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Valentyne Suite Original recording remastered


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Colosseum made their live debut in Newcastle and were promptly recorded by influential BBC Radio One DJ John Peel for his Top Gear Radio program. This appearance gained them valuable exposure and critical acclaim.

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  • Audio CD (3 Aug 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Essential
  • ASIN: B00000AFC1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,340 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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COLOSSEUM Valentyne Suite CD

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62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Question_of_Balance on 4 Jan 2007
Format: Audio CD
Having owned the album since its first release, I can confirm that Valentyne Suite just edges their other albums to be Top Dog. This is primarily because of the Suite itself which took up the whole of side two of the vinyl version.

To have seen musicians of the calibre of these performing the Valentyne Suite, both back in the early Seventies, and more recently until the most untlimely death of Dick Heckstall-Smith (we miss you, Dick), was a privilege.

The double disc version comprises the original UK album plus two Top Gear recordings, and the "The Grass is Greener" US album compiled from tracks that were recorded as soon as Clem Clempson joined the band.

Please avoid the Essential remastered single disc release of 1998. It was incorrectly mastered with one channel of the stereo mix populating both channels. This was corrected for the Castle release of 2000, CMAR631.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mark Shackelford TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Mar 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In 1969 (when some other guys were doing something trivial like landing on the Moon) Colosseum's Valentye Suite stood out head and shoulders above everything else being played - quite magnificent!

The Valentyne Suite (when I were a lad) only had 5 tracks - but is almost perfect. Hiseman's drumming is astonishing, Dave Clempson's guitar playing on a par with Clapton, along with the incredible Dick H-S (RIP) on sax - and the swirling organ from Dave Greenslade.

The Tracks

1. Kettle - Roaring start to the album. Everything a jazz-rock track should be, but with that special, distinctive, Colosseum magic.

2. Elegy - just beautiful, with delicate strings. Tears to the eyes.

3. Butty's Blues - Yes, it's a Blues piece with great sax

4. Machine Demands A Sacrifice - Hiseman's drums tear along and then a VERY strange ending - never did work out what was going on...

5. Valentyne Suite - The best bit on the album - three movements that showcase the entire band (including some wonderful phased drums), and some spine-tingling organ from Mr. Greenslade.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DJ Treasure on 24 Jan 2011
Format: Audio CD
I was given this album as a Christmas present in 1969. I remember listening to it all christmas day,nursing a hangover from the night before, to the annoyance of the rest of the family. Shortly after that I went to a party from college where some kind soul put a huge scratch on side 1. It still played but with an annoying tick on each revolution throughout. Fortunately the "Suite" side was unharmed. To hear the whole thing again in this quality is great. Pity they don't make music like this anymore. Fantastic musicians.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Finbar the looney on 13 Jun 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
In the late sixties,this was an excellent example of "blues rock" and could they rock!!
Those of you who brought "Colosseum Live"will recognise samples of this work,particularly on the extended works outs,the magnificent"Valentyne suite"dominates this album,
Jon Hiseman(Drums)is majestic throughout,Dave Greenslade(Organ and vibes) is ebuliant and Lythe creating a typical prog rock hammond organ sound that he was to use later on in his band "Greenslade",
Dick Heckstall smith blows up a storm on sax,James Litherland is as good a guitarist as his contemporaries and Tony reeves is masterful on bass.
The album finds the band placed between a more bluesy "Nice" and less heavy "Deep Purple" although later Chris Farlowe Joined on vocals and Dave Clempson(Later to join Humble pie)on guitar beefed up the sound somewhat
Tracks of note are "Elegy" and a storming version of "Lost angeles" again dig out the Live Chris Farlowe Version,although the version here is from "Top Gear" and sounds just as good with a marvelous solo by Dick Heckstall smith.
The second Cd brings us the Us version of the album,which is completely different!
"Jumping off the sun" is pure british psyche with Hiseman bashing away like Keith Moon,another version of "Lost Angeles" with nice interplay between all musicians
"Elegy" follows sounding similar to "Long Train Coming"by the Doobie Brothers.
"Buttys Blues" is exactly as the title says a blues song!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimifan1970 on 23 Sep 2011
Format: Audio CD
I first heard The Valentyne Suite when it came out on vinyl back in '69, and I remember the tremendous reception it received amongst my rock fan buddies. We all loved it. Listening now, after the passage of more than 40 years, it still sounds as passionate and exciting as ever.

The suite showcases each musician throughout, but the stand-out players for me are Dave Greenslade, Jon Hiseman and Dick Heckstall-Smith.

Dave Greenslade's Hammond sounds about as wonderful as a Hammond should, and there are a number of notable passages of play where he wrings the most amazing sounds out of the organ, something like Keith Emerson did when with The Nice, but never losing sight of the theme. A highlight comes at around five minutes in where he makes the thing whine like a tortured tom cat, possibly using the fantastically complicated technique of switching it on and off.

Jon Hiseman's drumming is magnificent throughout: tight, accurate, hard as nails and underpinning the suite with a rock solid foundation. There is again a brief but special treat for fans when Jon's drums are phased, just like Mitch Mitchell's on Jimi's superlative Bold as Love album track from '67.

Dick Heckstall-Smith's sax adds that intangible jazzy mood something to what would otherwise be a flat-out rock romp, and it's a very enjoyable addition too, full of raw energy and commitment.

The other two players aren't half bad either, but maybe not much above average for what was an extraordinary time in the history of rock music. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce ... It would be a struggle for any guitarist to stand out in that company, but James Litherland and Tony Reeves make a worthy contribution to the suite.
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