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Topic: Renaissance - Northern Lights
Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Subject: Renaissance - Northern Lights
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 08:03

The PROLOGUE to this tale begins with a TRIP TO THE FAIR, held annually by THE SISTERS of Mercy charity. The trip led to THE DISCOVERY of the book "One Thousand and One Nights". I REMEMBER the GOLDEN THREAD of the story concerns THE CAPTIVE HEART of SCHEHERAZADE, THE ENTERTAINER of the RAJAH KHAN, a MIDAS MAN of immense riches with a BLACK FLAME burning in his heart. The AIR OF DRAMA in the OPENING OUT of the story tells how SCHEHERAZADE finds the GOLDEN KEY to saving her life is to relate the tale of the 1001 nights. She wins over the JEKYLL AND HYDE nature of the King with her exotic tales, and he shows her KINDNESS AT THE END by managing to SPARE SOME LOVE in his black heart by marrying his PRECIOUS LOVE. She becomes his queen in this dramatic tale of KINGS AND QUEENS and lost INNOCENCE. One of the PEARLS OF WISDOM I learned from the book is that LOVE GOES ON to conquer all in the end when  LOVE IS ALL you need.

I'm a WANDERER at heart and the book inspired me to travel on a SECRET MISSION to the DISTANT HORIZONS of Istanbul ON THE FRONTIER of Asia aboard the ORIENT EXPRESS. It sometimes feels like time is RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU and I was RUNNING HARD like a BULLET  out of a gun in THE RACE to arrive on time AT THE HARBOUR. I arrived just in time to set sail across the English Channel on the OCEAN GYPSY ferry and leave behind the ISLAND of Great Britain. I love the SOUNDS OF THE SEA and it was a beautiful day IN THE SUNSHINE, underneath the CARPET OF THE SUN which glimmered like sparkling PORCELAIN.

Upon arrival in France, I felt like I was BOUND FOR INFINITY, with the most dramatic adventure IN MY LIFE just beginning. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND how good it felt to realise a dream when I'd LET IT GROW in my heart for so long? I still had a long way to go though but at least I was CLOSER THAN YESTERDAY to realising my dream. The FACE OF YESTERDAY was behind me now because this was the DAY OF THE DREAMER. I dreamed of  travelling to exotic places like the ISLAND of KALYNDA, A MAGICAL ISLE with a WATERFALL which sparkles BLOOD SILVER LIKE MOONLIGHT and where THE VULTURES FLY HIGH in their FLIGHT over distant shores. That was about as likely as seeing FAERIES LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN though and my dreams vanished as quickly as the flames on a funeral pyre when only the ASHES ARE BURNING.

My real ambition was to eventually travel north from Istanbul to KIEV to experience exotic THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND, including those mysterious UKRAINE WAYS. I'd have to be careful to avoid TOUCHING ONCE on the delicate subject of the recent war with Russia though. I was planning  to head to the  northwest of MOTHER RUSSIA where I'd heard the extreme COLD IS BEING like the inside of a freezer. I'd love to see the NORTHERN LIGHTS for the first time with their MAJIK shimmering SYMPHONY OF LIGHT. It'd be like one of those awesome moments when you could sing A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS and CRY TO THE WORLD with joy and shout "CAN YOU HEAR ME now"?

I had a long journey ahead but I was looking forward to being  BACK HOME ONCE AGAIN with my FRIENDS, when I'd be sure to remind them that I THINK OF YOU when I'm away.

All song titles in HIGHLIGHTS by Renaissance

 
The Complete Renaissance Discography including:- Illusion; Annie Haslam solo; Jane Relf's Renaissance; Michael Dunford's Renaissance; & Annie Haslam's Nevada! Smile
 
