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5 stars Honestly, everything has been said about this amazing record, but I just want to give my opinion briefly. This is my introduction to Marillion, and apparently it is a good starting point. One thing that called my attention from the beginning are Fish's vocals. It seems he actually really FEELS what he's singing. He may not have the best vocal range, but this man is amazing, he's really into the music. I've even heard he recorded this album under LSD effects.

I have a particular weakness with the poppiests tracks here (Kayleigh, Lavender, Heart Of Lothian and Childhood's End?). Actually, in my opinion the first 5 tracks of the album are just perfect. That first part of the album has a big emotional impact on me, it's mellow, catchy, the great vocals, guitar solos, melodies... it's great, it's a pleasure to listen to the first 5 tracks. Then it decays a bit (just a bit) with Waterhole and Lords Of The Backstage, but luckily it's short. Then it goes up again, specially with the big 9 minute epic.

This was my great start with Marillion's discography, and of course I'll listen more (recently bought Script For A Jester's Tear). But the really great thing about this are the very emotional Fish's vocals.

Rating: 4.8 out of five.

Barla | 5/5 |


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