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Released: September 25, 2001
Kyle wrote Renaissance and it appears on his solo Contemporary Christian album "More Than The Look of Love". The words were adjusted for Coelacanth to not be quite as 'Christian'.
A little background on this album and why its release was delayed so long...The band recorded a couple of the tracks on their own and used them to market themselves to various labels back in 1988. Someone at MCA took note and signed them. Into the studio they went with an MCA producer to lay down the tracks. They had completed the recording sessions and were preparing for the release of the album (disc?) when Al Teller took the reigns at MCA. Al pulled a major housecleaning at MCA and cancelled the contracts of all bands that didn't have product on the record store shelves. This included several bands including our heroes. (Incidentally, Al Teller is the same record industry exec that canned the Producers when he and they were at Portrait.) Whether he still held a grudge against the Producers in 1988/1989, I don't know. But, the Producers lost their contract and the Coelacanth recordings were tossed into the vault never to be heard by the masses ... Until now.
Here's an ad from Ice magazine from Sept 2001 featuring the Coelacanth disc.
Coelacanth - The fish
For those interested in the fish this album is named after, check out the following photos and links.