The Grass Is Greener (album)

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The Grass Is Greener
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Studio album by Colosseum
Released January 1970
Recorded Summer/Winter 1969
Genre progressive rock
Length 38:30
Label Dunhill
Producer Tony Reeves, Gerry Bron
Colosseum chronology
Valentyne Suite
(1969)
The Grass Is Greener
(1970)
Daughter of Time
(1970)

The Grass Is Greener is an album by Colosseum, released in January 1970. In contrast to other albums by Colosseum, The Grass Is Greener was released only in the United States, on the Dunhill label, distributed by ABC. It was conceived as a U.S. alternative to November 1969's Valentyne Suite, complete with a muted, blue-green variation of the aforementioned album's cover. It features four tracks recorded with then-new guitarist/vocalist Dave "Clem" Clempson in the winter of 1969 ("Jumping Off The Sun," "Lost Angeles," "Rope Ladder To The Moon," "Bolero"); three tracks from the 1969 Vertigo LP Valentyne Suite but with vocal and guitar parts provided by Clempson ("Butty's Blues," "The Machine Demands A Sacrifice," "The Grass Is Greener") instead of James Litherland; and one track, "Elegy," that appears to be the same as the original from Valentyne Suite, including Litherland's vocal. The record was remastered and released as a bonus disc in Sanctuary Records' 2003 deluxe CD edition of Valentyne Suite.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1

  1. "Jumping Off the Sun" (Mike Taylor, Dave Tomlin) – 3:00
  2. "Lost Angeles" (Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith) – 5:30
  3. "Elegy" (James Litherland) – 3:26
  4. "Butty's Blues" (Litherland) – 6:45

Side 2

  1. "Rope Ladder to the Moon" (Pete Brown, Jack Bruce) – 3:42
  2. "Bolero" (Maurice Ravel) – 5:28
  3. "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice" (Brown, Jon Hiseman, Litherland) – 2:48
  4. "The Grass Is Greener" (Heckstall-Smith, Hiseman) – 7:31

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