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Poll Question: Which is your favourite Renaissance album?
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    Posted: July 18 2020 at 02:56
I hope this poll is not quite as "meh" as my recent post-1970's Pink Floyd albums poll. Wink
 
* The two 1990's albums are by Michael Dunford's Renaissance, with Stephanie Adlington on vocals.


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Forget the first two in the list.
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Forget the first two in the list.
Yes, I'd rather forget the first two albums in the list too. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2020 at 10:27
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

* The two 1990's albums are by Michael Dunford's Renaissance, with Stephanie Adlington on vocals.

— i.e. the ones nobody cares about. LOL
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

* The two 1990's albums are by Michael Dunford's Renaissance, with Stephanie Adlington on vocals.

— i.e. the ones nobody cares about. LOL
At least I cared about Michael Dunford's Renaissance enough  to include their albums in the poll and I also have "The Other Woman" album on CD. Wink


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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:


Forget the first two in the list.

Yes, I'd rather forget the first two albums in the list too. Smile
Noooo !!   Camera Camera is a beauty
Time-Line isn’t too shabby either.
And unfortunately I’m not familiar with the others on this list.

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I like Camera Camera but these days I go with "Grandine.." more often than not

I actually prefer "The Other Woman" to "tuscany". 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2020 at 14:57
^ It looks like Grandine il Vento is well-worth a listen, considering it's already picked up five votes in the first few hours.
 
I'm not a fan of the 1980's Camera Camera or Time-Line though. I'd much rather listen to the 1990's version of Renaissance with Michael Dunford and Stephanie Adlington. Smile


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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ It looks like Grandine il Vento is well-worth a listen, considering it's already picked up five votes in the first few hours.
 
I'm not a fan of the 1980's Camera Camera or Time-Line though. I'd much rather listen to the 1990's version of Renaissance with Michael Dunford and Stephanie Adlington. Smile

The song "Somewhere West of Here" which closes "The Other Woman" is absolutely brilliant.  It could have been a song by ILLUSION with Jane Relf singing
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I can't find "Somewhere West of Here" on YouTube, but I did find this Renaissance classic, sung by Stephanie Adlington.
 


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GRandine il Vento. Fantastic album.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Forget the first two in the list.
Yes, I'd rather forget the first two albums in the list too. Smile

I'm the same. The first two are terrible. I don't know what people find in Camera Camera. Timeline is even worse.

The rest are listenable though not wonderful compared to their 70's stuff. 
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^ Surprisingly, Camera Camera has already picked up a couple of votes, but then again, these polls always spring a few surprises. After all, someone who wishes to remain anonymous once voted for Calling All Stations as the best ever Genesis album. Smile
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Open your ears, folks - Camera Camera is a wonderfully sculpted Prog-Rock album of its time. The sounds may not be ‘70’s (duh) but what a wonderful album. Seems to me, that out of all the ‘major players’ of the era, Renaissance fared above average for sure. Neo-Prog before Neo-Prog was born.
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Open your ears, folks - Camera Camera is a wonderfully sculpted Prog-Rock album of its time. The sounds may not be ‘70’s (duh) but what a wonderful album. Seems to me, that out of all the ‘major players’ of the era, Renaissance fared above average for sure. Neo-Prog before Neo-Prog was born.
 
Thanks. I'll give Camera Camera another listen to see whether it's really a professional Hasselblad camera amongst prog albums, or whether it's just a budget-priced Polaroid Instamatic camera. Smile
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Open your ears, folks - Camera Camera is a wonderfully sculpted Prog-Rock album of its time. The sounds may not be ‘70’s (duh) but what a wonderful album. Seems to me, that out of all the ‘major players’ of the era, Renaissance fared above average for sure. Neo-Prog before Neo-Prog was born.

 
Thanks. I'll give Camera Camera another listen to see whether it's really a professional Hasselblad camera amongst prog albums, or whether it's just a budget-priced Polaroid Instamatic camera. Smile
Sorry to disagree, but in frontoif the electro-pop of Camera Camera I prefer keeping my ears closed.
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Open your ears, folks - Camera Camera is a wonderfully sculpted Prog-Rock album of its time. The sounds may not be ‘70’s (duh) but what a wonderful album. Seems to me, that out of all the ‘major players’ of the era, Renaissance fared above average for sure. Neo-Prog before Neo-Prog was born.

 
Thanks. I'll give Camera Camera another listen to see whether it's really a professional Hasselblad camera amongst prog albums, or whether it's just a budget-priced Polaroid Instamatic camera. Smile
Sorry to disagree, but in frontoif the electro-pop of Camera Camera I prefer keeping my ears closed.
That’s all good. No compromising.
How about an Abacab vs. Camera Camera poll ??
The day I don’t make an error...........

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I would place Camera Camera second in the poll behind Grandine.  More than credible update to their sound at the time
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

I would place Camera Camera second in the poll behind Grandine.  More than credible update to their sound at the time
 
They are two Renaissance albums I definitely need to check out after seeing the results from this poll.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

I would place Camera Camera second in the poll behind Grandine.  More than credible update to their sound at the time
 
They are two Renaissance albums I definitely need to check out after seeing the results from this poll.

I think Grandine is a slam dunk for you.  Several songs are in the classic Renaissance tradition while a few, the title cut in particular, offer something new yet familiar.  I still don't place it on the level of the 1970s classics but it's probably as good as we will get

Re Camera Camera, it helps to approach it without expecting a rehash of the 1970s glories, though 2 of the tracks are truly every bit as good.  I think the album deserved better than the thrashing it got in the press, though in Ottawa where I lived at the time it was fully embraced by the local FM station and I converted several classmates at college to the group, culminating in a packed concert at a local club.  It was 1982 and people weren't clamoring for prog rock, even those who liked it a few years earlier.  We appreciated that the band was still making good music in the new environment, but we did appreciate the Ashes are Burning encore!  Of course, some of my mates were converted because of Annie Big smile

Shame they didn't have a hit like Yes did around that time or they may have been able to stick around.
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