Header

DAUGHTER OF TIME

Colosseum

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Colosseum Daughter of Time album cover
3.62 | 97 ratings | 13 reviews | 18% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy COLOSSEUM Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Three Score And Ten, Amen (5:36)
2. Time Lament (6:04)
3. Take Me Back To Doomsday (4:26)
4. The Daughter Of Time (3:30)
5. Theme For An Imaginary Western (4:05)
6. Bring Out Your Dead (4:25)
7. Downhill And Shadows (6:11)
8. The Time Machine (8:12)

Total Time: 42:29

Lyrics

Search COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Hiseman / drums
- Dick-Heckstall-Smith / saxes
- Dave Greenslade / organ, piano, vibes
- Clem Clempson / guitar, vocals
- Mark Clarke / bass
- Chris Farlowe / vocals

+ Barbara Thompson / flute, saxes
- Louis Cennamo / bass

Releases information

LP Vertigo 6360 017 (1970)
CD Sequel 1007-2 (1996)
Expanded edition: Sanctuary Records Group Ltd SMRCD119 (2004) with this bonus track: Jumping Off The Sun (1971 Chris Farlowe version)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to MANDRAKEROOT for the last updates
Edit this entry

COLOSSEUM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time Music


Chapter 2: NumquamChapter 2: Numquam
Metalhit.com 2012
Audio CD$14.87
$10.64 (used)
Valentyne SuiteValentyne Suite
Import
Sanctuary UK 2006
Audio CD$5.09
$3.05 (used)
Theme for a ReunionTheme for a Reunion
Rokarola 2014
Audio CD$8.14
$13.96 (used)
Those Who Are About to Die Salute YouThose Who Are About to Die Salute You
Import
Talking Elephant 2013
Audio CD$10.60
$19.10 (used)
Grass Is GreenerGrass Is Greener
Remastered · Import
Talking Elephant 2011
Audio CD$12.52
Live05Live05
Ruf 2010
Audio CD$13.21
$10.99 (used)
daughter of time LPdaughter of time LP
DUNHILL
Vinyl$13.88 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
TMN COLOSSEUM II CD JAPAN W/OBI RARE J-POP #50 US $3.49 Buy It Now 51m 46s
COLOSSEUM (GARY MOORE) colosseum ii MCF 2817 uk mca 1977 LP PS VG+/VG US $16.59 Buy It Now 2h 20m
HEART - FANATIC LIVE FROM CAESARS COLOSSEUM [REGION FREE] NEW DVD BOXSET US $13.77 Buy It Now 3h 6m
Gary Moore G-Force/Live At The Marquee UK 2-LP MINT 1988 Thin Lizzy Colosseum II US $69.95 Buy It Now 3h 15m
WOW! Colosseum I by TMN (CD 1992) Super RARE! Japan! US $4.99 Buy It Now 3h 29m
NEIL YOUNG,AT THE ROMAN COLOSSEUM,LP ON SPACEWARD,ST 500035 STEREO1976 US $42.36 Buy It Now 4h 36m
COLOSSEUM II Strange New Flesh CD Japan 6 tracks Bronze VICP-2087 Gary Moore US $9.99 [0 bids]
6h 17m
Colosseum LIVE (Warner Bros.) 1971 double LP original pressing US $16.99 [0 bids]
8h 44m
Colosseum - Live [CD New] US $13.19 Buy It Now 9h
COLOSSEUM Live Double Vinyl LP Bronze ICD1/2 A1/B1 First Press US $67.77 Buy It Now 10h 8m
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite ( Gatefold LP) 1972 US $42.28 Buy It Now 10h 55m
Champion - S/T LP Epic 35438 Canada 1978 Colosseum, Rough Diamond US $0.99 [0 bids]
11h 21m
Time Machine: A Vertigo Retrospective Prog Rock Box set Gentle Giant Colosseum US $19.95 Buy It Now 11h 29m
Colosseum WBros 2LP Live Jazz Prog Chris Farlowe 1971 US $15.00 [0 bids]
12h 19m
COLOSSEUM Those Who Are About to Die Salute You CD MINI LP US $15.49 Buy It Now 14h 48m
MICHELLE ROY/meynaud, tcherepnin, wagner/sealed colosseum lp US $40.00 Buy It Now 15h 55m
ELLY NEY/johannes brahms: sonate f-moll op.5 sealed colosseum lp US $99.99 Buy It Now 16h
Colosseum Chapter 2: Numquam CD US $8.14 Buy It Now 16h
COLOSSEUM - "COLOSSEUM LIVE" - 2LPS - WB 2XS1942 - 1971 GATEFOLD US $10.75 Buy It Now 17h 58m
Colosseum - The Best of Colosseum DVD AUDIO NEW 24-bit, 96kHz NEW SEALED US $6.99 [0 bids]
18h 23m
PETER LEMER QUINTET - Local Colour (NEW/SEALED) 180gr COLOSSEUM Jazz Prog Psych US $19.99 Buy It Now 19h 2m
COLOSSEUM II War Dance CD MINI LP US $15.49 Buy It Now 20h 18m
Curved Air - Live at the BBC cd 1970-76 Sonja Krisitina Darryl Way Colosseum OOP US $34.90 Buy It Now 23h 33m
Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia - Pure Fantasy cd 1984 Colosseum Jon Hiseman US $25.90 Buy It Now 23h 34m
Barbara Thompson - Special Edition cd Rod Argent Colosseum New Jazz Orchestra US $24.90 Buy It Now 23h 34m
NEW - Colosseum - Complete Reunion Concert US $13.17 Buy It Now 1 day
BORIS GODOUNOV Bolshoi Theatre Production COLOSSEUM CRLP 124 125 126 with folder US $19.99 [0 bids]
US $25.99 Buy It Now
1 day
COLOSSEUM valentyne suite LP 5 track later issue without philips credit sleeve h US $72.63 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM II WAR DANCE / JAPAN WITH OBI US $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM VALENTYNE SUITE vertigo 69 rare large spiral 1st pr Lp US $118.60 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM LIVE ,DOUBLE RECORD,STEREO,1971,12",HARD ROCK ,BRONZE US $28.60 Buy It Now 1 day
* COLOSSEUM - JENNY ABEL - WAGNER - VIOLIN CONCERTO *? US $19.00 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM - Valentyne Suite UK CD US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Shadows At The Colosseum Johannesburg 4 Track EP 196? Mega Rare South Africa US $20.00 [0 bids]
US $50.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Schubert Franck Violin Sonatas David Oistrakh Lev Oborin Colosseum 1956 US $26.00 [0 bids]
US $35.00 Buy It Now
1 day
COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time NM British Jazz Psych US $30.00 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM~THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU~ABC~~ JAZZ LP US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM - Live CD - ESMCD 641 - CASTLE MUSIC - New and still sealed US $12.90 Buy It Now 1 day
COLOSSEUM "Strange New Flesh: Expanded" 2CD SET RARE TRACKS VERSION OUT-OF-PRINT US $37.98 Buy It Now 1 day
(THE CHRIS FARLOWE BAND-Live!)-Greenslade/Colosseum/Atomic Rooster-J3-LP US $22.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Composizioni Da Camera Verdi 33 1/3 RPM LP Colosseum Records 1952 US $9.00 Buy It Now 1 day
