This double CD is the first Colosseum work to feature Barbara Thompson after Dick passed away. It contains songs from both the then recent studio albums, Bread & Circuses and Tomorrow’s Blues. However, the title of the album makes a firm connection with their classic live album Colosseum Live from 1971.
The review from Prog Archives was full of praise and enthusiasm: ‘It is simply thrilling! ‘The Valentyne Suite’ as an example here. It starts in a classic way, with a motive run by organ supported with a saxophone. However, the bass line is run in a different way and it indicates certain surprises. The piano and saxophone duo is wonderful mainly thanks to the reliable Barbara, who then shows her skills in a beautiful, sober solo part, followed by a dynamic solo part from Dave on Hammond organ. The second part starts in a sweet and melancholic way. The vocals of Mark Clarke [are] a masterpiece, and then another saxophone solo entrance.’ Barbara really adds something to ‘February’s Valentyne’ with her
The album was recorded in 2005 and released in 2007 and we are offering limited copies here at a specially discounted price.