 4 stars 1969: Renaissance - Renaissance - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBITz-Aj2jL0lSZTZBUOtk0" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBITz-Aj2jL0lSZTZBUOtk0
 4 stars 1971: Renaissance - Illusion - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA0ICCXewMw4SdOGuGKy8IN" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA0ICCXewMw4SdOGuGKy8IN
 5 stars 1972: Renaissance - Prologue - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzClJlUJBwqWdpmkTFrvgD4" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzClJlUJBwqWdpmkTFrvgD4 -
 5 stars 1973: Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD5Uokecbg3XezyRZ7gmq04" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD5Uokecbg3XezyRZ7gmq04
 5 stars 1974: Renaissance - Turn of the Cards - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hmlkinPbPmlHD4CNTphg" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hmlkinPbPmlHD4CNTphg
 5 stars 1975: Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDgVPezd4CDucu7iewHWO1a" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDgVPezd4CDucu7iewHWO1a
 5 stars 1976: Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDOnLYsyDrS3q1TZCKagors" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDOnLYsyDrS3q1TZCKagors
 5 stars 1977: Renaissance - Novella - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBeyUyA9BIxOv95Ifzm1aY2" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBeyUyA9BIxOv95Ifzm1aY2
 5 stars 1977: Renaissance - Live at the BBC Sight & Sound -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA9jwulhettWzOwBETXxFjV" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA9jwulhettWzOwBETXxFjV
 5 stars 1977: Annie Haslam - Annie in Wonderland - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD1gdBAZ4oCXCGp-Qh6MK-O" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD1gdBAZ4oCXCGp-Qh6MK-O
 5 stars 1977: Illusion - Out of the Mist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDx6YLTS_wxGygJ2QeWtaTS" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDx6YLTS_wxGygJ2QeWtaTS
 4 stars 1978: Illusion - Illusion - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzComSTlHSjFTjBGDWEpKJue" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzComSTlHSjFTjBGDWEpKJue
 5 stars 1978: Renaissance - A Song for All Seasons - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBknz6eRGBZDvHi34IU-egg" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBknz6eRGBZDvHi34IU-egg
 4 stars 1979: Renaissance - Azure d'Or - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzC6DMp8eWMLSVLjHZINT261" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzC6DMp8eWMLSVLjHZINT261
 3 stars 1979: Illusion - Enchanted Caress - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDuvow70oYqdJAYXBLU1ueb" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDuvow70oYqdJAYXBLU1ueb
 3 stars 1981: Renaissance - Camera Camera - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAOD2K46-qWwR7qHvKWp1z9" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAOD2K46-qWwR7qHvKWp1z9
 2 stars 1983: Renaissance - Time-Line -  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc
 5 stars 1985: Annie Haslam - Still Life - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCj8S9JA6j6YM4Q0gldOa8S" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCj8S9JA6j6YM4Q0gldOa8S
 4 stars 1989: Annie Haslam - Annie Haslam - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBnhnN-5aMSHn7vuu39sQj2" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBnhnN-5aMSHn7vuu39sQj2
 4 stars 1994: Annie Haslam - Blessing in Disguise - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDFua7-v1tm_4bJVnxXT8PQ" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDFua7-v1tm_4bJVnxXT8PQ
 3 stars 1994: Michael Dunford's Renaissance - The Other Woman (no playlist currently available Confused)
 3 stars 1997: Michael Dunford's Renaissance - Ocean Gypsy (no playlist currently available Confused)
 3 stars 1997: Renaissance - Songs from Renaissance Days - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCBay2KqM-bXgiZVfIVwFLt" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCBay2KqM-bXgiZVfIVwFLt
 4 stars 1997: Annie Haslam - Live in Philadelphia - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBXmhVhtH_JvzxIL0XGHySj" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBXmhVhtH_JvzxIL0XGHySj
 4 stars 1998: Annie Haslam - Live Under Brazilian Skies - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA17r7Nj8QlKnFrTmJ5zJ3r" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA17r7Nj8QlKnFrTmJ5zJ3r
 4 stars 1999: Annie Haslam - The Dawn of Ananda - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBEuStG0V69Xa9yZfcQdade" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBEuStG0V69Xa9yZfcQdade
 3 stars 2000: Annie Haslam - It Snows in Heaven Too - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCuL8RNTj6aRgO2VpNU2vEP" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCuL8RNTj6aRgO2VpNU2vEP
 3 stars 2000: Annie Haslam's Nevada - Pictures in the Fire - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCqHhEao6vdKpCJZ_QkllTu" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCqHhEao6vdKpCJZ_QkllTu
 4 stars 2001: Renaissance - Tuscany - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAXM0dLc3ENwGY3A69UICdZ" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAXM0dLc3ENwGY3A69UICdZ
 4 stars 2001: Renaissance Illusion - Through the Fire - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB6nIaz74g4UMMlZFtkorMe" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB6nIaz74g4UMMlZFtkorMe
 4 stars 2002: Renaissance - In the Land of the Rising Sun - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB8vjW6Z-8vVdhGIH_jJ_z" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB8vjW6Z-8vVdhGIH_jJ_z -
 4 stars 2002: Annie Haslam - One Enchanted Evening - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBwi5NA_FR-Ax3_5-KCJDV" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBwi5NA_FR-Ax3_5-KCJDV -
 4 stars 2007: Annie Haslam - Woman Transcending - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBGTt-r2gMDul-w1du8u3GD" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBGTt-r2gMDul-w1du8u3GD
 5 stars 2008: Renaissance - Dreams and Omens - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCExCw0f0WtOfxkC305HeBD" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCExCw0f0WtOfxkC305HeBD
 5 stars 2008: Jane's Renaissance: The Complete Jane Relf Collection - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mvCdYFHpJN_UOBNSwICSg_6HOv5Z4denQ" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mvCdYFHpJN_UOBNSwICSg_6HOv5Z4denQ
 5 stars 2014: Renaissance - Symphony of Light - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAGV_7EhSYKtg2YLULSmQB5" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAGV_7EhSYKtg2YLULSmQB5
 4 stars 2015: Renaissance - Live at the Union Chapel -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hYWcF3-pkDpPi9UvcS24" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hYWcF3-pkDpPi9UvcS24
 5 stars 2018: Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey -   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCrxDU1rVreTB_968mjMt6y" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCrxDU1rVreTB_968mjMt6y



Replies:
Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 09:18
I admire your talent. You are a great story teller, so please keep them coming.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 10:06
Thanks again Manuel. A short story featuring either the songs or albums of YES is next on my agenda. Heart


