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1 stars I idolize Marillion. I love their music. However this semi-acoustic reinterpretation of their repertoire is a major misfire. I remember Yes in one of their live concerts turned Roundabout into a Samba. Musicians can have fun on stage. In the studio is a different matter altogether.

Go doesn't work as a lullaby. Why do we need the oriental introduction on Interior Lulu? Same again for Quartz which is really a jazzy number which needs jazz like playing. At least some small mercy, half way through Quartz, Steve Rothery gets out his electric guitar. Hard As Love is terrible. It sounds like dogs on heat. Out Of This World, as a song, is foolproof. I could do it as a singalong in the pub and it would work. It's Not Your Fault just isn't a good song and wouldn't work in any format. This Is The 21st Century is a great song which has one of Marillion's best riffs running through it. Don't look on this album for it though. Easily the best song on this album is Memory Of Water which is a slow number and suited to an acoustic format.

The three bonus live numbers at the end of the album are better than the rest of the material, but doesn't save it. Pete Trewavas performs some excellent bass playing on Cannibal Surf Babe.

iluvmarillion | 1/5 |


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