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4 stars Marillion - La Gazza Ladra

Review by ProgKidJoel

Marillion's "La Gazza Ladra" is a truly fine compilation live album from Marillion, capturing the band at their touring peak. Although the first disc is made up of recordings from separate tour nights, this doesn't really reduce my enjoyment of the fantastic performance. The second disc is a live recording of the band's smash hit album, MISPLACED CHILDHOOD, and this is what really makes this 2CD set a must-have for Marillion fans.

The first disc is somewhat of a best hits of Marillion collection, featuring tracks spanning their entire career upto CLUTCHING AT STRAWS. Each track begins with a fade in and fade out, as they were recorded at different concerts. The use of a continual applause effect between tracks (as heard on Marillion's first live album, REAL TO REEL) would have been a nice innovation which would've made this feel like more of a whole concert.

Sonically, these two discs are sufficient - Not amazing, but none-the-less good. The second is admitedly a better recording than the first, although this doesn't really detract from my overall enjoyment of this great little bundle.

These are two great discs, and are great for Marillion fans, and especially are just as good for newcomers to Neo-prog's finest!

Keep proggin'


progkidjoel | 4/5 |


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