Posted By: sukmytoe
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 13:00
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thanks again Manuel. A short story featuring either the songs or albums of YES is next on my agenda. Heart
You ever thought of writing as more than a passtime? I've started to more than dabble in that field but my thing is very much on the Horror side.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 13:17
Originally posted by sukmytoe sukmytoe wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thanks again Manuel. A short story featuring either the songs or albums of YES is next on my agenda. Heart
You ever thought of writing as more than a passtime? I've started to more than dabble in that field but my thing is very much on the Horror side.
An American publisher on another website suggested I should write those kind of song titles stories professionally, but if I did that, it would become a bit of a chore having to write one virtually every day and it would take all the fun out of it. Not only that, permissions would have to be sought from the publishers and writers of the songs to use their songs in a book, which could potentially be expensive and cause all sorts of problems, so I'll just stick to posting them here for the time being. Smile


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 15:23
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thanks again Manuel. A short story featuring either the songs or albums of YES is next on my agenda. Heart

Great. I look forward to reading your wonderous story. LOL


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 15:50
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Thanks again Manuel. A short story featuring either the songs or albums of YES is next on my agenda. Heart

Great. I look forward to reading your wonderous story. LOL
 
It's going to be quite a challenge finding a way to include "Tales from Topographic Oceans" in some obscure fashion in a YES albums wondrous story. Tongue


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 16:21
I checked to see if I spelled wonderous story wrong. I didn't. 


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 19 2019 at 21:58
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I checked to see if I spelled wonderous story wrong. I didn't. 
 
Maybe it's one of those words that can be spelled either way if there's an American and British spelling, although I'd never noticed it was spelled that particular way in the YES song before. Smile


Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 07:39
Too bad THE SISTERS weren't invited on your travels!

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 08:22
Originally posted by BrufordFreak BrufordFreak wrote:

Too bad THE SISTERS weren't invited on your travels!
 
It's funny you should mention "The Sisters" because I had it written down in my long list of Renaissance songs to include, but I just couldn't find a place for the song in my story. Smile


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 08:43
I actually don't know much about Renaissance. I saw them live once and they were great but apart from a few songs I'm not that familiar. I did meet Annie Haslam once though and got my picture taken with her.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 10:34
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I actually don't know much about Renaissance. I saw them live once and they were great but apart from a few songs I'm not that familiar. I did meet Annie Haslam once though and got my picture taken with her.
 
You've really got me thinking now about how I'm going to edit "The Sisters" into my story before I do a print-out of it. Smile
 
That's amazing that you actually met Annie Haslam. Star You might like this cover version she did of a well-known Genesis song.
 


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:01
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

I actually don't know much about Renaissance. I saw them live once and they were great but apart from a few songs I'm not that familiar. I did meet Annie Haslam once though and got my picture taken with her.
 
You've really got me thinking now about how I'm going to edit "The Sisters" into my story before I do a print-out of it. Smile
 
That's amazing that you actually met Annie Haslam. Star You might like this cover version she did of a well-known Genesis song.
 

She lives in my general area and I read somewhere she was having an art exhibit so I went to check out her art. I had to wait for a while to talk to her since others were already talking to her but I finally got my chance. Then I was able to talk others into taking a picture of us. One didn't turn out to good but at least one did. This was before I had an iphone or even digital camera so I actually have a physical picture somewhere. 

Anyway, she also covered "turn of the century" I think with Steve Howe on a Yes tribute album.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:08
I'd forgotten Annie Haslam was living near Philadelphia now.
 
I think the Yes tribute album was published by the same company that released the Genesis tribute album.
 


Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:11
^Yep. Magna Carta. They're still around but I don't think they are exclusively prog rock anymore(although it's still the majority of what they have) and only have a facebook and bandcamp presence these days.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:16
When you mentioned Magna Carta I thought of the English Prog-Folk band. This is my favourite Magna Carta song.....
 


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:26
Update: "The Sisters" are now included in my Scheherazade story, in the very first line. Smile


Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:33
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The PROLOGUE to this tale begins with a TRIP TO THE FAIR, organised by THE SISTERS of Mercy charity. The trip led to THE DISCOVERY of the book "One Thousand and One Nights". I REMEMBER the GOLDEN THREAD of the story concerns THE CAPTIVE HEART of SCHEHERAZADE, THE ENTERTAINER of the RAJAH KHAN, a MIDAS MAN of immense riches with a BLACK FLAME burning in his heart. The AIR OF DRAMA in the OPENING OUT of the story tells how SCHEHERAZADE finds the GOLDEN KEY to saving her life is to relate the tale of the 1001 nights. She wins over the JEKYLL AND HYDE nature of the King with her exotic tales, and he shows her KINDNESS AT THE END by managing to SPARE SOME LOVE in his black heart by marrying his PRECIOUS LOVE. She becomes his queen in this dramatic tale of KINGS AND QUEENS and lost INNOCENCE. One of the PEARLS OF WISDOM I learned from the book is that LOVE GOES ON to conquer all in the end when  LOVE IS ALL you need.

I'm a WANDERER at heart and the book inspired me to travel on a SECRET MISSION to the DISTANT HORIZONS of Istanbul ON THE FRONTIER of Asia aboard the ORIENT EXPRESS. It sometimes feels like time is RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU and I was RUNNING HARD like a BULLET  out of a gun in THE RACE to arrive on time AT THE HARBOUR. I arrived just in time to set sail across the English Channel on the OCEAN GYPSY ferry and leave behind the ISLAND of Great Britain. I love the SOUNDS OF THE SEA and it was a beautiful day IN THE SUNSHINE, underneath the CARPET OF THE SUN which glimmered like sparkling PORCELAIN.