BARBARA THOMPSON & ROD ARGENT Ghosts JAPAN LTD MINI LP CD SEALED COLOSSEUM US $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Vezner,Joe - Catz Of The Colosseum [CD New] US $15.74 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM II Japan CD wOBI,STRANGE NEW FLESH sealed US $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM II. TICKET STUB FROM LJUBLJANA 1976 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM CONCERT TICKET STUB FROM GRAZ AUSTRIA 1997 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM CONCERT TICKET STUB FROM GRAZ AUSTRIA 2005 US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM Epitaph LP US $9.98 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM - THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE... FONTANA UK 1969 ORIGINAL US $59.31 Buy It Now 2 days
Colosseum Party LP Disco. Israel Press Ilan Ben Cbs 25584 Michael Jackson US $16.00 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM 'COLOSSEUM LIVE' UK DOUBLE LP ICD 1/2 A1/B1 US $59.29 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM II Strange New Flesh - Expanted Edition MINI LP CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM Valentyne Suite MINI LP CD US $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM Valentyne Suite CD MINI LP US $15.49 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM Valentyne Suite, LP, Jazz Rock US $25.00 [0 bids]
2 days
COLOSSEUM Those Who Are About to Die Salute You MINI LP CD US $16.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Colosseum - Theme For A Reunion - 250236 US $13.90 Buy It Now 2 days
COLOSSEUM - VALENTYNE SUITE NEW CD US $19.01 Buy It Now 2 days
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Tempest In The Colosseum [SACD New] US $52.78 Buy It Now 2 days
Mozart Violin Concerto David Oistrakh Colosseum CRLP 154 1954 US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $1.99 Buy It Now
2 days
COLOSSEUM: Those Who Are About To Die Salute You LP (UK, original black label, US $125.00 Buy It Now 2 days
FOLK DANCES - SONGS - BALALAIKA - ACCORDION COLOSSEUM 1954 12" LP 33 CRLPX-013 US $16.99 [0 bids]
2 days
VALERY SIGALEVITCH -SPIELT CHOPIN- VINYL LP RECORD -COLOSSEUM 0646 DATED 1985 US $19.92 Buy It Now 2 days
CD-The Best of Progressive Rock -HAWKWIND/NICE/COLOSSEUM/U.HEEP ETC. US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Les Miserables [French] by Various Artists (CD, Oct-1999, Colosseum) US $15.32 Buy It Now 2 days
CHRIS FARLOWE BAND LIVE - ROCK LEGENDS COLLECTOR LP - COLOSSEUM - ATOMIC ROOSTER US $9.38 Buy It Now 2 days
Smetana DALIBOR.Jaroslav Krombholc.3 LP Box Set.Colosseum CRLP 181-183 US $37.75 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum II, Strange New Flesh Audio CD US $18.93 Buy It Now 3 days
COLOSSEUM -- "Valentyne Suite" UK LP ISLAND / BRONZE HELP 4 -- MINT VINYL !! US $25.42 [0 bids]
3 days
Colosseum - Morituri Te Salutan NEW CD US $35.67 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum II - Strange New Flesh CD - Gary Moore From Thin Lizzy - Free Shipping US $11.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum II - Wardance Japan 1ST PRESS CD 18P2-2757 US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
COLOSSEUM, Colosseum Live [Bronze] 1st pressing A1U stampers UK 2LP --NM US $25.42 [1 bids]
3 days
VINTAGE COLOSSEUM LP - RUBINSTEIN, NAPRAVNIK, DARGOMIHSKY US $8.99 [0 bids]
3 days
Colosseum *Live* Rare Double LP 1971 1st Press Jazz/Prog Fusion NEAR MINT US $7.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
3 days
COLOSSEUM Collectors Colosseum LP original UK pressing non LP tracks US $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite [CD New] US $12.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum- Anthology (CD, Nov-2008, 2 Discs, Castle) Made in England US $25.00 [0 bids]
3 days
YUUKO SHIOKAWA Max Reger Violin Concerto COLOSSEUM Germany NM- US $24.99 [0 bids]
3 days
COLOSSEUM VALENTYNE SUITE JAPAN 1970´s PROMO LP EX/M- US $150.81 [0 bids]
3 days
COLOSSEUM II strange new fles CD JON HISEMAN GARY MOORE US $13.59 [0 bids]
3 days
COLOSSEUM - LIVE COLOGNE 1994 NEW CD US $22.45 Buy It Now 3 days
A SPLIT SECOND The Colosseum Crash 1989 EUROPEAN 3" CD single US $25.00 Buy It Now 3 days
NATHAN DREW LARSON gourmet-colosseum-hatshepsut-classical civilization-USA EX+ US $8.91 [0 bids]
3 days
Heart: Fanatic - Live from Caesars Colosseum - Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) Regi US $18.92 Buy It Now 3 days
Heart: Fanatic Live from Caesar's Colosseum DVD US $11.45 Buy It Now 3 days
Colosseum Pages From An Autograph Book UK memorabilia Autographed AUTOGRAPHS US $132.09 Buy It Now 3 days
A SPLIT SECOND THE COLOSSEUM CRASH RARE OOP LP NM COVER/VG VINYL! POP NEW WAVE! US $6.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Live Cologne 1994/Colosseum/new cd US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
COLOSSEUM - VALENTYNE SUITE Very rare german Import LP Release! EX US $23.47 Buy It Now 3 days
CHRIS FARLOWE Out Of Time Paint It Black '76 France LP Colosseum Atomic Rooster US $35.20 Buy It Now 3 days
TMN - Colosseum 1 JAPAN CD w/obi 1992 13trk ESCB-1306 US $13.13 Buy It Now 4 days
Colosseum II, Gary Moore - War Dance JAPAN LP with OBI and LINER NOTES US $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
1977 - COLOSSEUM II - Wardance + UK Tour Dates -Press Advertisment - Poster Size US $15.23 Buy It Now 4 days
Colosseum - Live Cologne 1994 [CD New] US $13.64 Buy It Now 4 days
Fanatic Live From Caesar's Colosseum (Deluxe Edition CD+DVD) [Deluxe Edition, CD US $23.21 Buy It Now 4 days
Colosseum Daughter Of Time - Sealed vinyl LP album record Canadian DS-50101 US $76.59 Buy It Now 4 days
colosseum Stereo JENNY ABEL VIOLIN CONC. SIEGFRIED WAGNER NUREMBERG GRAVINA NM US $10.00 [0 bids]
4 days
Colosseum Valentyne Suite vinyl LP album record UK HELP4 BRONZE 1972 US $52.45 Buy It Now 4 days
COLOSSEUM-THEME FOR A REUNION-COMPLETE REUNION CONCERT 1994 COLOGNE-GERMANY-2CD- US $29.00 Buy It Now 4 days

