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I was not sure do I buy this or not. I have alway had a soft spot for Renaissance after seeing them at the Rainbow in London some time in the early 1970s.
Well, I took the chance of this CD, after all at this price the bin was only out of the window. I did not need to leave my listening seat though. One can treat this as a best of album if one wishes to, but believe me it has more than that, because although the vocals are not quite up to the range of Annie Haslam, but the quality is still there. What makes the music within the laser cut worthwhile for any fan, is Michael Dunfords arrangements, these are much more acoustic and less electronic than Renaissance's releases. This is not massively apparent but is very much a great change which gives the music, if not a totally new lease of life, a pleasant change of instrumentation, with the acoustic guitar and piano coming more to the for. Look at it if you wish as a best of, without hearing the same thing. Worthwhile for the price to any fan.