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4.0 out of 5 stars The Kettle Boils, 13 Mar 2011
This review is from: Valentyne Suite (Audio CD)
I first saw Colusseum at (yet again) Swansea University in 1969 and thought James Litherland's ethereal voice was the epitomy of jazz-rock. Simply wonderful. When he left and, eventually, Chris Fartlowe (sorry, genuine typo there but I'll leave it in as it represents my view of Chris Farlowe's vocals perfectly) joined, this ended my interest in Colosseum, I'm afraid, even though I'm a fan of Dick-Heckstall-Smith's superb sax playing. I just can't stand Chris Farlowe's voice - even though many regard his voice as the epitomy of jazz-rock! For me, this album (and the previous "Those who are about to die salute you") represent the best Colosseum era. Rather sacriligously, I prefer the first four tracks to the perhaps over-long Valentyne's Suite. "The Kettle" is just a "boiling" opener but for me "Elegy" is unmatched. Litherland's voice is just heart rending on this. For a song which is quite fast paced, it somehow manages to be so sad. And the sudden ending is unique - but is just right for this song. Magical. Definately a Desert Island Disc for me.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2011 22:06:59 BDT
mr c says:
totally agree
what posessed them to swap that voice for a blues shouter.
in his (a) field he might be good - but for this no way.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2011 18:14:08 BDT
H. Llewelyn says:
I didn't think he was even good as a blues shouter! For me, Peter Green in his early pre-meltdown days was the best white blues singer (and guitar player, of course) - and I don't think "white blues" is a contradiction in terms!
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