Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (deluxe expanded edition) (1969)
rock | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Sanctuary SMQCD096 | rel: 2004 | 450Mb
Colosseum's 1969 debut album is a notably pioneering endeavor in its combination of British blues-rock with British jazz-rock, even if the writing and singing aren't as impressive as the confident playing. Graham Bond and some of the horn-augmented, late-'60s work by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers had explored similar directions, but Colosseum did so with more confidence and a more comfortable blend of the differing styles, adding a nose for well-executed improvisation. The extra material on the 2004 expanded CD edition on Sanctuary Midline is not extraneous, adding six bonus tracks and informative, lengthy historical liner notes.