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Ashes Are Burning
Renaissance
Ashes Are Burning
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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1991 reissue on One Way of the prog veteran's second album for Capitol (and fourth overall), originally released in 1973. Features all original cover artwork. This CD has six tracks, including 'Can You Understand?' and ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Renaissance
Title: Ashes Are Burning
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 7/18/2006
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Album Description
1991 reissue on One Way of the prog veteran's second album for Capitol (and fourth overall), originally released in 1973. Features all original cover artwork. This CD has six tracks, including 'Can You Understand?' and 'Let It Grow'.

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CD Reviews

The remastered cd's.
Red Shift in Hawaii | Keaau, HI USA | 01/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As most Renaissance fans will know the songs I'll simply focus on the remastering. Of the 3 that Repertoire has released(along with 'Turn of the Cards' & 'Scheherazade...') this is the best sounding. 'Turn of the Cards' & 'Scheherazade...' are both a bit over-ripe. You constantly feel like you have to turn down the stereo. The sound is definitely not muddled and much, much better than the earlier cd's. 'Ashes..' on the other hand has a warm feel to it & you can finally hear the orchestra and drums much clearer. There is even a moment in the song 'Ashes Are Burning' in which you can hear Annie Haslam's chair squeaking. As a vast improvement on the older cd's, I would recommend the remasters to any Renaissance fan. Buy them. You'll be glad you did."
Michael Dunford was the real genius of the band.
Personnalité- ( S. Robert Tod. ) | 06/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been reading several reviews, several, several, and the motto has been always the same, "The spectacular Haslam's voice, the spectacular Haslam's voice" again and again and again, hey, you all, pay attention please; Ok her voice is the first impact and the trade mark of this band, and I love her voice too, but everybody has forgotten that Michael Dunford always composed all the songs, virtually all the songs since the first time, and mainly on this album where he composed all the songs, simply the entire album, he was the genius of the band, "he was the Renaissance soul". You can replace eventually a singer, a bassist, but try to replace the genius composer, try to replace Michael Dunford here in this case and for sure Renaissance wouldn't have existed. Only later John Camp started to contribute and share the compositional task with Dunford, but Dunford kept himself as the main composer untill the end. Remember Annie has never composed anything. I repeat, I love Annie Haslam's voice it is superbly beautiful but you all have forgotten the real hero here. This album in my opinion it doesn't have only one weak moment, or a weak composition, it is perfect and the best Renaissance work, and don't forget John Tout's unbelievable piano playing ability he is a real piano genius, all the group was on their peak, superb work, "Ashes are burning" is the best song, but you can recognize that is a masterpiece since the first piano notes of the "Can you understand". Simply perfect. Moving, Essential to all progressive rock fans.



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This is the 2006 remaster (REP 5078)-German import
Mark C. | Seattle, WA United States | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"and the sound is STUNNING.
It comes in a LP mini sleeve with a very nice insert.
No FBI logo, no UPC code on cover-they put love into this, one of 3 remasterings, and used a sticker on the outer cellophane wrapper instead."