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Songs For All Seasons CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 60466039
UPC: 664140604926
UPC 14: 00664140604926
Release Date: 2/20/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Opening Out ~ Renaissance
2. Day Of The Dreamer ~ Renaissance
3. Closer Than Yesterday ~ Renaissance
4. Kindness (At The End) ~ Renaissance
5. Back Home Once Again ~ Renaissance
6. She Is Love ~ Renaissance
7. Northern Lights ~ Renaissance
8. Song For All Seasons, A ~ Renaissance
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote The next to last album by Renaissance as a full-time, ongoing group, A Song for All Seasons was a courageous effort in its time, wearing its classically based progressive rock colors proudly on its sleeve amid the punk and new wave booms that were sweeping across the musical landscape. Vocalist Annie Haslam and pianist John Tout generated some memorably beautiful moments, ably supported by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor/arrangerHarry Rabinowitz. The first two tracks, "Opening Out" and "The Day of the Dreamer," ultimately promise a little more in the way of classically based lyricism than the album delivered; and the harder rocking moments are only fitfully interesting, despite the best efforts of bassist Jon Camp and guitarist Michael Dunford. But the pop tracks here, most notably "Northern Lights," "Back Home Once Again," and the acoustic guitar-driven "Closer Than Yesterday" are appealing on a level that was mostly new to the group. A few more numbers like those, interspersed with the more ambitious works on this album, and Renaissance might have found that wider following that always eluded them. But ultimately the album pulls in one or two too many directions at once, especially on the moody "She Is Love." For a finale, the title track, "A Song for All Seasons," (clocking in at almost 11 minutes) plunges us back into heavily orchestrated art-rock head-first and several yards deep, and succeeds better than most of the group's ambitious suites and song cycles of the second half of the '70s. The album has some gorgeous moments, but coming out at the end of the '70s, it was timed about as poorly as any LP ever issued, in terms of finding an audience -- which doesn't stop modern audiences from savoring its appeal or those moments, three or four decades on. ~ Bruce Eder

Producer: David Hentschel

Associated Artists and Works

New York Renaissance Band
Live at Carnegie Hall [PA] ~ New York Renaissance Band
The Renaissance

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/20/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1978
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : WOU 6049
Music Label Name Label : Wounded Bird
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00664140604926

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