Friday, January 30, 2015

Two Rare Live Albums by Renaissance to Be Released

Cleopatra Records will be releasing two rare live albums by UK progressive rock legends Renaissance. The first release on February 3rd is DeLane Lea Studios 1973; a captivating live-in-the-studio recording from Renaissance performing to a small gathering of friends at the historic DeLane Lea Studios in London (used by everyone from The Beatles to Queen, Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd). Beguiling vocalist Annie Haslam leads her group through nearly the entire fourth album Ashes Are Burning with special guest appearances by Wishbone Ash's Andy Powell and folk singer Al Stewart.

DeLane Lea Studios 1973 track list:
1. Can You Understand
2. Let It Grow
3. Sounds of the Sea
4. Carpet of the Sun
5. At the Harbour
6. Ashes Are Burning (with Andy Powell and Al Stewart)
7. Prologue

Renaissance's Academy of Music 1974 will be released on March 31st and is an astonishing live performance of the ensemble at the height of their career. The concert showcases the band's latest release at the time Ashes Are Burning. Unlike other prog-rock groups, Renaissance forwent much of the technology in favor of acoustic instruments and orchestral arrangements. Electric guitars and synthesizers were seldom used, giving the band's music more of a symphonic sound.

Academy of Music 1974 track list:
1. Can You Understand
2. Black Flame
3. Carpet of the Sun
4. Cold Is Being
5. Things I Don’t Understand
6. Running Hard
1. Ashes Are Burning
2. Mother Russia
3. Prologue

To purchase Renaissance DeLane Lea Studios 1973 CD:

Cleopatra Records, Inc.

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