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Rolling Stone Magazine: 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time 1 Reply

With Canadian band Rush being on the front cover of Rolling Stone for the first time, Rolling Stone has issued a list of the 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time, with Renaissance coming in at number 31 with "Ashes Are Burning." The list can be…Continue

Started by Jeffrey J. Smith in General Discussion. Last reply by Rob Gennarini yesterday.

Renaissance Sheet Music Songbook 18 Replies

This is a PDF containing somebody else's scans of an ultra-rare Renaissance songbook.  The scans are low-quality JPGs, but readable.   The song order is…Continue

Started by Admin in Archives. Last reply by Kenny Ingram Jun 20.

Fall Tour 2015

"A song for all our times".Includes two consecutive days at NJPAC instead of NJPAC plus Concert Hall.http://www.metropolitanpresents.com/Continue

Started by Jose Juan Illarramendi in General Discussion Jun 14.

2016 UK tour

I got a message from the band today via Facebook stating that they hope to return to the UK next March...Continue

Started by Graham Tarry in General Discussion Jun 13.

John Tout has passed away 7 Replies

From Renaissance via Facebook: John Tout passed away this Friday, May 1st at 4.30pm from…Continue

Started by Esa in Announcements. Last reply by Jose Juan Illarramendi May 11.

European Tour 14 Replies

Last night's concert in Germany was cancelled due to Annie being ill, as is the concert tonight. Anyone heard anything about the rest of the tour?Continue

Started by Andrew Hicken in General Discussion. Last reply by Jean-Luc Apr 28.

uk 2015 st Helens taking photos ? 4 Replies

Hi all looking forward to Fri , id like to take some photos anyone know who I can contact to make sure I have no problem doing this ??Continue

Started by gary cooper in General Discussion. Last reply by Esa Apr 19.

UK 2015 tour? 27 Replies

I received the Robin 2's latest Club Magazine & Gig Guide today in the post, and it includes, on the 23rd April 2015, a 'to be confirmed' date by Renaissance! So hope that this comes off. I haven't seen the band since the early 80s when they…Continue

Started by Graham Tarry in General Discussion. Last reply by Jean-Luc Apr 12.

Pro(G)ject Singers

There was a vote of prog singers "to make companionship to Annie Haslam and Sonja Kristina."Now arrived to the time of the best Prog singers are chosen from the great masters and be honored in another picture created by Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira Rolt…Continue

Started by Esa in 2012 Tour Reports Apr 10.

New touring lineup 1 Reply

From the band's DVD crowdfunding campaign update: Tom Brislin returns on keyboardsMark Lambert (Lampariello) is the guitaristLeo…Continue

Started by Esa in General Discussion. Last reply by Jean-Luc Apr 5.

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Complete Videos of Shows used on Song of Sheherazade DVD

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but, I found the complete concert videos of the 2 shows used for the dvd release "Song of Sheherazade" are availble to view online on wolfgangs vault's concert vault website…

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Posted by Joe Nunya on June 28, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

UK fans

Are there any UK fans who joined in the Kickstarter campaign?

If so, have you received your CD yet?

I've got the download, but no CD yet.

Does anyone know if the band are likely to play the UK anytime soon?

Posted by Graham Tarry on April 28, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The MG In Concert Program 1978

Finally got hold of one of these -- in fact, not one but two…

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Posted by Esa on April 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Jon Camp Web Site

hi all.have gotten some e-mail concerns as to jons web page,,Jon will be getting his own domain and will have the site up and running live as soon as he can..

 

Posted by Wayne Orr on January 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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Rob Gennarini replied to Jeffrey J. Smith's discussion 'Rolling Stone Magazine: 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time'
"Prog Rock in RS magazine is very surprising. But Prog Rock's top 50 albums, plus Rush on the cover is a musical miracle! LOL! It would be easy to add Scheherazade and Other Stories and Turn of the Cards in a Top 100 list. I might even pick one…"
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Kenny Ingram replied to Admin's discussion 'Renaissance Sheet Music Songbook'
"If anyone's interested...a Renaissance songbook brand new listing on eBay."
Jun 20
Jeffrey J. Smith posted a discussion

Rolling Stone Magazine: 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

With Canadian band Rush being on the front cover of Rolling Stone for the first time, Rolling Stone has issued a list of the 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time, with Renaissance coming in at number 31 with "Ashes Are Burning." The list can be found here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-greatest-prog-rock-albums-of-all-time-20150617See More
Jun 17
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted a discussion

Fall Tour 2015

"A song for all our times".Includes two consecutive days at NJPAC instead of NJPAC plus Concert Hall.http://www.metropolitanpresents.com/See More
Jun 14
Robert Rott is now a member of Renaissance Fanfare
May 31
Jose Juan Illarramendi replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"Obviously John Tout was present in the spirit of the people who attended the concert of GAR 2015. As a testimony of it, we can see in this recording  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4eJUgCHcUI that when Rave Tesar was playing a piano passage…"
May 11
James Barnatt is now a member of Renaissance Fanfare
May 11
Jose Juan Illarramendi replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"According to the Book of Renaissance Tour 1975 the Zodiac Sign of John Tout was Virgo (ie. born between August 23th and September 22th)."
May 8
Richard G replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"There are two John Tout's showing on FreeBMD as born in England in that period - John E Tout born Bristol in the second quarter of 1943 John Tout born Hackney in the third quarter of 1944 For some reason I think he may have been a…"
May 8
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted photos
May 7
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted photos
May 7
Jose Juan Illarramendi replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"I don´t know. But JT joined Ruppert´s People around 1967 with more than 20 years of age. Probably born between 1943 and 1946. "
May 7
Richard G replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"Very sad news - he was the most extraordinarily gifted piano player and such an important part of the classic Renaissance sound. Does anyone know how old he was ?"
May 7
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted photos
May 6
Jose Juan Illarramendi replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
"Vey sad about it. I have always been a Toutist. Hope next DVD to have a dedication to him. Not only his talent has been a reference to musicians, it also helped me to approach and improve my work. I am thinking about doing something in his memory…"
May 4
gary cooper replied to Esa's discussion 'John Tout has passed away'
" Total Shock at this sad news , im so glad I got to see him play a few times , John you were and will always be the BEST keyboard player to me R.I.P"
May 4
Esa posted a discussion

John Tout has passed away

From Renaissance via Facebook: John Tout passed away this Friday, May 1st at 4.30pm from lung failure at The Royal Free Hospital, London, England.He was an amazing musician, highly contributing to the unique sound of the band from 1970 - 1980. He was the quiet (but funny) one in the band, always very caring towards the fans and good friend…See More
May 4
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted photos
May 4
Jose Juan Illarramendi posted photos
May 3

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