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  • Audio CD (March 30, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: One Way Records
  • ASIN: B000002R3C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,161 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Melodies are also used to a degree that was unusual for jazz rock bands and they work well.
Jeffrey J.Park
Although some of the later tracks don't start out great, they move into some really great, energetic playing.
kireviewer
A very young Gary Moore displays his wide variety of guitar expertise on the final Colosseum II outing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey J.Park VINE VOICE on May 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This 1977 album of proggy jazz rock is a bit unusual in that War Dance incorporates elements of hard rock. In large part, the searing leads on the electric guitar courtesy of Gary Moore are primarily responsible for the hard rock aspects. Although other jazz rock guitarists had a heavy sound (John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola), Gary really seemed to be in tune with hard rock; come to think of it, Gary did enjoy a brief stint with Thin Lizzy in the early 1970s.

The lineup on War Dance, which was the last album by Colosseum II, includes bandleader and virtuoso Jon Hiseman (drums and percussion), Gary Moore (electric and acoustic guitars, vocal), Don Airey (Fender Rhodes, acoustic piano, ARP Odyssey, ARP Solina string synthesizer, mini-moog, Hammond organ, clavinet and percussion) and John Mole (bass guitar). These guys are simply fantastic players although I really need to single Jon Hiseman out - his drumming is mindblowing. I also like Gary's playing and his lightning fast scalar runs on the electric are really exciting (he favors a distorted tone, although he uses a clean tone too). Gary also wrote a good deal of the music on the album, although my favorite tracks were written by Don. Speaking of which, Don adds a lot to the music and his use of banks of synthesizers lends the music a fairly prog-rock feel.

Musically, this album is closer to the prog rock end of the spectrum although this album neatly fits under the jazz rock umbrella. War Dance is largely instrumental and boasts virtuoso soloing over an ostinato (usually played on the bass or doubled with another instrument), intricate ensemble work, odd time signatures (for example, there is a nice passage in 5/4 on the title track written by Don Airey) and breakneck tempos.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1998
Format: Audio CD
An outstanding release, "War dance" teams founding Colosseum drummer Jon Hiesman with legendary guitarist Gary Moore and keyboard ace Don Airey. This band blew away the best fusion bands of the era and rocked our socks off in the process.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By shadowmaster on September 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Good rock guitar and keyboards all instrumental but one vocal track probably to rest them after a battery of super jam instrumentals. Not for the lighthearted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lethe on November 20, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Here is Gary Moore at his peak of career, expecially when He can perform a mini-suite like "STAR MAIDEN/MYSTERIOSO/QUASAR" by playing both acoustic and electric guitars, with a great skill, a certain creativity and originality as well. But also when He performs such a typical fusion, rock standard, He shows an aggressive and influential impact on the british guitarists, without forgetting the influence of the early Colosseum works, completely diverse!! A great fusion prog intro at the keyboards by Don Airey in the excellent title track, another memorable track("Inquisition") and other fine stuff as well!!
Recommended also to the fans of fusion prog...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album will knock your socks off!if you are a fan of jazz fusion or great musicianship this will not dissapoint.jon hiseman is the britsh billy cobham.gary moore is at his best on this and the other colosseum 2 albums as well.bands like this dont exsist anymore.too bad because if they did they would blow people away.THE ENFORCER.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kireviewer VINE VOICE on March 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is third and last of the Colosseum II albums. It is certainly better than the second, Electric Savage, but not as good as the first, Strange New Flesh.
This is jazz fusion from a quartet of capable to excellent musicians. The group founder, Jon Hiseman is a very good, energetic jazz drummer, on par with Bill Buford and almost an equal of Billy Cobham. Hiseman had a long career of playing blues, and progressive rock with John Mayall and the original Colosseum. John Airey is a good keyboardist who gets in some excellent solos. The real star is Gary Moore and his flaming guitar style.
The problem with this album is the compositions. The tracks start with a theme, that is repeated several times. Then a new riff is done that is repeated several more times. Then they go back to the opening theme. In the middle, there will be a short solo, and the track will finish with the repeated themes. It is like a 2 minute track is stretched out to 5 minutes. In spite of the excellent solos, or the driving drumming or the searing guitar work, it is all tedious and boring. The fourth track is the only vocal track on the CD and is by far the worst vocal track Colosseum has ever done.
The CD does pick up in the second half. Although some of the later tracks don't start out great, they move into some really great, energetic playing.
With a CD burner and some editing software, this CD could be cut down from 40 minutes to 20 minutes of really inspired playing.
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