Colosseum - Valentyne Suite
Recorded live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, June 22, 1969.
Track 1 - Valentyne Suite :
)Theme one : January's Search
)Theme two : February's Valentyne
)Theme Three : Beware the Ides of March *(Incomplete)
Composed By Dave Greenslade and Dick Heckstall-Smith
Dave Greenslade - Organ, Vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith - Saxophones
James Litherland - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Reeves - Bass
Jon Hiseman - Drums
Important historic fact about Montreux Casino which held Montreux Jazz Festival you might want to know (from Wiki):
Montreux Casino (Casino de Montreux) is a casino located in Montreux, Switzerland, on the shoreline of Lake Geneva.
Montreux Casino was built in 1881 and had modifications made to it in 1903. Throughout the twentieth century, the site played host to many great symphony orchestras and well-known conductors. By the late 1960s, jazz, blues and rock artists began to perform there.
In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. The festival was held there annually and lasted for three days. The highlights of this era were Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally featuring almost exclusively jazz artists, in the 1970s the festival began broadening its scope, including blues, soul, and rock artists. Some notable rock acts which performed at Montreux Casino in these years include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
In December 1971, Montreux Casino burned down during a concert by Frank Zappa, after a fan had set the venue on fire with a flare gun, reducing it to ashes. Claude Nobs saved several young people who, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames, had hidden in the casino from the blaze. A recording of the outbreak and fire announcement can be found on a Frank Zappa Bootleg album titled "Swiss Cheese / Fire" English rock group Deep Purple subsequently made Montreux famous with their song "Smoke on the Water", which tells the events of December 1971:
"We all came out to Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline / To make records with a mobile - We didn't have much time / Frank Zappa & the Mothers were at the best place around / But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground / Smoke on the water, fire in the sky"
The Casino was subsequently rebuilt, and during the interim the Montreux Jazz Festival was held in other auditoriums in Montreux, until it could return to the newly re-opened Casino in 1975. The Festival continued to be hosted there until 1993, when it moved to a larger Convention Centre located approximately one kilometre from the Casino. From 1995 through 2006, the Festival occupied both the Convention Centre and the Casino. Beginning with the 41st Festival in 2007, nightly performances of headliners were again moved mainly to the Convention Centre, although the Casino still hosts the odd one-off show.