The 70’s heyday of progressive rock continues its revival in the surround world with the first 5.1 mix from the band Renaissance. Cherry Red Records is releasing an expanded 3 CD + 1 DVD box set of their 1974 album “Turn of the Cards” featuring a new 5.1 surround sound mix of the entire album, 20 bonus tracks drawn from a newly mixed concert performance at the Academy of Music in New York from May 1974, along with previously unreleased material.
While Turn of the Cards is the fifth album from the band, it is often marked as the third since it is the third from this incarnation of the group, following after “Ashes Are Burning” and “Prologue.” Each of these earlier two are considered equally impressive from a songwriting and performance perspective with Turn of the Cards inserting a few new musical twists. The songs here songs fit more into a rock vein, leaving the earlier album's folk influences behind. While the progressive rock elements are still strong, it is Jon Camp's electrified bass and Terence Sullivan’s heavier hitting drums that take the band closer to the rock world. Of course, fans love Annie Haslam beautiful voice, blending so nicely with the accompaniment of John Tout’s piano and Michael Dunford’s acoustic guitar.
Preorder your copy now, scheduled release date is March 27, 2020.
3 CD + 1 DVD with 5.1 mix of album.