Colosseum ‎– Valentyne Suite

Sanctuary Midline ‎– SMBCD386
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 The Kettle
Written-By – Heckenstall-Smith*, Hiseman*
2 Elegy
Featuring, Soprano Saxophone – Dick*Written-By – Litherland*
3 Butty's Blues
Conductor, Written-By [String Quartet Arrangement] – Neil ArdleyWritten-By – Litherland*
4 The Machine Demands A Sacrifice
Written-By – Heckstall-Smith*, Litherland*, Hiseman*, Brown*
The Valentyne Suite
Written-By – Greenslade*, Hiseman*
5.a January's Search
Featuring, Organ, Vibraphone [Vibes], Piano – Dave*Written-By – Dave*
5.b February's Valentyne
Written-By – Dave*
5.c The Grass Is Always Greener
Written-By – Dick*, Jon Hiseman
6 Arthur's Moustache
Written-By – Heckstall-Smith*
7 Lost Angeles
Written-By – Reeves*

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? 1972 The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
? 2006 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Made in the E.U.

Writers credits on backcover
- adresses 'Valentyne Suite' as three tracks, - but player only finds one.
- adresses 6th and 7th track as track 8 and track 9.
- mentions a 10th track written by Reeves, - player only finds 7 tracks.

Issued in a standard digipak.
No track durations on release.
Total playing time 50:28.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 050749 238627
  • Matrix / Runout: [4 x Universal logo] SMBCD386 04
  • Label Code: LC 6448
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0418

Other Versions (5 of 75) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1969 Sell This Version
42080 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Earmark 42080 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
85 727 ET, 85 727 IT Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 85 727 ET, 85 727 IT Austria 1976 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version



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June 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

The title track is a perfect example of Progressive Rock with Jazz touch. IMHO they did it in much better proportions than Soft Machine and other cantenbury bands. Side one is just a stereotypical blues rock (with only Butty's Blues trying to go for something more) - nice but nothing groundbreaking. The package and artwork is very good looking in this edition. The sound is ok but I feel that better digital remaster would suit that record well. Sounds a bit muddy.