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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 127 ratings

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5 stars I consider Colosseum Live the best live rock album ever. The main reason is its energy, pulsating as the speed of the drums or the organ or the guitar, or powerful accents of bass, sax and drums together, or beautiful melodies of most. There is also the perfection of the musicians who play rather complicated parts without sliding and stumbling over them but with improvised parts modified and extended from the album versions of the same songs. It is not just a show of ability to play as well as record, but so much more as can only be expected from a live performance. All done in great taste and class without extended periods of just a show how fast one can play or how much noise a particular instrument can make. I also have the Reunion DVD which is played by the same fantastic but older bunch and it is to me a nonosecond slower and the solos, especially Dave's, are shorter and not as fluid as in 1968. I give Colosseum Live six out of five and also recommend Colosseum Reunion DVD to anybody who likes this 1968 masterpiece. After so many years it is still one of my favourite albums of all times.
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