Upon arrival in France, I felt like I was BOUND FOR INFINITY, with the most dramatic adventure IN MY LIFE just beginning. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND how good it felt to realise a dream when I'd LET IT GROW in my heart for so long? I still had a long way to go though but at least I was CLOSER THAN YESTERDAY to realising my dream. The FACE OF YESTERDAY was behind me now because this was the DAY OF THE DREAMER. I dreamed of  travelling to exotic places like the ISLAND of KALYNDA, A MAGICAL ISLE with a WATERFALL which sparkles BLOOD SILVER LIKE MOONLIGHT and where THE VULTURES FLY HIGH in their FLIGHT over distant shores. That was about as likely as seeing FAERIES LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN though and my dreams vanished as quickly as the flames on a funeral pyre when only the ASHES ARE BURNING.

My real ambition was to eventually travel north from Istanbul to KIEV to experience exotic THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND, including those mysterious UKRAINE WAYS. I'd have to be careful to avoid TOUCHING ONCE on the delicate subject of the recent war with Russia though. I was planning  to head to the  northwest of MOTHER RUSSIA where I'd heard the extreme COLD IS BEING like the inside of a freezer. I'd love to see the NORTHERN LIGHTS for the first time with their MAJIK shimmering SYMPHONY OF LIGHT. It'd be like one of those awesome moments when you could sing A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS and CRY TO THE WORLD with joy and shout "CAN YOU HEAR ME now"?

I had a long journey ahead but I was looking forward to being  BACK HOME ONCE AGAIN with my FRIENDS, when I'd be sure to remind them that I THINK OF YOU when I'm away.

All song titles in HIGHLIGHTS by Renaissance

That's cute Paul but I can't helping thinking that you may have to much time on your hands. Lol!!

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:43
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

 

That's cute Paul but I can't helping thinking that you may have to much time on your hands. Lol!!
 
Haa! LOL You wouldn't be the first person who's said that. After all, it did take me eight hours to write, which is why I generally only post one song titles story a week. The next one will feature  the songs and/or albums of YES. Smile


Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 11:56
^ Well, whatever keeps you out of the politics thread is great with me. Keep it up.

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 20 2019 at 12:14
Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

^ Well, whatever keeps you out of the politics thread is great with me. Keep it up.
 
The American Politics thread would be no fun at all if everyone was of the same political persuasion on there. It's fair and balanced, just like Fox News. Wink


Posted By: FloydianPinkRose
Date Posted: October 24 2019 at 14:25
Psychedelic Paul, you are indeed the Master of weaving a magnificent tale using just the names of songs from an album. It amazes me that you can do this so we'll. You definitely have a unique talent and it's wonderful to see other music enthusiasts giving you the praise you deserve. I can't wait to read the YES blog coming soon and see the colored words to help illuminate the titles for me. By all means, keep up the good work. I'll be here to sing your praises! Thank you. FloydianPinkRose. Your #1 fan.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 24 2019 at 15:45
Originally posted by FloydianPinkRose FloydianPinkRose wrote:

Psychedelic Paul, you are indeed the Master of weaving a magnificent tale using just the names of songs from an album. It amazes me that you can do this so well. You definitely have a unique talent and it's wonderful to see other music enthusiasts giving you the praise you deserve. I can't wait to read the YES blog coming soon and see the colored words to help illuminate the titles for me. By all means, keep up the good work. I'll be here to sing your praises! Thank you. FloydianPinkRose. Your #1 fan.
Thank You FloydianPinkRose. You're as sweet and fragrant as a FRAGILE pink rose. Heart I'm CLOSE TO THE EDGE of making a start on my upcoming blog, which promises to be a BIG GENERATOR of YESSONGSTIME AND A WORD will tell how long the eventual TALES OF TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS will take to write. THE YES ALBUM story is filled with DRAMA and there's been TALK of a YES re-UNION at various times throughout the years. I hope the story of YES will OPEN YOUR EYES and throw some MAGNIFICATION on their RELAYER race to climb THE LADDER of success and attain THE KEYS TO ASCENSION
 
I needed to move HEAVEN & EARTH to write this reply before I  FLY FROM HERE this evening. It's getting late here in England where it's already 90125, or 1 minute and 25 seconds past 9pm. I'm hungry and GOING FOR THE ONE  cheese and TORMATO pizza still left in the freezer. Wink
 
All twenty-one YES album titles in BLOCK CAPITALS


Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: October 26 2019 at 21:50
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

When you mentioned Magna Carta I thought of the English Prog-Folk band. This is my favourite Magna Carta song.....
 

me too, though I also really like "Ring of Stones" and "Two Old Friends".  Lord of the Ages is by far my fave Magna Carta album




Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 28 2019 at 00:39
I Love Magna Carta's "Airport Song" Heart
 


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 04:27
Have you ever wondered what Northern Lights would sound like with Judith Durham of The Seekers on lead vocals? No, me neither. Smile
 


Posted By: Adaon
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 05:30
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Have you ever wondered what Northern Lights would sound like with Judith Durham of The Seekers on lead vocals? No, me neither. Smile

Covering a tune sung by Annie Haslam is basically begging for unfavorable comparisons.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 06:24
Originally posted by Adaon Adaon wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Have you ever wondered what Northern Lights would sound like with Judith Durham of The Seekers on lead vocals? No, me neither. Smile

