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3.21 | 38 ratings | 2 reviews | 21% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Live, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Rich (5:42)
2. The uninvited guest (4:38)
3. Goodbye to all that (9:19)
4. Afraid of sunlight (8:00)
5. Deserve (5:03)
6. Sugar mice (5:49)
7. The answering machine (4:11)
8. Berlin (8:33)
9. Cathedral walls (7:20)
10. Waiting to happen (5:54)
11. Garden party (7:37)

Total Time: 72:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Hogarth / vocals
- Mark Kelly / keyboards
- Ian Mosley / drums
- Steve Rothery / guitars
- Pete Trewavas / basses

Releases information

Racket Records #Racket 11

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MARILLION Zodiac ratings distribution

(38 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Warthur
2 stars The original release of Zodiac is a selection of songs taken from the Marillion fan club convention in 1999 - a precursor to the legendary Marillion weekends that were inaugurated in 2002. This took place towards the end of the recording of, and Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame happened to be in the audience, so this proved to be a fairly fateful concert - because afterwards, Wilson agreed to provide his own mixes for about half the material on, which I think helped that album overcome the issues which had plagued Radiation.

However, this live selection in particular doesn't quite cut it with me. It's taken from the audio of the Shot In the Dark DVD, and doesn't sound like it's been remastered for CD; Mark Kelly's keyboard sound and Steve Rothery's lead guitar sound particularly thin, which neatly sabotages most of the tracks. On top of that, H's voice seems to have taken a beating over the course of the weekend, so his singing isn't firing on all cylinders. On the whole, this might be a nice souvenir if you happened to be at the gig, but otherwise there's better H-era live material out there to choose from.

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4 stars A nice Cd from the band with great performances. The CD was an edited form of the Shot in the Dark DVD and a great accompaniment to that film. It has been re released as part of the Front Row Club and is now a full show taken from the recording/ mixing desk which gives it a different sound and ... (read more)

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