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Colosseum - Valentyne Suite album download
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite album download
Performer: Colosseum
Title: Valentyne Suite
Country: UK
Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Rating: 4.9/5
FLAC size: 1111 mb | MP3 size: 1482 mb | WMA size: 1634 mb
Genre: Jazz / Rock

Valentyne Suite was the second album released by the band Colosseum. It was Vertigo Records' first album release, and reached number 15 in the UK Albums Chart in 1969.

Album · 1969 · 7 Songs. Chapter 3: Parasomnia.

Valentyne Suite" is Colosseum's second album, which in some ways shows an improvement on their impressive debut. The artistic relevance of this piece for the germination of prog rock can easily be accurately regarded as equal to that of the Nice's 'Ars Longa, Vita Brevis', Pink Floyd's 'Interstellar Overdrive', and King Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man'. However, as much as the suite is the absolute highlight to this album, we must not overlook the remaining repertoire.

Greenslade proves to be a largely unsung hero, his only real solo in the suite something to offer a challenge to vintage Keith Emerson, but with swing. As to criticism, bassist Tony Reeves has very little flow to his playing, which severely hampers a rhythm section that needs to be loose-limbed, and Litherland 's guitar playing is formulaic, which can be fine for rock, but once outside the most straightforward parameters, he seems lost.

Colosseum, Valentyne Suite. by Colosseum - 15 Tracks - 1:35:58. Release date 11/01/1969.

Originally released in November 1969 housed in a striking sleeve designed by Marcus Keef, Valentyne Suite was the first release on the progressive imprint Vertigo and spent nine weeks on the UK album chart, peaking at The album featured the "classic" Colosseum line-up of Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ and vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones), James Litherland (guitar, vocals) and Tony Reeves (bass)


A1 The Kettle
A2 Elegy
A3 Butty's Blues
A4 The Machine Demands A Sacrifice
The Valentyne Suite
B1a Theme One - January's Search
B1b Theme Two - February's Valentyne
B1c Theme Three - The Grass Is Always Greener...


  • Bass Guitar – Tony*
  • Design [Inside Cover Design] – Linda Glover
  • Directed By, Arranged By [String Quartet] – Neil* (tracks: A2)
  • Drums [Uncredited], Other [Machine By] – Jon Hiseman
  • Guitar – James*
  • Liner Notes – Jon Hiseman
  • Music By – Colosseum
  • Organ, Vibraphone, Piano – Dave*
  • Photography By – Marcus Keef*, Peter Smith
  • Producer – Gerry Bron, Tony Reeves
  • Saxophone – Dick*
  • Words By – Pete Brown

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite ‎(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1969
SFX-7201 Colosseum Valentyne Suite ‎(LP, Album) Philips SFX-7201 Japan 1970
85 727 IT Colosseum Valentyne Suite ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records, Bronze 85 727 IT Germany 1971
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite ‎(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1970
82310-77007-2 Colosseum Valentyne Suite ‎(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RP, Exp) Sanctuary Records 82310-77007-2 US 2004