Friday, February 02, 2007

Opo - "Opo I & Opo II" {Netherlands} (75-77) (folk)

I couldnt find a review/info to copy/paste here. Nice Dutch folk. Some songs on the albums may make you feel like, you are at Shire/LOTR.


Si Bheag Si Mhor..
Ophelia's Lament..

22 comments:

nahavanda said...

Opo I (1975):
http://tinyurl.com/25v27y

Opo II (1977):
http://tinyurl.com/2ro8mt

Anonymous said...

Thsnks But Opo II Link is broken...

nahavanda said...

Hello,link working fine now.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for these. Really nice recordings.
Mike

Anonymous said...

Great stuff,thanks for sharing.

Todd Taiwan

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! So Many Thanks...

schizoid said...

Opo only made two albums: "Fallen Asleep Just Like Papa" & "Opo 2".

The first Opo album on Legendary Stoof Label. AA folk album of a very high quality and of great importance. Fantastic Female voice by Lenneke de Vries and supported with multi-talented artists, using a widespread traditional instruments. Opo has a wonderful TUDOR LODGE like chorus and sound. A folk killer! As this Dutch folk is recently becoming rarer and rarer.

Lineup:

* Evert Elderson - vocal, acc. guitar. mandloin, dulcimer, harmonium
* Theo harrewijn - vocals, double bass, Irish harp, flute
* Han Schaeffer - vocals, acc. guitar
* Lenneke de Vries - vocals, flute, tin whistle

Opo I (1975):

1. Sally free and easy (Cyril Tawney) 5:08
2. Patrick Sheehan (Han Shaeffer) 4:30
3. Bheag, si mhor 2:01
4. Illusions of reality (Evert Elderson) 5:00
5. Ophelias lament 3:58
6. He called for a candle 2:04
7. Lamento di tristan 1:32
8. The wild mountain thyme 3:22
9. Green are your eyes (Bert Jansch) 5:08
10. The lowlands of Holland 4:41
11. Don oiche ud im beithil 3:45

Opo II (1977):

1. Part of it all 3:42
2. Gaillarde 2:21
3. Twlight 4:03
4. Dance 1:29
5. Moning song 3:16
6. Alberta 4:51
7. I am alone 1:11
8. Soho 3:20
9. Little murphies 2:43
10. Benny 4:48
11. The frozen-out gardeners 4:22
12. Nottamun Town 3:36

Tom Tacken said...

OPO is totally unknown in Holland, and I can tell, since I am Dutch. Does anybody know what has become of these wonderful musicians? I cherish their two albums, which seem to combine the best of Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Gentle but thrilling.

betty said...

I'm really surprised to find these albums by the folk group I used to follow in my teenage days (I was one of the group members' girl friend, 40 yrs ago). Don't even know if all these people are still alive.

Anonymous said...

did hear about them, but never heared their music!
Going way back in time ! magnificent !

thanxs for these precious ones ! JayB

Anonymous said...

please,re-up!

isabelbc said...

new links
Opo I: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=13XYC9M5
Opo II: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZSW8BN8F

outrage music said...

please could somebody upload these again?

isabelbc said...

new links
Opo I: http://netkups.com/?d=e8c4f9996686f
Opo II: http://netkups.com/?d=785fba44f6f59

Anonymous said...

Excellent Dutch Acoustic folk group -late 70s. I was very surprised to see they werent included on the Rare Dutch Folk double Cd some years ago. Listening to both albums is a lovely gentle experience. I enjoy them immensely.

johnoregan said...

Excellent 70s Dutch Folk releases - Ideal candidates for CD release,Hopefully someone will pick up on them, the first album was also released in Ireland in April 77. Second album only issued in Holland.

Anonymous said...

Would be someone so kind to reup both albums? Thanks

isabelbc said...

new links
Opo I: http://netkups.com/?d=4357bbe0d5ff8
Opo II: http://netkups.com/?d=2b49abc95810f

Anonymous said...

could you PLEASE re-up ? ;)

Anonymous said...

re-up :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((

Anonymous said...

can you please re-up these?

Jeppie said...

I know, a very old thread;
Just found it: please re-up???

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