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A Song for All Seasons

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Download links and information about A Song for All Seasons by Renaissance. This album was released in 1978 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 44:36 minutes.

Artist: Renaissance
Release date: 1978
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 44:36
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Opening Out 4:15
2. Day of the Dreamer 9:43
3. Closer Than Yesterday 3:19
4. Kindness (At the End) 4:48
5. Back Home Once Again 3:16
6. She Is Love 4:13
7. Northern Lights 4:05
8. Song for All Seasons 10:57

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After spending the first half of the '70s crafting complex symphonic-rock epics, Renaissance took a more accessible turn on 1977's Novella. Though the band continued to blend folk, classical, and progressive rock flavors for their rich, mostly acoustic sound, the compositions on the 1978 followup, A Song for All Seasons, are shorter and the song forms more concise, tapping more consistently into the pop sensibilities that had always played at least a small part in Renaissance's stylistic mix. Of course, singer Annie Haslam's bell-like tones remain at the center of the songs, and plenty of big, bold orchestral arrangements frame the band's interplay. "Closer Than Yesterday" is downright Beatle-esque, and "The Northern Lights" (the only hit single the band ever had) is a straight-up pop song, with a fetchingly hooky chorus. Renaissance's longtime (nonperforming) lyricist, Betty Thatcher, has a diminished role here, but she straddled both sides of the album's pop-prog divide: she penned both the aforementioned hit and the 11-minute title track, a prog-rock extravaganza more in keeping with the band's signature sound.