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    Posted: October 13 2021 at 19:02
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 14 2021 at 00:27
Love their debut album Act One, very Keith Emerson (pre ELP) inspired . I was surprised to find that they have put out 14 albums in total (last one in 2012) including the very Caravanesque titled Get Your Dog off Me!
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I suppose Act One is a fun, wild ride if you enjoy prog"rockin' the classics", but there's literally too much Franz von Suppé for me. I think both the follow-up Waters of Change and their third album Pathfinder are excellent and really entertaining, though. After Martin Griffiths left the band they got a totally differnt sound, and Get Your Dog off Me! is mostly just beyond awful boogierock.
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Really fine album of vintage stuff.

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The first 3 are all entertaining imo....I have 'Waters of Change' on original vinyl.
One does nothing yet nothing is left undone.
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I've been a fan of early Beggar's Opera for decades; Act One, I feel, is their best (I actually love the classical music transcriptions therein) and Waters Of Change a close second. Pathfinder I used to really dig, but have cooled on it in more recent years.
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Oh man, now there's a band I haven't thought about in a long time. I'll need to go listen to them. I remember liking them, but then when an old HDD of mine died, I lost their music and never got around to re-downloading it.
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Huge fan of Beggars Opera for many years. "Waters of Change" is my favorite, but debut is close second. "Pathfinder" has its moments, but at least 2 tracks on it don't appeal to me. I heard "Get Your Dog off Me!" once, but this is entirely not my cup of tea.
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