Renaissance Novella

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.

PFM - A.D. 2010 - La Buona Novella (2010)  Music

Posted by antoniella at June 6, 2010
PFM - A.D. 2010 - La Buona Novella (2010)

PFM - A.D. 2010 - La Buona Novella (2010)
Rock Progr. | FLAC, Log, cue | Covers 600 dpi | 390 mb

E' uscito il 23 aprile "A.D: 2010-La buona novella', rilettura de "La buona novella" di Fabrizio De André, pubblicata nel 1970. A quarant'anni dall'uscita, la PFM ha riletto musicalmente l'intero disco, riarrangiandone la parte melodica già esistente e aggiungendo musica inedita: "Il disco originale durava circa trenta minuti, noi abbiamo voluto aggiungere altri trenta minuti, in tutto il disco dura un'ora. Nonostante si tratti di un'opera apocrifa, abbiamo voluto rendere omaggio a Fabrizio De André dando il nostro contributo attivo: non abbiamo cambiato i testi ma abbiamo riarrangiato la parte musicale, liberandola dagli schemi e cercando di renderla più attuale, contestualizzata alla nostra società", afferma Franz Di Cioccio. "La PFM ama le sfide", continua Franco Mussida: "E questa per noi è stata una grandissima prova. Siamo felicissimi di aver realizzato la rilettura di quest'opera, era un nostro progetto da sempre. Non abbiamo voluto modificare la natura che le aveva donato Fabrizio, con il quale abbiamo collaborato sin dagli inizi, quando ci chiamavamo ancora I Quelli (e coi quali Mussida e Di Cioccio presero parte alle session di incisione dell'album originale). Abbiamo suonato in concerto con lui 'La buona novella' ….

Ensemble Renaissance: Marco Polo - The Journey (1992)  Music

Posted by Ignazio Favagrossa at Feb. 24, 2009
Ensemble Renaissance: Marco Polo - The Journey (1992)

Ensemble Renaissance - Marco Polo. The Journey
1992 | FLAC + CUE | 52'30" | Covers | 6 RAR | 280MB | RS

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at May 18, 2017
The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)

The Tallis Scholars - The Best Of The Renaissance (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, scans - 624 MB | 02:33:15
Classical | Label: Philips Classics | Release Year: 1999

As hateful and usually untrue as most "Best of" collections are, this one is the real thing. You actually do get two hours and 20 minutes of Renaissance music performed so exquisitely, so correctly, and so passionately that it's as if an entire era in music makes itself understood through these CDs. The Tallis Scholars are as good as it gets in this repertoire. In addition to getting Allegri's gorgeous Miserere, you'll find Thomas Tallis's 40-part (40!) Spem in alium, some wonderfully weird and dissonant Responsories by Gesualdo, Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli (the "how-to" piece of the Renaissance popes, who demanded that the words be understood), and various other works. This stuff is like a finely woven tapestry and should be listened to bits at a time–it's amazingly rich and worth it.
Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Knüpfer: Veni Sancte Spiritus (2017)

Weser-Renaissance Bremen & Manfred Cordes - Knüpfer: Veni Sancte Spiritus
Classical, Sacred, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 71:00 min | 357 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

In 1657 Sebastian Knüpfer succeeded Tobias Michael as the choirmaster at the St. Thomas School in Leipzig. As his almost twenty years in this post would demonstrate, he was the right man for the job. His fame quickly spread and also brought him invitations from other cities, where he was able to demonstrate his command of the musical craft. A circle of respected musicians gathered around him and earned Leipzig renown as an important music center.