1970 UK ISLAND 1ST LP "RENAISSANCE" PROG PSYCH KEITH RELF YARDBIRDS + ART PRINT
November 26, 2023
November 19, 2023
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ORIGINAL 1970 ISLAND FIRST PRESS &
Unique to the release bonus ART PRINT ..|/\|...............................................|/\|.. Rennaissance ..|/\|...............................................|/\|.. UK - (pink rimmed) ISLAND RECORDS - ILPS 9144O
ART PRINT included no extra shipping charge SCARCE... long long gone early 1970 superior German pink-rimmed Island Records collectible in gatefold sleeve... Far and away superior to the USA issue... this was one of the earliest of groups experimenting with progressive rock expansions which became such the highly influential rage in the early '70s - onward...
................................................................................ 50+ year old pressing in highly adventurous psychedelic gatefold cover..was issued with a different (single) cover in the USA... Presented here, pioneering Psych Progressive adventures from the U.K. fronted by the legendary ex-Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf who formed the band with a vision in mind....very advanced for 1968... Following the break-up of The Yardbirds in early 1968 drummer Jim McCarty and guitarist/vocalist Keith Relf formed Together, an acoustic based group. This short lived then became Renaissance in early 1969 with the addition of John Hawken (keyboard), Louis Cennamo (bass) and Jane Relf (vocal). Musically, this debut album has significant contribution in laying strong foundation of progressive rock music altogether with King Crimson, ELP, Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd. Renaissance has its own identity than the others. This debut album sets an important milestone for Renaissance music direction in the future. Jane Relf's vocals are not really always in the foreground: other musicians also sing on this album. The lead & backing vocals are interesting though. This record is definitely keyboard oriented: when there is piano or harpsichord passages the album sounds quite classical baroque. On the first side, it is a bit strange to hear an outstanding first baroque part, followed by a rhythmic piano rock ballad containing harmonica a la Zappa, and finally finished with a minimalist psychedelic passage. For sure, the album, like their next one, has some psychedelic influences. The best moment is definitely the progressive part on Innocence: very structured and delightful! For 1969, this record is really avant-garde and ahead of its time!
Kings and Queens 10:56
Innocence McCarty 7:07
The Sea 03:05
CONDITION: The cover: RATED: NEAR "M-" Very CLEAN only light careful prior use! Seldom EVER found so CLEAN in 50+ years ! Good
luck waiting around for the next 1970 printing without wear , no delete marks, no bends no writing & no split seams includes:
Highly colorful MINT condition "Joan Of Arc" artwork print by master artist Chrissy... contact for further prints & options: selovesu.com on the internet
Rated: near "M-" playing with high-end audio enjoyment. Original 1970 pink-rimmed labels
are clean ...TOP COPY
A cool addition to anyone's music library! SEE: SELLERS OTHER ITEMS (((similar grooves for "head" people...))) ................................................
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GRADING SCALE: M, M-, EX, VG++,VG+, VG, VG-
M Completely clean, no marks, plays clean
M- Carefully used, looks clean, plays clean, shiny gloss, plays clean
EX Faint scuff or superficial mark, near M-, high gloss, plays clean
VG++ Glossy with minimal scuffing or light mark playing very nice, enjoyable
VG+ a bit more scuff or marks still plays well with very minimal surface at worse
VG more marks/scratches only minor, nothing deep, no loud clicks or pops
this grade is abused by many, VG here does not mean "trashed"
VG- surface noise present, will not have skips or jumps
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