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The Official Color of Renaissance 2010

...is blue!

Sneak peek at the web store:

http://renaissancetouring.com/wp/store/


Added by Esa on April 26, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Tour Thoughts: Geography

The stateside tour calendar is filling up; starting to look grim for western and southeastern states. Expect more midwest shows, but I'm guessing that'll be it.



UPDATE April 23: Tour update on Annie Haslam official site mentions Korea and Japan but NOT Europe, and confirms that there will NOT be western or southeastern dates: "… Continue

Added by Esa on April 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

"She Can't Sing"

This has to be my strangest Renaissance collectible: a scathing review of Annie Haslam's vocal talent by CBS Masterworks executives.



It's a note from CBS Masterworks president Joseph Dash originally dated July 22 1986 and… Continue

Added by Esa on April 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Renaissant: The Sullivan Musical Family

Imagine this: You are in the pre-launch tinkering stages of an amateur fan site for your favorite band. You reach out to the band's drummer via his web site contact form, for permission to use some of his images. Next thing you know, Terry Sullivan joins your site as… Continue

Added by Esa on April 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Amazing live photos by Art Reilly

Added several live photos by Art Reilly to the Live Shots Album.

Art was assistant lighting director to Marc Brickman when Renaissance came to Philadelphia in 1973. The images are… Continue

Added by Esa on March 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The one that got away: a surround-sound recording of Renaissance from 1975



A surround-sound (quadraphonic) live recording of Renaissance from 1975!?




http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270537787391 (expired)



Stumbled on it at the last minute; no time to do research. Placed a… Continue

Added by Esa on March 7, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Large Renaissance Memorabilia Collection on eBay

This person has been selling his/her Renaissance collection on eBay for last few months -- great stuff, lots of rarities, and priced accordingly:

http://stores.ebay.com/RENAISSANCE-RARITIES-AND-MOVIES_ALL-RENAISSANCE-ITEMS_W0QQ_fsubZ784649012QQ_sidZ66305572QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

Added by Esa on March 7, 2010 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Two Signed Press Photos

Continuing my accidental blogging theme of "twos", here are two signed press photos with a twist: Both are signed in ballpoint pen -- probably the same pen -- by the gentlemen of the band, and only one of them is signed by Annie in a felt tip pen. That probably means her autograph was added at a later time.





You can view them in the press photos… Continue

Added by Esa on February 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Two Songs of the Sea -- Live at De Lane Lea Studios 1973

Superb live versions from a 1973 BBC radio broadcast, two performances not available on record: Sounds of the Sea and At the Harbour; the latter includes the Debussy piano intro &… Continue

Added by Esa on February 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Tale of Two Press Photos

Two recently-acquired 1970s Annie Haslam press photos. One is amazing in every way (including bare feet!), the other one a dull and lifeless pose, korny backdrop, and poor focus. What were they thinking...







You can view larger versions in the press photos album.… Continue

Added by Esa on February 6, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

A Special Night of Music to Benefit Haiti (Philadelphia)

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/92/2010/january/18/a-special-night-of-music-to-benefit-haiti.html



"Featuring:Bigger Thomas, Annie Haslam, Dan May, Lizanne Knott, Slo-Mo's Mike Brenner & Friends, and I&Ibr>
[...]

Renaissance vocalist and visual artist Annie Haslam has volunteered to present a new work of art to…
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Added by Admin on January 18, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

1977 Novella Tour Program

I recently acquired a 1977 tour program from Ebay.



It's an impressive 20-page book and an interesting read, but a big surprise to me was the low technical quality of some of the photographs -- except for cover, all black-and-white (which is fine!) but many with with poor contrast and some with massive quantities of dust particles visible from dirty negatives; sloppy workmanship.

The photo geek in me couldn't stand it so I did some Photoshop cleanup on the pages… Continue

Added by Esa on January 10, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

40th Anniversary Tour pictures

Slide show from Renaissance Official Myspace (embedded with permission.) Wish I could have been there.…

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Added by Esa on January 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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