Tuscany (album)

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Tuscany
Renaissance Tuscany.jpg
Studio album by Renaissance
Released 25 October 2000 (Japan)
2001 (UK)
Recorded 1999
Studio Astra Studio, Monks Horton, Kent, England
Genre Progressive rock
Length 49:23
Label EMI Music Japan
Giant Electric Pea (UK)
Producer
Renaissance chronology
Time-Line
(1983)Time-Line1983
Tuscany
(2000)
In the Land of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan 2001
(2002)In the Land of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan 20012002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 5/10 stars[2]

Tuscany is a 2001 album by progressive rock band Renaissance.[1] After a lengthy hiatus, original members Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford, Terence Sullivan and John Tout came together to record a new album, assisted by Roy Wood; Tout was unavailable for the later sessions and was replaced by Mickey Simmonds.

Although the album led to one London date on 9 March 2001 followed by a short tour of Japan,[3] with Haslam, Dunford, Sullivan and Simmonds augmented by Rave Tesar (keyboards) and David J. Keyes (bass, vocals), Annie Haslam subsequently announced that the band was again disbanding.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Dunford and Annie Haslam.

No. Title Length
1. "Lady from Tuscany" 6:41
2. "Pearls of Wisdom" 4:25
3. "Eva's Pond" 3:42
4. "Dear Landseer" 5:21
5. "In the Sunshine" 4:25
6. "In My Life" 5:26
7. "The Race" 5:00
8. "Dolphin's Prayer" 3:22
9. "Life in Brazil" 3:43
10. "One Thousand Roses" 7:12

Personnel[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

  • Annie Haslam - lead and backing vocals, producer
  • Michael Dunford - guitars, producer
  • Terence Sullivan - drums, percussion
  • Mickey Simmonds - keyboards and orchestral arrangements

Guest musicians[edit]

  • John Tout - piano and harpsicord on track 2, keyboards on track 8
  • Roy Wood - bass on tracks 2 and 3, keyboards and orchestral arrangements on track 3, backing vocals on track 8, percussion on track 9, producer on tracks 5 and 9
  • Alex Caird - bass guitar

Production[edit]

  • Rob Williams, David Woolgar - engineers and mixing
  • David Ivory & Cheek - mastering at Sigma Sound Services, Philadelphia, PA
  • Hal Jay Greene, Jim Wood - executive producers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eder, Bruce. "Tuscany - Renaissance | AllMusic". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Fielder, Hugh (March 2012). "Renaissance - Reissues". Classic Rock (168): 106. 
  3. ^ "RENAISSANCE In The Land Of The Rising Sun music reviews and MP3". www.progarchives.com. Retrieved 2009-04-14.