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Renaissance - Turn Of The Cards & Scheherazade And Other Stories - Live In Concert CD (album) cover

TURN OF THE CARDS & SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER STORIES - LIVE IN CONCERT

Renaissance

 

Symphonic Prog

4.15 | 28 ratings

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ProgShine
4 stars I must say, I'm impressed with this release!

Renaissance is a long affair, since they were one of the first Progressive bands I knew back more than a decade ago with their classic Ashes Are Burning (1973).

When I've heard of the reunion back on 2009, and about their new EP release in 2010 (The Mystic And The Muse) I was concerned, like in every 'reunion', cause most of the time, for me, it sucks. Not here, the EP cited above was great, 3 songs with the old Renaissance sound, but fresh cause of the all new band. (Ive reviewed it here on PA: http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=290114)

When I first give a spin in this Live In Concert I was blown away. So good, and so much into the 70's sound, as if it was a recording made back in 1975 and not 23th September of 2011. Glenside, PA (where it was recorded) was a happy crowd, I can say, for sure.

It's incredible how Annie Haslam's voice is still the same even if she is 58 years old now. Michael Dunfor still the same guy, you don't really notice him, but his acoustic guitar is fundamental in their sound. The new band is amazing, two keyboard players to make it really symphonic (Rave Cesar and Jason Hart), the amazing bass player David J. Keyes, when most of the new bass players ruin the 70's Prog sound with low end tones David honour the name of the GREAT Jon Camp with the medium-high pitch he was known for. Completing the team we have Frank Pagano on drums, very professional.

The 2CD/DVD bundle can be bought exclusively throught their website here: http://renaissancetouring.com/dvd/

A real Trip To The Fair in all senses.

ProgShine | 4/5 |

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