Thursday, May 27, 2021

AN EXTREMELY FUN AND ENTERTAINING CHAT WITH ANNIE HASLAM OF RENAISSANCE: “50th Anniversary – Ashes are Burning – an Anthology – Live in Concert

 


Exclusive Interview

with

A N N I E 

H A S L A M

Symphonic Rock Legends

Renaissance feat. Annie Haslam

Release their “50th Anniversary 

– Ashes are Burning

– an Anthology – Live in Concert

with The Renaissance Chamber Orchestra”

and featuring special guest 

Jim McCarty!


An extremely fun and entertaining chat 

with ANNIE HASLAM of RENAISSANCE 

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY

 Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Acclaimed for their unique blending of progressive rock with classical and symphonic influences, the band’s career has now spanned fifty years spearheaded by the five-octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. They are widely considered to be the band that most successfully and routinely utilized the sound of a full orchestra in their recordings. 


The band has toured throughout the world and has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and additionally at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Chorale Society. Renaissance had a top ten hit in the UK with their song “Northern Lights” that still demands airplay to this day.


Purchase

 Renaissance

 50th Anniversary 

Ashes Are Burning

- An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD

+Bluray)

with THE RENAISSANCE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA


order now 

at

https://renaissancetouring.com/50

For more information

about

ANNIE HASLAM

and

RENAISSANCE

visit


RENAISSANCE Band

DISCOGRAPHY

Studio albums

1969 Renaissance        1971  Illusion      

1972  Prologue   1973  Ashes Are Burning      

1974  Turn of the Cards         1975  Scheherazade and Other Stories

1977  Novella      1978  A Song for All Seasons

1979  Azure d'Or   1981  Camera Camera

1983 Time-Line      2001 Tuscany   

2013 Grandine il vento

LIVE ALBUMS

1976  Live at Carnegie Hall            

2002 In the Land of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan 2001

2011  Renaissance Tour 2011 – Turn of the Cards and Scheherazade & Other Stories Live in Concert (DVD and double CD set)        

2016 Renaissance 2012 (recorded April 16, 2015) – Renaissance Live at the Union Chapel (DVD and digital only audio set)  –       –      

2018 A Symphonic Journey (recorded October 27, 2017) – Live In Concert (DVD and double CD set)

2021 Renaissance the 50th Anniversary: Ashes Are Burning - An Anthology Live In Concert (2CD+DVD+Bluray) 

ANNIE HASLAM

Solo discography

1977: Annie in Wonderland  1985: Still Life

1989: Annie Haslam  1994: Blessing in Disguise

1995: Supper's Ready: (Genesis tribute Album) (guest vocalist)

1995: Tales From Yesterday (Yes tribute Album) (guest vocalist)

1998: Live Under Brazilian Skies   1999: The Dawn of Ananda

1999: Portraits of Bob Dylan by Steve Howe (album) (guest vocalist)

2000: It Snows in Heaven Too   2002: One Enchanted Evening

2005: Icon by John Wetton & Geoff Downes (album) (guest vocalist)

2006: Miles of Music by Bob Miles (guest vocalist)

2006: Live Studio Concert

2006: Night and Day EP with Magenta written for Haslam by Rob Reed and Christina Booth

2007: Woman Transcending

2012: Songs of the Century: (Supertramp tribute Album) (guest vocalist)

2014: 'Live' Studio Concert Philadelphia 1997 (Re-release)

2017: Don't Give Up Single, duet with Jann Klose










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ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE

CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of

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CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER


BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

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