Header

OPUS

Symphonic Prog • Yugoslavia


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Opus picture
Opus biography
OPUS was formed in 1973 and the original line-up included the founder and organist Miodrag Okrugic, guitar player Miodrag Kostic and bassist Dusan Cucuz (later in TAKO), but soon they split. They were named after Okrugic's composition "Opus No. 1" which he scored during his tenure with the band YU GRUPA. Okrugic re-formed OPUS in 1975 with bassist Slobodan Orlic, drummer Ljubomir Jerkovic and singer Dusan Prelevic (ex KORNI GRUPA/KORNELYANS) and soon they recorded their debut "Opus 1", done in the symphonic rock style. It failed to draw attention of the public and the band split again. In various incarnations guitar players in this period were Ljubo Sedlar, Zoran Dasic and Vidoja Bozinovic. The final line-up from 1977 re-formation included Okrugic, Orlic, drummer Zelimir Vasic and guitar player Milan Matic, but after fruitless attempts they finally disbanded for good. In addition to their only LP album, they recorded three singles from 1974-77.

by Sead S. Fetahagic


Opus official website

OPUS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

OPUS forum topics / tours, shows & news


OPUS forum topics Create a topic now
OPUS tours, shows & news Post an entries now

OPUS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all OPUS videos (1) | Search and add more videos to OPUS

