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RENAISSANCE

Renaissance

 

Symphonic Prog

3.75 | 355 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I discovered the band in 1975 with their great "Scheherazade" and then built up counter clock wise.

To be honest, I have never been too enthusiast about their debut album. Of course, I was biased since for me "Renaissance" means a female vocalist. And even if Jane Relf is featured as such, she is hardly heard as lead vocalist. But when she is like during "Island", all the "Renaissance" magic is there. But these moments are too scarce throughout the album.

It is of course a pleasant one, but far from their great classical / prog combination of their golden years. A matter of line-up, I guess.

Still, a song as "Wanderer" features some of their classic sound. Medieval intro and great vocals from Jane. This is probably the most "Renaissance" piece of work available on this debut. A highlight.

I can't consider this album more as a curiosity for die-hard fans. The hectic closing number "Bullet" won't change my mind. Two stars. Great works will come later.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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