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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

A. Carpet of the Sun (3:31)
B. Bound for Infinity (4:59)

Line-up / Musicians

See the album Ashes Are Burning.

Releases information

7" vinyl single. Capitol Records / Sovereign, 3715.

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
4 stars I did not know that the classic track from Ashes Are Burning was released as a single, but it makes sense: the song has a fine melody, it is short for Renaissance standards and the orchestral arrangement is discretely beautiful. In other words, simply perfect to introduce this band on radio at the time. I really donīt know how good this song performed at the charts, but it deserved to be a hit. The b side was another gem: Bound For Infinity was a plaintive track from the earlier Prologue Album, that a structure similar to A Face of Yesterday (from their second album, 1971īs Illusion). It is a beautiful, underrated tune, that I have always loved.

Both tracks are a great showcase for Annie Haslam unique, operatic vocals and the more subtle side of Renaissance instrumental prowess. Simple does not mean simplistic and they were a great example that fine melodies were not enemies of great prog music. Sometimes less is more. A classic!

Rating: 4 strong stars.

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