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What a great re-discovery

Pulled this group out of my archives by reviewing my old, old cassettes (remember those?). I had forgotten how good Haslam's voice is. One of the best female vocalists I have ever heard. I highly recommend Mother Russia if you just want to try one song, then you may be hooked!

Hauntingly beautiful!

Renaissance is a prog rock classic, and this is a must have album. I have searched for this band for so long; finding them again is like a drink of water in the desert.


I bought this years ago in record format, then in 8-track and finally cassette. It was outstanding then and is outstanding now. The vocals and the music have a haunting quality to them that just takes you off into another realm. I can't say enough good about it. You will not regret this purchase.


Formed: 1969 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

The history of Renaissance is essentially the history of two separate groups, rather similar to the two phases of the Moody Blues or the Drifters. The original group was founded in 1969 by ex-Yardbirds members Keith Relf and Jim McCarty as a sort of progressive folk-rock band, who recorded two albums (of which only the first, self-titled LP came out in America, on Elektra Records) but never quite made it, despite some success on England's campus circuit. The band went through several membership...
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