Beggars Opera ‎– Pathfinder

Vertigo ‎– 6360 073
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Hobo 4:40
A2 MacArthur Park 8:20
A3 The Witch 5:26
B1 Pathfinder 3:44
B2 From Shark To Haggis 6:38
B3 Stretcher 4:50
B4 Madame Doubtfire 4:15



Includes poster
Vertigo swirl label

Similar versions from or for Germany with same cat# / GEMA listed below. Rights society is "PM/GEMA/ on Side A and GEMA on Side B on all releases.

With "Vertigo Swirl" label design - from 70/71:
Release 866117 - "D" on sleeve back (picture cut-off, could also be B) [CURRENTLY VIEWED VERSION]

With "Ufo Label" label design - from 1973 til early 80ies - all with "D" on sleeve back.
Release 6854829 - Rim text on label starts with "Urheber...", catalog# on label on the right side - "GEMA" left.
Release 9668861 - almost the same as above, but rim text on label starts with "Alle Urheber..."
Release 2509478 - Label design variation - rim text is English, "Made in Holland" & cat# on left - GEMA on right side; (not verified if "D" is on back);

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side A, stamped): 10 AA 6360073 1Y 320
  • Matrix / Runout (runout side B, stamped): 10 AA 6360073 2Y 320

Other Versions (5 of 29) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
6360 073 Beggars Opera Pathfinder(LP, Album) Vertigo 6360 073 UK 1972 Sell This Version
UICY-25586 Beggars Opera Pathfinder(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Vertigo UICY-25586 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
6360 073 Beggars Opera Pathfinder(LP, Album, RP) Vertigo 6360 073 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RJ-7224 Beggars Opera Pathfinder(LP, Album, RE) Vertigo RJ-7224 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SRML 0026 Beggars Opera Pathfinder(LP, Album) Vertigo SRML 0026 South Korea 1994 Sell This Version


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October 1, 2018
edited 4 months ago
German original first pressing comes with the swirl label and poster cover. All single cover pressings "including poster" are later prints. And yes, Pathfinder is a masterpiece!


August 31, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
The effort to make this combo, that hovers between prog and classical-rock, sound more commercial does not yield the right results. In fact, this is a step backward. Where "Waters Of Change" could convince through its cold fire and otherworldliness, much of its successor rings false. The overly commercial ''Hobo'' copies the production values of McCartney's Wings and the much-praised cover of ''Macarthur Park'' does not add anything to the well-known version by Richard Harris, technically attractive as it may be. The catchy riff of the title track is more persuasive, as is the cold emotionality of ''From shark to haggis'' that even transforms into fine folk-rock. The closing ''Madame Doubtfire'' unluckily falls prey to the fashion of the times with satanical overtones like chromatic choirs, bitonality, icy ranting and diabolical laughing, which all sounds contrived and untrue. A pity, as the previous album showed real promise.