Colosseum – Valentyne Suite 1969


Valentyne Suite was the second album released by the band Colosseum. It was released in 1969 and reached number 15 in the UK Albums Chart. A sample of the song “The Kettle” has been used by Fatboy Slim in the track Yo Mama.

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Kettle (4:25)
2. Elegy (3:10)
3. Butty’s Blues (6:44)
4. The Machine Demands A Sacrifice (3:52)
5. The Valentyne Suite (16:51)
– Theme One: January’s Search (6:25)
– Theme Two: February’s Valentyne (3:33)
– Theme Three: The Grass Is Always Greener (6:55)

Total Time: 35:27

Line-up / Musicians

– James Litherland / guitar, lead vocals
– Dave Greenslade / Hammond organ, piano & vibes (5), backing vocals (4)
– Dick Heckstall-Smith / tenor & soprano (2) saxophones, flute (4)
– Tony Reeves / bass, co-producer
– Jon Hiseman / drums, drum machine (? 4)

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