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Renaissance - a band out of time?,
This review is from: Turn Of The Cards (Audio CD)
Other reviewers have summed this album up well. However, I think Renaissance were a band always searching for an audience. They werent prog and the arrangeements were too complicated for folk, so what were they? Carving a niche in a similar vein to Barclay James Harvest, who they toured with in the Seventies, they had a unique sound. A superb band of musicians, they suffered with record company deals and at the hands of another band who also used the name. Their music had the 'what the heck is this?' factor. Not sure what became of the others, but vocalist Annie Haslem still sings and paints in water colours in the States.
Some say that Magenta inherited the band's mantle, however, they have struck out in a new direction on their current cd, Metamorphosis.