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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Eastworld
  • ASIN: B006UISVES
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,911 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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I'm not a big fan of folk music, but then I'm no expert on classical music either. Its wrong to dismiss any one genre out of hand, and Rennaisance make things pleasantly hard for the listerner by fusing styles of music, your typical rock fan may choose NOT to listern too. 'Ashes are Burning' is a beautiful blend of rock, classical and folk, in just the right quantities of each. Annie Haslam is one of the most beautiful and haunting singers of the time, and along with John Touts virtuoso piano playing, their input forms the conerstone of this album. The album has a natural 'organic' feel, largely thanks to the dominance of the piano and acoustic instruments, and only tasteful and conservative use of electric keyboards. Also the production is the type that typifies 70's rock; honest, clear and un-enhanced. For that reason AAB has a pleasantly dated and melancholic feel, that I think ALL good prog rock albums of the era had a generous helping of.
Theres not a bad track in sight, but the strongest are 'Can you Understand' 'On the Fontier' 'At the Harbour' and the brilliant title track. I challenge anyone to listern to 'At the Harbour' and not come away moved, by the story of a disaster at sea, and so many men folk from a village dying and leaving their wives and children behind. Haslams lyrics reflect the drama and grief so precisely and so articulately it cant fail to move the most cynical of music fans. You're not likely to hear many other acts like Rennaisance although, Mostly Autumn can be similar at times. Ashes are Burning is the peak of their career in my opinion. I strongly reccomend this album.
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I'm not going to waste time evangelising people on Renaissance - You either love them or hate them. I love the band's output in the '70s and early '80s. This CD was long overdue. It carries the full version of "At the Harbour", not the castrated version on the US/Japanese import. The difference is immense, especially for John Tout fans. Both CDs are great, but this one is transcendental!
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In my opinion, this is probably Renaissance's strongest single album, and that's saying something given their body of work. The opening 2 minutes of the first track, Can you Understand, will leave you breathless, and after that it's a bit of a problem to remember to keep breathing. Song follows song with the very highest level of musicianship all dripping with Annie Haslam's matchless vocals. This really is remarkable piece of work.
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The album is a perfect blend of rich almost orchestral sounds with good paced melodies and the beautiful voice of Annie Haslem. Track 5, At the Harbour, provides the definitive introduction to the voice which is Renaissance through a simple, evocative and haunting vocal piece. This is an album where you can appreciate the care and crafting that these classically trained musicians bring to the pop and rock arena. To my mind, there is no other music like this,.. which is a shame. Probably their best album.
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In a time when hyperbole and over-used cliches pour from all corners of the media, its refreshing every now and again to remind oneself that this band from the 1968-78 era produced some of best music on the planet. Literally. (in the true sense of the meaning of the word 'literally'!) The melodies, harmonies, musicianship and musicality tied with Haslam's crystal voice are a marriage of the sublime. I agree with previous reviews - this is probably their best album, with 'Turn of the Cards' a close second. But no quibbles. Try this first and you'll buy the rest in any case. All re-mastered to digital perfection in 2006, but the previous 1994/96 recordings are arguably better. Very under-rated.
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Annie Haslam is in particularly fine voice on this one. The songs are varied and often poignant. Carpet of the Sun is a lovely piece and contrasts with At The Harbour which captures the mood of a sea disaster brilliantly. I'm glad to see it re released on CD
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I really like the title song "Ashes Are Burning" no idea what it's about but that concerns me not, "Carpet of the sun" is a wonderfull evocative song basically it tells you wake up look around everything in the world is just tickety boo, Betty Thatcher at her most observational concise mode,I have listened to "At The Harbour" a lot and am getting into that, it's another of those Betty thatcher sea songs.
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As a fan I have to say I love this, but then as a fan I would. I am slowly buying digital copies of their songs although I still have my vinyl.

If you have never heard of them then why not splash out on this one song and see what you think. It won't break the bank and you might find yourself a new band to enjoy.

Being able to buy the albums by individual songs is great, you can download them all or just the favourite songs from that album, and as already said gives the options to those that had never heard of the group to try them out without spending a fortune
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