Tag Archives: Dick Heckstall-Smith

COLOSSEUM’s BBC Tapes To Be Issued – The Tracklist Revealed

October 27, 2020

There’s a lot to be said about but what’s rarely mentioned is this ensemble’s intellectual foundation that, together with mind-boggling musicianship, was one of the reason they were able to improvise to an extent where none of the band’s concert … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM: A Follow-Up To “Live” To See The Light Of Day

June 6, 2020

Almost half a century after its release, “Live” remains the best entry in the catalogue, having captured the British ensemble at the height of their flight. This album has seen a few digitized appearances over the years, an on Esoteric … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM

March 6, 2020

COLOSSEUM – The Interviews:

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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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