More places to buy COLOSSEUM music online Buy COLOSSEUM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for COLOSSEUM DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time ratings distribution


3.62
(97 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
18%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
47%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (5%)
5%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

COLOSSEUM Daughter of Time reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars With their previous album a resounding success (artistically certainly and commercially also), but touring constantly, the line-up change seeing the two guitars of the group disappearing, being replaced by a more fitting (not necessarily more virtuoso) duo, there was no clear cut singer. Dave Greenslade then remembered his old Thunderbird days, where he was backing one of the best and strongest soul voices (along with Traffic's Stevie Winwood) Chris Farlowe, and in a surprising and daring move offered him the job. An incredibly bold choice as Farlowe's impressive stature (the man is tall but also had survived a polio attack, but deforming his body) was not really an obvious frontman candidate. Farlowe's soulful voice was not that evident either to fit the group, but again the magic that had operated for the first line-up worked but at a cost: the songwriting. Bringing such a forceful singer as Farlowe in but to use him as little as there were vocals in the first two albums was of course impossible. So the main difference between this album and the previous two, is that there is a lot more singing. And as incredible as Farlowe's voice is, it is not to everyone's taste either, but no-one can claim that there are not some incredibly spine-tingling moments on this album and that they are mostly due to his voice. So now, Colosseum is a sextet!!

