Renaissance: Love is a State of Mind; I Am A Stranger; On and On; No Beginning No End; Mother Russia. Burden or benefit, as I'm in the position to compare? Perhaps the most unusual belonged to William Lawes: Lawes: Consorts to the organ Phantasm - Laurence Dreyfus Like the earlier music discussed, consort music continues to benefit from interpretations with more experience of the repertory. The Sea is a nice little song that was perhaps an inspiration for the similarly titled Sounds of the Sea on Prologue, by the later line-up of Renaissance. After a year of inactivity, in July 2011 it was announced that Renaissance had been reborn, with founder and original owner Geoff Oakes once again guiding the brand. By 1980 Sullivan and Tout departed leaving Haslam, Dunford, and Camp as the stable core of the group with various other musicians coming and going through the early and mid 1980s. The newly recorded masses add to this picture, although the set isn't and probably couldn't be as revelatory as the first recording. Two new members were also added to the lineup, keyboardist and drummer.
Recorded by Michael Dunford and Annie Haslam with Peter Gosling. The band, who now seem to be ever changing aside from keyboard player Rave Tesar, were mostly accomplished aside from some brief timing issues. It might have otherwise made a compelling pairing with the present item. Night and Day; Night and Day - Evening Mix; Essence of Love performed by Rob Reed ; Night and Day duet with Christina Booth. Armageddon: Interview Disc Interview recording by Keith Relf and Louis Cennamo. Strawbs: Ghosts John Hawken plays keyboards.
Strawbs: Halcyon Days Includes tracks from Hero and Heroine and Ghosts. This is another good song that brings us the same mood and musical arrangements of their best good old times. Very similar release to Outside Woman Blues, above. Carry Me Home; Alone; Burning Bridges; Cold Flames; Dove; Morning; Careless; The Sun Also Sets; South of Winter. Second keyboard player Geoffrey Langley played like measured clockwork until he was allowed to cut lose on synths on the concert's encore song. Actually contains performance of Annie Haslam with her band. Introlise; If I Were Made of Music; I Never Believed In Love; If I Loved You; Hunioco; Rockalise; Nature Boy; Inside My Life; Going Home - Produced by Roy Wood.
John Edward: One Last Time Package of material by psychic medium. The Music in between is what I would call something in between filler and half baked songs. It went into administration in September 2010 and the back catalogue was sold to Phoenix Music International Ltd. While it might be easy to begin to take these recordings for granted, leaving an overall appraisal for long after they've stopped recording, or instead to uncritically accept whatever they produce as the next great thing, I hope I'm reacting with some clarity. Renaissance went into the studio to record a further album but found themselves without a label willing to release it.
Multi-artist broadcast retrospective including performance by Renaissance. Not the same as unauthorized release listed above. Alongside those three items, there was another set of three 2012 releases that included their own revelations, although all three are from widely different repertory. Also available as white label promo. For whatever reason, recordings of the early trouvère repertory had been somewhat stagnant of late, not only in terms of number of recordings, but in the sometimes lifeless quality of the performances. Stairway: Moonstone Recorded by Jim McCarty, Louis Cennamo, and Jane Relf. It is considerably less adventurous compared to the tracks that made up the album, but it works well enough as a single B-side.
Although I didn't hear their as anything special back in 2008, their second is now the most impressive in that composer's discography, and the first of real significance since 2007: Johannes Ockeghem 2 The Sound and the Fury As the above discussion suggests, after a strong burst in the 1990s, recordings devoted to Ockeghem have tailed off significantly in the twenty-first century. Camera Camera; Faeries Living at the Bottom of the Garden ; Remember; Bonjour Swansong; Tyrant-tula; Okichi-san; Jigsaw; Running Away From You; Ukraine Ways - Produced by Renaissance. Not necessarily essential for me, for others though it may be so. This recording devoted to the thematically intriguing music of Thibaut de Champagne is one significant step. Source, venue, band lineups are unknown.
Written by Keith Relf and Jim McCarty, but recorded by other musicians. Compilation of B-sides, demos, and other unreleased recordings made between 1979 and 1988. . This classical, jazzy instrumental is in my opinion a masterpiece of Symphonic progressive Rock and one that I never tire of even if played on repeat. Music From The Mother Country Sampler Promotional release featuring 10 tracks from 4 artists.
Plenty to fill a day with class, power and ethereal delights. Featured songs: Opening Out; Back Home Once Again; Carpet of the Sun Live ; Northern Lights; Kindness At The End. Medicine Head: The Dark Side of the Moon Keith Relf produces, contributes vocals, and plays bass. The band just needs to believe that they can make new music without him. It doesn't really require a political justification for its value, however, as it also happens to be amazingly rich in the aesthetic dimension — one might say, the last music before the West jettisoned much of its aesthetics and got down to the business of Empire. Contains 6 tracks recorded in 1978.
As time permits, works by Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi and others will be accorded similar treatment. Reworked cover art, carried through all subsequent releases of this album. The seventh track 'Kalynda A Magical Isle ' written by Jon Camp is a nice melodic song full of emotions. Program date: 2 February 1975. The sixth track 'Secret Mission' written by Jon Camp is another good song where all the musical elements, combined together, turned this song complex enough, to can be called a good progressive song, really. Here it is restored, and the result is compelling, including passages as surprising as anything Lawes wrote. There's so much more to be heard in these recent recordings than there was ten or twenty or even more! Original concept by Malcolm Stern.