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A Song for All Seasons

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Released  March 1978
A Song for All Seasons (1978)  Azure d'Or (1979)
Release date  March 1978
Label  Sire Records
Length  44:31
Artist  Renaissance
Producer  David Hentschel
Genre  Progressive rock
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Recorded  November 1977–January 1978, Advision, CTS and Trident Studios, London
Similar  Renaissance albums, Progressive rock albums

A Song for All Seasons is the eighth studio album by the British progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1978. It marked the return of electric guitars to the band's music after several years of absence.


Renaissance a song for all seasons


"Northern Lights" was a Top 10 hit on the U.K. charts and is the band's best selling single.

A shortened recording of "Back Home Once Again" was used as the theme song for the short-lived 1977 British TV series The Paper Lads.

"She Is Love," sung by Jon Camp, was meant to be sung by Annie Haslam, but the orchestral backing track turned out to have been recorded in the wrong key for her.

Drummer Terry Sullivan had his first songwriting credit with the band on the title track. He was responsible for the basic tune to the song's extended instrumental intro. This was based on a song he wrote on guitar in 1971.


  • Annie Haslam – lead vocals on tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 8
  • Michael Dunford – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
  • John Tout – keyboards
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, electric guitar, lead vocals on tracks 4 and 6
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion
  • Additional musicians

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Harry Rabinowitz - conductor, arrangements on track 6
  • Louis Clark - orchestral arrangements
  • Production

  • David Hentschel – producer, engineer
  • Barry Kidd, Declan O'Doherty, Dick Plant, Steve Short – assistant engineers
  • Hipgnosis – album cover design
  • Songs

    1Opening Out4:16
    2The Day of the Dreamer9:44
    3Closer Than Yesterday3:19


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