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Format: CD
Sku: 202098921
UPC: 009910106624
UPC 14: 04009910106624
Release Date: 12/27/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hobo
2. Macarthur Park
3. Witch, The
4. Pathfinder
5. From Shark to Haggis
6. Stretcher
7. Madame Doubtfire

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Gordon Sellar (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar); Ricky Gardiner (vocals, guitar); Martin Griffiths (vocals, percussion); Alan Park (keyboards); Raymond Wilson, Ray Wilson (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Chris Welch .
Muze PNote Author: Martin Griffiths.
Muze PNote Beggars Opera's third album offered up another dramatic change in pace and style from a band that had already demonstrated its musical schizophrenia well enough. Considerably more song-oriented than either of its predecessors, Pathfinder set out its stall with the pounding pop of "Hobo" before delving deep into period preoccupations with a truly visionary assault on "MacArthur Park" -- imagine Vanilla Fudge if Brian Auger had created their arrangements. Eight minutes seem too short a time in which to layer all of the group's ideas, but they succeed with room to spare, and deliver what is probably the definitive reading of the song. The pulsating "The Witch," the fusion and folk-inflected "From Shark to Haggis," and the closing menace of "Madame Doubtfire," with its glance back at the soundscapes of Act One, are the album's other highlights -- particularly if you catch them on headphones. From beginning to end, though, Pathfinder is a powerful record, dramatically produced and deliriously delivered, a wild smorgasbord of musical innovation and staggeringly brilliant ideas. ~ Dave Thompson

Producer: Beggars Opera

Engineer: Roger Wake; Barry Ainsworth

Associated Artists and Works

Beggar's Opera

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/26/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1972
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : REPUK 1066
Music Label Name Label : Repertoire
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 40099101066242

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.98)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[It] somehow encompasses hard rock, West Coast harmonies, flashy instrumentation, satanic lyrics, sound effects, screams...and a raucous Scottish jig."

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