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Encore Records Ltd

Renaissance - Azure D'Or - 2CD/BluRay

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2CD + BluRay - UK Import

An expanded edition of the classic Renaissance album ‘Azure D’Or’. Issued in April 1979, the album followed the successful ‘A Song For All Seasons’ and the hit single ‘Northern Lights’ released the previous year. The line-up of highly gifted vocalist Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford (acoustic and electric guitars), John Tout (keyboards, vocals), Jon Camp (bass, acoustic and electric guitars, vocals) and Terry Sullivan (drums, percussion) had recorded a series of acclaimed albums that fused classical music influences with progressive rock and had earned a loyal following in Europe and had enjoyed wider success in the United States and Japan.
Working once again with David Hentschel (who had also produced the albums ‘A Trick Of The Tail’ and ‘Wind And Wuthering’ for Genesis), the record featured excellent material such as ‘Jekyll And Hyde’, ‘Kalynda’ and ‘The Flood At Lyons’ and would be the last album by the band’s classic line-up and their last to chart in the UK.

This expanded edition comprises two CDs and a region-free Blu-ray disc featuring a newly remastered original stereo mix from the original master tapes and also includes stunning 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo mixes by Stephen W Tayler (which add new depth to the recordings) and additional unreleased bonus material from the album sessions. The Blu-ray disc also includes bonus visual content from a promotional film made at The Mill House and Bray Studios in 1979 plus an illustrated booklet with a re-production of the band’s 1979 UK tour programme and new essay with exclusive interviews.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
AZURE D’OR REMASTERED
1 Jekyll And Hyde
2 The Winter Tree
3 Only Angels Have Wings
4 Golden Key
5 Forever Changing
6 Secret Mission
7 Kalynda (A Magical Isle)
8 The Discovery
9 Friends
10 The Flood at Lyons
Bonus Tracks
11 Island of Avalon (B-side of single)
12 Jekyll and Hyde (single version) (previously unreleased on CD)

DISC TWO
AZURE D’OR
NEW STEREO MIXES
1 Jekyll and Hyde
2 The Winter Tree
3 Only Angels Have Wings
4 Golden Key
5 Forever Changing
6 Secret Mission
7 Kalynda (A Magical Isle)
8 The Discovery
9 Friends
10 The Flood at Lyons
Bonus Tracks
11 Island of Avalon
12 Friends (extended version)
13 Jekyll and Hyde (single version)
14 Kalynda (A Magical Isle) (early version)
15 Forever Changing (acoustic demo)

DISC THREE
AZURE D’OR
NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX
NEW STEREO MIX / ORIGINAL STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24- BIT)
1 Jekyll and Hyde
2 The Winter Tree
3 Only Angels Have Wings
4 Golden Key
5 Forever Changing
6 Secret Mission
7 Kalynda (A Magical Isle)
8 The Discovery
9 Friends
10 The Flood at Lyons
Bonus Tracks
11 Island of Avalon
12 Friends (extended version)
13 Jekyll and Hyde (single version)
VISUAL CONTENT: THE MILL HOUSE & BRAY STUDIOS PROMOTIONAL FILM 1979
1 Jekyll and Hyde
2 Forever Changing
3 The Winter Tree
4 Carpet of the Sun
5 Secret Mission