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B'SIDES THEMSELVES

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.42 | 141 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars For those who love rare collections of those songs that were put at B-side of LP single, would also love this release as well. This CD features only early Marillion tracks (Fish era). The opening track "Grendel" is truly an excellent track with an early prog style. The track is heavily influenced and inspired by early Genesis, especially "Super's Ready" from Foxtrot album. It's not the same but Grendel is sharing similar vein with Genesis. "Charting The Single" is basically a pop outfit from the band followed with hard driving "market Square Heroes" from the band's debut EP. "Three Boats Down From the Candy" is unfortunately performed not in full-fledge version as per debut EP. I'd prefer the debut EP's version because it covers the song in full. I hate the version in this CD because it fades out intentionally. This song is much better in original version as the ending part is wonderful. "I remember you ." followed with simple and nice lead guitar (original version).

"Cinderella Search" was originally featured as B side of "Assassing" single. Another interesting track is "Tux On" and the concluding track "Margaret" is really good. I like the part where Fish introduced the members of the band. Great live record!

Overall, I thing this CD deserves 3.5 out of 5 stars. It's really up to you whether or not to buy this CD. But, if you love early Marillion, you must have it. Keep on proggin' ..!! Progressively yours, GW.

Gatot | 3/5 |

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