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4 stars Here on the hill halfway up halfway down

Derek Dick cycle in Marillion was finished, something natural and logical. The work between Fish and his former teammates was impossible, the relationship was unsustainable, personally and musically. It was never the same after that fight between Fish and Rothery in preparing Clutching, in which the rest reasonably sided with the magnificent guitarist.

Finally, with great effort the singer met a good group of musicians who helped him put musical notes to his excellent words, and then execute them. In particular, Simmonds, Lindes (Dire Straits Alchemy) and Brzezicki / Giblin on drums and bass guitar, respectively, providing a strong and accurate basis . Added to that, some specific celtic touches, produced a play with identity and style.

The lyrics are largely autobiographical, masterfully expressed. The Company, Cliché, View from a Hill (with references to his previous band) and Internal Exile, are exemplary. Family Business relates to domestic violence against women, something very common and often hidden. And the title track is great.

Simmonds works great on keyboards in the whole work, and Lindes guitars with his technical style participates rightly, as in Cliché, The Company, State of Mind, among others. Internal Exile's version is better than the self-titled album. The Voyeur and Big Wedge are no big deal, right. And the record is not perfect, but it contains undeniable classics of this transcendent singer and lyricist....

sinslice | 4/5 |


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