Tag Archives: John Hawken

Early RENAISSANCE Live Material To Be Out As A Box Set

September 1, 2022

Although it was what’s considered to be the classic line-up of RENAISSANCE that found fame, if not fortune, with albums like in the ’70s, the original band, formed in 1969 by ex-YARDBIRDS Keith Relf and , always fascinated the listeners. … Continue reading

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JIM McCARTY – Walking In The Wild Land

April 12, 2018

Angel Air 2018 Quiet reflection on the nature of existence and mortality from a free bird. “My mind is clear and so’s my motivation”: this simple line from the serene title song of ‘s third solo album might be his … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE ILLUSION – Through The Fire

June 7, 2017

Spiral 2001 / Angel Air 2017 Spiritual rekindling of old flame to warm up one’s karma and give samsara a new tune. From THE YARDBIRDS’ “Shape Of Things” on, ‘s wonder at the ways of the world and personal philosophy … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE – Live Fillmore West 1970

September 22, 2016

Spiral 2002 / Angel Air 2016 Concert rarity from the original, Yardbirds-inhabited ensemble of quintessential British art-rockers. It would be erroneous to see this band’s original line-up as a caterpillar which transformed into a butterfly in the early ’70s and … Continue reading

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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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