Colosseum

Colosseum ‎- Valentyne Suite (1969) Vertigo/847 900 VTY - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC -  In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Colosseum ‎- Valentyne Suite
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: Vertigo/847 900 VTY | Release: 1969 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Second album from this groundbreaking quintet that had offered us much of a thrill with their debut. Again here, if you are looking for the vinyl, please be aware that this album came out with a very close-looking version in America, but a completely different track list and is titled, The Grass Is Greener 5BTW, I distinctly remember a first version of Lost Angeles on this version of the album).
V.S.O.P. - The Quintet: Tempest In The Colosseum (1977/2013) [Official Digital Download]

V.S.O.P. - The Quintet: Tempest In The Colosseum (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:46 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tempest in the Colosseum was recorded in Tokyo's Den-En Colosseum on July 23, 1977, and featured the talents of Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Tony Williams (drums), Ron Carter (bass), and Wayne Shorter (tenor and soprano saxophone).
Colosseum ‎- Colosseum Live (1971) Bronze Records/ICD 1 - UK Pressing - 2 LP/FLAC -  In 24bit/96kHz

Colosseum ‎- Colosseum Live
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1400mb
Label: Bronze Records/ICD 1 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
When speaking of Progressive music, in general I prefer studio albums to lives because the studio work allows the artists to put as many details as they want in their music.
This album is the exception. It's first of all a rock album. The quality of the sound is "Fit for purpose" in the sense that you know clearly that it's live music and this is the kind of sound that a rock live must have.
Colosseum ‎- The Grass Is Greener (1970) ABC/Dunhill Records/DS 50079 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 910mb
Label: ABC/Dunhill Records ‎- DS 50079 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
It's easy to say this is the U.S. version of the European released "Valentyne Suite", but it's much more complicated than that. We have some different musicians on this one, and half the songs on here weren't on the original. And the four original tracks have been changed somewhat as well. They kept the same album cover but changed the hue. As Sean Trane says in his review "Did you say confusing ?" I really didn't think this would be nearly as good as the original since the 17 minute title track "Valentyne Suite" was missing from this one (although "The Grass Is Greener" section is included), but I was wrong. The four new tracks are simply outstanding ! And while I wouldn't say they're as good as the "Valentyne Suite", they're good enough (along with the other tracks) to give this 4 stars. I'll review the four new songs that I didn't already review on the "Valentyne Suite" album.
Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time (1970) ABC/Dunhill Records/DSX 50101 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Colosseum ‎- Daughter Of Time
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: ABC/Dunhill Records/DSX 50101 | Release: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
An excellent album from this majestic blues/jazz-rock band. There are two real characteristics for the album 1) Sometimes the size of the line-up (a daunting sextet/septet plus the occasional string arrangement) pays off perfectly (see Time Lament for an example), whereas in some tracks it lumbers a little, with Farlowe's very powerful voice or a generically-used sax not merging very well. 2) It's interesting to have a very strong and individual vocalist, and even if Farlowe's additions of 'baby' in some songs seems out of place, and his voice occasionally seems a little too strong, he really does add to the album and pull off some powerful emotional performances. In the end, we come out with some stunning moments, especially the unforgettable 'Time Lament' and 'Downhill and Shadows', even if the predecessor, Valentyne Suite, was a little stronger overall.

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Vertigo 1969) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip  Vinyl & HR

Posted by son-of-albion at May 2, 2011
Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Vertigo 1969) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (1969)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 764MB
Rapidshare, Fileserve | Jazz-rock, Blues-rock | 1969 UK LP | Vertigo VO 1

There can be little doubt about the musical competence of these gentlemen. All these years later, the music still sounds fresh. Technically this is top-notch. Blues, jazz and rock are blended into a heady mixture and the playing sounds extremely confident.
Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Fontana 1969) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (1969)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 882MB
Rapidshare, Fileserve | Jazz-rock, Blues-rock | 1969 UK LP | Fontana STL 5510

Colosseum's debut album is a powerful one, unleashing each member's instrumental prowess at one point while consolidating each talent to form an explosive outpouring of progressive jazz/rock the next. Those Who Are About to Die Salute You is coated with the volatile saxophone playing of Dick Heckstall-Smith, the thunderous keyboard assault of Dave Greenslade, and the bewildering guitar craft of James Litherland.
Josef Suk - BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek - A Summer's Tale / Prague (2012) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & Hi-Res FLAC}

Josef Suk - A Summer's Tale / Prague
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Jiri Belohlavek
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,83 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,23 GB | Full Artwork: 106 MB
Label/Cat#: Chandos # CHSA 5109 | Country/Year: UK 2012 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…This new Belohlavek version gives us the best of both worlds by combining nobility of utterance and a passionate advocacy of this stirring music in glorious 5.0 multi-channel sound.
The committed playing of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in both works exemplifies their respect both for Belohlavek as arguably the finest interpreter of Czech music alive today and their enthusiasm for the composer's regrettably still neglected output. This SACD is a mandatory purchase for lovers of Suk's opulent scores and audiophiles alike." ~sa-cd.net
V.S.O.P. - The Quintet (1977/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

V.S.O.P. - The Quintet (1977/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 71:31 minutes | 1,38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Live recorded performance of the quintet group V.S.O.P. led by Herbie Hancock. Herbie stayed close to his love of acoustic jazz in the ’70s, recording and performing with V.S.O.P. (reuniting him with his Miles Davis colleagues).
Freedoms Children ‎- Galactic Vibes (1971) Shadoks Music/SHADOKS 102 - DE 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Freedoms Children ‎- Galactic Vibes
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Label: Shadoks Music/SHADOKS 102 | Release: 1971 | This Issue: 2007 | Genre: Heavy-Progressive

Freedom's Children biography
This band reflects a tiny but fascinating and oft-forgotten scene of South African progressive rock, regularly omitted from prog annals and denied their part in music history. But in their time, FREEDOM'S CHILDREN were no less innovative than ATOMIC ROOSTER, EGG or COLOSSEUM and their 1970 release "Astra" was an extremely important if completely missed record. Luckily it was re-issued in 1990 and again several times. The original band included Julian Laxton's lead guitar (and inventor of his 'black box', a much mythologized sound-producing device), Nic Martens on organ, bassist/lyricist Ramsay MacKay, Brian Davidson's voice, drummer Colin Pratley, Harry Poulos on organ and vocals and Gerard Nel's piano. Many well-known musicians have played in the band over the years including Trevor Rabin, Mick Jade and Ken E. Henson.