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Poll Question: Choose best album
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    Posted: August 09 2010 at 06:09
Symphonic Prog album poll continues with Renaissance
Choose best studio album from these legends!
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Haven't heard them all but Ashes is the best of the ones I have.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2010 at 06:45
Difficult choice. I think their best is the Live at Carnegie Hall, but it's live...
I vote for Novella. Can you hear me call, The Captive Heart, is an album full of good songs with a nice sleeve.
Probably their last good album before the 80s
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2010 at 06:53
Definitely the debut album with the ex-Yardbirds.
 
Illusion and Prologue complete my top 3
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Scheherazade and Other Stories
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2010 at 09:54
Lots of Scheherezade fans! I am with Ashes are Burning though - flawless Annie Haslam vocals on that
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Ashes Are Burning!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2010 at 16:03
Turn of the Cards.
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Scheherazade and Other Stories Thumbs Up
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Mother Russia is the tune which introduced me to Renaissance - and I don't think they've done anything to top it (though many to equal it!) so ... I'll go with Turn Of The Cards.
[Hard to pass up Scheherazade though ...]

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Scheherazade and Other Stories
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Between Novella and Scheherazade.  Becomes a question of which I mind less between the not so alluring title track of Scheherazade and the boring middle section of Can You Hear Me.  I will pick the latter because it only lasts a few minutes and because Novella also has my favourite Renaissance song, Touching Once!  But I really like the version on the Royal Albert Hall live album more than the studio version.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote omri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2010 at 11:44
I have everything from debut to Camera camera and nothing else. I find myself with the majority here with Turn of the cards as a close second.
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SmileSuch a one sided pole does get me to thinking that there are people clicking on the most popular and possibly not that well up on Renaissance, There is no way that Scherenade is so much better than the other classic Renaissance albums. Turn Of The Cards is a wonderful album and most definately the album I would advise people to buy if they woukd want to discover this wonderful band.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2010 at 14:24
The only album I've heard after 'Song for all seasons' is 'The other woman' so I'll not vote.

Ashes are Burning is my favourite, closely followed by Scheherazade and Prologue.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2010 at 21:38
Originally posted by Blacksword

The only album I've heard after 'Song for all seasons' is 'The other woman' so I'll not vote.


I highly doubt they would pip your vote the other way. Tongue  Some people consider Azure D'Or the best Ren album but other than that even those who like Camera Camera or Tuscany wouldn't call it their best.  

Originally posted by Norman Kiddie

There is no way that Scherenade is so much better than the other classic Renaissance albums.

But maybe just good enough to be the best one in a lot of people's books.  Personally, as a prog fan I do like some amount of compositional intrigue so I am slightly partial these days to Novella.  My favourite used to be Cards for a long time.  I wouldn't recommend Novella as a starter album though, but it's probably Renaissance at their best.  

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2010 at 05:12
I think Ashes is underrated as is Turn of the Cards but I can understand pple going for the most popular
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 14 2010 at 05:16
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I think Ashes is underrated as is Turn of the Cards but I can understand pple going for the most popular
 
 

I think Novella is the most underrated. Wink  Much the same way as you and Norman Kiddie have argued for Cards, the gap between Scheherazade and Novella is not that much.   It just needs more perseverance than other Renaissance albums, as I too found out after initially writing it off. Dead   I also disagree with you and think Annie's best singing for Renaissance was on Novella.  Moments of Ashes...are flat, the lack of diversity in styles in that album doesn't help either.  On Novella, she gets to do a lot more, MIdas Man, Captive Heart, Touching Once...the singing style on each one is so different and yet very consistent.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote moodyxadi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2010 at 17:29
Shame that Prologue hadn't received any vot. Chose it just for honour this great album. It's my dearest one thugh I belive that Turn of the Cards is the most representative of waht is Renaissance.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 13 2010 at 02:52
Scheherezade wins this I believe - any more votes before closure?
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