COLOSSEUM

VALENTYNE SUITE

1LP

Colosseum, an English jazz rock band, played a pivotal role in the commercial acceptance of jazz rock in the UK. Formed in 1968, their album Valentyne Suite showcased a departure from their blues roots towards progressive rock. It is widely regarded as their best and remains highly enjoyable. A fun fact is that the riff from "The Kettle" was used in Fatboy Slim's "Ya Mama."  

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  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl
Catalog # : MOVLP1758 Format : 1 LP, 180 gram Releasedate : August 04 2023
Barcode : 8719262029101 Sleeve : 3mm Original Release : 1969 

Colosseum are an English jazz rock band, mixing blues, rock and jazz-based improvisation. Colin Larkin (Encyclopedia of Popular Music) wrote that "the commercial acceptance of jazz rock in the UK" was mainly due to the band.

The band were formed in early 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman with tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith, who met each other when they both played in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Valentyne Suite takes the band out of their bluesy comfort zone into something closer to prog rock. The album is generally seen as their best album and still extremely enjoyable.

Fun fact: the riff from "The Kettle" was used on "Ya Mama" by Fatboy Slim.

Valentyne Suite is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered copies on gold coloured vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.

 

Side A

1. The Kettle
2. Elegy
3. Butty's Blues
4. The Machine Demands A Sacrifice

Side B

The Valentyne Suite
1. January's Search
2. February's Valentyne
3. The Grass Is Always Greener