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Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel DVD

20071023-051551-Union Chapel LIVE_cvr (1)Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel DVD now shipping worldwide from Amazon.com USA and directly from the band. Digital live album is available from online music stores and streaming services, and directly from the band. Autographed copies are available.

DVD format is NTSC all-region (or “region free”) and compatible with PAL DVD players and televisions around the world.

Running time 100 minutes, plus 25-minute interview. LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks. Audio mixes by Rave Tesar. Video by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Steve Hackett’s long time lighting director Russell ‘Tigger’ Matthews. Eco-friendly Digipak with 8-page booklet.

THANK YOU to our Indiegogo backers who made this DVD possible!

DVD Trailer
Prologue (complete track)

Renaissance / Annie Haslam “Cry to the World” Music Video

At long last our new music video Cry to the World filmed in the UK July 2015, with the soundtrack featuring Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on flute.

We will be performing this song in our upcoming shows at The Keswick, Birchmere, Newton Theatre, and the Moody Blues Cruise.

Music video produced by Paul Green Productions.

Buy Symphony of Light CD or MP3 album at http://renaissancetouring.com/store

Renaissance on tour in March and April: http://renaissancetouring.com/tour

Renaissance Live at Union Chapel DVD

UPDATE: DVD releases on February 8 2016

Renaissance Live at  Union ChapelWe are proud to share the cover art and trailer for the Live at The Union Chapel DVD which was made possible by our fans worldwide through the Indiegogo campaign.

The DVD ships to backers in December 2015, followed by pre-orders placed via Indiegogo. We will start taking orders on our web site by January 2016. A Blu-Ray version is planned in 2016.

The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks.

Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16 2015 by Paul Green Productions. Lighting by Russell ‘Tigger’ Matthews.

Renaissance Live in London DVD Crowdfunding Campaign

In April of this year we will be touring Europe for the first time in over thirty years and we are all extremely excited. It is our goal to chronicle this journey by filming and releasing a new live concert DVD.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/renaissance-live-in-london-dvd

We ask for your help in funding the recording and production of the DVD by offering different levels of pledge rewards for your support.

Our goal is to complete the DVD project by October 2015.

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Annie Haslam Live in Philadelphia 1997 DVD Re-Issue

From Annie Haslam:

“I am overjoyed to announce that I am releasing my 1997 ‘Live’ in Philadelphia DVD on my own label White Dove Records. The show was recorded at Sonic Studios in Philadelphia with a small intimate crowd of fans in attendance. We had so much fun and interaction with the fans and I even used my video camera (Haslam-Cam!) the whole experience was exhilarating.

My band, Rave Tesar, Davd Biglin and Joe Goldberger played flawlessly and sounding more like 6 than 3 musicians. The music we performed was a mixture of my solo work and Renaissance, each song having the audience singing along. It was a very special experience for us all.”

Autographed DVD and digital album available at http://musicstore.anniehaslam.com/


Symphony of Light review – Dutch Progressive Rock Page (DPRP)

20140313-071939-SOL Cover“There’s no doubt that this is a fresh and enjoyable “return to form” […] and should be an essential purchase for Renaissance lovers.”

http://www.dprp.net/reviews/201438.php#renaissance

Renaissance Announce Worldwide Release of New Album ‘Grandine il Vento’

Grandine il VentoRenaissance are proud to announce that their new studio album Grandine il Vento is available for purchase with worldwide delivery as of June 1st  2013:

Our first studio album in thirteen years, Grandine il Vento marks a bittersweet career landmark: on November 20, 2012, we suffered a great loss in the passing of our beloved friend, composer, and guitarist Michael Dunford. Grandine il Vento was to become his swan song.

You can hear samples of the music on the digital album page (three complete tracks) or this four-song sampler medley.

We hope you will share and introduce Grandine il Vento to family and friends. Purchases will not only help keep our music alive, but will also assist Michael’s widow Clare to raise sons William and Oliver.

Most sincerely,

Annie and the boys

** The album will be available to fans in Japan through the Marquee label

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Grandine il Vento front and back cover

New Renaissance album ‘Grandine il Vento’ track listing

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Vocalist Annie Haslam describes the tracks:

Symphony of Light
A tribute to the genius Leonardo Da Vinci.

Waterfall
About the rainforests in Brazil… I have been there many times and love it!

Grandine il Vento
A love song that transcends life itself.

Porcelain
About an African village and the people who live there.

Cry to the World
Our ‘World Song’ in honour of Mother Earth and all who are part of her.

Air of Drama
A love song about two people who come together again later in their lives in Paris, where they had first met.

Blood Silver Like Moonlight
This is a duet with John Wetton. He has been a friend for many years and I always felt our voices were similar in their timbre and range. I was told once by a ‘spiritual’ energy friend that John and I sang in the Angels choir together. That is what this song is about. Remembering the choir!

The Mystic and The Muse
I was inspired to write this by two of my paintings The Mystic and The Muse. Although it is a fantasy in a way, I see Michael as The Muse and me as The Mystic.

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John Wetton Duet with Annie Haslam on New Renaissance album Grandine il Vento

John Wetton Press Photo Annie Haslam and John Wetton in 1971

John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, UK, Uriah Heep) appears as guest vocalist on the new Renaissance album Grandine il Vento, performing a duet with vocalist Annie Haslam accompanied by only the grand piano of keyboardist Rave Tesar.

Although Annie Haslam and John Wetton are life-long friends and musical collaborators, it is not widely known that John Wetton was a touring member of Renaissance briefly in 1971. With this guest vocal appearance, he has finally recorded with the band as well.

Grandine il Vento will be available in April.

Hear a sample of the track Blood Silver Like Moonlight  below:

New Renaissance Studio Album: Grandine il Vento

Dear Friends and Family:

A big hello and thank you to all for your continuing support. We appreciate the loyalty so many of you have demonstrated during our renewed musical journey. 2011 was a groundbreaking year for us.

We have been busy composing what we believe will be the best Renaissance music ever recorded.

With that in mind, we find ourselves facing the most crucial time in our career: funding the recording of our first studio album in over ten years, called Grandine il Vento.

We must raise all the monies to pay for the production, promotion and distribution ourselves, since major labels no longer care about the music we make nor most of the music you love. Together with you is the only way we can make it happen.

We have put together a program on the fundraising website Kickstarter. There you will find a vast array of pledge opportunities with rewards ranging from advance copies of the album to VIP tickets to concerts, original paintings, executive producer credits, home concerts, plus special items from our private memorabilia collections including two historic guitars and the dress Annie wore on BBC’s Top Of The Pops. Every dollar, pound, euro or yen raised will be put to good use.

Please visit our Kickstarter project and play an integral role in helping us bring Grandine il Vento to life, and to the ears of fans around the world.

Many Thanks,

Annie and Michael

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