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Colosseum - Valentyne Suite CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 347 ratings

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4 stars How can someone who loved seventies prog or classic rock overlooked this album? Yes, it happened to me. Pity me. I have heard a lot about this album from many prog mates down here but I did not even buy the album. I knew a lot about Colosseum II but not this one. The CD price was not favorable for me so when I attended Prog Nite end of last month I saw the used CD with "peaceful" price so I bought it. Oh man . it blew me away at first spin. It's not just the musicianship whom all the band members were the virtuoso of their instruments but most interestingly is the intense classic rock nuance produced from this record. WOW! The powerful vocal of Chris Farlowe, Dave Greenslade, James Litherland, Mark Clarke are all excellent. And I also love the double guitar solo performed by James Litherland and Dave Clempson. Especially when I observed them playing on my left and right speaker set separately. Also, the brass section reminds me to powerful brass rock band whom the band members died in the same plane crash on their tour CHASE. It's a great band of my favorite. All songs featured here in this Valentyne Suite are truly excellent ones. One think that makes this album memorable is the sound quality that represents the seventies. (please don't compare it with recent technology recording set!)

Similarity with other bands: Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chicago Transit Authority, Chase. It's an excellent addition to any prog collection. Keep on proggin' ..!

Progressively yours, GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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