Colosseum - Upon Tomorrow (2023)

Colosseum - Upon Tomorrow (2023)

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Jazz Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock | Label: Repertoire Records

The fourth, long-lost album by Colosseum with performances from Supershow plus 2 tracks from a short film that was released in 1970.

Includes performances by Colosseum at the Supershow, filmed in March 1969, two days before their debut album was to be released, and two tracks from the film Colosseum And Juicy Lucy, which was released in 1970
- Upon Tomorrow, the long-lost fourth album recovered from the Jon Hiseman archive
- Includes three demos recorded at Landsdowne Studios on August 1, 1971
- Extensive notes by Jon Hiseman biographer Martyn Hanson
- Completely remastered by EROC and Ru Lemer at Temple Music Studio

Colosseum was a pioneering British progressive jazz-rock band that combined progressive rock and jazz-based improvisation.

The band was formed in 1968 by drummer Jon Hiseman, tenor saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith and bassist Tony Reeves, who had recently worked together in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Keyboardist Dave Greenslade was quickly added, and the line-up was completed by Jim Roche and James Litherland on guitars, with Litherland taking over the vocals. Roche left the band after a few Gigs, leaving James Litherland on lead guitar and vocals. They made their live debut in Scarborough and were soon booked to record their first radio show, the influential BBC Radio One's Top Gear', which brought them valuable attention and critical acclaim.

Just two days before the release of Colosseum's debut album Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (March 19, 1969), they took part in the famous Supershow sessions. This was a memorable Gathering of a host of stars at Shepperton Studios in Staines near London. The event brought together some of the biggest names in jazz, blues and rock. Their 2nd album, Valentyne Suite, was released released in the same year.

In October 1969, James Litherland was replaced by Clem Clempson. The album The Grass is Greener was released in the USA in January 1970 and was a mixture of old and new songs, the latter with Clem on guitar and vocals. Back home, Tony Reeves left the band and was eventually replaced by Mark Clarke later in 1970. That same year, Hiseman recruited Chris Farlowe to take over lead vocals, which allowed Clem to concentrate on lead guitar. This final line-up of the 70s is considered by many to be the as the final line-up. From it came Daughter of Time and the classic Colosseum Live.

On May 14, 1970, the band traveled to Questors Theatre in Ealing, London, to perform the first in a series of of a series of films featuring rock bands. The idea was that these films would be shown in cinemas as a Prequel to a starring film of the day. The movie was produced by Lion TV and distributed by Oakenhurst Enterprises; Juicy Lucy was also filmed that day. Two titles from the movie Colosseum and Juicy Lucy follow the two Supershow tracks that conclude disc one of this 2CD set.

Disc two is the result of a painstaking trawl through Jon Hiseman's extensive archive in search of Colosseum's fourth, long-lost album. Based on the interviews at the time, it was certain that the material existed Material existed. And this belief was supported by Jon, who certainly kept the tapes.

The resulting material provides a fascinating insight into the next phase of Colosseum Colosseum could have been for this almost mythical album. However, it must be emphasized once again that the composition of the of the Upon Tomorrow section is conjecture. These are songs of which it is known that Colosseum Colosseum in the last phase of their existence from various sources. In a way, it was like like putting together a jigsaw puzzle without the picture box as a guide. The package contains extensive notes by Jon Hiseman biographer Martyn Hanson.

1. Those Who Are About To Die Salute You (Supershow, 26 March 1969) (5:11)
2. Debut (Supershow, 26 March 1969) (4:41)
3. Downhill And Shadows (Questors Theatre, 14 May 1970) (12:16)
4. The Valentyne Suite (Questors Theatre, 14 May 1970) (9:02)

1. Upon Tomorrow (7:49)
2. Jumping Off The Sun (5:32)
3. Sleepwalker (7:01)
4. The Pirate's Dream (12:51)
5. Thank God For Things That Grow (Advision Studios, 13 August 1971) (7:18)
6. The Pirate's Dream (Demo, Lansdowne Studios, 1 August 1971) (11:59)
7. Upon Tomorrow (Demo, Lansdowne Studios, 1 August 1971) (6:37)
8. Thank God For Things That Grow (Demo, Lansdowne Studios, 1 August 1971) (5:42)

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