Colosseum Live

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Colosseum
Live album by Colosseum
Released September 17, 1971
Recorded March 18 & 27, 1971
Genre Jazz fusion, blues-rock
Length 73:48
Label Bronze (UK)
Warner Bros. (U.S.)
Producer Gerry Bron, Jon Hiseman & Colosseum
Colosseum chronology
Daughter of Time
(1970)
Colosseum Live
(1971)
Colosseum LiveS - The Reunion Concerts
(1994)

Colosseum Live is a live album by Colosseum, released in 1971. It was one of the band's most commercially successful albums, remaining in the UK Albums Chart for six weeks and peaking at number 17.[1]

This album was recorded at Manchester University (March 18, 1971)[2] and the Big Apple, Brighton (March 27, 1971),[2] on the "Daughter of Time" tour. After "Colosseum Live", the band broke up for 23 years and reunited in 1994.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic wrote that "With good material, some towering performances, and a powerful atmosphere, this is everything you could hope for from a live album." They made note of the performances of all the players except Dave Greenslade, and commented that the band arrangements, duets during the fills, and the way solos flow from one to the other are all interesting and effective.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rope Ladder to the Moon" (Pete Brown/Jack Bruce) – 9:43
  2. "Walking in the Park" (Graham Bond) – 8:21
  3. "Skelington" (Dave Clempson/Jon Hiseman) – 14:52
  4. "Tanglewood '63" (Mike Gibbs) – 10:12
  5. "Encore... "Stormy Monday Blues"" (T-Bone Walker) – 7:29
  6. "Lost Angeles" (Dave Greenslade/Dick Heckstall-Smith/Chris Farlowe) – 15:43
  7. "I Can't Live Without You" (James Litherland) – 7:28  [Bonus Track on later edition CD]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colosseum chart history, The Official Charts. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Remember The Times - a month by month look at the years between 1966-1975: March 1971 [1]
  3. ^ a b Allmusic review