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A Song For All Seasons

Artist: Renaissance
Label: Sire Records Company
Catalog#: SRK 6049
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1978
Tracklist
A1 Opening Out 4:15
  Notes:

Written-By - Jon Camp
Written-By - Michael Dunford

A2 Day Of The Dreamer 9:45
  Notes:

Written-By - Jon Camp
Written-By - Michael Dunford

A3 Closer Than Yesterday 3:18
  Notes:

Written-By - Jon Camp
Written-By - Michael Dunford

A4 Kindness (At The End) 4:48
  Notes:

Written-By - Jon Camp

B1 Back Home Once Again (Theme From T.V. Series 'The Paper Lads') 3:16
  Notes:

Written-By - Jon Camp
Written-By - Michael Dunford

B2 She Is Love 4:12
  Notes:

Arranged By [Orchestra] - Harry Rabinowitz
Written-By - Betty Thatcher
Written-By - Michael Dunford

B3 Northern Lights 4:06
  Notes:

Written-By - Betty Thatcher
Written-By - Michael Dunford

B4 A Song For All Seasons 10:56
  Notes:

Written-By - Betty Thatcher
Written-By - John Tout
Written-By - Jon Camp
Written-By - Michael Dunford
Written-By - Terry Sullivan

Credits

Acoustic Guitar [6 & 12 String], Guitar [Electric] - Michael Dunford
Arranged By - Renaissance
Arranged By [Orchestra] - Louis Clark
Artwork By, Photography - Hipgnosis
Bass, Bass [Pedals], Guitar [Electric], Lead Vocals - Jon Camp
Conductor [Orchestra] - Harry Rabinowitz
Drums, Percussion - Terry Sullivan
Engineer [Assistant] - Barry Kidd
Engineer [Assistant] - Declan O'Doherty
Engineer [Assistant] - Dick Plant
Engineer [Assistant] - Steve Short
Keyboards - John Tout
Lead Vocals - Annie Haslam
Leader [Orchestra] - Barry Griffiths
Orchestra - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer, Engineer - David Hentschel

Notes

Comes with inner sleeve & poster.
Recorded at Advision, C.T.S. and Trident Studios, London, England.
November '77 - January '78
Mixed at Advision
Mastered at Trident
This album was mixed using the Aphex system.
This album is dedicated to Alexandra Hentschel
All songs published by Novella Music and © 1978 Bleu Disque.
All Rights Reserved.
Marketed by Warner Bros. Records, INC.
A Warner Communications Company.
Made in U.S.A. © 1978 Sire Records, INC.
℗ 1978 Sire Records, INC.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Produced by David Hentschel, Renaissance's next two albums reveal a significant change in direction from their previous work. Hentschel had, of course, perfected his technique with Genesis, and he certainly brought some of that influence here; just listen to the opening of "Kindness (At the End)." Predictably, the songs are shorter and more pop-oriented, with Michael Dunford's songwriting now mostly co-authored with Jon Camp. Additionally, Dunford's guitar turns steel string and electric, while John Tout traverses far more keyboards than on any previous Renaissance effort. Granted, most of the short songs are unspectacular, but the longer title track and "Day of the Dreamer" contain all of Renaissance's former appurtenances; yet coupled with Hentschel's production, they gain a greater immediacy and broader sonic landscape than ever before. Haslam's voice too was more moderate in the mix, but no less inviting. "Northern Lights b/w "Opening Out" was released as a single and hit No. 10 on the UK charts. Subsequently, A Song For All Seasons would finally push the band into the UK charts after a near decade-long absence, as the album rose to No. 35. The album also fared well in the US, reaching No. 58. Renaissance recorded the even more commercial Azure D'Or in 1979; but without an accompanying single, it sunk with little trace. The band effectively broke up following the departure of Tout and Terry Sullivan in 1980; though in the early 80s, Haslam, Camp and Dunford would record two forgettable albums for Miles Copeland's IRS label.
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