
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

^ this is a new thread, don't be quick to judge, have some patience
 
Okay. Here's how the Top 5 Renaissance songs poll is shaping up so far:-
 
1. At the Harbour (13 points)
2. Mother Russia (10 points)
2. Trip to the Fair (10 points)
4. Kings & Queens (8 points)
5. Can You Understand (6 points)
I am not sure do I understand that point counting, but how Kings & Queens has 8 points when I am only one who put it in the list (and itīs fourth in my list)?
 
Sean Trane voted for Kings & Queens (K & Q) as his #1 song, so that's 6 points from Sean and 2 points from you. Smile
Oh God abbreviation again! Pig
 
I know what you mean. I get confused by all of the abbreviations used here too, but that's probably just a sign of my age, and also never having owned a mobile phone. TTFN Smile
I have mobile phone, but no internet in it. I use it only as calling to somebody or send textmessage. Not using abbreviations in textmessages.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2020 at 05:23
It doesn't appear as if we have many Renaissance fans here, with "At the Harbour" currently leading the poll with a meagre 13 points. Smile
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All my favs are pretty much on Ashes are Burning
The sun has left the sky...
...Now you can close your eyes
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2020 at 05:47
Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

All my favs are pretty much on Ashes are Burning
 
That's my favourite Renaissance album too. Thumbs Up
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