In the late 70s, the music scene was so diverse you could hear heavy metal, folk, rock, soul and everything in-between. At that time, there were several English progressive rock bands...Emerson, Lake & Palmer being the most recognized. Another band combining rocked-out classical music, incredible musicianship and intricately written songs...Renaissance also had another weapon added to the mix. The incredible five-octave range of Annie Haslam.
Seeing them live in a local college auditorium, I remember standing there with my jaw dropping. The vocals blew you away, and when you recovered you realized the band was going to take you for one hell of a wild ride. Now Renaissance is definitely not everyone's cup of tea. I get that, but the purpose of this blog is to just expose new, old and just some wonderful songs & artists.
Close your eyes and let that voice amaze you...then listen to what is going on behind the vocal. Today's taste is the title track from the "Ashes Are Burning"