Release Date: 16 October 2015
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Renaissance Academy Of Music Limited Edition Vinyl 2LP Set
• Superb limited edition 2LP vinyl pressing of this extended live performance from ‘70s prog rock icons Renaissance performing at the historic Academy Of Music hall in New York!
Another treasure from the vaults - an extended live performance from 70s prog rock icons Renaissance
performing at the historic Academy Of Music hall in New York! This superb performance covers most of the
bands extraordinary fifth Turn Of The Cards, which earned the band rave reviews, as well as highlights from Ashes Are Burning, released a year earlier!
The history of Renaissance is essentially the history of two separate groups, rather similar to the two phases
of the Moody Blues or the Drifters. The original group was founded in 1969 by ex-Yardbirds members Keith
Relf and Jim McCarty as a sort of progressive folk-rock band, who recorded two albums (of which only the first, self-titled LP came out in America, on Elektra Records) but never quite made it, despite some success on
England's campus circuit.
The band went through several membership changes, with Relf and his sister Jane (who later fronted the very
Renaissance-like Illusion) exiting and McCarty all but gone after 1971. The new lineup formed around the core of bassist Jon Camp, keyboard player John Tout, and Terry Sullivan on drums, with Annie Haslam, an aspiring singer with operatic training and a three-octave range.
LP1 SIDE A
1. Can You Understand
2. Black Flame
3. Carpet Of The Sun
LP1 SIDE B
1. Cold Is Being
2. Things I Don’t Understand
3. Running Hard
LP2 SIDE A
1. Ashes Are Burning
LP2 SIDE B
1. Mother Russia