Covering a tune sung by Annie Haslam is basically begging for unfavorable comparisons.
Stephanie Adlington will vouch for that. Wink


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 06:55
A rare song from the often overlooked  "Songs from Renaissance Days" (1997) album, with Annie Haslam Back Home Once Again on vocal duties. Smile
 
Renaissance - Africa
 


Posted By: geekfreak
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 12:39
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


The PROLOGUE to this tale begins with a TRIP TO THE FAIR, held annually by THE SISTERS of Mercy charity. The trip led to THE DISCOVERY of the book "One Thousand and One Nights". I REMEMBER the GOLDEN THREAD of the story concerns THE CAPTIVE HEART of SCHEHERAZADE, THE ENTERTAINER of the RAJAH KHAN, a MIDAS MAN of immense riches with a BLACK FLAME burning in his heart. The AIR OF DRAMA in the OPENING OUT of the story tells how SCHEHERAZADE finds the GOLDEN KEY to saving her life is to relate the tale of the 1001 nights. She wins over the JEKYLL AND HYDE nature of the King with her exotic tales, and he shows her KINDNESS AT THE END by managing to SPARE SOME LOVE in his black heart by marrying his PRECIOUS LOVE. She becomes his queen in this dramatic tale of [COLOR=red]KINGS AND QUEENS and lost INNOCENCE. One of the PEARLS OF WISDOM I learned from the book is that LOVE GOES ON to conquer all in the end when  LOVE IS ALL you need.

I'm a WANDERER at heart and the book inspired me to travel on a SECRET MISSION to the DISTANT HORIZONS of Istanbul ON THE FRONTIER of Asia aboard the ORIENT EXPRESS. It sometimes feels like time is RUNNING AWAY FROM YOU and I was RUNNING HARD like a BULLET  out of a gun in THE RACE to arrive on time AT THE HARBOUR. I arrived just in time to set sail across the English Channel on the OCEAN GYPSY ferry and leave behind the ISLAND of Great Britain. I love the SOUNDS OF THE SEA and it was a beautiful day IN THE SUNSHINE, underneath the CARPET OF THE SUN which glimmered like sparkling PORCELAIN.

Upon arrival in France, I felt like I was BOUND FOR INFINITY, with the most dramatic adventure IN MY LIFE just beginning. CAN YOU UNDERSTAND how good it felt to realise a dream when I'd LET IT GROW in my heart for so long? I still had a long way to go though but at least I was CLOSER THAN YESTERDAY to realising my dream. The FACE OF YESTERDAY was behind me now because this was the DAY OF THE DREAMER. I dreamed of  travelling to exotic places like the ISLAND of KALYNDA, A MAGICAL ISLE with a WATERFALL which sparkles BLOOD SILVER LIKE MOONLIGHT and where THE VULTURES FLY HIGH in their FLIGHT over distant shores. That was about as likely as seeing FAERIES LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE GARDEN though and my dreams vanished as quickly as the flames on a funeral pyre when only the ASHES ARE BURNING.

My real ambition was to eventually travel north from Istanbul to KIEV to experience exotic THINGS I DON'T UNDERSTAND, including those mysterious UKRAINE WAYS. I'd have to be careful to avoid TOUCHING ONCE on the delicate subject of the recent war with Russia though. I was planning  to head to the  northwest of MOTHER RUSSIA where I'd heard the extreme COLD IS BEING like the inside of a freezer. I'd love to see the NORTHERN LIGHTS for the first time with their MAJIK shimmering SYMPHONY OF LIGHT. It'd be like one of those awesome moments when you could sing A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS and CRY TO THE WORLD with joy and shout "CAN YOU HEAR ME now"?

I had a long journey ahead but I was looking forward to being  BACK HOME ONCE AGAIN with my FRIENDS, when I'd be sure to remind them that I THINK OF YOU when I'm away.

All song titles in HIGHLIGHTS by Renaissance






Psychedelic Paul I look forward to seeing your post so please carry on

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 28 2020 at 13:10
^ Thanks! How about this rarity from the Nevada (Renaissance) album, Pictures in the Fire, recorded in 1981-82, but not released until the year 2000. Hug
 


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 07 2021 at 04:13
The Complete Renaissance Discography including:- Illusion; Annie Haslam solo; Jane Relf's Renaissance; Michael Dunford's Renaissance; & Annie Haslam's Nevada! Smile
 
