For the growing ’60s, the music of Renaissance helped to entrench the mixed styles of Progressive Folk and Rock. And for this, the band is well-known by fans. Annie Haslam provided an unmistakable voice to complement the excellent musicianship of the band that included Yardbirds alumni, Keith Relf and  Jim McCarty. Even John Wetton spent a bit of time in the classics-influenced band. By the time of the issue of Scheherazade And Other Stories, the band had gone through a process of refinement leading up to the was many consider the best version of the Annie Haslam-led band.

On November 26, Esoteric Recordings (Cherry Red UK) will revisit the 1975 classic album Scheherazade and Other Stories by Renaissance with a newly remastered reissue in a 2CD/DVD Box. The DVD will include bonus tracks, as well as a new 5.1 Surround up-mixed version. A 1976 live concert will be included on the second CD. An included DVD will feature a previously unreleased promotional live performance film from 1976.

Scheherazade And Other Stories (Remastered) – Renaissance

CD1 (Original Album Remastered)
01 Trip To The Fair
02 The Vultures Fly High
03 Ocean Gypsy
04 Song Of Scheherazade
i Fanfare
ii The Betrayal
iii The Sultan
iv Love Theme
v The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade
vi Festival Preparations
vii Fugue for the Sultan
viii The Festival
ix Finale
Bonus Track
05 Ocean Gypsy (single version)

CD2 (Live at Nottingham University on January 24, 1976)
01 Can You Understand
02 Running Hard
03 Ocean Gypsy
04 Prologue
05 Song Of Scheherazade
i Fanfare
ii The Betrayal
iii The Sultan
iv Love Theme
v The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade
vi Festival Preparations
vii Fugue for the Sultan
viii The Festival
ix Finale
06 Ashes Are Burning

DVD (Stereo and 5.1 Surround (96kHz/24-bit)
Scheherazade And Other Stories
01 Trip To The Fair
02 The Vultures Fly High
03 Ocean Gypsy
04 Song Of Scheherazade
i Fanfare
ii The Betrayal
iii The Sultan
iv Love Theme
v The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade
vi Festival Preparations
vii Fugue for the Sultan
viii The Festival
ix Finale
Bonus Video (Live Promo Film)
01 Ocean Gypsy
02 Prologue
03 The Vulture’s Fly High

By MARowe

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