Colosseum ‎– Valentyne Suite

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Band's 2nd album
Released 1969 (in Europe)

First album released by Vertigo Records.

The main guitar riff of the album's opening track "The Kettle" was sampled into "Ya Mama" by FatBoy Slim.

Tracklist

The Kettle
Elegy
Butty's Blues
The Machine Demands A Sacrifice
The Valentyne Suite
Theme One - January's Search
Theme Two - February's Valentyne
Theme Three - The Grass Is Always Greener...

Versions (76)

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
847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Fontana 847 900 VTY Australia 1969 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847.900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847.900 VTY France 1969 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847.900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847.900 VTY France 1969 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1969 Sell This Version
VTY 847900 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Fontana VTY 847900 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo 847 900 VTY Germany 1969 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1969 Sell This Version
847 900 VTY, VO 1 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana, Vertigo 847 900 VTY, VO 1 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo 847 900 VTY Germany 1969 Sell This Version
VO 1 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo VO 1 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
SFX-7201 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Philips SFX-7201 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
847 900 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 847 900 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
847 900 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 847 900 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1970 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1970 Sell This Version
847 900VTY, 847 900 VTY, 847900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Fontana, Fontana, Fontana 847 900VTY, 847 900 VTY, 847900 VTY Australia 1970 Sell This Version
VO 1, 847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Vertigo, Vertigo VO 1, 847 900 VTY UK 1970 Sell This Version
85 727 IT Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records, Bronze 85 727 IT Germany 1971 Sell This Version
410.012 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Island Records 410.012 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 19195 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Bronze, Island Records ILPS 19195 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 19195 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19195 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
YS-2685-BZ Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Promo, RE, Gat) Bronze YS-2685-BZ Japan 1972 Sell This Version
85727 HT Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 85727 HT Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records Ltd. HELP 4 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK 1972 Sell This Version
DD 30866 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Lam) Bronze DD 30866 Israel 1972 Sell This Version
85 727 IT Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 85 727 IT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
85 727 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 85 727 ET Germany 1976 Sell This Version
85 727 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 85 727 ET Germany 1976 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
28 766 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 766 ET Germany 1977 Sell This Version
WBS-71021 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Bronze WBS-71021 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WBS-71021 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze WBS-71021 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
28 766 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 766 ET Germany 1980 Sell This Version
TECP-25455 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE) Bronze TECP-25455 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
262 052, 262 052-217 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze 262 052, 262 052-217 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
212 052 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 212 052 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
CLC 5082 CM Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE) Castle Communications, Castle Legends CLC 5082 CM Germany 1992 Sell This Version
ESMCD 642 Colosseum The Valentyne Suite(CD, Album) Essential ESMCD 642 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ESMCD 642 Colosseum The Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Essential, Castle Communications PLC ESMCD 642 UK 1998 Sell This Version
KDCD 010 (CLCD 002) Colosseum The Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард", Limited Edition (3) KDCD 010 (CLCD 002) Russia 1999 Sell This Version
CMAR631 Colosseum The Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE) Castle Music CMAR631 US 2000 Sell This Version
KTCM-1163 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Vertigo, Kitty Records KTCM-1163 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
82310-77007-2 Colosseum Valentyne Suite (2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RP, Exp) Sanctuary Records 82310-77007-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
ARC-7084 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7084 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
SMBCD386 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Sanctuary Midline SMBCD386 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ARC-7084, TGCS-2644 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial, Pap) Arcàngelo (2), Sanctuary Records (2) ARC-7084, TGCS-2644 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
WSBAC-0033 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM, Blu) Wasabi Records (4) WSBAC-0033 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1758 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl, BMG, Sanctuary Records MOVLP1758 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
ECLEC 22599 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 22599 UK 2017 Sell This Version
ESMCD 642 Colosseum The Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM) Essential, Castle Communications PLC ESMCD 642 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SMEDD097 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, Jew) Sanctuary Midline SMEDD097 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SMBCD386 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Sanctuary Midline SMBCD386 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SMBCD386 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Sanctuary Midline SMBCD386 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SMBCD386 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Sanctuary, BMG SMBCD386 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SMBCD386 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Sanctuary, BMG SMBCD386 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ILK 719195 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(Cass, Album, RE) Bronze ILK 719195 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
35 BRZ 1110 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(Cass, Album, RE) Bronze 35 BRZ 1110 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
847 900 VTY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo 847 900 VTY Germany Unknown Sell This Version
VTY 847900, 6357 201 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Fontana, Bronze VTY 847900, 6357 201 Unknown Sell This Version
6309016, 6309016 PY Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album) Vertigo, Fontana 6309016, 6309016 PY Colombia Unknown Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
85727 HT stereo Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze 85727 HT stereo Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
42080 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Earmark 42080 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
BROL 34214, BRZ 1110, 2c BRZ 1110-2L Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze, Bronze, Bronze BROL 34214, BRZ 1110, 2c BRZ 1110-2L Italy Unknown Sell This Version
28 766 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE) Bronze 28 766 ET Europe Unknown Sell This Version
28 766 ET, 28 766 IT Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze, Bronze 28 766 ET, 28 766 IT Austria Unknown Sell This Version
BROL 34214 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze BROL 34214 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
28 766 ET Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze 28 766 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
HELP 4 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bronze HELP 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
BRNA 214 Colosseum Valentyne Suite(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bronze BRNA 214 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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RecordChaser9

