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4 stars Comparing between Renaissance & Babe ruth was not that easy when i've got their two releases at the same time in october 1973 . Surely , First base was released a year before , Still i was always trying to give one of these two albums more credits ,,, but , i couldn't . Maybe both deserves the same appreciation frm me . Apparently both have the magical female vocals ,Annie Haslam & Jennie Hahn are capable to put you in a magical mood , Symphonic progressive rock in extreme shape . But , Renaissance has more relayable bass in all tracks ( he's in fact the base of all tracks ) in addition to acoustic piano touch all over , moog solos replacing guitars riff s in this work , except for Andy's solo performance on track 6 ( ashes are burning ) whitch is adorable with Annie['s wonderful soprano's voice . Not to mention that all tracks from Can yu understand (5 stars ) , passing by let it grow , on the frontier , carpet of the sun & at the harbour . 4 stars . are simply amazing , a perfect set of tracks & instruments that makes yu feel involved in this work . Harmonies , classical spirit in all songs , the use of percussion in most of tracks was really incredible , piano & keyboard assisting to Annie's singing all the way ( YES , IN FACT SHE'S A SINGER NOT A VOCALIST ) Really the best in that period of the 70's . Extremely essential to all proggers , maybe one of the rare album to join Classical - rock in such fusion . - N.B = give also Illusion the same interrest i'm sure its worth it .
trackstoni | 4/5 |


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