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Renaissance - Live at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Part 2 CD (album) cover




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3.70 | 56 ratings

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5 stars Continuing my review of KBFH part 1, I do believe that this album can't be evaluated as a different piece but only as a whole thing together with the last album. I know, they're released separately for some stupid reason but the concert was the same. Whatever...

I think that this "side" is better than the first for two reasons: "Can you hear me" isn't here and "Midas man" is. If this last song can sound a little bit pedestrian to Renaissance standards in "Novella" (but not to my ears) it achieve another dimension when played alive. This and the last "Novella" work "Touching once..." marks this disc as being a solid 5 star live album, not only by the (good) diversity in Renaissance's live set but still for the excellence of the performance of their warhorse Ashes are burning and the couple "Turn of the cards" hymns.

An interesting observation: as it seems to be usual in Renaissance releases (read Russ Elliot's - in the Northern Lights page - considerations about the mistakes and confusions on their CD releases), showing a great lack of care and respect to this band, my KBFH CD doesn't have "Prologue" live but... "A song for all seasons"! Lucky I am in owning a live version of their last epic. This makes my CD better than the regular ones but doesn't influence the 5 star rating that this side of Renaissance's KBFH deserves. If you have the opportunity just buy both albums.

moodyxadi | 5/5 |


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