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Renaissance
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Renaissance was originally formed in 1969 by ex-Yardbirds guitarist / vocalist Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty, who wanted to explore a new sound blending elements of rock, folk and classical music. They were joined by bassist Louis Cennamo, keyboardist John Hawken, and vocalist Jane Relf. This lineup recorded the first self-titled album and most of the second album, Illusion (1971). A rapid series of personnel changes followed. Guitarist and composer Michael Dunford first appeared on Illusion. Before his departure from the band Hawken recruited new vocalist Annie Haslam, who became the group's best known singer. In the late 70s, much of the original lineup (with Jane Relf) reformed under the name Illusion.
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Releases on file (21)
Renaissance — Live at the Union Chapel Renaissance — Live at the Union Chapel
(Symphonic Rock SRR 000-04, 2016, DVD)
Renaissance — Symphony of Light (Grandine il Vento) Renaissance — Symphony of Light (Grandine il Vento)
(Red River RRECD115, 2013/2014, CD)
Renaissance — Tour 2011 Renaissance — Tour 2011
(Symphonic Rock Recordings SR, 2011, DVD+2CD)
Renaissant — South of Winter Renaissant — South of Winter
(Voiceprint TJSCD-01, 2004, CD)
Renaissance — Tuscany Renaissance — Tuscany
(Repertoire REPUK 1136, 2001/2011, CD)
Annie Haslam's Renaissance — Blessing in Disguise Annie Haslam's Renaissance — Blessing in Disguise
(One Way PR0101, 1999/1995, CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
Renaissance — Songs from Renaissance Days Renaissance — Songs from Renaissance Days
(Repertoire REP 4672-WY, 1988/1997, CD)
Renaissance — Time-Line Renaissance — Time-Line
(Repertoire REP 4655-WY, 1983/1997, CD)
Renaissance — Camera Camera Renaissance — Camera Camera
(Repertoire REP 4628-WY, 1981/1996, CD)
Renaissance — Azure d'Or Renaissance — Azure d'Or
(Repertoire REPUK 1138, 1979/2011, CD)
Renaissance — A Song for All Seasons Renaissance — A Song for All Seasons
(Wounded Bird WOU-6049, 1978/2001, CD)
Renaissance — At the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Part 1 Renaissance — At the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Part 1
(King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 70710 88020 2, 1977/1997, CD)
Renaissance — At the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Part 2 Renaissance — At the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Part 2
(King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 70710 88026 2, 1977/1997, CD)
Renaissance — Novella Renaissance — Novella
(Wounded Bird WOU-6024, 1977/2001, CD)
Keith Relf — All the Falling Angels Keith Relf — All the Falling Angels
(Repertoire REPUK 1385, 1976/2020, CD)
Renaissance — Scheherezade & Other Stories Renaissance — Scheherezade & Other Stories
(TRC 043, 1975/1994, CD)
Renaissance — Turn of the Cards Renaissance — Turn of the Cards
(TRC 042, 1974/1994, CD)
Renaissance — Prologue Renaissance — Prologue
(Repertoire REP 5110, 1972/2010, CD)
Renaissance — Illusion Renaissance — Illusion
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2232, 1970/2010, CD)
Renaissance — Renaissance Renaissance — Renaissance
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2231, 1969/2010, CD)

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