Tag Archives: Tony Reeves

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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GREENSLADE – The Birthday Album – Live Switzerland 1974

November 4, 2016

Angel Air 2016 Out of the twilight zone, newly discovered document from Hermit’s hermanos’ halcyon days. GREENSLADE were a unique band for their times, with two keyboard players, bassist and drummer and no guitar, but the kind of art-rock the … Continue reading

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GREENSLADE Dig Into Their Live Archives

June 26, 2016

GREENSLADE were a unique band for their times, with two keyboard players, bassist and drummer and no guitar, until the ensemble’s final chapter in the ’70s, but the kind of art-rock the quartet produced has proudly stood the test of … Continue reading

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GREENSLADE – Large Afternoon

February 1, 2015

Mystic 2000 / Angel Air 2014 Quarter of a century on since their demise, multi-armed hermits make a welcome return. With a two-keyboards-and-no-guitar setup, they were unique even for a prog band, operating on jazzier tangent than COLOSSEUM whence organist … Continue reading

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Dick Heckstall-Smith’s BIG CHIEF tape unearthed

November 26, 2014

Almost a decade has passed since , the greatest blues saxophonist, left this world. Associated mostly with COLOSSEUM, a band he co-founded with , once they’d stopped, he became a member of BIG CHIEF, from that group’s very start in … Continue reading

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