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Renaissance

A British progressive rock band - The first incarnation of Renaissance came out of the ashes of The Yardbirds in early 1968when drummer Jim McCarty and guitarist/vocalist Keith Relf formed an acoustic based band. They added keyboardist JohnHawken, bassist Louis Cennamo and vocalist Jane Relf (Keith’s sister). This band released two albums (Renaissance (1969) andIllusion (1971)) before breaking up. Some of the members reformed as Illusion.

McCarty then reformed the band with singer Binky Cullom, bassist Jon Camp, keyboardist John Tout, drummer Terence Sullivan,and guitarist/com ...read more

A British progressive rock band - The first incarnation of Renaissance came out of the ashes of The Yardbirds in early 1968when drummer Jim McCarty and guitarist/vocalist Keith Relf formed an acoustic based band. They added keyboardist JohnHawken, bassist Louis Cennamo and vocalist Jane Relf (Keith’s sister). This band released two albums (Renaissance (1969) andIllusion (1971)) before breaking up. Some of the members reformed as Illusion.

McCarty then reformed the band with singer Binky Cullom, bassist Jon Camp, keyboardist John Tout, drummer Terence Sullivan,and guitarist/composer mike dunford. Cullom was promptly replaced by Annie Haslam, then McCarty himself left soon after, butthis group went on to become the “classic” lineup of Renaissance. They recorded a string of successful albums starting with theLP Prologue (1972). Throughout numerous personnel changes in the 70s, Haslam, Dunford and Camp remained the core of theband.

Their particular brand of mixing classical and classically-inspired music with melodic rock is arguably one of the most successfulattempts at this sort of fusion. In the 80s, the band saw their popularity wane with a turn to shorter song forms dominated bysynthesizers. After breaking up in the mid-80s, various combinations have reformed for concerts and recordings. « hide

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Grandine il Vento
03/27/2013

3.9
12 Votes
Tuscany
2001

3.5
4 Votes
Time-Line
1983

2.3
4 Votes
Camera Camera
1981

2.8
3 Votes
Azure D'Or
1979

3.1
11 Votes
A Song for All Seasons
1978

4
16 Votes
Novella
1977

4
23 Votes
Scheherazade and Other Stories
1975

4.4
107 Votes
Turn of the Cards
1974

4.3
56 Votes
Ashes Are Burning
1973

4.3
69 Votes
Prologue
1972

4
22 Votes
Illusion
1970

3.8
12 Votes
Renaissance
1969

3.8
21 Votes
Live Albums
Renaissance Live in Concert Tour 2011
2011

4
2 Votes
Live at Carnegie Hall
1976

4.4
10 Votes

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