Renaissance has had a long history spanning close to 50 years since it’s formation in 1969.With several personnel changes in the beginning years, the sound of the group eventually matured into a unique blending of folk, rock, and classical music including the integration of a full symphonic orchestra. This discography may be distributed freely via electronic or other means, provided the entire copyright notice and attributions are included.
LP, EMI-Odeon/Sovereign (Brazil) 31C 06493685 D/XHVL 1033, 1972.
LP, EMI/Sovereign/Harvest (Brazil) 31C 06493685 D, 1985.
Eventually the group disbanded in the late 80’s at which time Annie Haslam pursued a solo career.
During the following decades Haslam’s solo efforts rendered several albums and tours throughout the world which included some of the classic Renaissance songs in the shows.
Highlights of this era included three sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall with The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a sold out concert at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society, all of which were recorded and released as ‘Live’ albums.
Over the next few years some members moved on to other musical projects or retired from the business.
Except for an album release (Lady From Tuscany) and a brief tour of Japan in 2001, Renaissance lay dormant until it’s 40th Anniversary in 2009.
Plans were made to bring the original band back together for a tour, but because of timing issues, it proved too difficult.
At this point Michael Dunford, the guitarist and primary songwriter along with Annie Haslam, decided to create a new Renaissance.