Esoteric Recordings has reissued and re-mastered “Scheherazade & Other Stories,” the classic and beloved album from progressive rock band Renaissance. The limited 2 CD + 1 DVD (Region Free) expanded clamshell boxed edition has been re-mastered from the original first-generation master tapes in high-resolution audio, plus the DVD includes an all-new high-resolution 5.1 surround sound upmix of the original album. The set also features 11 additional tracks, a concert in Nottingham from a performance January 1976, along with previously unreleased studio out-takes. The DVD also includes a previously unreleased live promotional film from 1976.
The album was recorded at Abbey Road studios back in May 1975, and often regarded as the band’s finest works, featuring the epic Song “Scheherazade” which effectively was the entire second side of the original vinyl LP release. Also, other fan favorites from the album include “Trip to the Fair,” “Ocean Gypsy” and “The Vultures Fly High.” The album reached the US Top 50 charts and has been one of the best-selling Renaissance albums.
Releases January 14, 2022.
2 CD + 1 DVD high resolution stereo and surround (upmix) mixes.. Also available as a download and via streaming services..
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.