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COLOSSEUM LIVE

Colosseum

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.23 | 89 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The first live album from a band I have never rated. But I paid top dollar for this copy of the CD version. It is regarded as a classic album and it is highly regarded.

Colosseum was a fusion band who also dipped into the symph prog scene with their first very ELP influenced/influencing albums. Or perhaps make that The Nice. The keyboards here is very much in the Keith Emerson style. The guitars are blues and so is the vocals. Maybe this is like what ELP with Jimi Hendrix would had sounded ? Jimi Hendrix was once auditioning for ELP and that project almost became a reallity. Most of this album sounds like ELP with blues vocalist and guitarists.

The quality is good throughout. In 2011, the music feels far too much standard big band blues/jazz to me. The ELP keyboards is the difference between this live album and umpteen other big band blues live albums. None of the tracks here is great either. But it is still a good live album and that's it.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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