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Poll Question: Wich is the best Renaissance song?
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    Posted: October 10 2013 at 17:01
I really like the Scheherazade album. The previous 2 albums aren't bad but lack the sound and composition quality. Trip to the fair is probably my fave song by Renaissance
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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I voted Ashes to tie things up again, based on the live version on Carnegie Hall.  Otherwise would be Mother Russia followed by Song for all Seasons, but a lot of real winners here
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Those are all great songs but my personal favorite has always been Black Flame from Turn of the Cards.

if I have to pick one that would be it.  Simply a perfect song with not a note wasted and no notes missing
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

My favourite of the "lesser known" tracks is "On the Frontier".
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Song Of Scheherazade
Call any vegetable
And the chances are good
That a vegetable will respond to you
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Trip To The Fair for me - a great opener
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 25 2013 at 22:28
Originally posted by tszirmay tszirmay wrote:


Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Very hard choice! Went for "Ocean gypsy", I never appreciated the full beauty of that song until I head the Blackmore's Night cover.

EXACTLY, my thoughts! Clap


I just found about Blackmore's night a few weeks ago because I saw it at the recrod store I usually visit... I think it must be the last album. I still haven't heard anything from them, but got intererested. Is the "Ocean Gypsy" cover on the last album, or some previous one?
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A tie between A Trip to the Fair and 'Things I Don't Understand.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tszirmay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2013 at 22:51
Originally posted by Easy Livin Easy Livin wrote:

Very hard choice! Went for "Ocean gypsy", I never appreciated the full beauty of that song until I head the Blackmore's Night cover.

EXACTLY, my thoughts! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2013 at 22:46
Those are all great songs but my personal favorite has always been Black Flame from Turn of the Cards.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog-jester Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 19 2013 at 20:01
"Can You Hear Me?" from epics and "Kindness" from songs
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zwordser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2013 at 19:59
Tossup between Scheherezade and Trip to the Fair.
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Originally posted by trackstoni trackstoni wrote:

if the last part wasn't available on Ashes , i would say Mother , but the last part was able to create the Best Renaissance song !!


Now, do you mean the last part on the studio version of the song, or the live ones?
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if the last part wasn't available on Ashes , i would say Mother , but the last part was able to create the Best Renaissance song !!
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Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Can You Hear Me?


"Prologue" and "Tales of 1001 Nights" are the only 2 I have. That live version of "Can You Hear Me?" is incredible and certainly my favorite. Listening to the studio version for the first time right now and its pretty damned good too. Annie's voice is chilling on that one.

HA! Its the same version. I always thought the 1001 nights version was live. Lernt something.

I like the Albert Hall performance a shade better than the studio one.   At just after 11:30, Annie finishes with a kind of quivering vibrato not unlike that of a trumpet (with a brass section playing in the background, incidentally).




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Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Can You Hear Me?


"Prologue" and "Tales of 1001 Nights" are the only 2 I have. That live version of "Can You Hear Me?" is incredible and certainly my favorite. Listening to the studio version for the first time right now and its pretty damned good too. Annie's voice is chilling on that one.

HA! Its the same version. I always thought the 1001 nights version was live. Lernt something.


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Originally posted by snowsnow snowsnow wrote:

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

I am surprised too, more that it is losing out to Mother Russia.  Ashes is such a haunting and atmospheric track.  But maybe Mother Russia is more epic and all that, different strokes....
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Mother Russia, but the live version of Ashes Are Burning on "Carnegie Hall" has that great Bass solo and the excellent final with Annie picking her higher notes...
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My favourite of the "lesser known" tracks is "On the Frontier".
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