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Pathfinder

22 May 2008 | Format: MP3

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4:24
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8:18
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6:04
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3:43
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6:40
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4:17


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 May 2008
  • Release Date: 22 May 2008
  • Label: Mercury Records Limited
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 38:14
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  • ASIN: B003W8X0IQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,626 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Jan 2006
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A beautifully played and produced album from the early 1970s, "Pathfinder" is the creation of a band of exceptional ability. Their style is difficult to pin down as they frequently shift the emphasis. Sometimes you hear something akin to Deep Purple at their most fluid, at other times Caravan or Camel. The opening track, "Hobo", is more of a commercial mainstream rock number yet possesses as much substance as anything else on display here.
I was apprehensive about the presence of a cover of "Macarthur Park", one of those songs I admire more than I like. Beggar's Opera's version sparkles however and seems to be keyboardist Alan Park's main showcase. His expressive playing is an asset throughout though all members of the band make impressive contributions.
The title track is a major highlight, the type of fiery, uptempo rock they seem to do best. "From Shark To Haggis" however rather highlights their dilemma. The first part has a sinister but monotonous feel. It's the sort of music that would probably be more effective in the hands of a band with less finesse. The second part consists more of a series of rock jigs which they do better. The most disappointing part of the album is however its climax. The last track starts well enough but descends into the furious and aimless playing that so many bands deliver live when trying for the big finish.
"Pathfinder" is for the most part a flamboyant and exciting slice of rock music that remains fresh. It's just a short walk away from being a classic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. Burton on 1 July 2004
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Phenomenal album if you like 70s rock. The McArthurs park track is brilliant, probably the best version ever. Madam Doubtfire stirs your soul.
Find someway of hearing this album, you will not regret it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Derek J. Biddlecombe on 29 Sep 2008
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Being an ancient rocker, how did I miss this back in the 70s? I heard a clip of MacArthur Park one evening on the radio. Then decided to investigate. Alan Park must compare to Rick Wakeman. The whole album is very good,but MacArthur Park is in a class of its own!!!!! Essential for anyone who appreciates good keyboard sounds!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Page on 18 Nov 2008
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I was bought this album as a Christmas present during the 1970's by a relative who thought it was actually an Opera. I have loved it ever since and am so glad to see the band's albums have been re-released. I shall have to stock up I think.

Highlights for me include the purely instrumental "Stretcher" which is really beautiful.The final track throws everything at the listener from wild screams to a thunderclap device fixed inside a toilet. The lyrics are typical 70's gothic which nowadays bring a wry smile, but the musicianship is of a very high standard and the variety of material here is a real tonic in today's one-dimensional world.

A mistaken purchase, then, but a welcome and rewarding one. Think I'll give it a spin now, actually.
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I remember buying this album in the 70's as the Album Art work was great.
If I remember the vinyl album had a giant poster of the Front Cover inside.
I'd heard the Pathfinder track and got the album then found all the other
great tracks. Think they were from Scotland hence the From Shark to Haggis track.
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