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HOLIDAYS IN EDEN

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.06 | 451 ratings

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Guillermo
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2 stars There are albums that change my point of view about some bands like Marillion. I still like the albums they recorded with Fish, and even "Seasons End" with Steve Hogarth is very good. I know that some of the music for the "Seasons End" album was composed and recorded in demo form when Fish still was in the band. So, this "Holidays in Eden" was the first full album composed with Hogarth, in words and music. Unfortunately, maybe their record label was doing some pressure to the band to record Radio hits. So, this album is predominantly a Pop music album recorded by a band called Marillion with a new singer. By 1992, when I bought this album, I was disappointed, and I lost the interest I had to buy new Marillion albums. The label years later didn`t release new albums by Marillion.They had to do it in other labels. The best songs in this album, in my opinion, are "No One Can", a very good ballad with "atmospheric" guitars and keyboards, and "Holidays in Eden". The rest of the songs are not too bad, but unfortunately, again, they didn`t have enough interesting things for me to listen to them again. Maybe my tastes changed, but I still listen to their albums with Fish and "Seasons End", and I still like Genesis, Yes, etc. Marillion didn`t have a lasting interest for me as other bands. But there are some good things about Marillion and their fans: their fans still give them support and love, and this is one of the best things in the music world. There are really very few fans like Marillion`s fans, who support them even with money to tour, and even buying their albums when they were not in a big record label. Congratulations to this kind of fans. And it also seems that the members of Marillion are humble with their fans. One of my brothers (himself a guitar player) went to see them playing in concert here in my country in 1992, and he was in a front row, just in front of Steve Rothery in the stage. Maybe Rothery was so glad to see my brother and his girlfriend enjoying the concert, that in the end of the concert he gave to my brother one of his guitar picks, with Steve Rothery `s name printed on it.
Guillermo | 2/5 |

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