Colosseum Valentyne Suite

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 - 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 ‎- The Grass Is Greener (1970) ABC/Dunhill Records/DS 50079 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 910mb
Label: ABC/Dunhill Records ‎- DS 50079 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
It's easy to say this is the U.S. version of the European released "Valentyne Suite", but it's much more complicated than that. We have some different musicians on this one, and half the songs on here weren't on the original. And the four original tracks have been changed somewhat as well. They kept the same album cover but changed the hue. As Sean Trane says in his review "Did you say confusing ?" I really didn't think this would be nearly as good as the original since the 17 minute title track "Valentyne Suite" was missing from this one (although "The Grass Is Greener" section is included), but I was wrong. The four new tracks are simply outstanding ! And while I wouldn't say they're as good as the "Valentyne Suite", they're good enough (along with the other tracks) to give this 4 stars. I'll review the four new songs that I didn't already review on the "Valentyne Suite" album.

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

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.

Colosseum - Bread & Circuses (1997) [Re-Up]  

Posted by uff at June 18, 2015
Colosseum - Bread & Circuses (1997) [Re-Up]

Colosseum - Bread & Circuses (1997)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | flac + Cue + Log | covers
Castle music, CMRCD1345 | rel:2006 | 340Mb

Yes, "Bread and Circuses" is different - very different indeed. Colosseum have grown older, and so have their fans. More mature, wiser, more organised. No more wild improvisations to a point which almost destroyed the song (viz "Beware the Ides of March" and parts of the famous "Valentyne Suite"), no more "angry young men" display. This CD contains a healthy mix of well thought-out and organised songs, presented almost at the point of perfection.
Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time (1970) ABC/Dunhill Records/DSX 50101 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: ABC/Dunhill Records/DSX 50101 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
An excellent album from this majestic blues/jazz-rock band. There are two real characteristics for the album 1) Sometimes the size of the line-up (a daunting sextet/septet plus the occasional string arrangement) pays off perfectly (see Time Lament for an example), whereas in some tracks it lumbers a little, with Farlowe's very powerful voice or a generically-used sax not merging very well. 2) It's interesting to have a very strong and individual vocalist, and even if Farlowe's additions of 'baby' in some songs seems out of place, and his voice occasionally seems a little too strong, he really does add to the album and pull off some powerful emotional performances. In the end, we come out with some stunning moments, especially the unforgettable 'Time Lament' and 'Downhill and Shadows', even if the predecessor, Valentyne Suite, was a little stronger overall.