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Poll Question: Wich is the best Renaissance song?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
20 [21.98%]
21 [23.08%]
3 [3.30%]
4 [4.40%]
9 [9.89%]
11 [12.09%]
2 [2.20%]
1 [1.10%]
2 [2.20%]
1 [1.10%]
1 [1.10%]
3 [3.30%]
2 [2.20%]
11 [12.09%]
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    Posted: June 06 2011 at 10:54
Originally posted by Progosopher

Can You Hear Me?
 
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trip to the fair
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Other song, other band... Kings and Queens from the first album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JPatrickT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 12:22
I expected Carpet of the Sun to make a good showing here. The top votes are more along Renaissance's 'epic scope' realm, so perhaps CoS is too much of a 'straight forward ballad'. Still- anyone looking for prototypical Renaissance songs for a compilation should give it a listen.
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Hard choice.
A Song For All Seasons was my introduction to them so even if the earlier albums are probably stronger, Seasons will always hold a special place in my heart, the tandem of Opening Out and The Day Of The Dreamer still sends shivers down my spine, as the title track does.
But they have so many other gems, Mother Russia is so damn beautiful and so many others, Can You Hear Me and Touching Once from Novella being often underrated.
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Not a big Renaissance fan but I absolutely love "Can You Understand".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rivertree Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 14:57
Mother Russia Heart
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I really like the albums I got from them. I guess I'm between "Ashes are Burning", "Mother Russia" and "Scheherazade". I'm going with Mother Russia. I feel Shceherazade just kind of failed as a single epic songs, they got too many segments in the middle, but the first ten minutes or so are just perfect, and then the ending too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 18:40
Originally posted by iluvmarillion

Ashes are burning by a whisker to Scheherazade. Andy Powell's guitar work in the studio version of the song is the icing on the cake.


Yeah, I really miss that guitar on the live versions of the song. But on the other hand, Annies vocals on the end of the song from the live versions kind of makes up for the lack of guitar, I really love them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 18:41
Originally posted by Gandalff

Greensleeves.Wink


Are you serious? Or is this some kind of joke? Did they really ever play Greensleaves? For I really love that little piece of music.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ClemofNazareth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 18:54
"Things I don't understand" by just a hair over "Mother Russia".
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 03 2013 at 19:11

"Trip" = "Scheherazade" = "Ashes". To sum up, no vote.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 03 2013 at 21:41
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Mama Russia. Me likie.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 01:03
I like the historical context on Mother Russia . Matiya Rus 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 01:17
^ I'm a Russian, ... and I should know such things. Ermm Damn. I just don't read lyrics.

"Mat' Rossiya!" ... or "Mat' Rus'!" ... or "Matushka Rossiya!" Say it loud and bold!
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Originally posted by JPatrickT

I expected Carpet of the Sun to make a good showing here. The top votes are more along Renaissance's 'epic scope' realm, so perhaps CoS is too much of a 'straight forward ballad'. Still- anyone looking for prototypical Renaissance songs for a compilation should give it a listen.


I will second Carpet of the Sun. For me, it's like a "first among equals" kinda thing. Like them all but this one a little more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 04 2013 at 22:31
Ashes
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Ashes are burning
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 06:40
Originally posted by Blacksword

Ashes are Burning!


Me too, although Trip to the Fair is a close second.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote snowsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 05 2013 at 07:14
Shows how much I know, I would have thought Ashes are Burning would win by a mile.

Another vote for Ashes - just beating Trip to the Fair and A song for all Seasons
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