2007 digitally remastered reissue of this Prog classic, originally released in March 1971. Arena was the second and final album by the group Marsupilami. Initially a Folk-based group the band evolved into one of the most adventurous, if unsung, bands of the early 70's, producing two stunningly original Mellotron soaked albums. Featuring a line-up of brothers Fred and Leary Hasson (lead vocals and harmonica and keyboards respectively), Dave Laverock (guitar), Richard Lathan Hicks (bass), Jessica Stanley Clarke (flute, vocals) and Mike Fouracre (drums), Marsupilami drew early comparisons to such contemporaries as Quintessence and Gryphon, although in truth the group were far more experimental and powerful. Produced by Peter Bardens (soon to form Camel). Five tracks. Esoteric.