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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.37 | 55 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This is another match between the two bands so far. The genuine Marillion and the Mark II one. Score of the first two was 4-2 ("Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other") while "The EMI Singles Collection" (DVD released in 2002) ended on 3-1. Always in favour of the home team (the genuine band, of course). At least in my rating system.

I really wonder what's the point of putting these two teams in competition. One knows perfectly well who's going to win, right ?

Now, in this particular case, CD one probably features the best Marillion (the genuine one) compilation so far. Still, it is a bit of a pity that several songs were already featured on "Six Of One..." like "Kayleigh", "Lavender", "Garden Party", "Assassing" "Incommunicado", and "Warm Wet Circles". Which means that the whole bunch of songs released on the previous compilation are featured here as well (although some of them in another version, but still...).

The other six songs are of course enormous (especially the ones of their debut album : "Script", "Forgotten Sons" and "He Knows You Know"). "Clutching..." is well represented as well with four very good titles.

Now, disc II. Well, same problem as for disc one, meaning that each of the song featured on "Half-Dozen of the Other" are featured here as well. Again, some of them in a different (and shorter format). This is absolutely disgusting for the ones who purchased this previous compilation.

Four songs from each of this band's album (only three for "Afraid of Sunlight"). The most commercial ones (which sounds normal for a compilation). But I am not sure that remixes, radio edits and single versions were the best options to select.

This match ends on the score of 4 - 2. I doubt there once be a draw; unlike in "The Battle Of Epping Forest".

I really feel that I have been fooled since I purchased both of these compilations (but at the time of purchase, I just bought blindly whatever had the Marillion TM on it - which is wrong of course).

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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