As the lead vocalist for the British group Renaissance, she has been acclaimed as the nightingale of progressive music. In addition to the albums she recorded with Renaissance, she has released several solo albums and collaborated with such renowned musicians as Roy Wood, Justin Hayward and Steve Howe. One of the highest achievements of her career was her live performance with Renaissance accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall and also recording with the orchestra on her solo CD, Still Life. Her writing career began when she met producer Tony Visconti who encouraged her in this new medium of expression. Borne from this came the album, Blessing in Disguise, where the majority of the songs were co-written by Annie and Tony.
Renaissance/Academy of Music 1974 ....double CD $17.99
Another unreleased treasure from the vaults - an extended live performance from '70s prog rock icons Renaissance performing at the historic Academy Of Music Hall in New York! This superb performance covers most of the band's extraordinary fifth album, Turn of the Cards which earned the band rave reviews, as well as highlights from Ashes Are Burning, released a year earlier! Track List: Can You Understand, Black Flame, Carpet of the Sun, Cold Is Being, Things I Don't Understand, Running Hard, Ashes Are Burning, Mother Russia, Prologue.
Renaissance/DeLane Lea Studios 1973 ....CD $14.99
A captivating live-in-the-studio release from '70s prog rock icons Renaissance performing to a small gathering of friends at the historic DeLane Lea Studios (used by everyone from The Beatles to Queen, Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd)! Beguiling vocalist and ingenue Annie Haslam leads her group through nearly the entire fourth album Ashes Are Burning with special guest appearances by Wishbone Ash's Andy Powell and folk singer Al Stewart! Tracks include: Can You Understand, Let It Grow, Sounds of the Sea, Carpet of the Sun, At the Harbour, Ashes Are Burning (with Andy Power and Al Stewart); Prologue
Renaissance/Symphony of Light ....CD $15.99
Anchored by long time lead vocalist Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting and arrangement skills of Michael Dunford, Symphony of Light is a testament to the unforgettable melodies and unique blending of progressive rock with classical influences and symphonic arrangements that have become the band's trademark. Composer and guitarist Michael Dunford died prematurely after the completion of the band's first album in 13 years. Annie Haslam, with Renaissance keyboardist Rave Tesar, composed an additional song, 'Renaissance Man' that they have dedicated to Michael and added to the new album. Guest appearances include Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and John Wetton (Asia).
Renaissance/Tour 2011 - Turn of the Cards + Scheherazade ....DVD + double CD $18.99
Deluxe DVD/2CD Set with 12-page booklet! This new live double CD and DVD package captures the majesty and power of the band performing their two best selling albums of all time in their entirety: Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade and Other Stories recorded live on September 23, 2011 before a wildly enthusiastic sellout audience at Philadelphia's Keswick Theater.
Annie Haslam/Still Life ....import double CD $17.99
Annie Haslam began her singing career in earnest at university when she got up and performed a version of Those Were The Days at a local pub. Annie later joined a cabaret band called The Gentle People who had a residency in a venue called the Showboat in London's West End. She also trained under the opera singer Sybil Knight. It was, however, in late 1970 that Annie joined the band she is probably still identified with. Annie became the singer with Renaissance in 1971 after answering an advertisement placed in the music paper Melody Maker in late 1970. Her five octave soprano voice was to be an outstanding feature of this band until the band split in the eighties. While she was a member of Renaissance Annie recorded a number of well-received albums including Prologue, Ashes Are Burning, Turn of the Card, Scheherezade, Novella, Azure D'Or and Song For All Seasons. The latter album made the top forty of the British albums chart and also spawned a top ten hit single with Northern Lights. Renaissance continued until 1987 with Annie along with Jon Camp and Michael Dunford. Following the split Annie continued with her solo career which began in 1978 with her debut solo album Annie In Wonderland. Still Life was originally recorded and released in 1985. The album features classical music combined with new lyrics written by long time Renaissance lyricist Betty Thatcher. The album was considered and remains a career highlight and is highly regarded by both the large Annie Haslam fan base and that held by Renaissance. The album features the London Philharmonic Orchestra and arrangements by Louis (Hooked on Classics) Clark who also conducted the album and is credited alongside Annie Haslam.
