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Symphonic Prog

3.57 | 201 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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4 stars Colosseum was one of the first progressive bands although their mix of jazz, blues and rock was miles away from the sound of later progrock dino's like Yes, Genesis or ELP. But Dave Greenslade his keyboards added 'a symphonic element' to the music, the best example is the 'sidelong' titletrack of Colosseum's second album Valentyne Suite. His strong build up solo on the Hammond organ ended almost psychedelical! Dave decided to form his own band and contacted his former bandmate Tony Reeves (who had become a record producer). Tony introduced Dave Lawson from a band called Samurai, Dave was quickly convinced of his skills. Drummer Andrew McCulloch had just left King Crimson and was willing to complete Dave Greenslade's own band, simply called Greenslade. On their eponymous album you can enjoy a very unique blend of rock, blues, jazz, symphonic and classic, embellished by dual-keyboardplay, a good rhythm-section and distinctive vocals. It's not the usual progrock in the vein of ELP, Genesis, King Crimson or Yes but it sounds very tasteful and refined featuring a fine melodic structure and great harmonics. THIS IS GREAT PROGROCK THAT DESERVES MORE ATTENTION!!
erik neuteboom | 4/5 |


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