 4 stars 1969: Renaissance - Renaissance - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBITz-Aj2jL0lSZTZBUOtk0" rel="nofollow -  1971: Renaissance - Illusion - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA0ICCXewMw4SdOGuGKy8IN" rel="nofollow -  1972: Renaissance - Prologue - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzClJlUJBwqWdpmkTFrvgD4" rel="nofollow -  1973: Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD5Uokecbg3XezyRZ7gmq04" rel="nofollow -  1974: Renaissance - Turn of the Cards - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hmlkinPbPmlHD4CNTphg" rel="nofollow -  1975: Renaissance - Scheherazade and Other Stories - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDgVPezd4CDucu7iewHWO1a" rel="nofollow -  1976: Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDOnLYsyDrS3q1TZCKagors" rel="nofollow -  1977: Renaissance - Novella - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBeyUyA9BIxOv95Ifzm1aY2" rel="nofollow -  1977: Renaissance - Live at the BBC Sight & Sound -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA9jwulhettWzOwBETXxFjV" rel="nofollow -  1977: Annie Haslam - Annie in Wonderland - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD1gdBAZ4oCXCGp-Qh6MK-O" rel="nofollow -  1977: Illusion - Out of the Mist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDx6YLTS_wxGygJ2QeWtaTS" rel="nofollow -  1978: Illusion - Illusion - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzComSTlHSjFTjBGDWEpKJue" rel="nofollow -  1978: Renaissance - A Song for All Seasons - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBknz6eRGBZDvHi34IU-egg" rel="nofollow -  1979: Renaissance - Azure d'Or - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzC6DMp8eWMLSVLjHZINT261" rel="nofollow - 1979: Illusion - Enchanted Caress - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDuvow70oYqdJAYXBLU1ueb" rel="nofollow -  1981: Renaissance - Camera Camera - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAOD2K46-qWwR7qHvKWp1z9" rel="nofollow -  1983: Renaissance - Time-Line - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD4nbo7uB5WqdxpADki_Rn4" rel="nofollow -  1985: Annie Haslam - Still Life - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCj8S9JA6j6YM4Q0gldOa8S" rel="nofollow -  1989: Annie Haslam - Annie Haslam - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBnhnN-5aMSHn7vuu39sQj2" rel="nofollow -  1994: Annie Haslam - Blessing in Disguise - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzDFua7-v1tm_4bJVnxXT8PQ" rel="nofollow -  1994: Michael Dunford's Renaissance - The Other Woman (no playlist currently available Confused)
 3 stars 1997: Michael Dunford's Renaissance - Ocean Gypsy (no playlist currently available Confused)
 3 stars 1997: Renaissance - Songs from Renaissance Days - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCBay2KqM-bXgiZVfIVwFLt" rel="nofollow -  1997: Annie Haslam - Live in Philadelphia - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBXmhVhtH_JvzxIL0XGHySj" rel="nofollow -  1998: Annie Haslam - Live Under Brazilian Skies - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA17r7Nj8QlKnFrTmJ5zJ3r" rel="nofollow -  1999: Annie Haslam - The Dawn of Ananda - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBEuStG0V69Xa9yZfcQdade" rel="nofollow -  2000: Annie Haslam - It Snows in Heaven Too - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCuL8RNTj6aRgO2VpNU2vEP" rel="nofollow -  2000: Annie Haslam's Nevada - Pictures in the Fire - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCqHhEao6vdKpCJZ_QkllTu" rel="nofollow -  2001: Renaissance - Tuscany - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAXM0dLc3ENwGY3A69UICdZ" rel="nofollow -  2001: Renaissance Illusion - Through the Fire - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB6nIaz74g4UMMlZFtkorMe" rel="nofollow -  2002: Renaissance - In the Land of the Rising Sun - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzB8vjW6Z-8vVdhGIH_jJ_z" rel="nofollow -  2002: Annie Haslam - One Enchanted Evening - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBwi5NA_FR-Ax3_5-KCJDV" rel="nofollow -  2007: Annie Haslam - Woman Transcending - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBGTt-r2gMDul-w1du8u3GD" rel="nofollow -  2008: Renaissance - Dreams and Omens - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCExCw0f0WtOfxkC305HeBD" rel="nofollow -  2008: Jane's Renaissance: The Complete Jane Relf Collection - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mvCdYFHpJN_UOBNSwICSg_6HOv5Z4denQ" rel="nofollow -  2014: Renaissance - Symphony of Light - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzAGV_7EhSYKtg2YLULSmQB5" rel="nofollow -  2015: Renaissance - Live at the Union Chapel -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzA-hYWcF3-pkDpPi9UvcS24" rel="nofollow -  2018: Renaissance - A Symphonic Journey -   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzCrxDU1rVreTB_968mjMt6y" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: January 07 2021 at 11:14
^ 14 five star reviews

I guess you quite like them Smile


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: January 07 2021 at 18:15
Originally posted by Adaon Adaon wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


Have you ever wondered what Northern Lights would sound like with Judith Durham of The Seekers on lead vocals? No, me neither. Smile


Covering a tune sung by Annie Haslam is basically begging for unfavorable comparisons.


I believe Blackmore's Night did a cover of Ocean Gipsy on their first album, though I haven't heard it yet.


Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: January 07 2021 at 21:15
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Adaon Adaon wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:


Have you ever wondered what Northern Lights would sound like with Judith Durham of The Seekers on lead vocals? No, me neither. Smile


Covering a tune sung by Annie Haslam is basically begging for unfavorable comparisons.



I believe Blackmore's Night did a cover of Ocean Gipsy on their first album, though I haven't heard it yet.
You don't wanna hear that one, I promise you. 

Judith's cover of Northern Lights is one of the very few where the singer compares well to Annie. I don't think Northern Lights is meant to be sung as exuberantly as Judith did but that's a matter of interpretation and it holds up well in its own right. 


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 08 2021 at 01:49
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

^ 14 five star reviews

I guess you quite like them Smile
Renaissance are my favourite prog band, so I may be overly-generous in handing out 5-star ratings. Smile


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 08 2021 at 05:27
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

^ 14 five star reviews

I guess you quite like them Smile
Renaissance are my favourite prog band, so I may be overly-generous in handing out 5-star ratings. Smile

it's good you admit you are overly-generous. LOL


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 08 2021 at 05:44
^ Especially when it comes to Renaissance, although I could never be accused of being overly-generous with my ratings for King Crimson or Van der Graaf Generator. Tongue


Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: January 08 2021 at 21:39
This was a pretty good cover of Ashes Are Burning:



So that's one more other than Judith Dirham.


