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Illusion
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England
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Illusion was formed by the four surviving original members of Renaissance (Jim McCarty, John Hawken, Jane Relf, and Louis Cennamo) in 1976, adding two additional musicians, guitarist John Knightsbridge and drummer Eddie McNeil. By that time Renaissance had achieved considerable success with an entirely different lineup so the original name was no longer available. The name "Illusion" came from the title of Renaissance's second album, the last one to feature these four musicians.
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http://johnhawken.com
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Releases on file (7)
Illusion — Enchanted Caress Illusion — Enchanted Caress
(Renaissance RMED-162, 1978/1990, CD)
Illusion — Illusion Illusion — Illusion
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2260, 1978/2011, CD)
Illusion — Madonna Blue Illusion — Madonna Blue
(TRC 030, 1978/1993, CD)
Illusion — Out of the Mist Illusion — Out of the Mist
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2259, 1977/2011, CD)
Renaissance — Illusion Renaissance — Illusion
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2232, 1970/2010, CD)
Renaissance — Renaissance Renaissance — Renaissance
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2231, 1969/2010, CD)
Renaissance Illusion — Through the Fire Renaissance Illusion — Through the Fire
(*, 0, CD)

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