arena is a british progressive rock band i saw live in 2007. here, i want to present four songs from their albums contagion and pepper’s ghost. the first song is never ending night from the 2003 album contagion. its a calm song, already displaying one big feature of arena: beautiful and catchy melodies.
the second song, riding the tide, is an instrumental song from the same album.
the pepper’s ghost album is a concept album, telling a story of five heroes in 19th century london. bedlam fayre is the opener:
the album is ended by a 13 minute song called opera fanatica, including some opera elements. this is one of my favourite arena songs.