Right from the opening track, you can feel that the exuberance of the first two albums will be much absent, but not the solemnity. Greenslade's organ is mixed much lower than previously, but still well present and countering Farlowe's incredible vocal soaring leaps. The following Time Lament has a difficult start, but once it gets settled, Farlowe's howling, answered by DH-S's sax lines (he was almost absent in the opener) are pushing the track into an impressive progression (but it does need repetitive listenings to fully dig it). Doomsday is a much less impressive piano-led track, even if the lyrics should please the more Tolkien-esque appetites, and a rare flute (Barbara Thompson who gets in many sax parts also and future Mrs Hiseman) appears. Clearly Clempson (the singer on this track) is not at ease with lead singing, though. The rather short title track is slow in starting and takes it time before Farlowe pulls in another one of his tricks, but again his voice sort of dominates the rest of the players. Assuredly the mixing and engineering of the album could've been bettered at the time, and the remastering job has not brought the expected results (at least for this writer).

The opening salvo of side B is a Jack Bruce (Cream but also an ex-RnB colleague) and Pete Brown (the leading UK Beat poet that had links with everyone from jazz to rock) track. If Farlowe really understands what Bruce was singing and duplicates quite well, this is not one of the stronger Brown lyrics (the man had gotten us used to She Was Like A Bearded Rainbow lines ;-), but overall a cool cover of that classic track. The instrumental Bring Out Your Dead is clearly a return to old Colosseum track (Ides Of March-type) and unfortunately shows us that the integration of such a powerful voice is not an easy task: the obvious and glaring proof is here. One can recognize Louis Cennamo (Renaissance, Illusion and Steamhammer) bass lines in the track - as official bassist mark Clarke only plays on three tracks, probably due to his late arrival in the group. Downhill And Shadows is a mix and messed-up blend of again slow-starting blues with all the usual heroics from Clempson and Farlowe and the typical Clarke on bass. The last track, the cynically-titled Time Machine is not only a filler but also a throw-away drum solo (remember that the drummer is the boss in this group) recorded live, and even if the guy is clearly an ace at his instrument (the man is impressive in concert), this kind of exercise is really not my cup of tea, a fortiori even more when lasting over 8 minutes. I suspect that this is exactly the type of tracks that terminated the partnership between Vertigo and the group.

Constant touring, a shifting line-up, the lack of time to write songs (maybe even a few too ideas also), a new balance to find between the six members and maybe a lesser production, all these factors might make this album is clearly a bit of a let-down, but ultimately with repeated listenings it slowly unveils its merits.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#26299) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, February 02, 2004

Review by Gatot
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars An Excellent Classic Prog Album!

What should I do when I'm waiting for my daughter, Dian, going back from school activity? Oh I'd better go to the coffee shop, open my laptop and write a review on Colosseum's "Daughter of Time" album. Well, it seems the album title fits with the situation I'm currently having: waiting (something to do with "time") for my "daughter" finishing the school activity. Hope I can finish this review just before a call from her. Hm. So sorry, it's just an introduction - nothing to do with the music of Colosseum at all. It's just an indication how prog rules my life. Yeah - I live, I breathe, I work with prog music .

This album was actually not recommended by my colleague proggers because according to them, this one is not as powerful as Valentyne Suite or Live albums. But for the sake of having a complete set of Colosseum album, I bought it anyway. To my surprise, the music of this album is truly meeting my taste and I can see that the musical quality of this album is at par excellent as the band's Valentyne Suite. In general, the music is so classic where I can hear may styles of seventies sounds blending the classic rock style, jazz, as well as blues. It's really a gem for me. So many organ sounds that remind me to old days sound like those played by Brian Auger, Ekseption, etc.

Track 1 "Three Score And Ten, Amen" (5:36) has an intro that gives an impression of somewhat KING CRIMSON's music of "In The Court of Crimson King" album especially on the nuance created by mellotron-like sound. But it's not truly King Crimson as when the vocal enters the scene it gives an impression of the like of CHASE, CHICAGO Transit Authority or Blood Sweat & Tears. Of course they don't sound exactly the same but the style is similar. The tight bass lines by Mark Clarke seems like bringing the beat of the song combined with excellent brass section and powerful vocal line by Chris Farlowe, which sometimes sings in high register notes. The style and tempo changes have formed the music in cohesive way.

"Time Lament" (6:04) starts off with a string orchestra in relatively complex arrangements with excellent combination of brass section wonderfully played by Dick-Heckstall Smith and Barbara Thompson. Well, who doesn't know Barbara Thompson and Dick-Heckstall Smith? They are both excellent brass instruments players. When vocal enters the song, it seems very obvious how the music has shifted into a blues-based music with powerful vocal line. The rest of the track shows great combination of brass section and dynamic drum-work by Jon Hiseman. Excellent track!

Track 3 "Take Me Back To Doomsday" (4:26) starts with piano exploration by Dave Greenslade in a jazzy mode. The electric guitar played by Clem Clempson brings the music in faster tempo followed with duo vocals. "Take me back . take me back .". The album title "The Daughter Of Time" (3:30) starts somewhat complex with circus-like music followed with distorted guitar solo and brass section that slashes afterwards. The vocal enters in classic style backed with rhythm section which comprises combination of powerful brass section and organ. I do enjoy the combined work of guitar solo and brass section. It's really excellent.

"Theme For An Imaginary Western" (4:05) opens with vocal line in relatively high register note augmented with acoustic guitar and organ sound that reminds me to the music of Procol Harum. Oh yeah, this tune sounds like PROCOL HARUM's. It's cool, especially when I hear the organ sound and electric guitar fills. Oh my God . I like this track very much.