Buy OPUS Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
AL SOYKA Horse and Buggy Ride Polka OPUS 8120 LP USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1h 38m
Quem Quaeritis? (CD, Jul-2001, Opus 111) USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1h 52m
FRANKIE VALLI 45 RPM BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY / OPUS 17 (DON'T YOU WORRY BOUT ME) USD $6.00 [0 bids]
2h 25m
D'opus & Roshambo - Past Time Album II - CD (MSL004P Promo) USD $12.82 Buy It Now 2h 37m
Opus Collection: Remember by John Lennon (CD, 2010, Hear Music) USD $7.99 [0 bids]
2h 56m
Handel: 20 Sonatas Opus 1 (CD, Sep-2014, Hyperion) USD $33.35 Buy It Now 3h 30m
MILT JACKSON Bags' Opus LP United Artists UAL 4022 Original 1959 pressing Vibes USD $8.98 [0 bids]
USD $18.98 Buy It Now
3h 46m
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS "360" - RACHMANINOFF Piano Concierto #2 in C Minor Opus 18 USD $5.30 [0 bids]
3h 50m
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCH - BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Opus 67 XLNT USD $5.30 [0 bids]
3h 50m
V/A "OPUS ONE - 16 BIG BAND HITS" CD DIGITALLY REMASTERED [NEW/SEALED] USD $8.51 Buy It Now 3h 52m
YNGWIE MALLMSTEEN MAGNUM OPUS CD ARCGITECT MUSIC 1995 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4h 3m
Medea: Ballet Suite, Opus 23 Barber Mercury Stereo Living Presence SR90224A USD $33.71 Buy It Now 4h 10m
Chopin 24 Etudes Opus 10 and 25 Bachaus Piano Victor Set M-43 USD $275.00 Buy It Now 4h 35m
MILT JACKSON - OPUS DE FUNK 2 DISQUES FRANCE PRESTIGE 24048 G/F DOUBLE LP NM USD $14.99 [0 bids]
4h 53m
ANTON WEBERN / RENE LEIBOWITZ / Pro Arte Quartet: Symphony Opus 21 / Dial 7 USD $72.95 [0 bids]
4h 54m
Dichterliebe, Opus 48 / Deutsche Grammophon 16029 / Ludwig, Raucheisen TULIPS USD $59.21 [0 bids]
4h 54m
Bedrich Smetana - My Country, Czechoslovakia OPUS 2 LPs Box USD $9.99 [0 bids]
4h 57m
BUDAPEST QUARTET w/BENAR HEIFETZ Schubert Opus 163 EX USD $17.00 Buy It Now 5h 34m
Beethoven Symphony #2 in D opus 36 Kraus Vienna Philharmonic HMV Set USD $150.00 Buy It Now 5h 37m
Marvin Gaye Can I Get A Witness Hear Music Opus collection USD $1.49 [1 bids]
5h 56m
The Mills Brothers Opus One LP USD $10.00 [0 bids]
6h 6m
LP 10" TSCHAIKOWSKI Capriccio Italien opus 45-OVERTURE 1812 pt 1,2,3 USD $1.99 [0 bids]
6h 12m
Scheherazade Symphonic Suite, Opus 35 Franz Andre LP vinyl record Belgian Nation USD $1.99 [0 bids]
USD $3.99 Buy It Now
6h 26m
ALFREDO TISOCCO ferrofani JAPAN mini lp CD OPUS AVANTRA USD $15.99 Buy It Now 6h 33m
Jacqueline Blancard Schumann Opus 12 Frantasiestuke London LPS210 10" USD $85.00 Buy It Now 6h 40m
Opus Eponymous 0803341331778, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $21.51 Buy It Now 7h 33m
GHOST**OPUS EPONYMOUS**CD USD $12.88 Buy It Now 8h 6m
Opus X : Based on a True Story CD (2009) USD $2.08 Buy It Now 8h 10m
Big Apple Brass- Opus de Metropolis- rare new/sealed cassette tape USD $13.00 Buy It Now 9h 30m
OPUS DE BOP Japan CD STAN GETZ FATS NAVARRO HANK JONES USD $11.99 Buy It Now 10h 10m
THE AVISON ENSEMBLE; PAVLO BEZ-Corelli: Opus 5: Violin Son CD NEW USD $28.56 Buy It Now 10h 40m
The Avison Ensemble-Corelli: Opus 2 & 4: Chamber Sonatas CD NEW USD $28.56 Buy It Now 10h 40m
Opus Flute Works Ibert Griffes Nielsen Perry 1989 Early release Rare MINT USD $20.93 Buy It Now 11h 15m
Opus Dvorak Symphony 9 in E Min From the New World 1979 Early release Rare MINT USD $17.94 Buy It Now 11h 15m
Ted Heath - Opus One ( CD Album 2005 ) Used Very good USD $3.15 Buy It Now 11h 16m
LAIBACH Opus Dei MUTE LP 1987 UK 1ST PRESSING EMBOSSED SLEEVE RARE QUEEN OPUS USD $32.85 Buy It Now 11h 19m
LIFE IS LIVE - OPUS USD $1.18 [0 bids]
12h 8m
DVORAK / AMES QUARTET - PIANO QUARTET OPUS 23 & 87 NEW CD USD $21.85 Buy It Now 12h 28m
BIG APPLE BRASS 'OPUS DE METROPOLIS' US IMPORT LP USD $20.43 Buy It Now 12h 48m
ANTOINE REICHA - ANTON REICHA: WOODWIND QUINTETS, VOL. 7 - OPUS 99, - NEW CD USD $11.86 Buy It Now 12h 55m
Bitter Peace-Opus II CD "Opus II" will spew even moreso refined dismal cursings USD $8.99 Buy It Now 12h 56m
Opus(7" Vinyl P/S)Live Is Life-Polydor-POSP 743-UK-VG/NM USD $12.56 Buy It Now 13h 42m
6 String Quartets Opus 3 - Gretry / Bayet / Lacerda / Ruymen / Ad (2006, CD New) USD $15.80 Buy It Now 13h 57m
MENDELSSOHN Symphony no 4 in A major Opus 90 ITALIAN Vinyl Record OLD RARE 1951 USD $24.99 [0 bids]
14h 30m
Rachmaninoff, Stover, Franck, Gr, Festival Overture in D Opus 5 Audio CD USD $7.58 Buy It Now 14h 30m
GHOST - Opus Eponymous T-shirt NEW - SMALL ONLY USD $25.64 Buy It Now 14h 33m
Opus III : Guru Mother CD (1994) USD $11.51 Buy It Now 14h 41m
OPUS 'UP AND DOWN' US IMPORT LP USD $14.14 Buy It Now 14h 42m
Taiwan CD+DVD Set SEALED! Jay Chou Opus12 ??? ???? tpop USD $24.99 Buy It Now 14h 56m
OPDOT - OPUS ONE - TAO054 USD $16.18 Buy It Now 14h 57m
BOTTLENECK JOHN - ALL AROUND MAN - OPUS3CD23001 USD $21.24 Buy It Now 15h 6m
