I wish I could go back in time so I could go to a Renaissance concert, hold up a sign asking Annie Haslam to marry me, and be heart broken when she simply ignores said sign and carries on signing so beautifully. One can dream.
Renaissance is a 70s progressive rock group with a serious classical bent. Lots of prog bands claim to have classical influences, but if you listen to this song you’ll understand how Renaissance took a real stab at classical-rock fusion.
No, this isn’t Song of Scheherazade, the 24+ minute song that took up the second side of this LP. This is Ocean Gypsy, a still long but more digestible piece with wonderful vocals and tastefully arranged progressive rock.