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HOLIDAYS IN EDEN

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.06 | 458 ratings

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hogarth
4 stars I cant really say that this is Marillion´s worst album. Because it isn´t, really.

Holidays In Eden was the second album under Hogarth´s name as the lead vocalist. Fish left and the remaining members, fortunately, always were great musicians, so they could manage themselves to survive without the Scottish big-man. Fans can always remember Marillion of being a prog band, and under they´re name they made some of the best prog albums ever. The albums Script for a Jesters Tear or Misplaced Childhood will always be remembered as great masterpieces. H brought to the bosom of the family some pop-alternative influences. Yeah, ok...some of you might say that he should have been still quiet in his corner, but the man and the other members successfully recreated a new band, under the same name. It was time to show a new era of music to the world. And so they did. What some thought that the band was limited in the previous compositions, they started to rearrange something more agreeable to the audience spread out there. In some way, more commercial, I must say. But we all must agree that the music they were making was must more beautiful. And H´s voice. WOW! What a wonderful voice tone! What Marillion were able to create with H, would be impossible with Fish. And for those who are familiar with almost all they´re discography, probably agree with me.

My favourite highlights are:

- Splintering Heart (my favourite Marillion composition), - The Party, - Dry Land, - Waiting to Happen, - The Rakes Progress / 100 Nights

4 stars, because songs like Cover My Eyes and No One Can have become too commercial for my taste.

hogarth | 4/5 |

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