And what a voice! Perhaps not the voice of an angel that someone suggests earlier but Annie Haslam sets Renaissance apart from other prog/folk bands. It is Haslam's voice and the arrangements of most of the songs on this album that make it such a pleasurable listen. The opener (called 'Opening Out' funnily enough') introduces us to Haslam's fantastic vocals but the stand out tracks include a splendid prog rock/classical workout, 'The Day of the Dreamer' and the hit single 'Northern Lights'. Unfortunately Jon Camp adds his vocals to a couple of tracks and his surname reflects a tad in his singing style. Maybe I'm being unfair here as it would take an exceptional male voice to compare with Haslam on this album and sadly he doesn't compare. Haslam sings a slightly exscrutiating track, 'Back Home Once Again' which was the theme tune to a little known children's tv programme called 'The Paper Lads'. These minor quibbles apart, some of the tracks here compare with any of prog rock's finest and I recommend this album to lovers of this genre and absolutely anyone who enjoys a near perfect singing voice.