"Bring Out Your Dead" (4:25) opens with keyboard / organ sounds that remind me to the music of The NICE. The organ work is really stunning, combined with dynamic drumming by Jon Hiseman and electric guitar. Vibes take its part during transition pieces. It's an excellent instrumental track. "Downhill And Shadows" (6:11) enters with sax solo in relatively long duration (1 minute) followed with drum, bass and guitar that form a truly great blues music. The vocal line enters with a lyric of "From now on ." oh . this is really great!!!! Yeah man, it's one of my favorites blues music especially with the use of brass section to accentuate the music and stunning guitar fills and solo. Oh I'd better sip my coffee now commemorating the wonderful blues beats this track offers. It's really awesome!!! And . the guitar solo is fantastic. Clem Clempson rules!!! The vocal is also powerful.

"The Time Machine" (8:12) is a live track that concludes the album. As usual, it's performed with high energy and it's very dynamic. Look at how the drum set is played wonderfully by Jon Hiseman. Well, I'm sure Jon is one of the best rock drummers that I have ever known. He has a lot of variations in how he combines the snare, bass drum as well as tom tam. It's really great and very enjoyable.

Folks, what can I say about this legendary album after I have been listening to it many times and written long review? Of course, it's a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED prog album that you must have. Don't miss it. As for the sonic quality, this is the seventies record so don't expect something really good coming out of this record. But with this kind of sound I really have an emotional bound with the album because it casts the memorable time of the glory days of rock music during my childhood. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Gatot (BETA) | Report this review (#73735) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, April 01, 2006

Review by Atavachron
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Flawed but enjoyable third studio release from progressive jazz-rock axis Colosseum despite Chris Farlowe's inexplicable shouting and a medium production. 'Three Score and Ten, Amen' starts majestic but turns forgettable, and 'Time Lament' is better, with nice string and horn arrangements, Leonard Bernstein-isms and anthemic feel. David Greenslade's piano is beautifully showcased in 'Take Me Back to Doomsday' and features feathery jazz parts with multi-instrumentalist Barbara Thompson's flute and Baritone sax. The title cut wakes things up and we start to hear the brass-rock influence in this group, Harrold Beckett's trumpet and myriad talents of Dick Heckstall and Thompson, and 'Bring Out Your Dead' smokes the jazzical. Missed is the heat of leader Jon Hiseman's drums, seeming a bit uninspired here. A muddled blues for 'Downhill and Shadows' but Hiseman is redeemed by solo 'Time Machine' and a terrific moment to himself. The record fails at times and the band seemed to be coming apart, though for 1970 it is fairly bold music. A hit-and-miss set from a potentially great outfit.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Atavachron (BETA) | Report this review (#135655) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, August 31, 2007

Review by Raff
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Colosseum's first studio album since the departure of singer and guitarist James Litherland (who went on to form the short-lived Mogul Thrash, John Wetton's first band) sounds at the same time similar and unlike its illustrious predecessor, "Valentyne Suite". As other reviewers have pointed out before me, it is a bluesier, jazzier effort, with a big, majestic sound, and much more prominent guitar parts, which make it harder-edged than the more keyboard-oriented VS. Anyway prog fans will find a lot to enjoy in "Daughter of Time", at least as far as the music is concerned. In fact, Chris Farlowe's powerful, resounding vocals do not fit with many people's expectations of what a prog singer should sound like, and for some they may even be an acquired taste. To these ears, though, his voice is simply stunning, and complements perfectly the epic sweep and overall uplifting mood of the album.

I set a great store by the opening track of an album, and "Three Score and Ten, Amen" does not disappoint, with Farlowe's commanding vocals fitting perfectly in the rich texture of Colosseum's music. Founding member Dick Heckstall-Smith's sax is augmented by Barbara Thompson (the future Mrs Hiseman, and a band member to this day), who doubles up on flute. The presence of a mini brass section boosts the band's already dramatic sound, and serves as a foil for Hiseman's textbook drumming and Dave Clem Clempson's brilliant guitar work. Clempson shines throughout the album, and the instrumental section of "Time Lament" showcases his sadly underrated skills as a six-stringer. "Take Me Back to Doomsday", my own personal favourite, is an exhilarating ride dominated by an awesome vocal performance by Farlowe and Greenslade's scintillating piano, as well as a soothing, elegant flute section provided by Thompson.

While the title-track sounds slightly too bombastic for comfort, and is in my opinion the weakest song on the album, "Theme for an Imaginary Western" is another vocal tour-de-force for Farlowe, though of a somewhat more understated nature than his trademark style. The song, originally written by bassist extraordinaire Jack Bruce for his album "Songs for a Tailor", is a wistful ballad slightly reminiscent of Procol Harum's best efforts. The intricate instrumental Bring Out Your Dead comes closest to the band's sound on "Valentyne Suite", and features sterling organ work by Dave Greenslade. The powerful, bluesy "Downhill and Shadows" allows Farlowe to shine once again, and introduces the live recording of "The Time Machine", mainly an extended solo by master drummer Jon Hiseman. Though drum solos have the reputation of being boring to all but practicing drummers, this one is eminently listenable even for musical dummies such as yours truly.

