COLOSSEUM LIVE (1971)

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One of the world's absolutely best live albums... ever! Sadly it was Colosseum's last proper album for another 23 years. Or so I felt before the reunion CD appeared!!

There is only one thing wrong with the original album: The packaging! It was housed in a gatefold sleeve with the LPs in red plastic sleeves which open out of the package. To keep the records from being damaged by the sharp plastic edges it was lined with polystyrene or some similar puffed plastic. However, the lining contained some additive which started damaging the records - so I took it off and destroyed the collector value. Screw that - at least it saved the music, and that's what counts!

Colosseum Live Colosseum Live - expanded edition
Bronze ICD 1/2, September 1971 Sanctuary Midline SMRCD118
Record 1

Side 1

  1. Rope Ladder To The Moon (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown)
  2. Walking In The Park (Graham Bond)

Side 2

  1. Skelington (Clempson/Hiseman)

Record 2

Side 1

  1. Tanglewood '63 (Michael Gibbs)
  2. Encore... Stormy Monday Blues (Aaron T. "T-Bone" Walker)

Side 2

  1. Lost Angeles (Farlowe/Greenslade/Heckstall-Smith)
Bonus track - track #4:
I Can't Live Without You (James Litherland)

YouTube: Tanglewood (Live)

The band:

Jon Hiseman: drums, percussion
Dick Heckstall-Smith: soprano & tenor saxophones
Dave Greenslade: organ, piano, vibes, vocals
Dave 'Clem' Clempson: guitars, vocals

Mark Clarke: bass guitar, vocals
Chris Farlowe: lead vocals

 
Recorded March (18th?) 1971 at Manchester University,
except Walking In The Park, recorded (27th?) at The Big Apple,  Brighton
 

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