RecordChaser9

June 28, 2020
referencing Valentyne Suite, LP, Album, RE, RM, 180, MOVLP1758
How does this version sound? Looking to purchase a copy.
eemilvaananen

eemilvaananen

January 1, 2020
edited 11 months ago
referencing Valentyne Suite, LP, Album, Gat, VO 1, 847 900 VTY
Does anybody know who is the girl on the front cover?
ProfTNJ

ProfTNJ

September 5, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Valentyne Suite, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, ECLEC 22599

This is a compilation, like Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Sanctuary Midline). Disc One is the UK version as released in 1969 + 2 bonus tracks and Disc Two is the US release The Grass Is Greener released in 1970. I've got both and I do not understand why these two releases are filed in two different categories. I have the same opinion regarding Colosseum - Valentyne Suite (Sanctuary Records).
cacozambra66

cacozambra66

May 19, 2019
referencing Valentyne Suite, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, ECLEC 22599

Fantastic reissue of both UK and US records. I don't really think the singing is good but The Valentyne Suite is worth it all, truly work of genius. Wish the whole albums were without singing. Highly recommended just for 16 min. of glory!
spacewarp

spacewarp

August 25, 2017
referencing Valentyne Suite, LP, Album, Gat, VO 1, 847 900 VTY

The track Valentyne Suite is a work of genius, I would say it is is the prog rock equivalent of Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor; it really is that seminal and one of the great musical compositions IMHO. Shame the rest of the album doesn't live up to this but you can't have everything. No record collection would be complete without it.
Kuba86

Kuba86

June 17, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Valentyne Suite, CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig, SMBCD386

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.
progfan97402

progfan97402

September 13, 2011
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Valentyne Suite, LP, Album, Gat, VO 1, 847 900 VTY
The Vertigo label couldn't have started any better than this album, Valentyne Suite, Colosseum's second album. The band wanted to go into more progressive realms with this particular album, but the jazz and blues are still the most dominant. "The Kettle" is more in hard rocking territory, where James Litherlind gives some aggressive guitar riffs. "Elegy" is much more jazzy, with jazzy drumming from Jon Hiseman and sax playing from Dick Heckstall-Smith. "Butty's Blues" is very much a blues-oriented piece, but what makes this such a great piece is the organ work from Dave Greenslade, plus there's lots of horns. "The Machine Demands a Sacrifice" is another bluesy number than ends with some strange electronic effects. The title track is what really makes this album, you'll have to have no pulse to just be blown away by the intensity of this piece. These guys really make it seem so easy and effortless, which in reality, it would be very difficult for anyone else to pull that off. Check out the organ playing from Greenslade, and the drumming from Hiseman. How did they do it? It's little wonder why many people have this as a favorite. I find it interesting that the first two parts of the title track, as well as "The Kettle" made it on the U.S. release of Those Who Are About to Die Salute You on ABC/Dunhill, and that American version was released some three months prior to Vanentyne Suite, so basically Americans were previewing Valentyne Suite. I don't know what was going on with ABC/Dunhill and Fontana (Colosseum's original UK label) and Vertigo (Daughter of Time was their only studio album where it was the same for both UK and US releases). Just one listen to the title track is enough to make you understand why many have Valentyne Suite as a favorite, this album is truly a must have!