Though not perfect, and certainly not as innovative as "Valentyne Suite", "Daughter of Time" is nonetheless an excellent offering by an equally excellent band, blending jazz, blues, classic rock and progressive stylings in a single, high-quality package. Very warmly recommended to all lovers of great music.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Raff (BETA) | Report this review (#160328) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2008

Review by TGM: Orb
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Review 26, Daughter Of Time, Colosseum, 1970

StarStarStarStar

An excellent album from this majestic blues/jazz-rock band. There are two real characteristics for the album 1) Sometimes the size of the line-up (a daunting sextet/septet plus the occasional string arrangement) pays off perfectly (see Time Lament for an example), whereas in some tracks it lumbers a little, with Farlowe's very powerful voice or a generically-used sax not merging very well. 2) It's interesting to have a very strong and individual vocalist, and even if Farlowe's additions of 'baby' in some songs seems out of place, and his voice occasionally seems a little too strong, he really does add to the album and pull off some powerful emotional performances. In the end, we come out with some stunning moments, especially the unforgettable 'Time Lament' and 'Downhill and Shadows', even if the predecessor, Valentyne Suite, was a little stronger overall.

Threescore And Ten (Amen). The album kicks off pompously with hymnal vocals standing behind a thick organ and a powerful, prominent rhythm section. We get an interesting combination of Farlowe and a very intricate bass part shadowing him to the smallest note. Jon Hiseman throws out some more unusual percussion into the mix, adding a slightly ferric, spiritual feel to the song. As superb as the instrumental section showcasing the talents of Clem Clempson as a guitarist is, it feels very out of place. The saxophonists (and Greenslade on vibes) contribute a little towards the end of the piece, with its dramatic, cheese-bordering spoken part, though they are mostly backing the strength of Farlowe's vocals. An appropriate introduction, even if the jazz-fueled urge to show off doesn't merge too neatly with the piece's spiritual/vocal base.

Time Lament is the raging high for this album, in my opinion, showcasing some . The song begins with the saxes showing off both more traditional humming and unusual arrangements and an amazing screeching violin (and other strings), backed up by Greenslade's piano. As the verse comes in with its stunning drum patterns, wandering bass and vibes, Chris Farlowe delivers stunning vocals. This leads into a less serious-sounding section, allowing everyone (especially Dick Heckstall Smith on saxophone) to display their ability as soloists. I'd thought of this as a step down for a long time, but have come to appreciate the opportunities it affords the players and the return of the vocals. The strings throughout build a slightly twisted feel into the song. It escalates back into the amazing drums and Chris Farlowe vocals. One of my favourite drum-performances (and songs) ever. Absolutely unforgettable.

Take Me Back To Doomsday begins with an interesting chord-based piano that continues throughout the piece, adding something small in the background behind some stunning guitar from Clem Clempson and excellent vocals (by the same, even if he didn't think of himself as a singer). A great flute-saxophone duet from Heckstall-Smith and Barbara Thompson leads back with some more trademark Hiseman direction-drumming and some small guitar soloing. This flute-saxophone duet remains for the rest of the song.

I like the whimsy of the start of Daughter Of Time, with the juxtaposition of the upbeat, flowing sound (especially the whinnying Clempson guitar and Heckstall-Smith sax) and the massive drum crescendo and pompous Farlowe vocals. Another really strong drum performance, and a the sax duet hums along behind it effortlessly. The blues-style ending, with amazing Clemson guitar, works perfectly.

The cover of Theme For An Imaginary Western is a more cohesive piece than most of the album, with everyone fusing into each other in between their showing off rather than simply continuing each others' lines (as happens in some other places). We get great bass and guitar performances from Mark Clarke and Clempson, and a more prominent Greenslade organ and chorus part. Even though the sax additions feel a little redundant to me, it's a refreshing break from the minor chaos of the album as a whole.

Bring Out Your Dead is a schizophrenic quirky instrumental which contrasts a foot-tapping sax-organ with some tragic vibes, aggressive guitar and rapidly changing drumming. The ending is plainly weird, escalating to an indefinite conclusion, and maybe building a little tension for Downhill And Shadows to launch off from. Some repetition, some superb ideas. An interesting little piece, but I'm never really quite sure what it's trying to do.

Downhill And Shadows is (don't believe the lyrics sheet) a pessimistic, dark, brooding blues-at-its-finest. Everything, from Hiseman's gloomy lyrics to Chris Farlowe's deliberate vocal, to the opening, lamenting saxes to a load of dazzling mini-solos from Clem Clempson is handled well. A very good bass performance and the pygmy brass section exchange and share ideas with Clarke's bass neatly. Definitely Clemson's high point on the album, and some of the best guitar-soloing I've heard.

Time Machine is an extended drum solo, which means that I can't really comment on it. To appreciate a drum solo like this fully, I'd guess you need to understand what the guy's doing, which I don't. It's enjoyable enough for me, and a good listen anyway, but the real highlight of the track is when everything comes together majestically at the end, blaring away to one of the most powerful conclusions I've ever heard.

