A N N I E
H A S L A M
Symphonic Rock Legends
Renaissance feat. Annie Haslam
Release their “50th Anniversary
– Ashes are Burning
– an Anthology – Live in Concert
with The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra”
and featuring special guest
An extremely fun and entertaining chat
with ANNIE HASLAM of RENAISSANCE
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY
Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has now spanned fifty years spearheaded by the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings.
The band has toured throughout the world and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and additionally at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. Renaissance had a top ten hit in the UK with their song “Northern Lights” that still demands airplay to this day.
Ashes Are Burning
- An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD
with THE RENAISSANCE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
For more information
1969 Renaissance 1971 Illusion
1972 Prologue 1973 Ashes Are Burning
1974 Turn of the Cards 1975 Scheherazade and Other Stories
1977 Novella 1978 A Song for All Seasons
1979 Azure d'Or 1981 Camera Camera
1983 Time-Line 2001 Tuscany
2013 Grandine il vento
1976 Live at Carnegie Hall
2002 In the Land of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan 2001
2011 Renaissance Tour 2011 – Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade & Other Stories Live in Concert (DVD and double CD set)
2016 Renaissance 2012 (recorded April 16, 2015) – Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel (DVD and digital only audio set)
2018 A Symphonic Journey (recorded October 27, 2017) – Live In Concert (DVD and double CD set)
2021 Renaissance the 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning - An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD+Bluray)
1977: Annie in Wonderland 1985: Still Life
1989: Annie Haslam 1994: Blessing in Disguise
1995: Supper's Ready: (Genesis tribute Album) (guest vocalist)
1995: Tales From Yesterday (Yes tribute Album) (guest vocalist)
1998: Live Under Brazilian Skies 1999: The Dawn of Ananda
1999: Portraits of Bob Dylan by Steve Howe (album) (guest vocalist)
2000: It Snows in Heaven Too 2002: One Enchanted Evening
2005: Icon by John Wetton & Geoff Downes (album) (guest vocalist)
2006: Miles of Music by Bob Miles (guest vocalist)
2006: Live Studio Concert
2006: Night and Day EP with Magenta written for Haslam by Rob Reed and Christina Booth
2007: Woman Transcending
2012: Songs of the Century: (Supertramp tribute Album) (guest vocalist)
2014: 'Live' Studio Concert Philadelphia 1997 (Re-release)
2017: Don't Give Up Single, duet with Jann Klose
IS FINALLY OUT!
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM
FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
THAT SET US FREE!
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of
the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA… JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER... RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER... ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST
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