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Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories

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Topic: Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories
Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Subject: Renaissance - Scheherazade And Other Stories
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 17:10
I think I already see a winner here Big smile. A beautiful, beautiful album that is truly a masterpiece. My vote goes to the obvious option, Song Of Scheherazade.

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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 17:14
The wonderful Ocean Gypsy for me.

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 17:16
Trip to the Fair.

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 17:39
The Epic one


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 17:41
Always loved `The Vultures Fly High', short and sweet, a nice break from all the epics on that album!

But really, the entire album is top-notch! One of the very first prog albums I ever heard, and I still love it just as much today as when I first heard it!


Posted By: njb0168
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 18:27
Ocean Gypsy for me, still a regular on my playlist. Great album


Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 19:17
Yes, a brilliant album - Renaissance's finest hour.  I have to go with the titular track, after that, Ocean Gyspsy, A Trip to the Fair, and finally The Vulture's Fly High which proves that they could do a great song under 10 minutes.

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Posted By: Olwe
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 19:24
Guys, recommend me sth similiar, I haven't heard music as lovely and fairy as Schehezerada...


Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 19:30
Brilliant album, but the epic Song of Sheherezade is unbeatable

Iván


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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:04
No question: Trip to the Fair. One of the most unsettling and mood-manipulating songs ever created. Never fails to send shivers through me. 

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Posted By: infocat
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 20:41
"Song Of Scheherazade".  Pure bliss!!!

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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: December 22 2011 at 23:51
The title track for me.

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Posted By: Junges
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 01:54
The whole album is fantastic, but the epic is the best.

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 03:40
No surprises here even though Ocean Gipsy is as good as Sheherazade, only a bit shorter

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Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 04:39
Give my vote to the Trip to the Fair but Wow!!!! The whole album is beautiful

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FAIS QUE TON REVE SOIT PLUS LONG QUE LA NUIT HAVE YOUR DREAM LASTING LONGER THAN THE NIGHT


Posted By: jean-marie
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 04:40
Originally posted by BrufordFreak

No question: Trip to the Fair. One of the most unsettling and mood-manipulating songs ever created. Never fails to send shivers through me. 
WinkWinkWink


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FAIS QUE TON REVE SOIT PLUS LONG QUE LA NUIT HAVE YOUR DREAM LASTING LONGER THAN THE NIGHT


Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 07:11
Trip to the fair easily, one of my favourite Renaissance tracks.  The epic is my least favourite on a strong album.


Posted By: akaBona
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 07:12
title song


Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 21:30
Originally posted by jean-marie

Originally posted by BrufordFreak

No question: Trip to the Fair. One of the most unsettling and mood-manipulating songs ever created. Never fails to send shivers through me. 
WinkWinkWink

ApproveClap. The song send you on a journey. The keyboards are absolutely magnificent is the song as well.
Clap

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: December 23 2011 at 22:06

Close between the first two.

 

I'll give a pity vote to the Vultures.



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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:05
Ocean Gypsy is my fave, but the epic title track is quite good too.


Posted By: ClemofNazareth
Date Posted: December 24 2011 at 08:39

I voted for "Song Of Scheherazade" but "Ocean Gypsy" is a very close second.




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Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: December 24 2011 at 10:44
Fantastic album. A trip to the fair for me.

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Parli con gli angeli.
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Posted By: Lark the Starless
Date Posted: December 28 2011 at 20:05
A Trip to the Fair...but nobody was there...

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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:01
Originally posted by rogerthat

Trip to the fair easily, one of my favourite Renaissance tracks.  The epic is my least favourite on a strong album.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:07
Also A trip to the Fair.

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: December 29 2011 at 14:27
Originally posted by Lark the Starless

A Trip to the Fair...but nobody was there...

They left to hang out with Steven Wilson. Tongue

I only have the album in the form of a two disc compilation but everything from the album was in included.  Prime Renaissance to be sure.  I went for Vultures.


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Posted By: Zombywoof
Date Posted: February 02 2012 at 22:18
I'm going to go against the grain and vote "Vultures". I must say, the lyrics can really speak to me at times when I find some vultures of my own hovering above me.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 15:41
Originally posted by Fox On The Rocks

I think I already see a winner here Big smile. A beautiful, beautiful album that is truly a masterpiece. My vote goes to the obvious option, Song Of Scheherazade.
Not sure if your choice is an obvious one since it's longer than the opening track because it contains sections that may throw some people off (though some of them may grow on you, like the solo piano composition in the second half; "Fugue for the Sultan" I think it's called). Just saying. Wink

Me: A tie between the first and the last tracks. The 25-minute wonder may have been stretched too far, but damn, it's got "The Young Prince And Princess As Told By Scheherazade". However, "Trip To The Fair" does not have a single moment that loses me, not even in the slightest; gotta listen to the whole thing as it flows so perfectly.

Ah, screw it. Not gonna choose. No vote!


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:13
Title track, easily. Though I do feel it's a bit overlong and looses a bit of continuity on the way.


Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:19
Well, the whole album is sublime! It was one of the very first prog albums I bought, and had no idea what to expect.

But I'm going to vote for the `underdog' here, `The Vulture Flies High' is kind of a terrific classy pop track!


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:50
Trip to the Fair 

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Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
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"Ignorance and Prejudice and Fear walk Hand in Hand"- Neil Peart



Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 19:53
Scheherazade/Fair/Gypsy/Fly High

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Posted By: MJAben
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 20:13
Hard not to give it to Scheherazade, but the whole album is amazing!

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: April 18 2013 at 23:58
I'll have to go with the sensational opener - 'Trip To The Fair'.  But the entire album is delicious as they come.


Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:10
Trip to the Fair - wonderful.

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 19 2013 at 08:32
Ocean Gypsy - probably my favourite Renaissance song



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