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Beggars Opera


Symphonic Prog

3.65 | 186 ratings

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4 stars Scottish 70's proggers Beggar's Opera signed to Vertigo label in the early 70's and carried that expressive yet highly progressively exploratory prowess found in many of the Vertigo bands. "Act One" was their debut album and featured some pretty amazing musicianship and song writing including an ode to composer Suppe's popular "Poet and Peasant" overture which opens up this album. Essentially this album is organ led with full support by the bass, guitar and drum. This album in many ways is my personal favourite of all their albums and I love the exploratory and unique space they explored on recording this gem. There are a couple of longer 11 min tracks as well which gives the band a bit more space to open up with musically. The Repertoire CD version also contains 2 bonus tracks that are circa 1970 and are nice to have as well.
loserboy | 4/5 |


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