|Format: CD / Cat No: SJPCD498 / Released: 01/01/2000
Track Listing: 1. One more turn of the wheel (6:49) / 2. Good heart (4:51) / 3. Glorious one (4:10) / 4. Through the fire (5:05) / 5. Blowing away (3:40) / 6. Mystery of being (4:13) / 7. Beat of the earth (4:14) / 8. Beyond the day (4:12) / 9. My old friend (3:47) / 10. Through the fire (reprise) (1:23)
More information: For those who love the music of Renassance, this may be an unknown treasure. This album was surely overlooked when it was released in 2001.
In 1971 the first carnation of Renaissance disbanded after the second album Illusion and was replaced by the line-up for which the band became famous for. In 1976 the original band reunited without Keith Relf who died tragically the previous year. The band was called "Illusion" just like the second Renaissance album. After delivering two excellent albums the band dissolved again. In 2001 the band was reformed a second time when Jim McCarthy found he had written some Renaissance like tunes that would fit in perfectly on an album of Illusion/Renaissance. Soon original Renaissance members Jane Relf, John Hawken & Louis Cennamo joined McCarthy on this project and also a lot of session musician were brought in.