Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Classical music-influenced prog rock
Most recent release, Dreams and Omens: Live at the Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA 1978 (live, 2008); most recent release of new material, Tuscany (2001)
A Renaissance and Annie Haslam page
Yes, Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Renaissance, my all-time favourite band, first in the late '60s with Jane Relf singing lead, then in the '70s with Annie Haslam. (Silme@ix.netcom.com)
Comments about live performance:
One of the best concerts I ever saw was when I was at Wesleyan: Renaissance with Annie Haslam. They played in the hockey arena. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Scheherazade and Other Stories or Turn of the Cards
Ashes Are Burning
This one was one of my favorites in high school and it is still powerful for me. I love the flow of the music and the old feel of the lyrics. (email@example.com)
Songs from Renaissance Days
The best post-Renaissance or Annie Haslam album to date, this song mostly contains songs recorded during the Renaissance days (as suggested by the very unoriginal but appropriate title). It includes concert favorites like the Paul Simon cover "America" and "DreamMaker", as well as others that all show off Annie Haslam's amazing voice. Some of the songs ("The Body Machine") are a little too much like the much-criticized electronic Renaissance album, Time-Line, but overall the album is a refreshing blast from the past, including only one previously released song, a re-recorded version of "Northern Lights." (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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