Fans of the 1970s Renaissance my dismiss this instantly for the change of style, but taken as a pop album from the period it isn't bad. Annie Haslam tries to sing in a New Wave style, and the songs are short and stripped of any of the symphonic or progressive element that made the 1970s band so popular. The opening song, "Flight", has snatches of the old band in that the song is driven by strummed guitar and features an instrumental section featuring period synths. There's more electric guitar - perhaps replacing the absent John Tout's keyboards.
Chagrin Boulevard is the song that sounds most like the older band, but Richard IX, The Entertainer are not without their charms - although sometimes it veers towards Abbaesque at times. The rest is mainly forgettable.
Fans of Ashes are Burning and Scherezade may not enjoy this. There are no long suites, and very little atmosphere in the songs - just straightforward, catchy pop.