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Annie Haslam interview – AXS.com

Peter Roche interviews Annie Haslam in advance of the band’s performance at The Kent Stage on Friday November 11 2016

http://www.axs.com/interview-annie-haslam-talks-rebirth-for-symphonic-rockers-renaissance-109119

2016 Fall Tour Very Special Guest Passes

A limited number of Very Special Guest  passes will be made available to fans already holding tickets for the November US Fall tour. This package includes the following:

  • Attend soundcheck with Renaissance (approximately 5-6pm on day of show, no photography or video)
  • Attend a Meet and Greet with Renaissance directly after the show, plus your photo taken with the band (bring your own camera)

Cost: $60.00 per person. Available for purchase here.
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DVD Review – Let it Rock (Canada)

“…homecoming triumph of the brightly burning storytellers of yore.”

dmme.net/renaissance-live-at-the-union-chapel/

Annie Haslam Interview – UK Music Reviews

“Annie Haslam, solo artist and lead vocalist with Renaissance, chats with Kevin Cooper about the success of Northern Lights, the passing of her great friend Michael Dunford, their latest album Symphony Of Light and their forthcoming tour of the UK.”

www.ukmusicreviews.co.uk

DVD Review – Exposé (USA)

“If you liked their classic 70s material, you’ll probably enjoy this – it does heavily favor long-time favorites like “Carpet of the Sun,” “Mother Russia,” and “Running Hard,” and the newer pieces featured are very much in the same style. The selections from Grandine il Vento (2013), the last album produced before Michael Dunford’s death, come off quite well, proving the magic wasn’t gone.”

www.expose.org

DVD Review – progarchives.com

“Renaissance score over the 2011 DVD on two counts. One, the video footage is much better shot here (though I’ll leave providing the technical justification for that comment to somebody else!) and the audio too is stunning. The audio is available in two modes – stereo and surround sound. The surround sound set up is incredible. Listening to Annie Haslam’s voice on surround can almost lull you into believing it’s the 70s. Two, the concert features three tracks from Grandine Il Vento/Symphony of Light.”

www.progarchives.com

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

Renaissance - Grandine il Vento - 2013

Grandine il Vento front and back cover