Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1976 double live album Live at Carnegie Hall by Renaissance, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Live at Carnegie Hall is a 1976 Japanese pressing on the orange RCA label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight wear on two corners. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The discs are M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels. Side four has a very faint inaudible sleeve scuff. Clean discs!
A nice copy of a fairly scarce (and very good) Renaissance album.
Background: Released in 1976, Live at Carnegie Hall was the first live album by Renaissance.
The album reached #55 on the U.S. album chart.
The fourth great album in a row for Renaissance, Live at Carnegie Hall was recorded at three concerts on June 20, 21, and 22, 1975, at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Although no one could have known it at the time, it also marked the high point of the group’s influence and acceptance — waiting in the wings, at just about the time this album was released the following year, was the punk rock boom and, a little after that, the disco boom, which would quickly sour audiences and critics on progressive rock. Recorded on tour ahead of the release of Scheherazade and Other Stories, this was the most ambitious concert venture to come out of the progressive rock boom of the 1970s up to that time, featuring the group accompanied by the (uncredited) New York Philharmonic, whose playing shows up on several numbers, but is mostly here for “Song of Scheherazade,” which took up one side of the original double LP and more than half of the second disc in the CD version. …The truly distinctive cut, however, is “Ashes Are Burning,” which is turned into an extended jam showcasing John Tout’s piano and John Camp’s bass in gorgeous solo passages.
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