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Here's a band that I have rediscovered over the last few months due to my friend from Estonia Hyardacil recommending an album some months ago. I can't believe I forgot about this band, Annie Haslam's vocals are amazing, combined with talented musicians and you have all the ingredients for a successful band, or so you would think. They never quite reached their potential, due to many circumstances, but I have 6 of their albums in my collection now and have been playing them regularly the last two months.

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I don't have that one Shadow,,,but I like them. I have been neglecting my female vocalists for too long and I love Annie's voice.

Maybe give Azure d'Or a listen probably their most accessible album that I've heard anyway.

I shall press on, here's a song I really like, "Mother Russia", gives a good example of their sound for those of you who aren't familiar with the band.

 
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Time to dust this one off, after Prologue came 1973's "Ashes Are Burning", considered one of their best albums. All I can say is I think this band is underrated, they produced some great songs in the early 70's, I love Annie's vocals.



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I like Renaissance, but I am not a huge fan of the vocalist. Her voice is flat or something, I dont really know how to explain it. Maybe I need to listen to more to fully appreciate her.
 

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Thanks for stopping by my friends.

Magic I like her voice, she has great range and the fact she sings within the parameters of the bands sound makes her sound restrained at times. I played all 6 of the CD's I have for a two week period and just generated a lot of love for this band. Perhaps "Schehezerade" would be the best album for you to check out.

MP, is there Any Band you don't know something about?:D I have a couple of obscure ones to post yet, I will be curious to see if you know them as well, so far you are batting 100%...:tup:
 

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Love Renaissance and Annie's vocals. Ashes are burning and turn of the cards are my favorite albums by Renaissance but its their live performances that I mostly listen too. I was lucky to see them first row center back in the 70's.
 

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Which live performance/album would you recommend Aktivator?
 

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Which live performance/album would you recommend Aktivator?
I've got a few boots but as far as released live albums this has always been my favorite " Live at Carnegie Hall" 76. The "Live at the Royal Albert Hall With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Part 1" is good too.
 

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