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The Wishing Tree


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3.26 | 32 ratings

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3 stars The Wishing Tree was basically a one album project of Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery. He primarily intended to showcase his guitar skills and Hannah Stobart's beautiful vocals.

Hannah Stobart appears to be the focal point of this album, and she does have a lovely voice. Folk influence is made obvious with the singing style and acoustic guitar in the background.

Every other member of Marillion makes an appearance at some time. Hannah has a wonderful voice that reminds me of Tirill Mohn. Rothery, Stobart, and John Helmer, who has worked on a lot of Marillion material throughout the years, wrote the songs.

For the most part, the album is soothing, but Rothery throws in a few of his trademark romantic solos here and there along with some progressive elements. The lyrics aren't horrible at all and on some tracks lyrics are very foreground, and sometimes they have utmost priority, surpassing and leaving behind the instrumentation. This is an album that didn't make much of an impact when it was released. A kind of folky, acoustic and even bluesy album which can be enjoyable for some, thus 3/5 (I may edit this review when I have time).

Mspy1 | 3/5 |


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