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JACK BRUCE – Live At Rockpalast 1980, 1983 And 1990

July 4, 2019

MiG 2019 The tunes where there’s plenty gold for a life’s treasury: classic shows from rock polymath boxed for aural and visual relish. The only predictable aspect of Jack Bruce’s solo career was his albums’ stylistic unpredictability – and, of … Continue reading

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HUMBLE PIE – Joint Effort

February 19, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 Loose threads from a legendary band’s post-halcyon days that hang together just fine – to redefine the ensemble’s lean years. Toward the mid-’70s, HP were progressively losing the plot, although the shift from heavy blues to blue-eyed soul … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM – Valentyne Suite

November 29, 2017

Vertigo 1969 / Dunhill 1970 / Esoteric 2017 When containers groan as they come together, intrepid English explorers create ritual recipes of immortality. It’s a rare instance of invoking greatness in transition: on the way from debut LP that outlined … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM – Live

October 11, 2016

Bronze 1971 / Esoteric 2016 Saluting intransigence that’s not about to die, a musical document of free-thinking era sees an expanded return into the fray. Arguably the best concert record by a British band taped on British soil – unlike … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM Classic Concert Set To Be Expanded

May 19, 2016

45 years after its recording, “Colosseum Live” by COLOSSEUM remains one of the most fantastic concert documents of rock era – if “rock” can encompass what this musicians were capable of. There was something unique about the combination of Chris Farlowe’s … Continue reading

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