RENAISSANCE To Expand And Reissue “Scheherazade”

For all the wonderful works RENAISSANCE recorded in the ’70s, “Scheherazade And Other Stories” from 1975 remain the English ensemble’s finest offering – featuring, alongside other classics, their most magnificent ballad “Ocean Gypsy” and the side-long “Song Of Scheherazade” suite. Long overdue for remastered reissue, this album will finally see the expanded, clamshell-box edition on November 26th, wherein the the second disc contains the concert document from 1976 and a DVD not only the platter’s surround and a high-res stereo mixes but also a previously unreleased live video film – with three precious songs shot as a promo. There was a talk about the inclusion of studio out-takes as well, which doesn’t look to be the case now, as the sole bonus track on CD is a single version of the aforementioned serenade.

All in all, the reissue will run like this:

RENAISSANCE –
Scheherazade And Other Stories

CD 1 – Remastered Album:
1. Trip To The Fair
2. The Vultures Fly High
3. Ocean Gypsy
4. Song Of Scheherazade
   i. Fanfare
   ii. The Betrayal
   iii. The Sultan
   iv. Love Theme
   v. The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade
   vi. Festival Preparations
   vii. Fugue for the Sultan
   viii. The Festival
   ix. Finale
bonus track:
5. Ocean Gypsy (single version – previously unreleased on CD)

CD 2 – Live at Nottingham University, January 1976:
1. Can You Understand
2. Running Hard
3. Ocean Gypsy
4. Prologue
5. Song Of Scheherazade
   i. Fanfare
   ii. The Betrayal
   iii. The Sultan
   iv. Love Theme
   v. The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade
   vi. Festival Preparations
   vii. Fugue for the Sultan
   viii. The Festival
   ix. Finale
6. Ashes Are Burning

DVD:
Scheherazade And Other Stories:
* 96 kHz / 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound Upmix & High Resolution Stereo Mix
1-4 – as on CD1
Live 1976 promotional film – previously unreleased:
1. Ocean Gypsy
2. Prologue
3. The Vultures Fly High

September 16, 2021

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