This album has three really outstanding performers, Hiseman, Clemson and Farlowe, and anyone who either likes one of those or wants to hear some superb drumming, strong vocals or blues guitar should put this album on their wish list. Don't expect to be overwhelmed with awe on the first listen, since it's really a grower, and you need to pay some attention to get the small, but significant background additions of the bass, sax and keys. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys blues, though those not familiar with Colosseum should perhaps try the more consistent and better-arranged Valentyne Suite before moving on to this more difficult album.

Rating: Four Stars,

Favourite Track: Time Lament

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to TGM: Orb (BETA) | Report this review (#169911) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, May 05, 2008

Review by ExittheLemming
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars The Blues had a baby and they called it Progressive Jazz Rock

Although I can find no direct references in any of the lyrics I am able to decipher, this album may be based upon the 1951 novel of the same name by Josephine Tey. The plot of this book is concerned with whether Richard III, King of England actually murdered his nephews, the 'Princes in the Tower' The latter's claims to the throne were negated by being deemed illegitimate under a document titled the Titulus Regius published in 1483.

(Yeah so? get on with it you long winded rodent)

'Three Score and Ten Amen' - The incongruous spectre of Ennio Morricone pops his head over the parapet here on the choral intro for this teleologically inclined rumination on our all too brief mortality. Thereafter, Farlowe proves once again that despite his much documented and rather paradoxical obsession with Nazi memorabilia, he was really christened Christopher 'Tyrone' Farlowe. We are in the presence of perhaps the only man without a perennial suntan capable of flicking wet towels at that rather redundant cliche that 'honky' can't sing da blooz. Clemson's playing I don't really much care for as large swathes of the classic double Live album are sullied by his 'Blues Rock for Dummies' soloing. He is somewhat more restrained here however, and apart from the odd wah wah drenched cold shower in places, is mercifully consigned to the 'shallow end of the gene pool' for the most part. The horns have an unmistakable 'Jazz with a British accent' inflection and prevents much of this record from degenerating into a pale take on the similarly minded early 'Chicago' or 'Blood Sweat and Tears' from across the pond. This is a great opening song with a bristling delivery from Farlowe over a delicious chord progression apportioned very imaginatively between Greenslade, Clemson, Heckstall-Smith, Clark and Hiseman. The brief narrative that appears however, unless tackled by someone like Lou Reed, Mark E. Smith or William Burroughs, ends up as rather trite and mawkish and does spoil an otherwise sublime track accordingly. Chris Farlowe's declamatory vocal stylings are often considered OTT but hey, this is 'prog' baby ! and understatement has never really been on the menu at the 'Bombastic Takeaway'. The song ends on a particularly memorable note with stabbing horns on an unresolved dissonant chord. Very unsettling and powerful.

'Time Lament' - Some very neurotic brass and string writing introduces this and takes on the mantle of a rather disquieting chamber music as realized by someone like Zappa. Things settle down quickly with gorgeous shimmering organ chords and tasteful breathy sax injections. The sung section has a very stately and tenuously hymnal style and as you would expect, Farlowe milks this pious atmosphere for all it's worth with another larynx flexing delivery sufficient to snuff out liturgical candles. The pace then quickens with a lovely bubbling organ motif before we embark on a very tightly disciplined stop/start section which also carries a trace of the staccato writing style of Zappa circa Orchestral Favourites Heckstall-Smith lends some signature wailing sax to a quieter section and together with Mel Collins, these two are probably the only credible jazz sax players on a rock record I have heard. The nervy strings and brass get reprised briefly before the band kick into a syncopated riff with shades of America by the Nice. The whole song never sits still for long and this ever changing structure lends it a schizophrenic feel throughout. For the ending we meet some heavy brass chording dragged inexorably downwards by the magnetic pull of the descending harmonic progression. Two belters to start with. Things are looking good*.

'Take Me Back to Doomsday' - (*I knew I would rue those badly chosen words) The witty gallows humour in the title is unfortunately one of the few redeeming factors in this track. Dave Greenslade's rippling piano is very attractive and even the reviled Clemson is tasteful here, but the 60's harmony vocals over a chugging Deep Purple type groove is hopelessly dated and without a memorable tune this really ain't going to win any friends 'round these parts. There is an extended instrumental passage with some nice flute but some rather aimless sax squawking and noodling redolent of the 'OFF your face' while the red bulb is ON which Crimson were guilty of on both Islands and Lizard

'The Daughter of Time' - Comes across fleetingly on the intro as a parody of lounge lizard jazz as explored by Zappa (the irreverent moustachioed one is quite a palpable influence on much of this album) before we transition into more staccato writing featuring a very arresting sax put through a chorus effect a la VDGG. As tantalizing as this may appear, when we do encounter Farlowe again, the melody alas, is a portentous dirge that makes Lamonte Young sound positively capricious by comparison. Very disappointing

'Theme For an Imaginary Western' - the Pete Brown and Jack Bruce penned classic is beautifully read by Farlowe and suits his soulful delivery perfectly. Given the wretchedness of his subsequent group's attempt on Spyglass Guest, Greenslade's organ somewhat ironically sets the mood perfectly for this very powerful song. This track represents Clemson's most successful contribution to the record and I think it significant that he shines when playing simpler chordal arpeggios and phrases that outline the harmony at the 'dusty end' of the fretboard as opposed to his habitual screechy noodling at the other end. Must take this opportunity to underline what a very accomplished and supportive drummer Hiseman has always been and I am surprised his name does not crop up more frequently when the 'great and the good' are debated from the drum stool?.