Annie Haslam/Annie In Wonderland ....CD $14.99
Friday Music - In 1977, Renaissance's angelic vocalist supreme Annie Haslam and The Move/ ELO founder Roy Wood put their amazing talents together & recorded the prog rock masterpiece Annie In Wonderland. Filled with wonderful Roy Wood compositions like I Never Believed In Love and Hunioco as well as Renaissance's Jon Camp inspiring album opener If I Were Made Of Music, Annie In Wonderland is truly a musical treasure. For this special edition, we boast the reunion of Annie Haslam & Roy Wood on the new bonus track Flowers In The Rain, the time tested classic rock track by Wood's iconic band The Move.
Annie Haslam/Live In Philadelphia 1997 ....import CD + DVD $24.99
Retroworld - A 2-disc audio and DVD set. Annie Haslam is of course best known as the vocalist with Renaissance and has also run a very successful solo career. Originally recorded for a US TV station, the audio and visual is superb, as is her performance, backed by Rave Tesar, Dave Biglin And Joe Goldberger. The concert opens with what is considered her first great vocal showcase "Carpet Of The Sun," virtually a Renaissance signature tune. The track "What He Seeks" has a Middle Eastern flavor and is co written with Tony ViscontI and that leads into the finale, an excerpt from "Songs Of Scheherazade" which works very well in the context of this set. This collection will not disappoint hardcore Renassance fans.
Annie Haslam/Woman Transcending ....import CD $17.99
Retroworld - Best known for her long tenure as vocalist for Renaissance, Annie Haslam has also had a successful solo career as well. "Women Transcending" has been described as "her first true pop album" since "Blessings In Disguise" some 13 years since the original release of this album, which has been unavailable for some time. She even throws a little country into the mix with the tear in your beer jerker "So Sad," along with the ballad from the movie American Tail, "Somewhere Out There." This collection of 16 tracks gives a much different side to Annie's body of work.
Renaissance/Live In Chicago ....import CD $17.99
Retroworld - Recorded live in 1983 at Park West Chicago and released for the first time on CD. This concert was originally recorded for a US television show called "Hot Spots" and the line up at the time was Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, Jon Camp, Gavin Harrison and Mike Taylor. The band had just release a new album at the time, "Time Line," but only one track from that is featured here, "Flight." Instead of plugging the new record they decided. to concentrate on older material. The hit single "Northern Lights" kicks off this set. An essential addition to any Renaissance fan's collection.
Renaissance/Scheherazade And Other Stories + Filmed At Bray & Mill House Studios 1979 ....CD + DVD $19.99
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the amazing progressive/classic rock outfit Renaissance, Friday Music is proud to announce the exclusive CD/DVD package of their much loved 1975 classic Scheherazade and Other Stories along with the first time released DVD Renaissance - Filmed At Mill House & Bray Studios 1979. Scheherazade and Other Stories is often cited as one of the more enduring and premier progressive rock albums of our time. Not only a Renaissance fan favorite, but also one of their biggest selling albums in their long career. This hit album netted the band a ton of airplay over the years, and featured several Renaissance classics like the hit single The Vultures Fly High, Ocean Gypsy as well as the epic Song Of Scheherazade. Renaissance - Filmed At Mill House & Bray Studios 1979 is an absolute must see video! Featuring five of their biggest songs recorded in the studio and in the soundstage format, this is the first time these have ever been released commercially, and are a total find as discovered by the band and located in the Warner Music vaults. Witness the angelic and operatic vocals of Annie Haslam and the endless energy of Michael Dunford on guitars and vocals, Jon Camp on bass, John Tout on keyboards and Terry Sullivan on drums. Features the classics Carpet Of The Sun and Jekyll and Hyde. Remastered from the original Sire/Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, plus new liners from Annie Haslam and Michael Dunford of Renaissance.
