Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Renaissance were formed by Keith Relf of The Yard Birds fame, and were one of a small hand full of projects he would embark on in his path to sheer insanity in his later years. Mr.Relf died when he was 33 from an electric shock he received from his guitar.... But anyhoo he was not actually on this album so thats neither here or there. Renaissance had a proggy sound that focused on what proggers of the time were adding to rock. So more or less it was more classical than rockin at most points. The arrangements are absolutely beautiful and sometimes haunting. Do yourself a solid and check this out.