A Song for All Seasons

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A Song for All Seasons
Studio album by Renaissance
Released March 1978[1]
Recorded November 1977 – January 1978, Advision, C.T.S. and Trident Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock
Length 44:31
Label Sire Records (US)
Warner Bros. Records
Producer David Hentschel
Renaissance chronology
A Song for All Seasons
Azure d'Or
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

A Song For All Seasons was a 1978 album by progressive rock band Renaissance. It marked the return of electric guitars to the band's music after several years of absence.[3]

Information about the album[edit]

"Northern Lights", which became a Top 10 hit on the U.K. charts, was the band's best selling single.[4]

A shortened recording of "Back Home Once Again" was used as the theme song for the short-lived 1977 British TV series The Paper Lads.

Drummer Terry Sullivan had his first songwriting credit with the band on the title track. He was responsible for the basic tune to the song's extended instrumental intro. This was based on a song he wrote on guitar in 1971.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Opening Out" (Camp-Dunford)  – 4:14
  2. "Day of the Dreamer" (Camp-Dunford)  – 9:43
  3. "Closer than Yesterday" (Camp-Dunford)  – 3:18
  4. "Kindness (At the End)" (Camp)  – 4:51
  5. "Back Home Once Again" (Camp-Dunford)  – 3:15
  6. "She Is Love" (Dunford-Thatcher)  – 4:11
  7. "Northern Lights" (Dunford-Thatcher)  – 4:06
  8. "A Song for All Seasons" (Camp-Dunford-Sullivan-Thatcher-Tout)  – 10:53


  • Annie Haslam – lead and backing vocals
  • Jon Camp – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Kindness" and "She Is Love"
  • Michael Dunford – guitars
  • John Tout – keyboards
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion
  • Hipgnosis – album cover design


  1. ^ "1978 Albums". progressiverock.com. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce (2011). "A Song for All Seasons – Renaissance | AllMusic". allmusic. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Liner notes from the Tales Of 1001 Nights compilations
  4. ^ The History Of Renaissance
  5. ^ Discussion with Terry Sullivan on the (now retired) Northern Lights message board