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4 stars My introduction to this band, I held it in my hands for a zillion times in the record store never buying it, because it was in the heavy metal section, but one day I borrowed it from the library, and was blown away immediatly. within one month I had bought every album by the band at that time, so I had to no money left (I was just 15, without a job). Money well spend on this amazing band.

In retrospect I have to downgrade the album a bit, knowing better and more compelling performances in bootlegs, but the setlist is great and the perfomance adequate, and at the time i thought it was practically perfect.

Highlights on this album are Script, Fugazi, Chelsea Monday and the classical opening, but since there are no bad songs from Marillion all songs could have been used and it would have worked just as magical.

Basically this is a must have album for Marillion fans, and a very good introduction to the band, for it captures their magic brilliantly. Some other bootleg live albums are better, but that's besides the point, this is where it started for me, and I still love listening to it on a regular basis.

recommended to all.

Peace Out

DeathRow | 4/5 |


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