Renaissance

Renaissance are an English rock band that released eleven studio albums between 1969 and 1983. The original concept behind the name — a fusion of multi-century folksiness and ivory-laden classicism — was expanded and modernized over the years, culminating with the neon-powered, precision-fueled trio lineup of the early 1980s. They formed from the ashes of […]

Yardbirds

The Yardbirds were an English rock band that emerged in London’s R&B–beat boom and released twelve 1964–68 singles. Their sonic innovations include harpsichord riffing (“For Your Love”), sitar-guitar tones (“Heart Full of Soul”), and explosive reverb (“Happenings Ten Years Time Ago”). They launched the careers of three guitar legends: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy […]

Renaissance ‎– Renaissance (1969)

Renaissance is the debut album by the English symphonic-folk quintet of the same name, released in 1969 on the Island and Elektra labels. Tracklist: A1. Kings & Queens (10:56) A2. Innocence (7:07) B1. Island* (5:58) B2. Wanderer (4:02) B3. Bullet (11:20) 7″ version b/w The Sea Credits: Louis Cennamo — bass Jim McCarty — percussion, […]

Shoot

Shoot was an English folk-rock band that released the 1973 EMI album On the Frontier. Ex-Yardbirds and Renaissance drummer Jim McCarty fronted the project on keyboards, backed with guitarist–singer Dave Green (Raw Material) and drummer Craig Collinge (Manfred Mann Chapter Three, Third World War). McCarty later reformed the original Renaissance lineup under the name Illusion. […]