Renaissance (Renaissance album)
|Studio album by Renaissance|
|Studio||Olympic Sound Studios, London|
|Genre||Progressive rock, symphonic rock|
|Singles from Renaissance|
|Original US release cover|
Renaissance is the self-titled debut album by British progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1969.
|1.||"Kings and Queens"||10:56|
|4.||"Wanderer" (John Hawken, McCarty)||4:02|
- Jane Relf - vocals, percussion
- Keith Relf - electric guitar, vocals, harmonica
- John Hawken - piano, harpsichord
- Louis Cennamo - electric bass guitar
- Jim McCarty - drums, vocals
The single version of "Island" (a different recording from the album version, with faster tempo, more overdubbed backing vocals, and no classical themes at the end) was backed with a non-LP B-side, "The Sea." Some CD editions of the album include both of these tracks.
Renaissance was initially released in the UK in 1969 by Island Records as catalogue ILPS-9114; it was also released in America on Elektra and by Island in Germany) as 87 609 ET.
In 1998 Renaissance was reissued by Mooncrest Records in the UK as Innocence. This reissue included six bonus tracks, but the packaging included no explanation of what they were. Besides "Island" (single version) and "The Sea" (see above), there were the following:
- "Shining Where the Sun Has Been": pre-Renaissance demo (1968) recorded by Keith Relf and Jim McCarty under the name "Together."
- "Prayer for Light" and "Walking Away": tracks recorded, post-Renaissance, by Relf and McCarty (written & sung by Jim) for the unreleased 1971 film Schizom.
- "All the Fallen Angels": Demo, 1976. Keith's final recorded performance. Also released on the album Enchanted Caress (1979), under the name Illusion.
Notes and references
- Eder, Bruce. "Renaissance - Renaissance review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Renaissance Discography". Nlightsweb.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- "The History Of Renaissance". Nlightsweb.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
- "Renaissance 'Renaissance' Esoteric Recordings". Cherry Red Records. Retrieved 2014-03-26.