Colosseum-Bread & Circuses1997 und elf Songs später kam es schließlich zur Veröffentlichung von Bread & Circuses, ihrem ersten Studioalbum seit 1971.Disc 11 Watching your every move2 Bread & Circuses3 Wherever I go4 High time5 B
Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city. In that short line, Anatole Broyard, a 20th century American writer, compactly captures the timeless and enchanting beauty that resides within the Eternal City of Rome. This tourist destination is often one of the highest ranked on bucket lists, for how could one not want to experience its marvelous ruins, mirror-like rivers, and spectacular stretches of aqueducts firsthand? As one sips on fine Italian wine on a terrace overlooking the grand remnants of the Colosseum, one can practically hear the roars of the battling gladiators, and the raucous applause of the spectators. And as one strolls through the coarse, yet quaint, cobblestone streets, one can almost hear the galloping horses, and screeching wheels of chariots in the distance, and even feel the brush of the breeze as they charge past. It is difficult not to fall in love with a city so effortlessly nostalgic, it verges on utopian. The ambitious and fearless emperors that built the legendary Roman Empire from scratch, the broad-shouldered, and bronzed gladiators, with their iconic plume helmets and glinting swords, and elaborate parties attended by toga-wearing Romans fueled by alcohol, violence, orgies, and other godless acts, all paint a picture of Roman life. At the Circus Maximus, the guttural cheers of the spectators reverberated across the enormous open space, but their cries could hardly be heard over the rumble of the ground. On the ellipse-shaped track, 5 charioteers would skew their bodies and steer their magnificent vehicles around the curves. Gusts of sand and dirt flew up from the whizzing wheels and encircled the pounding hooves of the stunning stallions. Distracted personnel and guards dragging their feet, were considered fair game. As one chariot careened to the side, preparing to collide with another chariot, a row of guards might have to try to duck out of the way in the nick of time. Some would be trampled by hooves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Clem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094133/bk_acx0_094133_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tracklisting: 1. Save Me (Atomic Rooster) 2. With You There To Help Me (Jethro Tull) 3. All Right Now (Free) 4. For Your Love (Humble Pie) 5. Cries From A Midnight Circus (Pretty Things) 6. Paranoid (Black Sabbath) 7. Spill The Wine (Eric Burdon & War) 8. Spinning Wheel Blues (Status Quo) 9. Take Me Back To Doomsday (Colosseum) 10. Honey Bee (Muddy Waters) 11. Danger Zone (Stone The Crows)