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Nimbus (Vertigo Years Anthology 1970-1973 2CD) progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! 2 CD ANTHOLOGY BY THE CLASSIC SCOTTISH PROGRESSIVE ROCK GROUP BEGGARS OPERA
18 TRACKS REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES
DRAWN FROM THE BAND’S FOUR ALBUMS RECORDED FOR THE LEGENDARY VERTIGO LABEL BETWEEN 1970 & 1973
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a 2CD ANTHOLOGY by the classic Scottish Progressive Rock group BEGGARS OPERA. Drawing on material from the band’s first four albums, recorded for the legendary Vertigo label, "NIMBUS” features 27 of the band’s best tracks.
Formed in Glasgow in 1969 with a line-up of RICKY GARDINER (Guitar, Vocals), ALAN PARK (Keyboards), MARTIN GRIFFITHS (Vocals), MARSHALL ERSKINE (Bass, Flute) and RAYMOND WILSON (Drums), the band signed to the newly established progressive arm of Philips Records, Vertigo, in 1970. Their debut album, "ACT ONE” gained some success in Europe with tracks such as ‘Poet and Peasant’ and ‘Passacagalia’. A successful European hit single, ‘SARABANDE’, was followed by the album "WATERS OF CHANGE”, arguably their best and most successful album, and a line-up change that saw GORDON SELLAR replace MARSHALL ERSKINE on bass, and VIRGINIA SCOTT join the group on Mellotron. The record included the classic ‘Time Machine’, along with the memorable ‘Silver Peacock’ and ‘I’ve No Idea’.
"PATHFINDER” from 1972 was another classic album and featured a wonderful cover of Jim Webb’s ‘MacArthur Park’ along with ‘The Witch’ and ‘Hobo’. The band’s final album for Vertigo, 1973’s "GET YOUR DOG OFF ME” saw further line-up changes, but included a fine cover of Mason Williams’ ‘CLASSICAL GAS’ and saw further European success for the band.
This anthology is a fine tribute to an inspiring band and has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, and features a booklet with new essay.

1CD
1.Poet and Peasant
2.Passacaglia
3.Memory
4.Raymond's Road
5.Light Cavalry
6.Sarabande
7.Think
8.Time Machine
9.Lament
10.I've No Idea
11.Nimbus
2CD
1.Festival
2.Silver Peacock Introduction
3.Silver Peacock
4.Impromptu
5.The Fox
6.Hobo
7.MacArthur Park
8.The Witch
9.Pathfinder
10.From Shark to Haggis
11.Stretcher
12.Madam Doubtfire
13.Turn Your Money Green
14.Working Man
15.Requiem
16.Classical Gas
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ECLEC 22343 CD 2012   20.00
 
 
Lose a Life progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Ricky Gardiner / guitars
- Virginia Aurora Scott / keyboards, vocals
- Tom Gardiner / drums

1.Electrofire Invasion (11:53)
2.Electro Half Light (06:11)
3.Masts Of My Roof (11:24)
4.Cosmic Tango (06:49)
5.Dr. Carlo (07:00)
6.Tango For The End Of Time (Instrumental) (04:34)
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REPCD 1132 CD 2010   14.00
 
 
Close To My Heart progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Ricky Gardiner / guitar, bass
- Virginia Scott / piano, mellotron, vocals
- Tom Gardiner / drums

1.Secret (05:20)
2.Passing Her (04:35)
3.Close To My Heart (04:25)
4.A-Ha (06:09)
5.Tight Blue Lips (04:53)
6.Warm Eyes (05:12)
7.Apparently Uncontrolled (05:10)
8.Senselessness (06:13)
9.You Stranger (05:16)
10.Angelus Thread (04:44)
11.Meet Me (06:03)
12.Here Comes Everybody (04:50)
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REPUK 1131 CD 2007   14.00
 
 
Lifeline progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! Linnie Paterson: Vocals
Alan Park: Keyboards
Gordon Sellar: Guitar
Colin Pattenden: bass
John Hollywood: Drums

