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|Annie Haslam||Percussion, Vocals, Group Member|
|New York Philharmonic||Strings, Horn|
|Jon Camp||Bass, Guitar, Vocals, bass pedals, Group Member|
|Terence Sullivan||Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member|
|John Tout||Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member|
|Michael Dunford||Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member|
|Annie Haslam||Liner Notes, Booklet Design|
|Mark Brennan||Liner Notes|
|Betty Thatcher Newsinger||Composer|
|Fred Marcellino||Collage, Cover Art|
|Joe Reagoso||Reissue Producer, Remastering|
Posted January 25, 2011
Renaissance was one of those oddities that only happened during the art rock boom of the 70s. Imagine Karen Carpenter singing classically themed lyrics, a band that stretched songs out like the Grateful Dead or the Allmans, and an orchestra backing them up and you have some idea of what was going on. Actually, I have a soft spot for Renaissance. I bought the original 2 LP set in 78 or 79 and liked it. The CDs feature improved sound and it is nice to hear the concert without pops and crackles. I don't feel this is a 4 star set but I would not argue with a 3 1/2 rating. You can hear much worse period bands than Annie Haslam and company.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
This was the first Renaissance ALBUM that I ever purchased , back in 1977 ! It is still my favorite live recording of the band . The band and orchestra work very well together . Annie Haslam's voice is captivating . John Camp's bass on Ashes Are Burning and Scheherazade is interesting . Carpet Of The Sun ( the shortest song ) is a song for the ages . It is that good . Skip the other live Renaissance CD's and get this one .Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2008
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