Northern Lights — Renaissance

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What’s that you say? A fusion of progressive rock and folk music would never reach Number 10 in the UK Singles Chart? Well, I call as my first witness “Northern Lights” by Renaissance, which did exactly that in 1978.

I know that blend of musical styles sounds like an odd mix, but trust me this works beautifully…at least on this record — the fact that it’s the only hit single I can think of off-hand which…