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Scheherazade And Other Stories

Artist: Renaissance
Label: Sire Records Company
Catalog#: SASD-7510
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1975-08
Tracklist
A1 Trip To The Fair 10:48
A2 The Vultures Fly High 3:07
A3 Ocean Gypsy 7:05
B1 Fanfare 2:37
B2 The Betrayal 4:55
B3 The Sultan 2:46
B4 Love Theme 2:29
B5 The Young Prince And Princess As Told By Scheherazade 4:04
B6 Festival Preparations 1:07
B7 Fugue For The Sultan 2:12
B8 The Festival 2:12
B9 Finale 2:30
Credits

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals - Michael Dunford
Arranged By - Renaissance
Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] - Tony Cox
Artwork By [Illustrations] - Colin Elgie
Bass, Vocals - Jon Camp
Design [Cover Design] - Hipgnosis
Drums, Percussion, Vocals - Terry Sullivan
Engineer - John Kurlander
Engineer [Assistant] - Patrick Stapley
Keyboards, Vocals - John Tout
Lead Vocals - Annie Haslam
Lead Vocals - Jon Camp
Music By - Betty Thatcher
Music By - John Tout
Music By - Jon Camp
Music By - Michael Dunford
Photography - Hipgnosis
Producer - David Hitchcock
Producer - Renaissance

Notes

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Recorded during May 1975.
"Our special thanks to Chas, Terry, John, Nicky and Mal for keeping the show on the road. Thanks to Neil Watson and the members of the LSO."
Copies came with inner sleeve with lyrics on one side and the band's image on the flip.
Spine has release #SASD-7510, Labels have # SD-7510

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Signed to Manager Miles Copeland's BTM label, Renaissance released Turn Of The Cards in May 1974; the album would break the band into the US Top 100. It also contained a few songs that would become concert favorites, including "Running Hard" and "Mother Russia." However, Scheherazade And Other Stories, released in August 1975, was the more accomplished of the two releases. It features the standard Renaissance fare: Annie Haslam's crystal clear and five-octave voice high in the mix, supported by the virtuoso talents of John Tout on piano, Jon Camp on his distinctive Rickenbacker bass and Tony Cox providing orchestral arrangements. Acoustic guitarist Michael Dunford is still the band's main songwriter (and link to the "other" lineup), with lyrics written by Cornish poetess Betty Thatcher; but this album also is the first to include written contributions from Camp and Tout. In particular, "Trip to the Fair," is a delight, benefiting from rich production. The album's second side features their version of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Perhaps more than any other band of the era, Renaissance did more than borrow classic motifs for the basis of their compositions: They wrote classical music for rock instruments, with "Song Of Scheherazade" being the perfect ringer. The band toured both the US and the UK with an orchestra, including high-profile concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. However, the band's popularity would shine in the US, where their albums now saw release on Sire Records. The album was their highest charting album yet, entering the Top US 50 at No. 48.
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