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Those Who Are About to Die We Salute You Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks

4.5 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Nov. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Extra tracks
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00024I0O2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,534 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Walking In The Park
  2. Plenty Hard Luck
  3. Mandarin
  4. Debut
  5. Beware The Ideas Of March
  6. The Road She Walked Before
  7. Backwater Blues
  8. Those About To Die
  9. I Can't Live Without You
  10. A Whiter Spade Than Mayall
  11. Walking In The Park
  12. Beware The Ideas Of March
  13. Plenty Hard Luck
  14. Walking In The Park

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Featuring some of the best, road-honed musicians from the UK's mid/late 60's R&B scene, Colosseum's first release is one of the most interesting & exciting albums of its era. Why? Well first off it's underpinned throughout by some quite superb playing, including Dick Heckstall-Smith's wonderfully gutsy, brilliantly executed sax breaks, and a series of strong, unforgettable melodies that, on their own, make it a stand-out record. But what elevates it into a different league is the way it takes "standard" British Blues and shakes it up into something very different by incorporating large elements of modern jazz and the emerging progressive rock scene into the formula. Sure there are moments of self-indulgence, in particular on "Beware the Ides of March", but even these somehow fail to intrude on the incredibly powerful drive that just keeps pushing everything along. And on the way this self-evidently enthusiastic, highly ingenious and unfortunately short-lived combination deliver some quite stunning numbers, including the magnificent "Debut", "Walking in the Park", "Plenty Hard Luck", "Backwater Blues" and "The Road She Walked Before".

Brilliant and timeless "Those Who Are About to Die.." is a marvellous example of jazz-rock crashing head-on into the blues to produce an album that remains as effective and enjoyable today as it was all those years ago.
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This debut album is all you would expect from a band featuring musicians, most of whom had served their apprenticeships with the likes of Graham Bond and John Mayall. Colosseum used this grounding to create a fusion of blues, rock and jazz which was often copied but NEVER bettered.

From the opener, Bond's "Walking in the park" to "Those about to die" which closes the original album Hiseman and co deliver a top quality set which while tight allows individuals room to experiment. Vocals were never to the forefront in early Colosseum music, four instrumentals on this album are, "Mandarin", "Beware the ides of march" and "The road she walked before" and "Those about to die".

The bonus tracks appear to have been lifted from BBC recordings, and with the exception of "I can't live without you" are all alternative versions.

Highly recommended, after all you can't go wrong at this price!
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By DAB on 15 Nov. 2013
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Early Colosseum. Brilliant album that I have on vinyl from its original release. I saw them a number of times at university in the late sixties, early seventies, brilliant musicians. One of the few bands that in those days were actually better live than on record and that is saying something
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Colosseum's 1969 debut is at times ragged affair meant to showcase the individual musicianship which immediately gave it a fractured feel. But there is considerable power and beauty here with Beware the Ides of March the stand-out track with a sound that reminded me of the great Procol Harum's Whiter Shade Of Pale. This was very much an experimental jazz album but one that worked very well.
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I personally think this is the cornerstone of prog rock. It did not get much better than this gem! To buy without prejudice!
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Music as it should be. Just as brilliant as when the first time I bought the vinyl many many years ago.
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I never realised how much I liked them until this arrived.
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just great go and download this
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