Colosseum Valentyne Suite

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2004] (Repost)

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969) [2CD Deluxe Expanded Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 573 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 211 MB | Covers - 158 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Midline (SMEDD097)

One of England's prime jazz-rock - or, more accurately, rock-jazz - outfits, most of the members of Colosseum had apprenticed in blues bands, and it shows very strongly on some of the material here. Both "The Kettle" and "Butty's Blues" are essentially tarted-up 12-bar blues, although they work well in a grander context; in the latter case much grander, as a brass ensemble enters for the last part, drowning out everything but the guitar, an indication that this recording is in dire need of remastering. "Elegy" is a fast-paced, minor-key blues that stretches guitarist James Litherland's vocal abilities. Things do get far more interesting with "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice," which offers solo opportunities to organist Dave Greenslade and sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith before re-emerging in what can only be called a proto-industrial style, all heavily treated clattering percussion…
Colosseum ‎- Valentyne Suite (1969) Vertigo/847 900 VTY - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC -  In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Colosseum ‎- Valentyne Suite
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: Vertigo/847 900 VTY | Release: 1969 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Second album from this groundbreaking quintet that had offered us much of a thrill with their debut. Again here, if you are looking for the vinyl, please be aware that this album came out with a very close-looking version in America, but a completely different track list and is titled, The Grass Is Greener 5BTW, I distinctly remember a first version of Lost Angeles on this version of the album).
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (deluxe expanded edition) (1969) [Reuploaded]

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (deluxe expanded edition) (1969)
rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sanctuary records SMEDD097 | rel: 2004 | 610Mb

There has been understandable confusion for decades about the overlap and the differences between Colosseum's second U.K. album and their second U.S. album. Their second U.K. LP was titled Valentyne Suite; their second U.S. album, however, was not only given a different title, The Grass Is Greener, but featured a substantially different track listing, with only four of the eight tracks overlapping with Valentyne Suite (although the version of "The Grass Is Greener" on the U.S. release has a guitar overdub by Clem Clemson, the original part by James Litherland getting lost in the process).

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Vertigo 1969) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip  Vinyl & HR

Posted by son-of-albion at May 2, 2011
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Vertigo 1969) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 764MB
Rapidshare, Fileserve | Jazz-rock, Blues-rock | 1969 UK LP | Vertigo VO 1

There can be little doubt about the musical competence of these gentlemen. All these years later, the music still sounds fresh. Technically this is top-notch. Blues, jazz and rock are blended into a heady mixture and the playing sounds extremely confident.
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (deluxe expanded edition) (1969)

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (deluxe expanded edition) (1969)
rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | HQ covers
Sanctuary records | rel: 2004 | 610Mb

There has been understandable confusion for decades about the overlap and the differences between Colosseum's second U.K. album and their second U.S. album. Their second U.K. LP was titled Valentyne Suite; their second U.S. album, however, was not only given a different title, The Grass Is Greener, but featured a substantially different track listing, with only four of the eight tracks overlapping with Valentyne Suite (although the version of "The Grass Is Greener" on the U.S. release has a guitar overdub by Clem Clemson, the original part by James Litherland getting lost in the process).
Colosseum - Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (1969) [Deluxe Edition 2004] (Repost)

Colosseum - Those Who Are About to Die Salute You (1969) [Deluxe Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 396 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 149 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sanctuary Midline (SMQCD096)

Colosseum's debut album is a powerful one, unleashing each member's instrumental prowess at one point while consolidating each talent to form an explosive outpouring of progressive jazz-rock the next. Those Who Are About to Die Salute You is coated with the volatile saxophone playing of Dick Heckstall-Smith, the thunderous keyboard assault of Dave Greenslade, and the bewildering guitar craft of James Litherland. Together, Colosseum skitters and glides through brisk musical spectrums of freestyle jazz and British blues, sometimes held tightly in place by Greenslade's Hammond organ, while other times let loose by the brilliancy of the horn and string interplay. Each song sparks its own personality and its very own energy level, giving the band instant attention upon the album's release in 1969…
Colosseum - Valentine Suite (1969)/Daughter of Time (1970) Remaster

Colosseum - Valentine Suite (1969)/Daughter of Time (1970) Remaster
EAC Rip | FLAC, Image + CUE, LOG | 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188 MB | Complete Scans | 34 MB
Rock, Jazz | Label: Vox Humana Ricordi | Catalog Number: CLCLCD 707002 | RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com, DF.com


Colosseum's second album, also in 1969, was Valentyne Suite, notable as the first release from Vertigo Records, the first label to sign heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Vertigo Records was a branch of Philips, established to sign and develop artists that did not fit the main Philips Records brand.
Mark Clarke then replaced Tony Reeves on bass, and Hiseman recruited vocalist Chris Farlowe to enable Clempson to concentrate on guitar. This is considered to be the definitive Colosseum line-up, which recorded the 1970 album Daughter of Time.

Colosseum - The Grass Is Greener (1969) {2011, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 21, 2016
Colosseum - The Grass Is Greener (1969) {2011, Reissue}

Colosseum - The Grass Is Greener (1969) {2011, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 395 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 21 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock | Talking Elephant Records #TECD181

The Grass Is Greener is an album by Colosseum, released in January 1970. In contrast to other albums by Colosseum, The Grass Is Greener was released only in the United States, on the Dunhill label, distributed by ABC. It was conceived as a U.S. alternative to November 1969's Valentyne Suite, complete with a muted, blue-green variation of the aforementioned album's cover. It features four tracks recorded with then-new guitarist/vocalist Dave "Clem" Clempson in the winter of 1969 ("Jumping Off The Sun," "Lost Angeles," "Rope Ladder To The Moon," "Bolero"); three tracks from the 1969 Vertigo LP Valentyne Suite but with vocal and guitar parts provided by Clempson…

Colosseum - Anthology (2000)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 1, 2016
Colosseum - Anthology (2000)

Colosseum - Anthology (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Castle/Sanctuary, CMDDD075 | ~ 665 or 309 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Jazz-Rock

As a genre was coming to life from 1969 to 1971, the group COLOSSEUM created some of the most innovative and diverse jazz-rock music there was. Everyone was taking the next logical step after Miles Davis conducted Jazz-Fusion 101 with Bitches Brew…

Colosseum - Tomorrow's Blues (2003) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by uff at July 20, 2015
Colosseum - Tomorrow's Blues (2003) [Re-Up]

Colosseum - Tomorrow's Blues (2003)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | flac + Cue + Log | covers
Castle Music CMRCD1399 | rel: 2006 | 380Mb

Though Colosseum lasted only a little more than three years, producing five albums, they made a great impression on the blooming sub-genre of progressive rock. They broke onto the scene with the energetic jazz & blues-influenced Those Who Are About To Die Salute You, with its unusual chord progressions and variant song structures, and then followed up with the epic Valentyne Suite. The title track of Valentyne Suite, a 17-minute composition, pushed keyboardist Dave Greenslade into the spotlight of progressive music. Drummer Jon Hiseman, on the other hand, gradually moved towards the jazz-fusion area.