'Bring Out Your Dead' - This morbid humour is getting beyond the pale fellas. Greenslade's Hammond conjures up a rattlesnake slithering on the desert sands during a very dramatic intro before we gallop off into a brisk instrumental that betrays shades of the Nice in places. The main theme is stated in unison by guitar and organ and eventually joined by sax before we are temporarily unseated by another wah-wah (why why?) drenched solo from Clemson. A feature of Colosseum was the great use that Greenslade made of vibes during the quieter atmospheric sections of their work and there is a beautiful and delicate example of that here which contributes an ethereal texture in contrast to the driving urgency that preceded it. The unrelenting pace is halted during a section where more start/stop rapid unison playing is exploited to telling and percussive effect. This is a very fine composition and represents my favourite side of Colosseum i.e. their forays into predominantly instrumental writing where the band dispense with their habitual blues vocabulary. I feel it is in this territory that they were at their most innovative and far-sighted.

'Downhill and Shadows' - This 'wee wee hours' a blues club with just a solitary chain smoking waiter for company number features some suitably slurred and wailing solitary sax from Heckstall-Smith in inebriated busker mode. He utilizes that 'two horns at once' trademark here a la Graham Bond and I think quotes or prefaces momentarily from Valentyne Suite? This funereal and brooding blues which both Farlowe and the band could perform in their sleep is a rather unsatisfying conclusion to the album. Given their impressive and glowing resumes garnered from the Illuminati of the UK R'n'B scene this is tantamount to 'Blues on Autopilot.' As much as it healthy to acknowledge your roots and influences there is much evidence here to suggest that Colosseum are not using the blues as a vehicle to expand that particular idiom but merely thumbing down a lift from the next passing car. Dull.

'The Time Machine' - Another best left unreleased 'bonus' track this time a pointless live drum extravaganza by Hiseman. Demographically speaking, drum clinics are attended in the main by drummers and who am I to undermine democracy ? (and don't the word 'clinic' denote something unwholesome here?) There is of course great playing by a consummate technician but this is 8 minutes of your life you wish you had spent backcombing a poodle instead.

BEWARE: at 2min 30secs(ish) we get a truly infectious rolling funk beat which will probably be sampled and looped by one of those 'one word a minute typists with a synthesizer' from the dance fraternity and mutated into a jack hammering global smash.

Don't say you weren't warned progbuddys....

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ExittheLemming (BETA) | Report this review (#173333) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, June 09, 2008

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
3 stars Much better recorded/produced than The Vallentyne Suite album. And even if it does not contain anything up to par with the fantastic Vallentyne Suite track, this is a much better album overall. Much more consistent. Another plus is that Chris Farlowe is a much better vocalist than their previous one.

Better than Vallentyne Suite but still not essential. I would go for the live DVD instead.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to SouthSideoftheSky (BETA) | Report this review (#177541) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, July 21, 2008

Latest members reviews

5 stars In 1970, Colosseum introduced their seond masterpiece (as I see it) to the world titled under the name "Daughter Of Time". Brining Chris Farlowe as Colosseum's new vocalist was major change in the vibe, with Farlowe's strong vocals chords and wide dynamic use of tone Colosseum never sounded so pow ... (read more)

Report this review (#131439) | Posted by Verwuestung | Thursday, August 02, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars If I mean jazz rock I mean this album! It conatins elements of jazz, rock, classical music, funk, bluesand who knows what else. But most of all it's just a prog jazz music masterpiece. I don't know if it's better than The Valentyne Suite. For me this record has something. From the first tarck Thr ... (read more)

Report this review (#105705) | Posted by Deepslumber | Friday, January 05, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Although everything is here, excellent musicianship with nice interplays and strong rhythm, the only thing which is to be highlighted here is the appearance of unique, strong and impressive Chris Farlowe's vocal.The best song to me is the cover of Jack Bruce/Pete Brown's 'Theme For An Imaginar ... (read more)

Report this review (#74155) | Posted by bsurmano | Wednesday, April 05, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The third work of COLOSSEUM released in 1970 "Daughter Of Time". Work with some images to which scale became small. However, it is correct that it is a splendid work as the studio board. Famous piece of music "Theme For An Imaginary Western" is collected. The fan of Greenslade will be satisfie ... (read more)

Report this review (#55456) | Posted by braindamage | Wednesday, November 09, 2005 | Review Permanlink

2 stars IMHO this was Colosseum's weakest album. Hiseman pointed that "Daughter of Time" was actually written in the studio and does not feature any song previously developed on the road. I don't know if this fact has any impact at the general quality of the songs, but this album is far below than the ... (read more)

Report this review (#53985) | Posted by M. B. Zapelini | Sunday, October 30, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Mistakenly considered the "black sheep" of their early studio albums, Daughter of Time is, in my opinion, underrated. From the dazzling opener "Three Score And Ten, Amen" to the lengthy close-up "Time Machine", the band's energy is displayed in their full potential, at their most mature creati ... (read more)

Report this review (#40925) | Posted by hrempe | Saturday, July 30, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of COLOSSEUM "Daughter of Time"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.50 seconds