I Thought It Would Be - Renaizzance - Renaizzance (CD, Album) download full album zip cd mp3 vinyl flac
From to Renaissance released seven successful studio albums, toured extensively, and sold out three nights in a row at Carnegie Hall with Tony Cox conducting the New York Philharmonic. The s were a lean time for them, I Thought It Would Be - Renaizzance - Renaizzance (CD personnel changes, and two relatively unsuccessful studio albums, leading to disbandment in Two different offshoots of Renaissance existed at the same time at one stage in the mids.
The band re-formed in to record Tuscanywhich was eventually released in ; however, they disbanded again the next year. They were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Dunford in November Later, Album) stated that the band would continue touring.
The current line-up is not as English as the band's early period, with five U. In AprilRenaissance released the studio album Symphony of Light. In JanuaryRelf and McCarty organized a new group devoted to experimentation with rock, folk, I Thought It Would Be - Renaizzance - Renaizzance (CD, and classical forms. Toward the end of the Yardbirds we wanted to do something a bit more poetic, if you like, not so heavy. A bit more folky We had had enough of heavy rock.
The band had begun performing in Maybefore recording had commenced for the debut LP, mostly in the UK, but with occasional forays abroad, including festivals in Belgium Amougies, October and France Operation at the Olympia in Januaryand Le Bourget in Marchboth in Paris. In Februarythey embarked on a North American tour, but that month-long trek proved only marginally successful.
Beginning in the late spring of as touring began to grind on them, the original band gradually dissolved. Relf and McCarty decided to quit performing, and Cennamo joined Colosseum. Meanwhile, a final recording session brought together the original line-up minus Hawken, with Don Shin sitting in on keyboards, and produced the album's closing track "Past Orbits of Dust".
The album marked the beginning of Renaissance's long-standing collaboration with poet Betty Thatcher-Newsinger as lyricist when she co-wrote two songs with Relf and McCarty.
The plan at the time was that Relf and McCarty would remain involved as non-performing members — Relf as a producer and McCarty as a songwriter. Both were present when singer Annie Haslam successfully auditioned in January  to replace the departing Cullom who would later marry drummer Terry Slade and retire from the music scene. While McCarty would go on to write songs for the new band, Relf's involvement would be short-lived. Dunford soon emerged as a prolific composerand continued the writing partnership with Thatcher, who would go on to write most of the lyrics for the band's s albums.
Sometime innew manager Miles Copeland III decided to re-organize the band, focusing on what he felt were Renaissance's strong points — Haslam's voice and Tout's piano. Will Romano in Mountains Come Out of the Sky explained that "unlike many of the artists to which they were compared Renaissance allowed the piano and female voice to come to the forefront".
Crowe and Korner went, the former not replaced, the latter replaced by a succession of bass players, including John Wetton later of King CrimsonU. It was also decided that Dunford would now concentrate on composing, and a new guitar player, Mick Parsons, Album) brought in for live work. Inshortly before recording sessions for the new band's debut LP, drummer Terence Sullivan joined after Slade's initial replacement, Ginger Dixon,  was deemed unsuitable following a European tour.
Parsons died in a car accident and was replaced at short notice by Rob Hendry. Prologue' s music was, except for two songs by McCarty, composed by Dunford, with all lyrics by Thatcher-Newsinger.
Hendry was replaced for the Prologue tour by Peter Finberg, but Finberg was already committed to another band and so could not be a permanent replacement. Though the band were trying to transition to a more acoustic sound, Andy Powellof the group Wishbone Ash yet another group managed by Copelandwas brought in for an electric guitar solo on the final track "Ashes are Burning",  which became the band's anthem piece, extended to almost twenty minutes with a long bass solo and other instrumental workouts.
The album became the band's first to chart in the US, where it reached No. The band played their first US concerts during this period,  enjoying success on the East Coast in particular, which soon resulted in a special orchestral concert at New York's Academy of Music in May Soon Renaissance would choose to concentrate on the US market, as the UK press virtually ignored them.
