Crowning all of this was the sound of the equally unique five-octave voice of Annie Haslam.During their great success in the 70’s the band toured extensively throughout the world in support of their numerous album releases.This incarnation of Renaissance is new and different in it’s own right and is nothing short of amazing!This discography compiled, edited, and formatted by Joseph T. Selections listed as "Unauthorized release" are not considered official components of the artists' catalog.
After the sad untimely death of Michael Dunford in 2012, and the medical leave of David J.Keyes a few years later, two more musicians were recruited.Mark Lambert who worked with the band in the 80’s and Haslam’s solo band, replaced Michael Dunford on guitar, and Leo Traversa joined on bass.Both Lambert and Traversa had extensive careers with top Brazilian artists with Lambert eventually making Brazil his home for some years now.With their musical virtuosity, five strong lead voices, newest technological instrumentation and love for the music, they have created a new sound taking them into a new age and performing the repertoire with powerful precision across the world.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.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. Front and rear cover art are switched, liner notes by John Hawken announce the release of the forthcoming Illusion (the band) release. SHD HQ Disc, Universal/Island Music (Japan) UICY-94095, 2009. Prologue; Kiev; Sounds of the Sea; Spare Some Love; Bound For Infinity; Rajah Khan - Produced by Miles Copland and Renaissance, arranged by Michael Dunford.