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    Posted: May 16 2007 at 12:14
Woohoo! In a way I'm glad to see Renaissance's Scheherazade & Other Stories finally get into the top 100. It's my favorite album of the '70s. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 12:20
Nice. It's a fantastic album, in my top 10. In my opinion it perfects their already amazing sound and never has a weak moment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 12:26
I was never fond of Trip To The Fair... but the rest is top notch 100% grade A prog.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 17:08
Ocean Gypsy is one of the best songs ever written. The album deserves to be in the top 10 just for that one song!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 19:54
It's a pretty good album, but I agree that Trip to the Fair isn't the best... and I'm not a big fan of Haslam's voice, it can get fairly nasal at times and she (gasp) sings out of tune once or twice in Song of Scheherazade.

But its a good album and my fav by them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 22:50
Listen to Song of Scheherazade, and don't cry or feel the urge to cry at least once.

I dare you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 22:55
I haven't ever felt the urge to cry while listening; now where's my money?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 16 2007 at 23:49
I havent cried neither had I have the urge to... I want my money too!!!

I think it deserves to be in the top 10 symphonic albums of all times, its really a great piece of work!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2007 at 01:13
Excellent album, but not as good as 'Ashes are Buring' imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2007 at 01:14
It's my favorite Renaissance album. Superb, charming, masterliness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2007 at 01:18
I still stay with Live at Carnegie Hall, their best album IMHO, but still Sheherezade is a top 20 or 30 album.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2007 at 06:25
While it is a hugely ambitious album with some superb musicianship and should be applauded for that, this has never quite been my favourite Renaissance album. I personally prefer the more accessible 'Ashes Are Burning' and 'Turn Of The Cards', though I still like 'Scheherazade', yeah.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2007 at 06:30
Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

I still stay with Live at Carnegie Hall, their best album IMHO, but still Sheherezade is a top 20 or 30 album.
 
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That's what I wanted to say as well.
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