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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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3.74 | 62 ratings

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5 stars Of course, after the review of part 1 I have to immediately close the circle by reviewing this part 2.

There's very few to add. This part contains almost all the tracks left out from the first that were included in the Live at Carnegie Hall, apart of Midas Man from Novella and a previously unreleased song that appears just like a filler, not because it's bad but because it's a "normal" song in a serie of masterpieces.

By coincidence when years ago I put Carnegie Hall on two C60 cassette tapes, I've used Midas Man as filler...

"Ashes Ar eBurning seems to be used each time to include something different: There's a long guitar solo, not too good for my tastes on the studio version, one of my fave bass solos on Carnegie Hall and here we have a long psychedelic jam session featuring percussions, bass and Annie's vocalisms. One of the most acid moments of this band, even more acid than the debut (and it was a totally different lineup).

However the presence of a song like "Mother Russia" is enough to make this album appealable to any progger.

2.5 stars.....I'm joking, I mean that I intend this album as the second half of part 1 so the two together make 5 stars.

The second part of a masterpiece.

octopus-4 | 5/5 |


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