Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Colosseum - The Collectors Colosseum (1971 uk, sensational prog jazz rock, japan issue)



 The Collectors' Colosseum is a compilation album by Colosseum that was released in England in 1971 and contains  early recordings from 1968-69.

Jumping off the Sun was originally recorded late in 1969, with Chris Farlowe's vocals overdubbed over Dave Clempson's originals. In addition, there are extra guitar overdubs by Clempson. I Can't Live Without You was recorded in 1968.

Bolero (yes Maurice Ravel's composition), Rope Ladder to the Moon  (written by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) and The Grass is Greener recorded in late1969. Three more tracks Walking In The Park (penned by Graham Bond),  Beware The Ides Of March and Those About To Die are form their 1969 album "Those Who Are About To Die Salute You".
Tracks
1. Jumping Off The Sun (Dave Tomlin, Mike Taylor) - 3:40, 
2. Those About To Die (Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Dave Greenslade, Tony Reeves) - 4:52
3. I Can't Live Without You (James Litherland) – 4:15
4. Beware The Ides Of March (Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman, Dave Greenslade, Tony Reeves) - 5:53
5. Walking In The Park (Graham Bond) – 3:55
6. Bolero (Maurice Ravel) – 5:29
7. Rope Ladder To The Moon (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown) - 3:22
8. The Grass Is Greener (Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman) - 7:37

Colosseum
*Jon Hiseman - Drums
*Dick Heckstall-Smith - Saxophone
*Dave Greenslade - Organ
*Tony Reeves - Bass
*James Litherland - Guitar, Vocals (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5)
*Dave Clempson - Guitar, Vocals (Tracks 1, 6, 8)
*Chris Farlowe - Vocals (Track 1)

1969 Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (2004 deluxe expanded edition) 
1969  Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (2004 remaster and expanded)
1970  Colosseum - Daughter Of Time (remaster with bonus track)
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1970 Chris Farlowe With The Hill - From Here To Mama Rosa (2010 Flawed Gems extra tracks remaster)
1972  Dick Heckstall Smith - A Story Ended (2006 Japan Remaster)
1973  Tempest - Tempest
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