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Saturday, April 12, 2008


"Colosseum - The Grass Is Greener -1970 UK (U.S. release only):

Colosseum is a British jazz fusion band considered also to be part of early progressive rock. The band was formed in 1968 by founding members drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor sax player Dick Heckstall-Smith and bass player Tony Reeves. All three had previously played together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
Colosseum's first album Those Who Are About To Die Salute You was released by label Fontana in 1969. Colosseum's second album, released in 1969, was Valentyne Suite.
The third album from this British jazz-rock quintet, The Grass Is Greener released in 1970. In contrast to other albums by Colosseum, The Grass Is Greener was released only in the United States. It includes a few songs that were on the earlier release, Valentyne Suite, as well as several cuts only released on this album.
Members: Dave Greenslade ( Organ, Vocals ) Dick Heckstall-Smith (Sax)
John Hiseman ( Drums) Tony Reeves ( bass) James Litherland (guitar, vocals) Dave Clempson (guitar, vocals)
Discography:
Those Who Are About To Die Salute You – (1969)
Valentyne Suite – (1969)
The Grass Is Greener – (1970) [U.S. release only]
Daughter of Time – (1970)
Colosseum Live – (1971)
Original band disbanded in 1971 and reunited in 1994

1 comment:

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