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Renaissance - Novella (1977)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 14, 2012
Renaissance - Novella (1977)

Renaissance - Novella (1977)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 362 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 226 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sire Records (7599-26516-2)

Following the marvelous "Song for Scheherazade", Novella still has many of its magical moments. There are wonderful orchestral arrangements, unforgettable melodic piano parts, and the bass is well played, sophisticated and absolutely not timid. Annie's voice is superb, as always, and the other musicians produce excellent backing vocals. There are harp, small bells, tubular bells and acoustic guitar. The keyboards fit well with the symphonic ensemble. The influence is, again, very baroque and progressive. There are some mellow, delicate, mystical & dreamy bits which are really addictive. If you like the previous album, then you should like this one too.
Renaissance - Dreams & Omens (Live at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia Pa 1978) (2008)

Renaissance - Dreams & Omens (Live at the Tower Theater, Philadelphia Pa 1978) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 363 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Friday Music (FRM 1093)

There are several very distinct periods of Renaissance history - of which the most exciting may well be the time surrounding their best album, A Song for All Seasons, It is the album - along with Azure d'Or and Novella - that almost broke them as pop stars and was filled with some of the most interesting (in their prog rock roots) songs they had yet written. This live album is from the tour accompanying the Song for All Seasons tour - and, as such, it could be argued that it is Renaissance at the peak of their powers. Even more so than Live at Carnegie Hall or the welcomed reunion concert, In the Land of the Rising Sun, Dreams & Omens captures Renaissance as one tight pop band…
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011) [DVD]

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011) [DVD]
DVD5 | Video: MPEG 2, 720x480 (16:9), 29.97 fps | Audio: PCM, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps | 4,49 GB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Symphonic Rock Recordings (SRR 000-01)

Here's a wonderful live set from the current incarnation of Renaissance, that lovely '70s prog band who so successfully merged classical with symphonic rock and medieval themes. Recorded at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania on September 23rd, 2011, the band thrilled the audience with a performance of both their classic albums, Turn of the Cards and Sheherazade and Other Stories in their entirety. Joining the 'classic line-up' members Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford are keyboard players Rave Cesar & Jason Hart, bassist David Keyes, and drummer Frank Pagano. If you got a chance to see Renaissance on either the 2011 tour or previously in 2009, you know that this line-up is red hot and does their vintage material justice.

Renaissance - Illusion (1970) [Reissue 2010]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 2, 2015
Renaissance - Illusion (1970) [Reissue 2010]

Renaissance - Illusion (1970) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 136 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2232)

Esoteric Recordings announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic second album by Renaissance. Although the band would later find fame with a completely different line-up, Renaissance began life as a group formed by former Yardbirds members Keith Relf and Jim Mccarthy. Joined by vocalist Jane Relf, keyboard player John Hawken and bassist Louis Cennamo, Renaissance successfully melded Classical, Folk and Rock influences into a unique sound that perfectly suited the emerging Progressive era. Recorded soon after the band's self-titled debut, Illusion sessions saw the departure of Jim Mccarthy and John Hawken and was completed with a different line-up…

Renaissance - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1974) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 15, 2015
Renaissance - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1974) [Reissue 2006]

Renaissance - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1974) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 563 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers - 140 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records

Renaissance was originally formed in 1969 by ex-Yardbirds guitarist/vocalist Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty who wanted to explore a new sound blending elements of rock, folk and classical music. They were joined by bassist Louis Cennamo, keyboardist John Hawken, and vocalist Jane Relf. This lineup recorded the first self-titled album and most of the second album, Illusion (1971). A rapid series of personnel changes followed. Guitarist and composer Michael Dunford first appeared on Illusion. Before his departure from the band Hawken recruited new vocalist Annie Haslam…
Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011)

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards & Scheherazade and Other Stories - Live in Concert (2011)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 627 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 236 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Symphonic Rock Recordings (SRR 000-01)

Here's a wonderful live set from the current incarnation of Renaissance, that lovely '70s prog band who so successfully merged classical with symphonic rock and medieval themes. Recorded at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania on September 23rd, 2011, the band thrilled the audience with a performance of both their classic albums, Turn of the Cards and Sheherazade and Other Stories in their entirety. Joining the 'classic line-up' members Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford are keyboard players Rave Cesar & Jason Hart, bassist David Keyes, and drummer Frank Pagano. If you got a chance to see Renaissance on either the 2011 tour or previously in 2009, you know that this line-up is red hot and does their vintage material justice.

Novella - Change of State (2017) {Sinderlyn}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Feb. 26, 2017
Novella - Change of State (2017) {Sinderlyn}

Novella - Change of State (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | RAR | 257 mb
Indie Rock, Shoegaze | Label: Sinderlyn - LYN-025

Novella’s second record is a snapshot of the world seen through the window of their tour van. After the release of debut album ‘Land’ in 2015, the London four-piece toured extensively, watching their homeland change dramatically while they shuttled from country to country. ‘Change of State’ deals with mutations of thought and emotion, as well as physical transformation. A deeply reflective album, it’s both current and unmoored. The record’s political themes feel timely, but instrumentally the record could have come out at any time during the last decade.

Novella - Change of State (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 17, 2017
Novella - Change of State (2017)

Novella - Change of State (2017)
Indie Rock, Shoegaze | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:32:54 | 95 MB
Label: Sinderlyn | Release Year: 2017

On UK quartet Novella's sophomore album Change of State, the plasticity behind the meaning of the title was no fortuitous afterthought. Rather, it is very idea on which the album was built. Following the band's debut, Land, released in 2015, the band has toured, traveling from one country to the next, and they have watched their home country of Britain change dramatically in social and political terms. Over the course of ten tracks, Novella take the time and space necessary to let the physical and ideological implications behind a changing state run rampant through themes that linger as much in topical discussion as they do in perennial reflections of human experience. Recorded over the period of a few months in the Victorian bedroom studio of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) on an old 1960's 8-track, Novella utilize an economy of sound on Change of State to create ethereal swathes of textures, gentle melodies and energetic, motorik bursts. Change of State may be product of its time, but the music is, more than anything, timeless.

Illusion - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2011]  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 5, 2015
Illusion - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2011]

Illusion - 2 Studio Albums (1977-1978) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 430 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 82 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Out of the Mist (1977). Esoteric Recordings follow the successful reissues of the first two Renaissance albums with the re-mastered edition of this classic debut album by Illusion. Featuring original Renaissance members Jane Relf (Vocals), Jim Mccarty (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion), John Hawken (Keyboards) and Louis Cennamo (Bass), Illusion came together in 1976 following the death of original Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf (originally vocalist with The Yardbirds). Recruiting Lead Guitarist John Knightsbridge and drummer and percussionist Eddie Mcneil, the band assumed the name of Illusion (taken from the title of the second Renaissance album) and signed to Island Records…

Renaissance - A Song For All Seasons (1978)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 16, 2012
Renaissance - A Song For All Seasons (1978)

Renaissance - A Song For All Seasons (1978)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sire Records (7599-25959-2), 1996

There were a lot of changes going on in the Renaissance camp when they entered Trident Studios in the winter of 1977 to record 'A Song for All Seasons'. They had left BTM in the wake of 'Novella' and signed with Warner Brothers Records, a move that along with a management change (Miles Copeland out, John Scher in) presumably gave them access both to better representation and better studio conditions. As part of this change the band were also persuaded to take on a producer in the form of David Hentschel. Hentschel was best known for transforming Elton John ('Goodbye Yellow Brick Road') into a mainstream superstar, as well as for overseeing the dismantling of the progressive version of Genesis.