Dvorak Quintet in G, Opus 77 LP VG+ RS-250-3 Repeat USD $10.99 Buy It Now 15h 13m
CULT OF CATHARSIS / OPUS FORGOTTEN "split" DIGI USD $8.99 Buy It Now 15h 15m
Salsa Picante - Opus De Salsa (Latin) CD1990 - Rare USD $3.13 [0 bids]
15h 40m
OPUS LEVIATHAN / ASSUR "split" USD $8.99 Buy It Now 16h
ELAN ?- Kamikadze Lover 1982 ORIGINAL CZECH OPUS POP-ROCK LP Washed Near Mint- USD $5.00 [0 bids]
USD $6.50 Buy It Now
16h 6m
Various(Vinyl LP)Technoexport Bratislava-Opus-9113 0926-Czech Rep-VG/Ex USD $16.99 Buy It Now 16h 7m
Close Encounters in Early Music (CD, 1995, OPUS 111) BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED USD $26.95 Buy It Now 16h 24m
Mr. Holland's Opus [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] by Michael... USD $1.29 [0 bids]
USD $1.68 Buy It Now
16h 26m
Opus(7" Vinyl P/S)Flyin' High-Polydor-POSP 757-UK-VG+/Ex USD $11.99 Buy It Now 16h 27m
KING OF OPUS SOUND SYSTEM Circumstances Victimization NAKA TOMIZAWA Japanese imp USD $34.99 Buy It Now 16h 36m
Ormandy Prokofieff Symphony No. 7 Opus 31 Philps A 0164 R 10" Minigroove Rare USD $4.99 [0 bids]
16h 39m
Cembalo Blockflojt Leif och Ingrid Grave-Muller LP OPUS 3 SWEDEN RARE! NEAR MINT USD $18.99 Buy It Now 16h 45m
Beautiful: Opus of Love Deeper Than Flesh 4526180039303, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P USD $27.82 Buy It Now 16h 50m
50s Jazz MILT JACKSON Bags' Opus NM! UAL-4022 ORIG EB138 USD $39.99 Buy It Now 16h 54m
Hollenthon - Opus Magnum (NEW CD) USD $14.53 Buy It Now 17h 2m
GENE KRUPA OPUS Nş1 / BOOGIE BLUES ENGLAND 78 rpm 10" free ship USD $80.00 Buy It Now 17h 8m
OPUS CUATRO - SINFONICO - NEW CD USD $12.18 Buy It Now 17h 18m
-Corelli: Opus 1 & 3 - Church Sonatas CD NEW USD $23.70 Buy It Now 17h 18m
Laibach-Opus Dei CD NEW USD $13.74 Buy It Now 17h 18m
Shostakovich-Symphony No.5 Opus 47-Lp Record-Mercury-SR-90060-Skrowaczewski USD $11.37 [0 bids]
USD $21.09 Buy It Now
17h 33m
Guioman No Vaes Chopin Etudes Opus 10 & 25 Complete LP NM Vox PL10.930 1958 USD $24.95 Buy It Now 18h
Opus O.O.O. CD USD $15.00 Buy It Now 18h 30m
HANDEL, GEORGE FRIDE - HANDEL: CONCERTI GROSI OPUS 3 - NEW CD USD $18.76 Buy It Now 18h 39m
X Opus - Epiphany [CD New] USD $13.51 Buy It Now 18h 43m
ALFREDO TISOCCO ferrofania JAPAN mini lp CD OPUS AVANTRA SEALED USD $28.49 Buy It Now 18h 44m
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, Opus 104 (10", LP) USD $4.99 Buy It Now 18h 47m
TED HEATH AND HIS MUSIC Opus I/My Guy's Come Back 78 DECCA F8512 USD $20.43 Buy It Now 18h 54m
Handel/Vivaldi/Bach - Concerto Grossi Opus 6: Nos. 1 6 & 9/Flute Concer [CD New] USD $8.99 Buy It Now 18h 57m
Storioni Trio-Beethoven Trio / Opus 1, 2 & CD NEW USD $17.75 Buy It Now 19h
GEORGE SARAH - Opus Eleven (2001 US 14 trk 2 CD Set) USD $12.56 [0 bids]
19h 9m
OPUS 3 CD 19804: Tiny Island - Tiny Island - OOP SWEDEN 1999 NEW / Never Played USD $59.99 Buy It Now 19h 23m
ZIGMARS LIEPINS MIRDZA ZIVERE * 1980's Latvian DISCO MOOG - Latvia MODO - OPUS USD $27.92 Buy It Now 19h 30m
OPUS 3 CD 7915: Stockholm Guitar Quartet - Bach + Telemann - OOP 1995 SWEDEN SS USD $49.99 Buy It Now 19h 30m
Christoph Spering / Cherubini: Les Deux Journees (Opus 111) - Luigi Cherubini .. USD $75.00 Buy It Now 19h 31m
CHILLIWACK: Opus X LP (title tag on shrink) Rock & Pop USD $12.00 Buy It Now 19h 35m
Gretry / Bayet / Lacerda / Ruymen / Adam - 6 String Quartets Opus 3 [CD New] USD $12.92 Buy It Now 19h 54m
LP ALBUM DVORAK SLAVONIC DANCES OPUS 46 NOS 1 THRU 9 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 19h 55m
(2 MONITOR LPS) ''PROKOFIEV'' / CANTATA OPUS 78 - PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 USD $0.50 [0 bids]
19h 55m
GHOST OPUS EPONYMOUS EMBROIDERED PATCH USD $6.65 Buy It Now 20h 14m
JEAN-FRANCOIS BOUVERY - CASADESUS le voyage imaginaire OPUS CD STILL SEALED USD $14.99 Buy It Now 20h 39m
BOY WITH GOLDFISH opus LP 1979 LEE HOLDRIDGE US Digital Hawaii LSO Varese NM G/F USD $34.60 Buy It Now 20h 40m
SCHUMANN PIANO CONCERTO A MINOR,OPUS 54-ARRAU-HRUEGER-VICTOR DM 109 NM USD $9.95 [0 bids]
USD $12.94 Buy It Now
20h 58m
TSCHAIKOWSKY-FRANCESCA RIMINI-OPUS 32-NEW YORK,BARBIROLLI-VICTOR M 598-NM USD $9.95 [0 bids]
USD $12.94 Buy It Now
20h 58m
BEETHOVEN-SONATA # 23 F MINOR-APPASSIONATA-OPUS 57-SERKIN-VICTOR DM 583 MINT USD $9.95 [0 bids]
USD $12.94 Buy It Now
20h 58m
Beethoveen Violin Sonata #8 in G Opus 30 #3 Kreisler/Rachminoff DB 1463/4 USD $175.00 Buy It Now 21h 2m
Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus / Japan + 1 USD $7.00 [1 bids]
21h 10m
HANDEL / VIVALDI / BACH / SEATTLE SYM / GOFF - CONCERTO GROSSI OPUS 6: NEW CD USD $14.14 Buy It Now 21h 14m
Mr. Holland's Opus Soundtrack Score CD Michael Kamen Seattle Symphony Orchestra USD $0.01 [0 bids]
USD $0.99 Buy It Now
21h 37m
LEM WINCHESTER & FRANK WESS LP ANOTHER OPUS....STATUS ORIG VG+ IN SHRINK USD $9.99 [0 bids]
USD $19.00 Buy It Now
21h 40m