Renaissance/Song Of Scheherazade-Renaissance Live ....DVD (region 0) $18.99
From the UK label, Cherry Red, the first ever DVD to feature one of the great progressive-rock bands of all time - Renaissance. Renaissance were originally formed in the late 1960's by ex-Yardbirds members Keith Relf, and Jim McCarty - but both eventually departed and a complete turnover in personnel resulted in the classic line-up of Annie Haslam (vocals), Michael Dunford (guitar), John Tout (piano), Jon Camp (bass/vocals) and Terence Sullivan (drums). The later line-up were responsible for the groups most recognized albums - Prologue (1972), Ashes Are Burning (1973), Turn Of The Cards (1974), Scheherezade and Other Stories (1975), and more - which gained the group a significant fanbase in the US and led to hits in many other countries including the UK top ten single "Northern Lights". The Song Of Scheherezade DVD features performances drawn from two concerts - Capital Theatre in Passiac, NJ, on May 21, 1976 & Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ, on July 28, 1979. 120 mins playing time. Songs include - Running Hard, Ocean Gypsy, Carpet of the Sun, Mother Russia, Prologue, Song of Scheherezade, The Festival, Vultures Fly High, Jekyll & Hyde, Northern Lights, Forever Changing, Secret Mission, Song for All Seasons, Flood at Lyons.
Annie Haslam/Blessing in Disguise ....import CD $18.99
Annie Haslam began her singing career in earnest whilst at university when she got up and performed a version of Those Were The Days at a local pub. Annie later joined a cabaret band called The Gentle People who had a residency in a venue called the Showboat in London's West End. She also trained under the opera singer Sybil Knight. It was however in late 1970 that Annie joined the band she is probably still identified with, Renaissance. Her five octave soprano voice was to be an outstanding feature of Renaissance until the band split in the eighties. While she was a member of Renaissance Annie recorded a number of well-received albums including Prologue, Ashes Are Burning, Turn of the Card, Scheherazade, Novella and Song For All Seasons. The latter album made the top forty of the British albums chart and also spawned a top ten hit single with Northern Lights. Annie's solo career began in 1978. While still with Renaissance she released Annie In Wonderland and although the album was critically well received Annie regarded Renaissance as her main concern at the time. 'Blessing In Disguise,' was released in 1994 under the banner 'Annie Haslam's Renaissance.' The album was recorded following Annie's successful battle with breast cancer, and was produced by world renowned Tony Visconti, who also played and sang backing vocals on the album. This album has been re mastered and includes two bonus tracks written by Annie and Tony.
Annie Haslam/One Enchanted Evening ....import CD $18.99
Annie's new CD is filled with some of her favourite songs that have played an important role in the growth of her career. A long time wish of Annie's has come true, and it shows in the emotional delivery. From Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan and Handel, to Joni Mitchell and The Beatles, the selection is varied and moving, accompanied by her long time friend and keyboard player Rave Tesar, you will drift off to another time! This will be a trip down memory lane for many people and for the younger generation a small insight into some of the best songs ever written. Originally released in 2003, it contains a number of songs that Annie has wanted to record for a number of years, and that she feels have played an important role in her career. One of the many highlights of this album is a cover version of the 'Beatle's' song 'She's Leaving Home.'
Annie Haslam/The Dawn of Ananda ....import CD $18.99
The Dawn Of Ananda,' released in 1999, is one of Annie's most spiritual works, and contains some of her finest work and song writing collaborations. This album includes a contribution from her former 'Renaissance' colleague Michael Dunford, and also Larry Fast, Tony Visconti, Mickey Simmons, Mick Rossi and Rave Tesar who is a member of Annie's band. Rave shares the production credits with Tony Visconti and Larry Fast.
Annie Haslam/Live Under Brazilian Skies ....import CD $18.99
Live Under Brazilian Skies was a 'live' document of Annie's successful tour of Brazil in 1997; it was drawn from performances in Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis. It features among other favourite 'Renaissance' songs, 'Carpet Of The Sun' and 'Northern Lights.' It also includes Annie's version of the Mike Oldfield song 'Moonlight Shadow.' This release has been re mastered.
First studio album since 1983, featuring original members Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, Terrance Sullivan & Jon Tout. Also features Mickey Simmonds. Progressive/symphonic rock harking back to halcyon mid-1970s. 10 tracks including, 'Lady From Tuscany', 'Pearls Of Wisdom' & 'Eva's Pond'.
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