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Topic: Michael Dunford RIP (Renaissance)
Posted By: Finnforest
Subject: Michael Dunford RIP (Renaissance)
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 16:12" rel="nofollow -

Torodd just posted this. Cry


Posted By: mwood
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 16:21
Tragic news.  Thanks for all the great music, Michael.  So glad that I finally got to see Renaissance perform here in Massachusetts a couple of years ago.  RIP.

Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 16:22
Oh, terrible news...

`Scherezaade' (spelling?) was one of the very first prog albums I heard, and I loved the band ever since. I've treasured so many of their albums, including their less-loved ones.

These days, I listen to Renaissance a lot when I'm on my quiet nightshift blocks, when there's not as many people in my office so I can pay extra attention to them.

So long and farewell to such an important member of a defining progressive rock band, and I'm sure we'll all enjoy their new album with newfound nostalgia when it shows up next year.

Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 16:43
Very sad. Unhappy

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Posted By: slideon
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 16:49
Wow, that sucks. I just picked up Scheherazade on vinyl not a week ago 

Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 17:01

Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.

Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 17:46
very sad, thank you for all the music, Michael

Posted By: geneyesontle
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 18:18

Poseidon wants to Acquire the Taste of the Fragile Lamb
- Derek Adrian Gabriel Anderson, singer of the band Geneyesontle

Posted By: Cesar Inca
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 18:30" rel="nofollow -


Ashes are burning the way for this new ocean gypsy. Thank you for the music, maestro." rel="nofollow -


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 18:33

Such an important creative influence for Renaissance

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...As I venture through the slipstream, between the viaducts in your dreams...[/COLOR]

Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 19:04
Yet another great loss.  Cry  Michael helped show us the softer side of Prog.  Life's novella is always too short.

The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"

Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 19:48
Very tragic news.  Another great loss to music.  RIP.

I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?

Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 20:26

Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: November 21 2012 at 23:14
Cry R.I.P. Michael - your music will live on in our hearts forever.........

Posted By: Rainer Rein
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 01:28
Hats off! RIP

Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 02:09
[moment of silence] No one lives forever, huh?

It's been a real pleasure listening to your work, man. RIP.

"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock

Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 02:21
Tragic. Another great musician passed away. RIP Cry

Posted By: Easy Livin
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 02:44
A key player in the history of a great band. RIP

Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 02:49
Imagine the burning embers
They glow below and above
Your sins you won't remember
And all you'll find there is love
Ashes are burning brightly
The smoke can be seen from afar
So now you're seeing how far
Ashes are burning the way
Ashes are burning the way

"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock

Posted By: Einsetumadur
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 03:22
"sons William (13) and Oliver (10)" .... Cry

All in all each man in all men

Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 04:56
Originally posted by Einsetumadur Einsetumadur wrote:

"sons William (13) and Oliver (10)" .... Cry

God damn it. 

At least his royalties will provide for them.


Posted By: njb0168
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 11:17
Another sad loss

Posted By: Dennis
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 12:22
A HUGE loss for progressive rock. I'm certain the band will now dedicate the new album to him. And no doubt it will be great. Michael and Annie recently said the new album could possibly be the best the band has ever produced, and with Michael's brilliant, memorable and timeless writing, I also have no doubt that this may be the case. R.I.P.  Michael. Indeed this is a very sad time for progressive rock fans.  

"Day dawns dark, it now numbers infinity"

Posted By: Norbert
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 13:19
Another trgaic loss.Cry

Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 14:16
A very sad day. A great loss to the world of great music.


In Lazland, life is transient. Prog is permanent.

Posted By: SMSM
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 18:15
Fortunately I saw Renaissance 2 years ago.
Can't find his age, any information would be appreciated

Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 18:21
^ Impossible to not find info on him using Google.

"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock

Posted By: Ivan_Melgar_M
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 19:09
Really broke my heart.

I was watching the Renaissance DVD a couple days ago.

Very very sad



Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: November 22 2012 at 19:54
speechless... R.I.P Michael you will always be alive within your music

Posted By: elbownut
Date Posted: November 23 2012 at 14:23
sad news.
I will be listening to all my Renaissance CDs tonight as a mark of respect .

Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: November 24 2012 at 22:23
I'm really proud to have been able to see him perform live with Renaissance 2 years ago.. 

Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 06:07
A sad loss indeed. The samples from the new album I have listened to indicate that he may have had something more to give us.


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 08:18
RIP Michael...


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: November 25 2012 at 23:48
Originally posted by Einsetumadur Einsetumadur wrote:

"sons William (13) and Oliver (10)" .... Cry first thought as well....

Posted By: infandous
Date Posted: November 26 2012 at 13:02
Very sad news when I learned of it a couple days ago.  It puts the performance of Renaissance at Nearfest I saw just a few short months ago into new perspective.  It was the first time I'd seen them.  I suspect his work will be listened to for many years to come.  He left a great legacy.

Posted By: sturoc
Date Posted: November 29 2012 at 19:21
God Speed, MD !
and Long Live Renaissance !

Posted By: SMSM
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 15:34

Posted By: SMSM
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 15:34
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Impossible to not find info on him using Google.
If that was a reply to my request, could you have at least bothered to provide the information of his age that he passed away while writing about finding anything on google
Sounds like the common sense thing to do, as I would not have asked such a question without googling first

Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 01 2012 at 17:11
^ Pardon me for my coldheartedness.

He was 68, which means he was born in ... 1944 unless he did not have a B-day this year.

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"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock

Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: December 10 2012 at 14:45
Reading only now....I remember his post few months ago when Betty Thatcher passed away.....

Curiosity killed a cat, Schroedinger only half.

Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: January 19 2013 at 10:17

I just learned today that Dunford passed away last year.

RIP to one of Renaissance's mainman.
Does anyone know when the new Renaissance album is planned for release ?
and will the 3 songs of the EP 'the mystic and the muse' be part of this album ?

"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)

Posted By: rogerthat
Date Posted: January 20 2013 at 01:41
Sometime this year, don't know when.  I hope the three Mystic and the Muse tracks will be included...again, don't know if that is the case.   

Meanwhile, one of the tracks Cry to the world (featuring Ian Anderson Clap) has been posted on soundcloud by Renaissance.

Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 19:14
Renaisance with Ian Anderson? That sounds promising.

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