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HAPPINESS IS THE ROAD

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.36 | 417 ratings

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lazland
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5 stars I have been a fan of the band since the very start, watching them at The Marquee when Market Square Heroes was released. So, I get a little depressed when people post how disappointed they are with Hogarth. Please[- you will not get Fish, so get over it!!

The new LP is right up there with Brave and Marbles, two works of utter genius, and by far the finest works by the band. Happiness Is The Road comes at a particularly creative period for the band.

I will not review track by track - it would take too long.

The LP is produced magnificently and the soundscapes and atmosphere are intriguing and beautiful. Mark Kelly's work is particularly to the fore in this LP and Steve Rothery is used somewhat sparingly, but, as ever, adds so much. And yes - Steve Hogarth dominates with his vocals, and rightly so. Listen to Essence to see why I regard the man as the greatest vocalist in modern day progressive rock.

So....you will not get any early Genesis sounding tracks (and I love these, by the way). What you get is a modern band still pushingthe boundaries of progressive music and creating true radical music - surely what we are all after?

Download this from the Marillion website. You will not regret it.

lazland | 5/5 |

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