Live '71 Canterbury, Brighton & Manchester

Live '71 Canterbury, Brighton & Manchester

  • “Great! This grabs you by the hair” • “Another salute from Colosseum!”
  • Colosseum ʼ71 recorded live in Britain. Features previously unissued recordings from Canterbury plus in-concert tracks from Manchester and Brighton
  • Stereo recordings restored and remastered by Eroc and Dave ‘Clem’ Clempson
  • 3LP set, 120 minutes of music, plus an insert with liner notes by Chris Welch and interview excerpts with Dave Greenslade
  • First official vinyl release
Colosseum was one of the most exciting British rock bands of the 70s and while they made fine studio albums, notably the classic Those Who Are About To Die (1969), it was on the road, playing night after night to devoted fans, that the group led by master drummer Jon Hiseman really came – alive! Mercifully, thanks to skilled recording engineers, many of their best shows were captured on tape. This superb collection of live performances reveals Colosseum blasting at full strength and with extraordinary power and passion. This 3LP set is packed with alternative versions of many of their most iconic songs and arrangements. Keyboard player Dave Greenslade and other past members of the band explain how Colosseum developed its sound and style in extensive liner notes by Repertoire’s Chris Welch, a rock journalist who saw the band from their earliest days onwards. Colosseum was truly great live in 1971. Thanks to this treasure house of high-quality recordings, professionally restored by digital craftsman Eroc, the band comes alive and kicking for us to enjoy 50 years later.

Tracklist

Record One
Side 1
Live At Canterbury University of Kent, 1971
1 Tanglewood ’63
2 Rope Ladder To The Moon
Recorded live at the University of Kent, 12 February 1971 with the Granada mobile

Side 2
Live At Canterbury University of Kent, 1971
1 Walking In The Park
2 Skellington
Recorded live at the University of Kent, 12 February 1971 with the Granada mobile

Record Two
Side 1
Live At Canterbury University of Kent, 1971
1 Lost Angeles
Recorded live at the University of Kent, 12 February 1971 with the Granada mobile

Side 2
Live In Manchester, 1971
1 The Valentyne Suite
Recorded live at Manchester University, 18 March 1971 with the Granada mobile

Record Three
Side 1
Live In Manchester, 1971
1 I Can’t Live Without You/The Time Machine/The Machine Demands A Sacrifice
Recorded live at Manchester University, 13 March 1971 with the Granada mobile

Side 2
Live In Brighton, 1971
1 Skellington
Live In Manchester, 1971
2 Stormy Monday Blues
Track 1 recorded live at The Big Apple, Brighton, 27 March 1971; track 2 recorded live at Manchester University,
13 March 1971 with the Granada mobile

Release Information

  • Catalogue Number: V321
  • Format: 3LP

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