Black Flame - Renaissance (4) - Turn Of The Cards (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Download Black Flame - Renaissance (4) - Turn Of The Cards (Vinyl, LP, Album)
Label: Sire - SR 6015 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Winchester pressing • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock

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Haslam pitches a booming yet sweet vocal against the cinematic backdrop, all elements pulling together in a typically cock-sure way. With passages of quiet flute jostling against blustery orchestral strings and a haunting wordless voice, the band the middle of the tune with something that at first has the air of playing for time, but soon becomes apparent that this is the only natural way to shift back towards a grand piano climax. With a brief reprise of the main vocal, the bombast increases until the nine-minute mark, at which time, the tune reaches a natural end, all elements ebbing away, leaving a softly struck piano and oboe to close.

But therein is where its magic truly lies. For all the press column inches given to the over-rated Mike Oldfield in the seventies and, indeed, since , so many more of those should have belonged to Renaissance; their run of albums between are superbly complex — especially given the short time in which they were written and recorded.

There are proggy elements thanks to a swirling keyboard solo and a mid-paced mood that suggests a fairly solemn mood, but between Haslam finding a musical space between stage theatrics and pure balladry, the song also has a huge heart.

Discs two and three presents a complete live show, recorded at The Academy of Music, New York in Fans will be aware that this show has been doing the rounds for a while, most notably on a limited edition vinyl, issued in Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Progressive rock. Renaissance Dick Plant Richard Gottehrer. Ashes Are Burning Turn of the Cards Scheherazade and Other Stories


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  1. Nikotaur Permalink
    The pieces on Turn of the Cards include three short pieces that range from 3'01" to 6'25" (I think of You, Black Flame, Cold is Being) and three longish pieces in the 9'00 - 9'30" range (Running Hard, Things I don't Understand, Mother Russia)/5().
  2. Vulkree Permalink
    Nov 19,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Turn Of The Cards" on Discogs.
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    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the PRC Richmond Pressing Vinyl release of Turn Of The Cards on Discogs.3/5(1).
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    View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Turn Of The Cards on Discogs. Label: BTM Records - BTM ,RCA Victor - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock5/5(1).
  5. Bragor Permalink
    Esoteric Recordings America is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded four-disc clamshell box edition of the classic album, TURN OF THE CARDS by RENAISSANCE. Released in , the album was an artistic triumph and heralded the band's commercial breakthrough in the United States/5().
  6. Kegis Permalink
    The third album by this incarnation of Renaissance was a match for their previous success, Ashes Are Burning, with equally impressive performances and songwriting and a few new musical twists songs here fit more easily into a rock vein, and the prior album's folk influences are gone. Turn of the Cards rocks a bit harder, albeit always in a progressive rock manner, 9/
  7. Sazilkree Permalink
    “ LP Renaissance Turn Of The Cards SR Sire Records Label Track listing Running hard I think of you Things I don't understand Black flame Cold is being Mother russia NM-/NM- Media Condition-Near Mint. Sleeve Condition-Near date: Jan 26,
  8. Malajinn Permalink
    Turn of the Cards is a music studio album recording by RENAISSANCE (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. This page includes Turn of the Cards's: cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, free MP3 download (stream), buy online links: amazon, ratings and detailled /5.

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