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Beggars Opera


Symphonic Prog

3.36 | 151 ratings

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4 stars Thid album from this scotish act from 1972 and naed Pathfinder is another worthy album from their career. I find this album almost at same level with predecesors and more specific with Water of change, Pathfinder has some trulty classic momets in progressive rock - like MacArthur Park - with some super vocal lines, I realy like a lot Griffith voice , Hobo, The Witch and one of my fav from here Madame Doubtfire. A good albuym, with again some nice and catcy moments , the mellotroin is still present on most of the pieces, but the whole atmosphere is less intristing and not so confident like on previous album, the decline was near, still not present but right next corner for sure. The music is entertaining, very pleasent, symphonic prog with good passages. I will give 3.5 rounded to 4 just becaue Beggars Opera is one of the bands I like to listen constantly, special those two albums reviewed today. Good band that for some reasons never made it big. Ok with a good reason if you try to listen the albums from this one on, excluded this one Pathfinder. Good towards great, still one of the most unnoticed albums from early '70's UK prog movement. Some similarities with Uriah Heep, Birth Control , but more rely on symphonic arrangements then on heavier parts, Beggars Opera are here to stay for sure in prog rock history.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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