Mannheim, West Germany
VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT COMPLETE AUDIENCE RECORDING
REEL 2 REEL Master>1st GEN REEL>DAT>CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME
"Master Reel, was erased by the Taper himself....1st gens are all that exist"-HB
Recorded by "HB"
Recorded with;TELEFUNKEN MAGNETOPHON 300 TS>GRUNDIG Microphone
From the collection of; Per-Erik "my swedish connection"
Uploaded by; "Lucifer Burns"
2. TIME MACHINE
4. MacARTHUR PARK
5. POET AND PESANT
6. RAYMOND'S ROAD
7. OH WELL#
8. THE WITCH
#FLEETWOOD MAC cover
MARTIN GRIFFITHS- Vocals
RICKY GARDINER- Guitar/Vocals
ALAN PARKER- Organ
VIRGINIA SCOTT- Mellotron
GORDON SELLAR- Bass
RAYMOND WILSON - Drums
* I can not be totally positive that this is the correct line up for this preformance.
The biggest name in question here would be VIRGINIA SCOTT.
It is around this time that she may have already left the band.
To the best of my knowledge she did not appear on their 1972 release "Pathfinder".
At the time of this recording "Pathfinder" is not out yet and the songs are premired Live here.
BEGGAR'S OPERA is from Scotland, their name is derived from a novel by the poet John Gray in 1728.
BEGGARS OPERA made a lot of records but remained acting in the shade of most progressive rock bands.
Their debut-album "Act one" ('70) contains fluent and tasteful organ driven progrock with powerful "Sixties" sounding guitarwork.
The long track "Raymond's Road" is a splendid tribute to the "classics" featuring Mozart's A la Turka, Bach's Toaccata in d-fuga en Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite on the Hammond organ.
The second album "Waters of Change" ('71) is build around the dual keyboardplay of Alan Park and newcomer Virginia Scott and the distinctive, a bit cynical vocals of Gardiner.
The nine tracks are beautiful symphonic landscapes with many organ solos, some swelling and glorious Mellotron waves (like The MOODY BLUES and early KING CRIMSON) and fine electric guitarwork.
On the third LP "Pathfinder" BEGGARS OPERA seems to have reached its pinnacle: strong and alternating compositions with lush keyboards (Mellotron, organ, piano and harpsichord),
powerful electric guitarplay and many shifting moods (even Scottish folk with bagpipes).~ progarchives.com
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