Renaissance – Prologue original UK LP


Free U.S. shipping!  An original UK pressing of the 1972 LP Prologue, the third LP by Renaissance.

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Offered for sale is an original UK pressing of the 1972 LP Prologue, the third LP by Renaissance.

About this copy: This copy of Prologue is a 1972 UK pressing on the Sovereign label.

The cover is VG+, with light general wear.

The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels and a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that has had little play.

A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: Released in 1972, Prologue was the third album by Renaissance, but the first album by the version of the group that would soon become successful.

The album reached #60 on the UK charts, but did not chart in the U.S. gave Prologue a 4 star review:

The first album by the ’70s (i.e. Annie Haslam) version of Renaissance is a transitional work, rooted in more standard hard rock sounds (including psychedelia) than what followed. One can spot the difference, which may please some listeners and put others off, in the fairly heavy guitar sound of “Prologue,” Rob Hendry’s electric instrument playing both lead and rhythm parts prominently at various times behind Annie Haslam’s soaring vocals and adjacent to John Tout’s piano. “Kiev” may also startle some longtime fans, since Haslam doesn’t handle the lead vocals, the male members’ singing being much more prominent. The ethereal, flowingly lyrical “Sounds of the Sea” is the cut here that most resembles the music that the group became known for in the years ahead, and shows Haslam singing in the high register for which she would become famous.

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Sovereign
Catalog Number:
SVNA 7253
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in