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Colosseum - Some Albums
Colosseum - 1968 - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You

Colosseum is a pioneering British progressive jazz-rock band mixing progressive rock and jazz-based improvising. The band was formed in 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves, who had previously worked together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers on the Bare Wires album. Dave Greenslade, on organ, was immediately recruited, and the line-up was completed by Jim Roche on guitar. Roche only recorded one track before being replaced by James Litherland, (guitar and vocals). The band made their live debut in Newcastle and were promptly recorded by influential BBC Radio One DJ John Peel for his Top Gear Radio program. This appearance gained them valuable exposure and critical acclaim. Colosseum's first album, Those Who Are About To Die Salute You, was released by the Fontana label in 1969. Colosseum also played the "Super Session" program produced by BBC with Modern Jazz Quartet, Led Zeppelin, Jack Bruce, Roland Kirk Quartet, Eric Clapton, Steve Stills, and Juicy Lucy.

01 - Walking In The Park
02 - Plenty Hard Luck
03 - Mandarin
04 - Debut
05 - Beware The Ides Of March
06 - Track  6
07 - The Road She Walked Before
08 - Those About To Die


Colosseum - 1969 - Valentyne Suite

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.

01 - The Kettle
02 - Elegy
03 - Butty's Blues
04 - The Machine Demands A Sacriface
05 - The Valentyne Suite
    Theme One: January's Search
    Theme Two: February's Valentyne Suite
    Theme Three: The Grass Is Always Greener

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