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3.25 | 20 ratings | 3 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Magija - zveri u nama (4:45)
2. Cudno je u magli (4:25)
3. Vidjenje po Grigu (5:37)
4. Opus - zena tame (4:26)
5. Dolina bisera (5:16)
6. Skupljac zvona (5:16)
7. Frida - zena oblaka (4:45)
8. Memento mori (3:50)

Line-up / Musicians

- Miodrag Okrugic / Hammond organ
- Slobodan Orlic / bass
- Dusan Prelevic / vocals

Additional players:
- Ljubomir Jerkovic / drums
- Zlatko Manojlovic / vocals (8)

Releases information

LP Diskos LPD 708 (1975 Yugoslavia)

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OPUS Opus 1 ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

OPUS Opus 1 reviews

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Review by Seyo
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3 stars This is an obscure and rare Yugoslavian release and the only album of OPUS. The leader M. Okrugic is a remarkable organ player and here his Hammond sound is predominant all the way through. The style of "Opus 1" was influenced by heavy organ rock of PROCOL HARUM, VANILLA FUDGE, ATOMIC ROOSTER and EL&P, while the symphonic ambitions draw inspiration from early DEEP PURPLE. Vocal of D. Prelevic is strong, slightly R&B/"black"- coloured and performance is good, but the songs and production are somewhat sub-standard. The main problem is that all the songs seem unfinished as if the authors were lacking bravity to push their ideas more agressively. But this can be said for most of the Yugoslavian "prog" artists of the era, so let's not be too harsh on OPUS. This is a valid record, in spite of not very inspired songcrafting. Instrumental performance is very good, and even with a poor production, this LP is recommended, especially given its unpopular and oblivious destiny.

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2 stars A relatively strange-looking cover and a band I've never heard of before being labeled as 'symphonic' made this one enough for me to take a listen. As far as band members are concerned, I'd only heard of Dusan Prelevic before and had been familiar with his performance in Atelje 212's adaptatio ... (read more)

Report this review (#228153) | Posted by Ludjak | Friday, July 24, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Forgotten gem of Yu-prog,Opus 1 is quite different from everything else recorded around that time in Yugoslavia.Essentially band is a trio,on this album joined by two guest singers. Album trade mark is a unique monstrous sounding hammond organ played by one of the most underrated yu-musician ... (read more)

Report this review (#80914) | Posted by ljubaspriest | Sunday, June 11, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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