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    Posted: January 18 2021 at 13:04
I am going through what can only be described as a total Renaissance-fest.

I am completely and utterly besotted with this often-times overlooked and underappreciated (in my opinion) gem of a band.

So how would go you go about placing their top 10 albums in order? An impossible job?

Well for me it would be;

1. Scheherazade 
2. Live at Carnegie hall
3.Turn of the cards
4. Ashes are burning
5. A song for all seasons
6. Novella
7. Prologue
8. Azure d'or
9. S/T
10. Illusion


Thoughts? 

In all honesty, I could quite possibly put most of those in a completely different order on another day!
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 I'm just going to do the ones I know.

1. Live at Carnegie Hall
2. Scheherazade 
3. A Song for all seasons
4. Turn of the Cards
5. Ashes are Burning
6. Prologue
7. Camera Camera (Not their best but it had some moments) 

 I only know a song or two off of Azure d'or & Novella


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Ashes are Burning
A Song for all Seasons
Scheherazade
Turn of the Cards
Prologue
Novella
Azure d'or


Studio only.

Live I like

Carnegie
Land of the Rising Sun
Tower Theartre
Symphonic Journey

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2021 at 15:47
Don't feel like ranking 10 renaissance albums


Renaissance Debut AKA Island)
Prologue
Ashes Are Burning
Carnegie Hall
Illusion (Renaissance)
Cards
Out Of The Mist
Illusion (Illusion)



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1.  A Song for all Seasons
2. Ashes are Burning
3. Turn of the Cards
4. Carnegie Hall
5. Scheherazade
6. Illusion/Out of the Mist (by Illusion, a 2-fer)
7. Novella
8. Camera Camera
9. Prologue
10. Symphony of Light aka Grandine Il Vento

I don't consider the Mk 1 albums that good, and prefer the albums they released as Illusion
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2021 at 17:47
I can't conscientiously name 10 Renaissance albums that I love, though they have five or six shining near-masterpieces, but let me give it a go:
1. Novella (one of my favorite and IMHO most under-rated prog albums of the 1970s: "Can You Hear Me?", "The Sisters," and "Touching Once (Is So Hard to Keep)" are three of the finest progressive rock songs of the decade; the other two top notch and engaging. I've often cited "Touching Once" as the quintessential prog epic: a song that exhibits every element of a perfect epic, and which I've extolled as the perfect song to play for someone when they ask, "What do you mean by 'prog epic'? Play me a 'prog epic.'")
2. Turn of the Cards (containing two 10/10 prog epics and a collection of other highly-crafted songs.)
3. Carnegie Hall (great performances/renderings of some great songs--and I don't usually like live albums.)
4. Scheherazade (containing my favorite R song of all: "Trip to the Fair" and the excellent symphonic title suite; two sub-par songs.)
5. Ashes Are Burning (containing another R favorite: "At the Harbour," the great title song, and the better "Can You Understand?")
6. Prologue (opening with the stunning title song, shows a "band not yet found its bearings" the rest of the way)



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Studio only:

1. Song for All Seasons
2. Novella
3. Scheherazade
4. Turn of the Cards
5. Ashes Are Burning
6. Prologue
7. Illusion
8. Renaissance
9. Symphony of Light
10. Azure D'Or
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1. Ashes are Burning
2. Novella
3. Prologue
4. Turn of the Cards
5. Song for all Seasons
6. Scheherezade
7. Azure d’or
8. Camera Camera
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1. Ashes are burning 
2. Turn of the cards
3. Scheherazade
4. A song for all seasons
5. Live at Carnegie Hall
6. Self Titled
7. Novella
8. Azure d'or
9. Prologue
10. Illusion


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1. Ashes Are Burning
2. A Song for All Seasons
3. Turn of the Cards
4. Live at Carnegie Hall
5. Scheherazade
6. Prologue
7. Novella
8. Symphony of Light
9. A Symphonic Journey
10. Dreams and Omens
 
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The first 7 Annie albums are all equal to me with Camera Camera thrown in.
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Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:


I don't consider the Mk 1 albums that good, and prefer the albums they released as Illusion
 

I tend to prefer the rawness of the first line-up and the intermediary MK1.5 (see the TV Broadcast on DVD) to the ultra-slick Haslam albums. It's also why I prefer Prologue top the rext of the Haslam albums, precisely because it is rawer and more psychedelic. 
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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:


I don't consider the Mk 1 albums that good, and prefer the albums they released as Illusion
 

I tend to prefer the rawness of the first line-up and the intermediary MK1.5 (see the TV Broadcast on DVD) to the ultra-slick Haslam albums. It's also why I prefer Prologue top the rext of the Haslam albums, precisely because it is rawer and more psychedelic. 
And because you always had a thing for Jane Relf. ;)
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Sheherazade
Renaissance
Live at Carnegie Hall
Prologue
Novella
A Song for All Seasons
Ashes Are Burning
Tales of 1001 Nights (CD 1 and 2)
Turn of the Cards
Illusion
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. Ashes Are Burning
2. A Song for All Seasons
3. Turn of the Cards
4. Live at Carnegie Hall
5. Scheherazade
6. Prologue
7. Novella
8. Symphony of Light
9. A Symphonic Journey
10. Dreams and Omens
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Turn of the Cards
Scheherazade
Ashes Are Burning
Prologue
Renaissancxe
Illusion
Novella
Song For All Seasons
-Those are the only ones I own and listen to.
One does nothing yet nothing is left undone.
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Originally posted by geekfreak geekfreak wrote:


1. Ashes Are Burning
2. A Song for All Seasons
3. Turn of the Cards
4. Live at Carnegie Hall
5. Scheherazade
6. Prologue
7. Novella
8. Symphony of Light
9. A Symphonic Journey
10. Dreams and Omens
 
I just realised your Top 10 is identical to mine. That can't be a coincidence. What are the odds? Smile


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I really dig the first Renaissance album - fuzzy prog classic.

- Renaissance
- Prologue 
- Ashes
- Scheherazade
- Cards

These are essential - the core of my Renaissance collection along with Carnegie Hall and the King Biscuit live LPs.  



 
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Number one is Novella as it was my first contact with Renaissance and immediate love. The order of the rest isn't fixed and may change on a daily basis. There is nine as I'm not so much acquainted with Live at Carnegie Hall and not so much interested in later period. Azure d'or is my last stop, which I still enjoy very much. 
1. Novella
2. Prologue
3. Scheherezade
4. Turn of the cards
5. Ashes are burning
6. Renaissance
7. Songs for all seasons
8. Illusion
9. Azure d'or
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2021 at 09:00
First category (can't really rank these, I love them all to pieces)
1 Live at Carnegie Hall
2 Camera Camera
3 Song For All Seasons
4 Scheherazade
5 Ashes Are Burning

Second Category
6 Turn of the Cards
7 Renaissance
8 Prologue
9 Novella
10 Illusion
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