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Colosseum – Those Who Are About To Die Salute You · Valentyne Suite (1969)

28-04-2014, 15:53
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Colosseum – Those Who Are About To Die Salute You · Valentyne Suite (1969)

Artist: Colosseum
Title Of Album: Those Who Are About To Die Salute You · Valentyne Suite
Year Of Release: 1990
Label: Sequel Records NEX 161
Genre: Progressive Rock
Quality: MP3 | FLAC
Bitrate: VBR 0 | 16Bit/44kHz
Total Size: 144 MB | 462 MB
Total Time: 75:40
Website: Discogs

Those Who Are About To Die Salute You:
1. Walking in the Park 03:58
2. Plenty Hard Luck 04:31
3. Mandarin 04:27
4. Debut 06:22
5. Beware The Ides of March 05:40
6. The Road She Walked Before 02:47
7. Backwater Blues 07:40
8. Those About to Die 04:57
Total Time: 40:18

Valentyne Suite:
09. The Kettle 04:29
10. Elegy 03:16
11. Butty's Blues 06:50
12. The Machine Demands a Sacrifice 03:59
13. The Valentyne Suite 16:55
Total Time: 35:25

James Litherland: guitar, vocals
Tony Reeves: bass
Dave Greenslade: Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith: saxophone
Jon Hiseman: drums, percussion

Review from ProgArchives:
This is one of the pivotal progressive bands that emerged in the second part of the Sixties. Unfortunalety the progressive world was more impressed by The NICE and KING CRIMSON, so in my opinion COLOSSEUM is a bit underestimated progrock band. In '68 the founding members were drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax-player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves, later joined by Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Dave Clempson (guitar), Chris Farlowe (vocals) and Mark Clark, he replaced Tony Reeves. COLOSSEUM made three studio albums: "Those Who Are To Die We Salute You" and "Valentyne Suite" (both from '69) and "Daughter Of Time" ('70). The music is a progressive mix of several styles (rock, jazz, blues) with lots of sensational solos and captivating interplay. In '71 the band released their highly acclaimed live album "Colosseum live", a proove of their great skills on stage but also showing that at some moments the compositions sounded a bit too stretched. After COLOSSEUM was disbanded in '71, most of these members formed or joined known groups like HUMBLE PIE (Clem Clempson), ATOMIC ROOSTER (Chris Farlowe), GREENSLADE (Dave Greenslade re-united with Tony Reeves) and COLOSSEUM II (founded by Jon Hiseman). In '91 the label Castle Communications released the comprehensive compilation CD entitled "The Time Machine".
The second album "The Valentyne Suite" is considered as their best. It sounds mature and varied with the epic titletrack as the highlight: it's build up around a mindblowing solo on the Hammond organ by Dave Greenslade and great guitarwork by James Litherland. And if you like brass (I don't!), Dick Heckstall-Smith delivers stunning tenor-saxophone work.

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