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On October 25, 2000.

On October 25,, 2000, “EMI Music Japan” label released “Tuscany”, the twelve Renaissance album. It was recorded 1987 – 1999, at “Astra Studio” in Monks Horton, Kent, England, and was produced by Michael Dunford, Annie Haslam, Roy Wood, Hal Jay Greene and Jim Wood.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam – lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – guitars
  • Terence Sullivan – drums
  • Mickey Simmonds – keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • John Tout – piano, harpsicord, keyboards
  • Roy Wood – bass, keyboards, percussion, orchestral arrangements, backing vocals
  • Alex Caird – bass guitar
  • Rob Williams, David Woolgar – engineer, mixing
  • David Ivory & Cheek – mastering
  • Hal Jay Greene, Jim Wood – executive producers

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Dunford and Annie Haslam.

  1. Lady from Tuscany
  2. Pearls of Wisdom
  3. Eva’s Pond
  4. Dear Landseer
  5. In the Sunshine
  6. In My Life
  7. The Race
  8. Dolphin’s Prayer
  9. Life in Brazil
  10. One Thousand Roses

On July 17, 1995.

On July 17, 1995, “Gal Saber” label released “The Rite of Strings” album by Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, and Jean-Luc Ponty. It was recorded in April 1995, at “Studio 56” in Hollywood, and was produced by Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Personnel:

  • Al Di Meola– guitar
  • Stanley Clarke– double bass
  • Jean-Luc Ponty– violin

Track listing:

  1. Indigo – Al Di Meola
  2. Renaissance – Jean-Luc Ponty
  3. Song to John – Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea
  • Dedicated to the memory of John Coltrane
  1. Chilean Pipe Song – Al Di Meola
  2. Topanga – Stanley Clarke
  3. Morocco – Al Di Meola
  4. Change of Life – Jean-Luc Ponty
  5. La Cancion De Sofia – Stanley Clarke
  6. Memory Canyon – Jean-Luc Ponty

 

On February 26, 1976.

On February 26, 1976, “Atlantic” label released “Aurora”, the 13th Jean-Luc Ponty album. It was recorded in December 1975, at “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Jean-Luc Ponty.

Personnel:

  • Jean-Luc Ponty– acoustic and electric violin, violectra, autoharp, keyboards
  • Daryl Stuermer– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Patrice Rushen– acoustic and electric piano, synthesizer
  • Tom Fowler– electric bass
  • Norman Fearrington – drums, percussion
  • Larry Hirsch – engineer, mixing
  • George Putko – engineer, studio assistant
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Jim Marshall– photography
  • Jean-Paul Oren – photography
  • Phil A. Ceccola – cover photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Jean-Luc Ponty.

  1. Is Once Enough?
  2. Renaissance
  3. Aurora, Pt. 1
  4. Aurora, Pt. 2
  5. Passenger of the Dark
  6. Lost Forest
  7. Between You and Me
  8. Waking Dream

On February 23, 2018.

On February 23, 2018, “BMG Records” label released “Five”, the sixth Tony Banks studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Angel Studios” in London, “CNSO Studio Gallery 1” in Prague, Czech Republic, and was produced by Nick Davis and Tony Banks.

Personnel:

  • Tony Banks– piano, celesta, liner notes
  • Czech National Symphony Orchestraand choir
  • Nick Ingman– conductor, orchestrations
  • John Barclay – cornet, trumpet
  • Martin Robertson – saxophone, duduk
  • Frank Ricotti– percussion
  • Skaila Kanga– harp
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Tom Mitchell – mixing
  • Nick Davis– mixing
  • Miles Showell – mastering
  • Stefan Knapp– artwork
  • Ryan Art – sleeve design
  • Emily Banks – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony Banks.

  1. Prelude to a Million Years
  2. Reveille
  3. Ebb and Flow
  4. Autumn Sonata
  5. Renaissance

In October 1973.

In October 1973, “Sovereign” label released “Ashes Are Burning”, the fourth  Renaissance studio album. It was recorded April – August, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Dick Plant, Annie Haslam, John Tout, John Camp and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • John Camp – bass, co-lead and backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitar
  • Andy Powell– guitar
  • Richard Hewson– strings arrangements
  • Dick Plant – engineer
  • Richard Goldblatt – assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis– cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Dunford and Betty Thatcher, except where noted.

  1. Can You Understand?
  2. Let It Grow
  3. On the Frontier – Jim McCarty, Betty Thatcher
  4. Carpet of the Sun
  5. At the Harbour
  6. Ashes Are Burning

In July 1975.