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 09 2021 at 03:56
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Especially when it comes to Renaissance, although I could never be accused of being overly-generous with my ratings for King Crimson or Van der Graaf Generator. Tongue

how can you be overly-generous with bands you dislike? LOL


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 09 2021 at 04:45
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Especially when it comes to Renaissance, although I could never be accused of being overly-generous with my ratings for King Crimson or Van der Graaf Generator. Tongue

how can you be overly-generous with bands you dislike? LOL
 I can't, but I don't dislike all of their albums. After all, I gave 5-star ratings to In the Court of the Crimson King, The Least We Can Do is Wave to Each Other & H to He, Who Am the Only One. Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: March 06 2023 at 03:10
My Top 10 Renaissance Songs (in alphabetical order)

Ashes Are Burning
At the Harbour
Carpet of the Sun
Face of Yesterday
Mother Russia
Northern Lights
Ocean Gypsy
Running Hard
A Song for All Seasons
Song of Scheherazade 


Posted By: Jacob Schoolcraft
Date Posted: March 08 2023 at 15:34
Excellent storytelling!! Excellent work!! I really enjoyed this


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: March 08 2023 at 16:39
Originally posted by Jacob Schoolcraft Jacob Schoolcraft wrote:

Excellent storytelling!! Excellent work!! I really enjoyed this

Thanks! It was fun to write too. Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: April 10 2023 at 16:16
2 stars 1983: Renaissance - Time-Line -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc

Bass player Jon Camp was convinced that Time-Line was the best Renaissance album at the time of its release, although that may be because he produced it, but I'm guessing he's on Chagrin Boulevard now. Tongue



Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: April 10 2023 at 17:44
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

2 stars 1983: Renaissance - Time-Line -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc

Bass player Jon Camp was convinced that Time-Line was the best Renaissance album at the time of its release, although that may be because he produced it, but I'm guessing he's on Chagrin Boulevard now. Tongue

Amazingly, for once we agree, 2 stars for me, too (and don't worry, I didn't just listen to it because you gave it two stars). Quite remarkable that Camp thought this is great. Maybe the record company forced him to say that.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: April 10 2023 at 17:58
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

2 stars 1983: Renaissance - Time-Line -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc

Bass player Jon Camp was convinced that Time-Line was the best Renaissance album at the time of its release, although that may be because he produced it, but I'm guessing he's on Chagrin Boulevard now. Tongue

Amazingly, for once we agree, 2 stars for me, too (and don't worry, I didn't just listen to it because you gave it two stars). Quite remarkable that Camp thought this is great. Maybe the record company forced him to say that.
Yes, it makes a change for me to give a 2-star rating to anything other than an Avant Prog album. Wink


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 12 2023 at 08:03
Annie Haslam in conversation with classical composer, The Daily Doug - a recent convert to the wonderful music of Renaissance after he heard Things I Don't Understand for the first time, which Doug DID understand, as he dissected the song note for note and played along with it on his piano too. Smile



Posted By: Octopus II
Date Posted: August 12 2023 at 08:33
^ I love Annie Haslam and Renaissance. I will watch that video later. Thanks for posting! Smile


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 12 2023 at 08:54
Originally posted by Octopus II Octopus II wrote:

^ I love Annie Haslam and Renaissance. I will watch that video later. Thanks for posting! Smile

Me too! I'll have more Renaissance songs and Daily Doug's reactions to them coming up here later, but first of all, here's Annie's interview with Pete Pardo at Sea of Tranquility. Thumbs Up



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 12 2023 at 11:45
With his extensive background in classical composition, The Daily Doug demonstrates a deeper understanding of Things I Don't Understand, despite never having listened to Renaissance previously. 
Just watch Doug's awestruck reaction when he hears the marvellous sound of Renaissance for the first time.



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 12 2023 at 16:52
Having gained a deeper understanding of Renaissance by listening to Things I Don't Understand, The Daily Doug now prepares to be blown away by the epic, classically-inspired Song of Scheherazade, from Live at Carnegie Hall. To say Doug is impressed would be an understatement. He really loves those chromatic minor third diminished chords. 
 In Doug's words, "Triple awesome!" Smile



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: August 13 2023 at 11:10
In the Final Analysis, The Daily Doug gives his own unique perspective on A Song for All Seasons.



Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: August 13 2023 at 16:26
^ I like Doug’s channel. He’s fun and he is exploring the music rabbit hole very well.
Love his Dream Theater and Iron Maiden videos.

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Posted By: Jacob Schoolcraft
Date Posted: August 26 2023 at 21:00




Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 01 2023 at 06:28
E3 to G6!  No, it's not a chess move  but Annie Haslam's incredible vocal range. You'll know she's reached G6 when your wineglass shatters in your hand. Tongue



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 01 2023 at 10:31
Renaissance - a rare live performance from Studio Luxembourg in 1974. So rare in fact that the video popped up on YouTube just now when I wasn't even looking for it. Tongue



Posted By: Jacob Schoolcraft
Date Posted: October 09 2023 at 20:44
I've been following their music for decades. I never checked out their last 2 releases. One of those releases was mostly written by the late great Michael Dunford. I listened to yet another release that I wasn't particularly fond of it was titled THE OTHER WOMAN.

