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Beggars Opera


Symphonic Prog

3.65 | 195 ratings

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2 stars 01. Poet And Pesant Keyed percussivo, and much 'excitement', a sort of soundtrack of silent movie of adventure. Impossible not to pay. The vocal of Martin Griffiths is very good, he has a very legal, somewhat serious insignia. The sound for hour psychedelic, prays virtuously, prays melodically is quite uncommon and interesting. The organ of Alan Park is another find also, always very quite tipsy and totally essentially to the sound of the band, giving a differential perfection.

02. Passacaglia Somewhat classic of beginning, medieval way. The effects of voice together with the melody of the guitar were completed, one of the most legal melodies what I heard. In the environment a small and quite tipsy ground of bass, and in the sequence a beautiful instrumental passage of guitar, and a certainty ' haste ' of the faces, almost a 'late' music (laughters). If in the track of opening of the disc who was giving the letters was the organ this way who is in charge it is the guitar of Ricky Gardiner. And after the madness completely we return to the sensational subject of the music. In the end the keyboard commands again, total church.

03. Memory Memory (the shortest of the disc), in does not remind of me what should be the commercial song of the disc at all, arranges what should be touched in the radio, since what we have here it is instrumental perfected, affected melodies, wha in the organ, passages of vocal one and sensational pauses. I would say a classic if I should discover. An almost acoustic guitar, and a bass marvellously well touched by Marshal Erksine, and it is a stupidity to talk again about Alan Park.

04. Raymond's Road The side 2 was left pras two bigger songs, Raymond's Road begins already totally crazy, instrumental 'train' passing without seeing for where it goes, with urgency of reaching the destiny. But that I am sure what the principal melody I already heard somewhere, only I do not manage to remind of myself of where, if anybody hears and knows if there is some known passage of some another place please they warn about me. In fact I think that he is still one ' best of ' of many sensational melodies on top of a more sensational base. The martial battery of Raymond Wilson always working perfectly beside the bass, and the guitar appearing undoubtedly from what it must be done. A beauty of collection of psicodelia without limits (not being them almost 12 minutes to which it was destined, laughters).

05. Light Cavalry This from here is a bit a Cavalry same (as the name says). And again with a series of melodies conhecidíssimas of all. There has a series of quite mighty battery this music and a vocal excellent melody! Fascinating much binds that one, with climatic variations up to the end, as a matter of fact as in practically the whole disc.

This disc of the Beggar's Opera is still an almost progressive-psychedelic album, the dominant insignia of the organ do so that that turns still more clear, do not stop them to me being a good audition!

ProgShine | 2/5 |


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