Matt Wilson wrote:
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite
In as much as any of their LPs are, this is the one for me. Their second album boasts an opener which wiki says Fatboy Slim used in no less than three songs, and it's my least fave ("The Kettle"). The next three songs are all pretty good "Elegy," "Butty's Blues," and "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice," but it's the second-side long "The Valentye Suite" which sells the record. This is where the band begin to go prog and Dave Greenslade's contributions are welcomed. Maybe not a classic, but enjoyable all the same.
Colosseum - The Grass is Greener
In America, we got this LP instead. They added four numbers, lost "The Kettle," added overdubs by their new guitarist to the existing tracks, and only kept the third part of the Valentyne Suite. Needless to say, the UK album is superior. Both albums are on the current two-disc CD remaster.
A great album - I love it!
Ginger Baker Trio
East Timor - Peter's usual 'talkie' contribution. It is very good jazz album
'There was a bloody war'