They are a cure for pendatry. Whatever kind of pain is dispersing through your body Renaissance can cure it. Whether it be the first incarnation with Jane Relf, the transitional line up with BINKY or the classic Annie Haslam group.

They go right to the center of my being destroying encompassing disaster within me.

Renaissance ( s/t)
Illusion
Prologue
Ashes Are Burning
Turn Of The Cards
Scheherazade (and other stories)
Live Carnegie Hall
Novella
Azure d'Or




Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: October 31 2023 at 05:09
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

2 stars 1983: Renaissance - Time-Line -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kkENx6uE_Jx4iviNzsI0cufhckMrmhIPc

Bass player Jon Camp was convinced that Time-Line was the best Renaissance album at the time of its release, although that may be because he produced it, but I'm guessing he's on Chagrin Boulevard now. Tongue

Amazingly, for once we agree, 2 stars for me, too (and don't worry, I didn't just listen to it because you gave it two stars). Quite remarkable that Camp thought this is great. Maybe the record company forced him to say that.
And here's a Renaissance interview with Jon Camp and Annie Haslam from the Time-Line of 1983 to coincide with the release of their "best" album. LOL



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: November 01 2023 at 02:31
Annie Haslam - Back Home Once Again in Philadelphia, PA in 1997. Welcome to Annie's living room! Heart



Posted By: Hank-Attilio
Date Posted: November 03 2023 at 03:58
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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: November 03 2023 at 04:11
Originally posted by Hank-Attilio Hank-Attilio wrote:

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Welcome to ProgArchives! You're amongst Friends here. Hug



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: November 24 2023 at 07:03
4 stars 1969: Renaissance - Renaissance -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBITz-Aj2jL0lSZTZBUOtk0" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzBITz-Aj2jL0lSZTZBUOtk0

Island - Live at the Revolution Club, London 1969



Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: November 24 2023 at 08:04
Five classic songs from the transitional Renaissance line-up of 1970 in a rare live performance on Belgian TV with American singer Binky Cullom. Heart

1. Kings and Queens -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMeRK6k8Tnk&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=11" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMeRK6k8Tnk&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=11

2. Golden Thread -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Ocf9TsarY&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=12" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Ocf9TsarY&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=12

3. Face of Yesterday -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDXhEZvKyA&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=13" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDXhEZvKyA&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=13

4. Mr. Pine -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjj5QeGmuho&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=14" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjj5QeGmuho&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=14

5. Widdicombe Fair -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5y35UB21PY&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=15" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5y35UB21PY&list=PLp_Kp0VKUcaDeujvrXRfp3n1fkcBz_okS&index=15


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: November 24 2023 at 11:37
The Kings and Queen of Symphonic Prog at Beat Club, Germany in 1970.

1. Kings and Queens (1st version) -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCU_3hK34" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCU_3hK34

2. Kings and Queens (2nd version) -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8V3NrzFJk" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8V3NrzFJk

3. Island -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmyqduUUd6g" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmyqduUUd6g






Posted By: Jacob Schoolcraft
Date Posted: November 30 2023 at 21:14
So strange to see the transitional line up of Renaissance performing. Very odd seeing Michael Dunford and John Tout on stage with Binky. It's a shame that a cd wasn't released. Probably a live performance.

I've always enjoyed the voice of Jane Relf and it's fascinating to me that she was the vocalist in the beginning of the band's career.

Annie Haslam will always be my favorite.


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 11 2024 at 11:04
5 stars 1973: Renaissance - Ashes Are Burning -  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD5Uokecbg3XezyRZ7gmq04" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLikNHjJ_cxzD5Uokecbg3XezyRZ7gmq04



Posted By: Octopus II
Date Posted: January 11 2024 at 11:16
I think they are absolutely marvellous! Smile


Posted By: Floydoid
Date Posted: January 11 2024 at 11:17
One of the most beautiful voices in music.

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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: January 11 2024 at 22:21
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The Kings and Queen of Symphonic Prog at Beat Club, Germany in 1970.

1. Kings and Queens (1st version) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCU_3hK34" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrSCU_3hK34

2. Kings and Queens (2nd version) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8V3NrzFJk" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8V3NrzFJk

3. Island -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmyqduUUd6g" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmyqduUUd6g





When Annie auditioned for Renaissance, they were already fairly well known.  She studied them and chose to sing "Island" for the audition.  In recent tours, Annie and the US-based lineup performed it again and well


Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 12 2024 at 01:38
One of Renaissance' least-known songs:- Ann Widdecombe Fair - a tribute to Doris Karloff, who has something of the night about her, probably. Smile  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5y35UB21PY" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5y35UB21PY




Posted By: Floydoid
Date Posted: January 12 2024 at 02:47
Ah a sack of spuds that can't dance...

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 12 2024 at 02:48
Originally posted by Floydoid Floydoid wrote:

Ah a sack of spuds that can't dance...

That was my first thought too when I saw that photo. It's not a graceful sight. I don't know who it is that's struggling to lift Ann Widdecombe up, but it looks like he's in danger of doing his back in. Smile


Posted By: Floydoid
Date Posted: January 12 2024 at 02:50
Someone had to say it...

See also: John Sergeant.

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