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B'SIDES THEMSELVES

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.43 | 173 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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3 stars Grendel's Ready! Marillion Here I come

'Grendel'.

(17:14)

That's why you must get this.

Brilliant Marillion epic with Fish doing his best Gabriel impersonation is absolutely irrisistible.

The other singles rehashes and B Sides and Live tracks are all interesting but really could be classed as throwaways generally for the most part. They are B sides for a reason and that is they are not good enough for an album. 'Market Square Heroes' re-recorded version is here and 'Three boats down from the candy' but they are very close to the original so why bother? It is good to hear the incomparable voice of Fish with his emotive powerful technique but a lot of this material appears as bonus tracks on the remastered CDs in any case. And if you own the quintessential 4 CDs "Misplaced Childhood", "Script For A Jester's Tear", "Fugazi" and "Clutching At Straws", you may see this B Sides CD as rendered obsolete. However,"B' Sides Themselves" may well appear as a cheapie in a second hand store, and if so grab it for 'Grendel' if you do not have it. It is the one saving grace of redemption that earns this 3 stars.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 3/5 |

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