How many of us, buying the Carnegie Hall album back in 1976, would have imagined that 45 years hence we would all be around to celebrate the 50th? Speaking for this 1970s teenager, I would never have thought it for a moment. But I am overjoyed to be proved wrong. This 50th anniversary celebration of..
A Song For All Seasons is amazing! I get so welled up inside... The 2021 release date of Renaissance's new four disc collection (and mouthful of a title) 50th Anniversary – Ashes Are Burning: An Anthology – Live In Concert actually finds the band fifty-two years in to their remarkable history. But for the sticklers..
The band Eternal Idol was put together as a project by singer Fabio Lione, who will be known for his work with Angra, Kamelot and Rhapsody Of Fire, and the female operatic vocalist Giorgia Colleluori of Hollow Haze. The debut album The Unrevealed Secret was released in 2016 and the contrasting style of their vocals..
This isn't the first (and won't be the last) time I've rattled on about the Esoteric label and their powerhouse reissues of classic progressive rock titles, such as their new four-disc expanded edition of the triumphant Renaissance album Turn Of The Cards. Released in 1974 - squarely in the middle of their legendary run of..
... the old classic Nature Boy, a song whose other-worldly, slightly surreal melody has always made it sound like a song simply waiting for Annie's voice to join it ... In 1977, while Renaissance were taking a short hiatus in order for John Tout to recover from illness, Annie Haslam decide to take advantage of..
Annie is a revelation throughout ... the standard that she continues to reach four decades on from the first release of these albums is quite astonishing. In 2011 Renaissance undertook a US tour which consisted of them performing their classic albums Turn Of The Cards and Scheherazade & Other Stories in their entirety. Here in..
Few will question the pedigree of this landmark live album from a Renaissance who were at the very peak of their powers. Recorded with backing from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in June 1975, and released a year later, the original double vinyl album contained a virtual ‘best of’, in largely definitive versions as the..