Renaissance Live – Song Of Scheherazade (1976/1979/MVD DVD)
C- Sound: C Extras: C- Concert: C
formed in 1969 and sometimes referred to as a progressive rock band, Renaissance
is really a Folk outfit with some bells and whistles that became a cult item by
mixing other genres with Folk, but never truly escaping that genre’s
confines. Song Of Scheherazade is a salvaged pair of concerts they performed
in 1976 and 1979 respectively that are from copies that ware on the weak side.
concerts are also very average, even from a band launched by two Yardbirds
members (Jim McCarty and Keith Relf in this case) and had a hit between the two
concerts here in Northern Lights, but
they are not a band to be confused with Yes, King Crimson or Emerson, Lake
& Palmer. They are an acquired taste
and cult time at best and only for the most curious.
X 1 image is very soft throughout, more so than most archival presentations we
have seen and why the color image is so weak in both cases is odd, but it
is. Though the case talks about playing
the sound in “simulated” 5.1 surround, the actual sound here is Dolby Digital
2.0 Mono almost down as many generations as the image. The combination is very trying, so now you
know. The only extra is a listing of
other titles from the same company, including some previews for the other DVDs.
- Nicholas Sheffo