More places to buy OPUS music online Buy OPUS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for OPUS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

OPUS shows & tickets


OPUS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

OPUS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

OPUS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.04 | 9 ratings
Opus 1
1975

OPUS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OPUS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

OPUS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

OPUS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Vece
1974
0.00 | 0 ratings
Dolina Bisera
1975

OPUS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Opus 1 by OPUS album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.04 | 9 ratings

BUY
Opus 1
Opus Symphonic Prog

Review by Ludjak

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 adaptation of "Hair", and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by the instrumental capabilities of the rest of the band, especially Miodrag Okrugic's organ playing, which is quite similar to Vincent Crane's. The group's sound is very much in the vein of acts like Procol Harum (the beginning of "Skupljac zvona" being almost identical to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale") or Atomic Rooster, focused on Okrugic's rumbling organ (backed up by some piano here and there). Prelevic's vocal is good and I prefer him to Zlatko Manojlovic (who sings lead on Memento Mori). The songs, besides the fact that they sound like demos recorded on a magnetophone (which is not necessarily a bad thing, it reminded me a bit of a late 60s obscure US psych/prog act called Sleepy John), are fine, the heavier tunes have an Atomic Rooster feeling to it, while the more laid-back ones remind most of, as mentioned above, Procol Harum or ballad-type songs of Indexi/Korni Grupa from the same period.

All in all, this is a very enjoyable "garage prog" record, but, as other reviewers have already mentioned, it's almost impossible to get the original LP (my copy is a vinyl rip with two non-album singles as bonustracks). Two and a half stars with a hope that someone someday will remaster it.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Opus 1 by OPUS album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.04 | 9 ratings

BUY
Opus 1
Opus Symphonic Prog

Review by Seyo
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

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.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Opus 1 by OPUS album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.04 | 9 ratings

BUY
Opus 1
Opus Symphonic Prog

Review by ljubaspriest

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-musicians Miodrag "Mive" Okrugic,a very talented keyboard player clearly influenced by Vincent Crane.Music is quite heavy,mostly driven by hammond B3 organ,and is symphonic in nature,although there is couple of funky songs that reminds me of Atomic Rooster,circa "Made in England",together with singer Dusko Prelevic sounding remarkably similar to Chris Farlowe.Sound is very dirty and unclear,due to poor production,but overally,this is very enjoyable slice of keyboard based prog.It's one of rarest records ever in former Yugoslavia,I think there was only 3000 copies of original pressing released,and after lack of sales Diskos label deleted it.Courtesy of Greg Walker's Syn-phonic distribution I learned there is a japanese "Poor House" reissue in mini lp sleeve,but looks like it's of very suspicious quality.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to seyo for the artist addition. and to bhikkhu for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.45 seconds