Renaissance - Live In Cincinnati 1970.

This is the original line up of Renaissance live in concert at Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, USA, on the 25th February 1970.

The band were formed in January 1969 by former Yardbirds members Keith Relf and Jim McCarty . In February 1970, they embarked on a North American tour, but this month-long trek proved a mitigated success, as because of their Yardbirds credentials they found themselves paired with bands like The Kinks and their new classically-oriented direction didn't always go down well with audiences.

Line up changes started not long after this tour and eventually left only Jane Relf and John Hawken from the original line up.

There are however some strong musical parallels that can be heard in this set that clearly continued to develop within the second incarnation of the band that would see Annie Haslam take over on vocals by 1971.

Source: Soundboard

Sound Quality: Highly listenable (some tape hiss and low audio levels) mp3@160kbps

Genre: Progressive rock, folk rock.

Set: Full set.

Set List:

01. Kings & Queens
02. Wanderer
03. No Name Rage
04. Islands
05. Bullets (cuts off)

Band Line Up:

Keith Relf: (vocals & guitar)
John Hawken (keyboard)
Louis Cennamo (bass)
Jane Relf (vocals)
Jim McCarty (drums & vocals)


I came across this recording by chance, however unfortunately there were not any details to accompany the recording apart from the line up and track listing. I have put soundboard as the audio is in my opinion to clear for audience and unlikely to have been FM with all the stops and gaps in the performance.

Download link in comments below or click on the picture.


Beehive Candy said…


Mike - Beehive Candy
Anonymous said…
many thanks Mike - always enjoyed the first album but never really got into the subsequent reincarnations so really looking forward to hearing this!