Renaissance Fanfare

Fans of Renaissance and Annie Haslam

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Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone!

Renaissance Fanfare went live during January 2010, so it's also a first anniversary for us.

Thank you to all members and visitors for your support.  A year ago, it was not yet known how 2010 would shape up for Renaissance and fans.  For stateside, Japanese, and Korean Renaissance fans it turned out rather well.  May 2011 surpass…


Added by Esa on December 31, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Poster Restoration

I REALLY like the Turn of the Cards album cover art: it's the logo, background image, and default profile image of this site.

There was a gorgeous promotional poster for the album back in the day -- two versions in fact, with different color hues. I have both, but they are not in a condition that would pass the Wife Acceptance Factor for wall art, no matter how high the memorabilia/collectible value.… Continue

Added by Esa on November 21, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Have extra new copy of CD live in chicago

I got extra copy due to problems with original order,vendor sent me another. I will be at Sellersvile at Saturday show.

Staying in hotel near sellersvile. I will charge just $13.00 for CD,still sealed and new.I live inNY suburb. If you want to mail it send me addl on how to send. Contact me by email,I will provide if someone wants or get it at theatre.Thanks

Added by David Rosner on November 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Holy Grail of Renaissance Videos


Take a deep breath and reach for a handkerchief: A complete high-quality live concert video of the classic lineup at their peak has finally emerged.

This is a momentous development because of the combination of:

  • Classic 1972-1979 lineup 
  • Complete live performance
  • High production quality (video/audio as well as camerawork, direction, and editing) 


Of the…


Added by Esa on August 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments


I looking of a copy of the following CD


Can you help me ?? The CD is SOLD OUT !!!!!


Added by ronald pepl on July 21, 2010 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

Annie Haslam and Friends - In the Spirit of the Holidays

Annie Haslam holiday concerts (two nights) at Sellersville theater have been announced for December 18 and 19. Tickets are reserved for theater members until October 18.

Added by Esa on July 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fall/Winter Tour Teaser

A long article about the band:

[...] and they will be doing some more shows that are in the works such as possibly Florida, Denver, the West Coast. "There's so many places and so little time and then come September we're going to start to… Continue

Added by Esa on July 14, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

1976 - Stadthalle, Heidelberg Germany

Posted on by user Affendaddy

Location - Heidelberg, Stadthalle

Date - 13. of March 1976…


Added by Esa on July 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

New York City!

Site of tonight's Steve Hackett and Renaissance shows in Rockefeller Park in New York City. Awesome location, and great weather -- for the spectators anyway; some of the performers worked up a sweat.

Being a free show in a public park, this was easily the most photographed and videographed Renaissance show on this tour. Hopefully some of the footage will show up on YouTube.


Added by Esa on June 23, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Renaissance Road Trip 2010

I'm heading out on a week-long road trip to the Northeast. What are the odds: two of my all-time favorite bands are touring the U.S. simultaneously (but separately) after painfully long absences, and their tours intersect in the Northeast next week. And this is happening during a major midlife birthday year for me. For seven consecutive nights, I'm celebrating by catching one or the other perform.

I had mentioned the … Continue

Added by Esa on June 17, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Tour Is On

Tour bus hits the road today; tour kicks off in Atlantic City. 21 cities and counting.

I created a forum section for meet-ups, tour reports, etc -- if you go to a show, please share your thoughts and reactions. …


Added by Esa on June 12, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

EP Is Here!

The three-song EP can be purchased in the official site online store as well as on the tour.

The songs are:

* The Mystic and the Muse

* Immortal Beloved


Added by Esa on June 11, 2010 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Annie Haslam - Renaissance Woman

Enjoy the tour, you lucky people States-side! I've just blogged about Annie on The Art of the Torch Singer. Here's hoping that some astute British promoter picks up on all the interest and brings Renaissance back across the water for a gig or two.

Added by Piers Ford on June 8, 2010 at 7:23am — No Comments

1979 Azure D'or UK Tour Program

Added PDF version to the archives.

This one is low on text, high on images (including a nice full-color centerfold.) It also has two sets of covers, as if they decided to add a full-color cover after a black-and-white cover was already designed and typeset.

Added by Esa on June 3, 2010 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

"The Mystic and the Muse" Sounds Like ...

... … Continue

Added by Esa on May 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

RoSfest 2010: Even the Skeptics!

I was impressed by the following (short) review by a blogger who admits to not being a fan. Despite her own skepticism, she clearly "respects the classics" and saw the impact that Renaissance had on the faithful:

Watching Renaissance was like watching the movie Avatar -- I did it because I felt like I "had to." Not a big fan of this…

Added by Esa on May 18, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Renaissance People

I see whit satisfaction how some Renaissance's history important persons arrive on this web : Pamela Brown, David Gaines or Paul Whitehead. Maybe some day we can talk whit Dick Plant, Harry Ravinowitz, Tony Cox or Louis Clarck. I like to know more about the artist or inspiration relationship between band members and Dick Plant in some sense the master of Renaissance recording sound.

At last I d'ont know if this point is in correct way but... I wish some day talk here whit Jon Camp. He left… Continue

Added by oscar fornells i herrero on May 12, 2010 at 6:26pm — 4 Comments


Hi everyone, I'm pleased to be here. I started the first Renaissance website back in 1996 and later on wrote the liner notes for the HTD Records compact disc re-releases of Turn Of The Cards and Scheherazade And Other Stories. I wrote to the booking agency for Steve Hackett and Renaissance a few months back and suggested the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia as an ideal venue for them to play in in the Washington, D.C. area and sure enough they booked it. I'll see you there.…


Added by David Gaines on May 11, 2010 at 1:04pm — 3 Comments

RoSfest 2010: Meet-and-Greet

The entire band except for David Keyes made themselves available for a friendly and unhurried meet-and-greet after their headlining set -- only the tallest stacks of memorabilia got a polite but firm "enough already" from Annie.

A couple of interesting items got signed, among them a Camera Camera poster I had never seen before (pictured below) and a Northern Lights picture single.

I managed to get a copy of the set list after the show (thanks to Tom Brislin!) and… Continue

Added by Esa on May 6, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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