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3.64 | 14 ratings | 1 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lions (6:27)
2. Her Hand In Mine (8:53)
3. Promise In Motion (8:03)
4. The Edible Woman Again (6:51)
5. You Misremember Me (6:45)
6. Bees (6:59)
7. Clyde (7:46)

Total Time: 51:42

Line-up / Musicians

- Ricky Gardiner / guitars
- Virginia Aurora Scott / keyboards, vocals
- Tom Gardiner / drums

Releases information

Release date: June 27, 2011
Label: RGS

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BEGGARS OPERA Promise In Motion ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

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Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Scottish band BEGGARS OPERA is a band that remains most famous for their first three albums, released at the start of the 1970's. The following years saw their releases steadily decline in interest from the buying public and arguably decline in quality too, until they called it a day with the aptly named "The Final Curtain" in 1986. Just over 20 years later they reappeared however, and since then Beggars Opera has been a highly productive unit. With the release of "Promise in Motion" in 2011 and "Mrs. Caligari's Lighter" in 2012 their later day albums now make up almost half of their total discography.

Atmospheric laden symphonic progressive rock with some distinct similarities to late 70's Pink Floyd is what Beggars Opera has to offer on "Promise in Motion". Carefully assembled compositions, all sporting layered keyboard arrangements and Virginia's lead vocals as dominating features. An album that merits a check by those who tend to find accessible symphonic progressive rock to be of interest.

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