Tag Archives: John Hawken

All ILLUSION Records Make A Box Set

December 10, 2022

Too often overlooked in favor of more shallow collectives, ILLUSION will forever stay in the memory of those who happened to hear songs like “Isadora” or “Madonna Blue” at least once, and it’s a pity that too many a listener … Continue reading

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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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