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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

Grandine il Vento

‘Annie in Wonderland’ re-release plus a bonus new recording of Roy Wood’s huge ‘hit single’ from the 60’s… ‘Flowers in the Rain’

I am very excited to tell you that my very first solo album Annie in Wonderland produced by Roy Wood is being re-released on Friday Music. This has been a rare album/CD to get hold of in the past few years so I am happy that it will be readily available again. Of all my recordings this was the most fun. Working with Roy who is a ‘musical genius’ and learning so much from him during the recording was priceless.

Roy also painted and designed the unique whimsical cover art… and Yes I used to wear striped stockings like that, and Yes I used to laugh like that and still do! Ah! the 70’s….

We also recorded one of his hit singles Flowers in the Rain as a bonus track! Please check it out, it’s a gem!

Love, Peace and Harmony

♥ Annie

Original Recording Remastered + Bonus Track
Release Date Jan 25th 2011

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Annie Haslam
ITUNES digital download single – available now!!!!!

REALMS of GLORY: Annie’s new CD for the Holidays! with Rave Tesar

A compilation of favourites from ‘It Snows in Heaven Too’ and ‘Snowball.’

Due to a very busy year spent touring with Renaissance, we were unable to restock the Christmas CD, ‘It Snows in Heaven Too.’

We also have had many requests for the limited edition ‘SNOWBALL’ CD, so we decided to release this compilation of some of our favourites from these two CD’s.

The disc has been signed by Rave Tesar and myself with new cover art from ‘yours truly’!

This CD will also be sold at our holiday shows at The Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA, on the 18th and 19th of December 2010.

To purchase the CD, please go to the online store section of my site or directly to the ordering page.

Love, Peace, and Harmony,

♥ Annie

The New Renaissance CD

November 30th

Michael and I are now in the throes of writing songs for the remainder of our new CD. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology it is possible to do the basic groundwork by computers. This never ceases to amaze me. It makes me think back to when we recorded our early albums at De Lane Lea studios in Wembley, UK. The mixing console was huge and the reverb/echo units for the voices etc, where in a separate smaller room. AND everything was recorded on to TAPE … It took longer then to produce a final album, but that was fine by me as we had so much fun and met some great musicians while at the studio. Such wonderful memories! We plan to record the new CD in the US in February/March 2011. As we move along I will keep you updated with the bits and bobs of what is going on.

Peace and Love Annie