RENAISSANCE: Classic Concerts To Be Released

RENAISSANCE - Golders Green Hippodrome 1977Last year saw no less than two releases from RENAISSANCE – one from 1973 and from 1974 – that were followed by the band’s recent performance. Soon, though no particular date was given, the archival streak is to be picked up by a DVD/3CD package “Live At The BBC” comprising concert recordings from the ensemble’s peak period, 1975-1978. All of them taped in London, these shows are well known to fans, especially the “Sight & Sound” programme which will take up the DVD and the first CD, with the rest of audio discs housing documents from two previous years, and a fragment of a 1978 appearance.

Given the involvement in preparing the release of singer Annie Haslam, bassist Jon Camp and drummer Terry Sullivan – the surviving members of a line-up on this package – it should be a thing to behold, and hold dear.

DVD & CD1: Sight & Sound – In Concert
Golders Green Hippodrome, London
January 8th,  1977

1. Introduction by Alan Black
2. Carpet Of The Sun
3. Mother Russia
4. Can You Hear Me?
5. Ocean Gypsy
6. Running Hard
7. Band Introduction
8. Touching Once (Is So Hard To Keep)
9. Prologue

CD2: Radio 1 Sight & Sound – In Concert
Golders Green Hippodrome, London
May 8th, 1975

1. Running Hard
2. Mother Russia
3. Prologue
4. Ocean Gypsy
5. Ashes Are Burning

Radio 1 BBC Sessions
August 19th, 1978

6. Day Of The Dreamer
7. The Vultures Fly High
8. Midas Man

CD3: Radio 1 Sight & Sound – In Concert
Paris Theatre, London,
March 25th, 1976

1. Prologue
2. Running Hard
3. Ocean Gypsy
4. Mother Russia
5. Song Of Scheherazade

August 9, 2016

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