The label's first release was Turn of the Cards in With a larger budget, the album went from folk-flavoured to a more dark, lush, orchestral rock sound. One of the album's songs, "Things I Don't Understand", which clocked in atwas Jim McCarty's last co-writing credit with the group although it was actually in the band's live repertoire for years.
A lengthy tribute to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyncalled " Mother Russia ", closed out the album, with lyrics inspired by his autobiographical novel, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. It remained in the Billboard for 21 weeks.
Although Renaissance's fan base was relatively small, its following was heavily concentrated in the large cities of the northeast US. The album was eventually released in the UK in March It was soon followed by Scheherazade and Other Storiesreleased on both sides of the Atlantic in September The album, Album) second side was taken up with the epic tone-poem "Song of Scheherazade" based on stories from One Thousand and One Nightspeaked at No.
A double live album, Live at Carnegie Hallfollowed in Despite criticisms that much of the album was little more than a note for note reproduction of highlights from their previous four studio albums,  the album reached No. Renaissance: The Mix Collection is a mix of houseprogressive house and trance house of the early s.
The songs chosen were supposed to give the listener "an idea of what Renaissance was all about" quoted from packaging. As suggested by the album's name, it was given the title Renaissance for two reasons. But more importantly, Renaissance also stands for 'rebirth' or more freely, 'a time of change, and so with the dance music scene heavy on acid house up north, it gave the mature clubber a brighter and more beautiful outlook on what dance music 'should be'.
Tracks that mark the generally highlighted 'high points' include the hit "Perfect Motion", and a euphoric remix of Blade Runner's ending theme tune, simply titled "Blade Runner". This CD starts with a segue of three separate mixes of Leftfield's 'Song For Life', which sets the tone for the first disc.
The second CD Orange has a funky theme to it. It can generally be said this is a house mix, though songs like "Not Over Yet" by Grace can be seen as trance. This CD has been referred to as "what Italian house was all about in a truly psychedelic, bouncy, and fun way". A rare 12" mix included is Kym Mazelle's "Was That All It Was", which has been covered many times over, but the remix included on this album has a house feel to it. Out of the 3 CDs, the second CD is arguably more varied in its mixing between songs than the other two.
The Third CD Green has been called slightly darker than previous discs, but at the same time a "more euphoric feel to it than the other 2 CDs, reflecting a typical club situation with a continuous build-up of tension until the end". In this case, the 2 DJ's progress to a moment in which an acclaimed point is met on "Age of Love". Into mark the 10th anniversary of its original release, Renaissance reissued the album in a remastered version featuring a slightly altered track listing.
The changes were due to Copyright issues from the record labels. The re-issued album is not a straight re-mastering, but a whole new session. Though the original blend sequences remain the same, as do all the original elements, Sasha and Digweed re-created the album using Apple G4 laptops to create, what they considered, a better quality version of the original mix, with recording techniques simply not available inas well as the advantage of crystal clear audio, and spatial separation of frequencies within the song, making it sound more dynamic.
I'm surprised no one chose "Northern Lights" for their album. Hey Paul, I just saw them with the chamber orchestra last weekend. They did "Island" with Jim McCarty as guest, with a great orchestral part. They release 2 excellent albums, "Out of the Mist" and "Illusion".
Psychedelic Paul wrote: Here are my selections, with the YouTube videos to follow later. Northern Lights is a great song but didn't make a dent in the singles charts in North America. IT was their only claim to fame in UK. Funny how that happened. Unfortunately it didn't give the band any momentum. It didn't help that Azure D'Or was pretty poor. Psychedelic Paul wrote: kenethlevine wrote: Hey Paul, I just saw them with the chamber orchestra last weekend. Beautiful Country is great. Is the Jane Relf album worth getting?
Did she have solo albums? It's a real must-have for any Renaissance fan. My favourite track from the second Illusion album is "Wings Across the Sea". It was supposed to be an 8-track Renaissance album according to Argo, but I guess you could count those two extra tracks as a special edition album with two bonus tracks. Apparently they spent less time on this album yet it sounds more sophisticated than the first one in some ways.
I think it's more even too. It wasn't a bad song, but it didn't sound much like the Renaissance I'd grown to know and love. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot create polls in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum.
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