1.Lifeline (04:36)
2.I Gave You Love (04:26)
3.You Never Believe I’m Human (04:23)
4.Showman In A Showdown (04:05)
5.Yes I Need Someone (04:21)
6.Lost In Space (06:16)
7.Now You’re Gone (05:48)
8.Bad Dreams (06:00)
9.Four Moons (03:54)
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REPUK 1112 CD 1980   14.00
 
 
Beggars Can't Be Choosers progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! This lively set of tunes was produced by the band’s lead guitarist Ricky Gardiner, and is performed by him together with Virginia Scott (keyboards), Pete Scott (vocals) and legendary session drummer Clem Cattini.

- Clem Cattini / drums
- Ricky Gardiner / guitar, backing vocals
- Linnie Peterson / lead vocals
- Pete Scott / vocals
- Virginia Scott / keyboards
- Gordon Seller / bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals

1.I'm A Roadie (04:41)
2.Beggars Canít Be Choosers (02:56)
3.Hungry Man (03:43)
4.Youíre Not Welcome (03:30)
5.Young Blood Man (02:52)
6.Union Card (02:34)
7.We Must Love (03:45)
8.Keep Climbing (02:54)
9.Bar Room Pearl (03:51)
10.Death (09:39)
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REPUK 1109 CD 1979   14.00
 
 
Sagittary progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Colin Fairley / drums, percussion
- Ricky Gardner / guitar, backing vocals
- Linnie Peterson / lead vocals
- Virginia Scott / keyboards
- Gordon Seller / bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals

1.Sagittary (04:50)
2.Love Of My Own (02:37)
3.Smiling In A Summer Dress (03:56)
4.World Crisis Blues (02:37)
5.Just Twenty One (04:05)
6.Simplicity (02:53)
7.Freedom Song (02:53)
8.Something To Lose (04:26)
9.I'm The Music Man (02:52)
10.Jack The Ripper (03:21)
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REPUK 1099 CD 1974   14.00
 
 
Pathfinder progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Martin Griffiths / lead vocals
- Alan Park / keyboards
- Ricky Gardiner / lead guitar and vocals
- Gordon Sellar / acoustic guitar & bass guitar and vocal
- Ray Wilson / drums

1.Hobo
2.MacArthur Park
3.The Witch
4.Pathfinder
5.From Shark to Haggis
6.Stretcher
7.Madame Doubtfire
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REPUK 1066 CD 1972   14.00
 
 
Act One progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Martin Griffiths / vocals
- Alan Park / organ
- Raymond Wilson / drums
- Ricky Gardiner / lead guitar
- Marshal Erksine / bass guitar

1.Poet And Peasant
2.Passacaglia
3.Memory
4.Raymond's Road
5.Light Cavalry
bonus tracks
1.Sarabande
2.Think
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REPUK 1036 CD 1971   15.00
 
 
Waters of Change progressive rock

Enlarge this picture! - Ricky Gardiner / lead guitar, vocals, acoustic guitar
- Martin Griffiths / lead vocal, Cow Bell
- Alan Park / organ, piano
- Gordon Sellar / bass and acoustic guitar, vocals
- Virginia Scott / Mellotron, vocals
- Raymond Wilson / percussion

1.Time Machine
2.Lament
3.I've no Idea
4.Nimbus
5.Festival
6.Silver Peacock (Intro)
7.Silver Peacock
8.Impromptu
9.The Fox
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REPCD 5072 CD 1971   15.00
 
 
Pathfinder / Get Your Dog Off Me (2CD) progressive rock

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CD1 - Pathfinder
1.Hobo
2.MacArthur Park
3.The Witch
4.Pathfinder
5.From Shark To Haggis
6.Stretcher
7.Madame Doubtfire
CD2 - Get Your Dog Off Me
1.Get Your Dog Off Me
2.Freestyle Ladies
3.Open Letter
4.Morning Day
5.Requiem
6.Classical Gas
7.Sweet Blossom Woman
8.Turn Your Money Green
9.La-Di-Da
10.Working Man
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BGOCD 1207 CD   16.00