MORITURI TE SALUTANT - THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (1969)
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The first album by Colosseum was released in March 1969 (UK). The US version was released in July, with a different cover and track listing.
About the latin name Morituri te salutant (= those about to die salute you), see Wikipedia
An advert said:
"Lend us your ears. The greatest LP since A.D. LXXII (that is, 72).
If you miss it you might as well throw yourself to the lions."
(See Marmalade Skies for a picture)
It reached #15 on the LP charts in the UK
The album was reissued in 1977 in Germany on Bronze 25 857 ET
Sequel NEX CD 161 2-on-1 with Valentyne Suite (December, 1990)
Sanctuary SMQCD096, Remastered Deluxe Expanded Edition (2008, see below)
|Those Who Are About To Die Salute You||Those Who Are About To Die, Salute You|
|UK: Fontana STL 5510||USA: Dunhill DS-50029,
adds a comma to the title
with The Kettle and Valentyne Suite replacing half the tracks
Greenslade: organ, keyboards, vocals
guitarist Jim Roche on "Backwater Blues"
Expanded Edition, 2008
Sanctuary Midline SMQCD096
|1-8 original album
9 studio outtake, originally released on The Collectors Colosseum
10 BBC Top Gear, recorded 17.12.1968, broadcast 19.1.1969
11-13, Symonds on Sunday, recorded 24.2.1969, broadcast 16.3.1969
14 Top of the Pops with Brian Matthews voiceover
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