In July 1975, “BTM” label released “Scheherazade and Other Stories”, the sixth Renaissance studio album. It was recorded in May 1975, at “Abbey Road Studios”, and was produced by David Hitchcock, Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, John Tout, Jon Camp and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, lead and backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Tony Cox – orchestral arrangements
  • John Kurlander – engineer
  • Patrick Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover design
  • T. (Terry) Penman – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Trip to the Fair – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher, John Tout
  2. The Vultures Fly High – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  3. Ocean Gypsy – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  4. Song of Scheherazade
  5. Fanfare – John Tout
  6. The Betrayal – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout
  7. The Sultan – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  8. Love Theme – Jon Camp
  9. The Young Prince and Princess as told by Scheherazade – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  10. Festival Preparations – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout
  11. Fugue for the Sultan – JohnTout
  12. The Festival – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  13. Finale – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, John Tout

On June 14, 1968.

On June 14, 1968, “Atco” label released “Renaissance”, the third Vanilla Fudge studio album. It was recorded in 1968 and was produced by Shadow Morton.

Personnel:

  • Mark Stein- lead vocals, keyboards
  • Carmine Appice- vocals, drums
  • Tim Bogert- vocals, bass guitar
  • Vince Martell- vocals, guitar

Track listing:

  1. The Sky Cried/When I Was a Boy – Mark Stein,Tim Bogert
  2. Thoughts – Vince Martell
  3. Paradise – Mark Stein,Carmine Appice
  4. That’s What Makes a Man – Mark Stein
  5. The Spell That Comes After – Essra Mohawk
  6. Faceless People – Carmine Appice
  7. Season of the Witch – Donovan Leitch

In May 1974.

In May 1974, “BTM” label released “Turn of the Cards”, the fifth Renaissance studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “De Lane Lea Music Center” in Wembley, and was produced by Dick Plant, Richard Gottehrer, Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, John Camp, John Tout and Terence Sullivan.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead and backing vocals
  • Michael Dunford – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • John Camp – bass, co-lead and backing vocals
  • John Tout – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jimmy Horowitz – orchestral arrangements
  • Douglas Bogie, Mike Pela- assistant engineers
  • Jeffrey Lesser – remix engineer
  • Hipgnosis- cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Dunford and Betty Thatcher, except where noted.

  1. Running Hard – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  2. I Think of You
  3. Things I Don’t Understand – Michael Dunford, Jim McCarty
  4. Black Flame
  5. Cold Is Being – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  6. Mother Russia

In March 1978.

In March 1978, “Warner Bros” label released “A Song for All Seasons” the eighth Renaissance album. It was recorded November 1977- January 1978, at “Advision”, “STC” and “Trident Studios” in London and was produced by David Hentschel.

Personnel:

  • Annie Haslam– lead vocals
  • Michael Dunford – 6 & 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitar
  • John Tout – keyboards
  • Jon Camp – bass, bass pedals, electric guitar, lead vocals
  • Terence Sullivan – drums, percussion
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Harry Rabinowitz- conductor, arrangements
  • Louis Clark- orchestral arrangements
  • David Hentschel– engineer
  • Barry Kidd, Declan O’Doherty, Dick Plant,Steve Short – assistant engineers
  • Hipgnosis– album cover design

Track listing:

  1. Opening Out – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  2. Day of the Dreamer – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  3. Closer Than Yesterday – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  4. Kindness (At the End) – Jon Camp
  5. Back Home Once Again –  Jon Camp, Michael Dunford
  6. She Is Love – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  7. Northern Lights – Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher
  8. A Song for All Seasons – Jon Camp, Michael Dunford, Terence Sullivan, Betty Thatcher, John Tout

 

 

On January 31, 2017.

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On January 31, 2017, John Kenneth Wetton died aged 67. He was singer, bassist, and songwriter, best known as founding member and bass player of King Crimson and Asia. He has recorded and performed with Mogul Thrash, Family,  Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, U.K., Jack-Knife, Wishbone Ash, Phenomena, Gordon Haskell, Renaissance, Qango, Brian Eno, Ayreon,Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Geoff Downes, Larry Norman, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks, Bryan Ferry, Pete Sinfield, Roger Chapman, Duncan Mackay, Atoll, District 97, Ayreon, Eddie Jobson, David Cross and Steve Hackett. Wetton also had successful solo career and has released six solo studio albums.