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Renaissance Fans Who Also Love Yes

Many Renaissance fans also enjoy the music of Yes, don't they?  A lot of us listened to the two bands interchangeably back in the day.  The bands' music is timeless.  My aim in the 1990s was to publish an authorized Renaissance biography based on the band history you'll find at Northern Lights, but the band wasn't interested in supporting the project.  Several Yes biographies were written, the first and many think the best was written by Dan Hedges.

In addition to a…

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Added by Russell Elliot on April 10, 2019 at 11:51am — No Comments

Renaissance LPs and Single Collection SOLD

My extremely well-cared for full collection of Renaissance and related-artist vinyl LPs and rare 7" singles is now available for an interested fan looking to build their collection. Interested? PM/DM or write me at rwelliot at hotmail dot com. 

Added by Russell Elliot on April 9, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Band with orchestra on video?

The release of A Symphonic Journey has brought back wonderful memories of the time that I saw the band in 1977 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, just prior to the Royal Albert Hall concert that is available on the King Biscuit Hour CDs. Does anyone know if there is any video footage anywhere from this tour, or the 1975 Carnegie Hall shows?

Added by Graham Tarry on November 7, 2018 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

rare Scheherazade LP

Heey, After more than 25 years I listened to my Scheherazade copy so I could digitize it. When I turned the LP and listened I remembered the fact that side two is not Renaissance but a, to me, unknown band. Has anyone any idea Which band is on side two???

Added by Hansyo on May 10, 2018 at 6:36am — No Comments

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 http://www.concertvault.com/#search.html?t=Renaissance&tb=0&_suid=140132001060609050121939320663.

     Here are the tracks lists.

     May 1976…

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Added 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?

Added 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 copies, would you believe it, from the same seller in separate transactions: a pristine one for the vault, and a slightly damaged/stained one to scan and photoshop for this presentation. 

I don't know the full details, but the images and text (particularly the MG T-shirt offer therein -- $5 for the shirt plus…

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Added 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..

 

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

Jon Camp CD

hi happy new year..jon will be releasing his c.d. shortly in limited production due to the fact he is pressing it himself.regards wayne.

Added by Wayne Orr on December 31, 2011 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

2011 Limited Edition DVD/2CD

"Limited Edition" shown. "Collector's Edition" includes band autographs over the booklet centerfold (band shot with starfield curtain) and a certificate of authenticity inserted in the booklet pocket.…

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Added by Esa on December 24, 2011 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Renaissance at New York Academy of Music - May 17 1974



Famous concert at New York Academy of Music on May 17th 1974, featuring Howard Stein conducting an unnamed 24-piece orchestra and simulcast on WNEW-FM -- the station's second-ever simulcast.  

According to Annie (quoted in the program), this was the band's first live performance with an orchestra. 

Anybody here attend? …

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Added by Esa on December 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

BBC Sight & Sound in concert dvd

I came across this advert for the BBC Sight & Sound concert - http://www.ioffer.com/i/renaissance-in-concert-1977-dvd-195589804
Has anyone purchased this and if so what was the quality like?

Added by Dave Harris on October 10, 2011 at 8:06am — 11 Comments

Renaissance on 8-Track



Renaissance was available on 8-track back in the day, of course.   Here's my collection of unopened tapes in shrink wrap, including a "double play" single cartridge of Carnegie Hall (the standard release for Carnegie Hall was a two-cartridge set in a double slipcover, pictured…

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Added by Esa on August 6, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Ultimate Renaissance Collectible?



Renaissance has just announced the Michael Dunford Guitar Auction.  One of the two guitars being sold is THE 12-string acoustic heard on EVERY Dunford-era studio album.  Auction starting prices have not yet been set, but the…

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Added by Esa on July 30, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Sheet Music

For the last few years I kept remembering the book of Renaissance sheet music that I had before we moved house, and then, guess what? Was going through stuff in my parent's garage and there it was! I'll have to invest in a 12 string to do my justice to Mr Dunford's wonderful tunes.

Added by Graham Tarry on July 17, 2011 at 4:14pm — 4 Comments

Turn Of The Cards and Scheherazade liner notes

Hi everyone -

Long time no see........it has been a very, very busy year but with the new Renaissance tour announced I've been finding time to poke around the band's website and Facebook page as well as dust off this blog. I've been meaning to do this for awhile anyway, but since these two great albums will be…

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Added by David Gaines on June 11, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Northern Lights Web: End of an Era

As Renaissance is engineering and experiencing its renaissance in the 2010s, Northern Lights web site is standing down and archiving itself. …

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Added by Esa on June 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Progression Magazine - Spring 2011

Stop the presses!  No, wait...  There's an impressive 6-page spread about Renaissance in the current (Spring 2011) issue of Progression Magazine, exquisitely laid out and surrounded by jaw-dropping previously unseen photography from RoSfest 2010 by Brian Tirpak. 



Low-resolution scan below to give you…

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Added by Esa on April 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Renaissance at the Fabulous Fox - 1977

I'm not a collector of ticket stubs, but I had to buy this one because of the home town connection: Atlanta's "Fabulous Fox" Theatre, a 5000-seat theater built in 1929, constructed initially as headquarters and mosque for the…

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Added by Esa on February 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What's in a (Domain) Name?

Check your browser's address bar: you are at renaissance-fanfare.net instead of prologue.ning.com.

The old address will continue to work indefinitely, so no worries about saved bookmarks or posted links etc.   Unfortunately, saved passwords will have to be re-saved by your browser. 

I'm still torn: is it worth changing names mid-course?  Or does the stronger and hosting platform independent "brand" identity help?  I'm leaning toward sticking with the new name, in case…

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Added by Esa on January 5, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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