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RENAISSANCE: First Live Album From The First Line-Up

June 20, 2016

Close relatives of LED ZEPPELIN, RENAISSANCE were a radically different recombination of THE YARDBIRDS’ DNA, but many tend to forget their genesis – eclipsed soon enough by a new line-up that fully embraced the art-rock idiom. Still, that was the original plan of … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE – Live At The Union Chapel

May 16, 2016

Renaissance Touring 2016 Back to Blighty: homecoming triumph of the brightly burning storytellers of yore. Michael Dunford’s passing in 2012 might have broken the last line linking this ensemble to British soil yet, since their “big dream was to bring … Continue reading

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WISHBONE ASH Guitarist Remembers RENAISSANCE Keyboardist

May 7, 2015

As we  a few days ago, on May 1st John Tout, the former keyboard player with RENAISSANCE had passed away. He stays in the memory of many, though, and that’s how , the guitarist of WISHBONE ASH, remembers John: “I am saddened to … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE – Academy Of Music 1974

May 4, 2015

Cleopatra 2015 Turning their cards in NYC, English art rock ensemble embrace their symphonic side to get away with opulence. It was an enchanting evening in May 1974, when FAIRPORTS with Sandy Denny at the front opened for RENAISSANCE who … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE’s John Tout, R.I.P.

May 4, 2015

On May 1st, John Tout, the symphony driver of RENAISSANCE, passed away. It was John who, having graduated from RUPERT’S PEOPLE, enhanced the classical element in the -fronted ensemble with his piano and other ivory-laden instruments that went along so well with orchestras. … Continue reading

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