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Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.22 | 350 ratings

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firth of fifth
5 stars Colosseum at their best: when a jazz band tries the rock way, you get this marvellous kind of album! Incredibly, this fantastic stuff was written in 1969, the same year of the King Crimson masterpiece In The Court Of The Crimson King, Frank Zappa's Hot Rats and Jethro tull's Stand Up. All geniality seemed to be beginning that year...

The Kettle is a brilliant opening, featuring a heavy-bluesy riff, strong wha-wha guitars and the powerfull vocals of Mr. Litherland. Butty's blues is a classic blues piece, while interesting is the use of the flute both in Elegy and The Machine Demands Another Sacrifice. The title-track made this album a masterpiece of progressive rock music: breathtaking drums played by the leader Jon Hiseman, incredible keyboards by Dave Greenslade, which dominates the first part of the suite. The second part includes more guitar and is awesome music. Colosseum shall never write such a milestone during their whole carreer. 5 stars don't seem to be enough...!!!

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