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Colosseum II


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.66 | 122 ratings

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3 stars Post David GREENSLADE-era COLOSSEUM II were a reincarnated version of COLOSSEUM Mark I but with less blues influences and perhaps more prog leanings. COLOSSEUM II was for many the first introduction of Gary Moore's fine guitar craftsmanship. I will always love the opening of this album which pays a humorous tribute to PINK FLOYD with their well crafted "Dark Side Of The Moog" unveiling this bands musical prowess and instrumental sophistication. "Strange New Flesh" reaches musically quite a vast range of possibilities including a re-make of Joni Mitchell's "Down To You" which features a killer middle keyboard improvisational section by Don Airey. The last 25 mins of this album is also quite memorable for this music lover with some great blues based prog rock featuring the standout guitar and keyboard interplay of Moore and Airey.
loserboy | 3/5 |


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