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Interesting to hear them without the orchestra as the Carnegie Hall show is what I was weaned on. Annie, wow, her voice still amazes me all these years later.
I was fortunate enough a couple of years ago to be able to go to a local theater (The Tralf, in Buffalo, NY) to hear them. I was expecting to hear an old progressive rock group trying to relive their past but was elated to find that Annie's voice is still as crystal clear and hauntingly magical as the first time I heard her and the group's music as relavent now as it was then, at least to me. When Annie started to sing Ocean Gypsy (my personal fav) I was so captivated it was not until she had finished that I realized I had tears on my cheeks and goose bumps on my arms.
Thanks for the post, I think I have that concert on CD somewhere around here.
I realized that I had to think of her voice as an instrument, not just a vocal.
"The Healing Colours of Sound" by Spock's Beard, if you have heard that.)
reply to post by Klassified
Wow, mention of Renaissance was enough to take me out of my long-time lurking status to actually make my first comment! Renaissance rocks! Never thought I'd hear it mentioned here of all places! Strangely enough I dusted off an Annie Haslam CD, cranked it up and rocked out on Christmas Eve while making a boatload of cookies! At least until my kids came home and pleaded with me to stop! Lol! The only problem is here I am 7 days later and I can't get "Celestine" from continually running thru my head! But hey it's better than that obnoxious "Red, Red Wine" song that tormented me years ago! Anyway thanks for the great vid and Happy Holidays to all!
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reply to post by lonegurkha
Well played, lol. As I wrote earlier, that's one of my favourite songs ever, along with "Echoes" from Pink Floyd, "The Healing Colors of Sound" by Spock's Beard, "Supper's Ready" by Genesis, "Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil" by Yes, "This Strange Engine" by Marillion… any theme emerging?