Several years after the original art rock supergroup Colosseum disbanded, drummer Jon Hiseman formed Colosseum II, a more jazz fusion-oriented outfit featuring guitarist Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) and keyboardist Don Airey. Their eclectic debut, Strange New Flesh, shows some impressive chops from all involved, with an emphasis on Moore's soulful guitar leads. Vocalist Mike Starr, while not an immensely engaging singer, does a nice job keeping up with Hiseman and bass player Neil Murray. Highlights include the technically showy but blissfully irreverent ode to Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moog," a nice version of Joni Mitchell's "Down to You," and the funky "Gemini and Leo."

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Strange New Flesh 12" Vinyl 6 Bronze ILPS 9356
Strange New Flesh (Reissue) 12" Vinyl 6 Castle Communications (primary imprint of Castle Communications PLC) CLALP 104 5013428801048
Strange New Flesh CD 6 Castle Music (subsidiary of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.) CMACD 513
Strange New Flesh (Reissue, Remastered) 2×CD 9 + 10 Arcàngelo ARC-7133/34 4988044371330
Strange New Flesh (Expanded Edition) 2×CD 9 + 10 Castle Music (subsidiary of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.) CMQDD1188 5050749411884


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