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PISTON BROKE

Marillion

Neo-Prog


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3.69 | 34 ratings | 3 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc One (71:25)
1. Man of a thousand faces (8:14)
2. Hard as love (5:27)
3. Gazpacho (4:53)
4. Afraid of sunlight (7:06)
5. Eighty days (6:29)
6. Estonia (8:49)
7. Alone again in the lap of luxury (6:37)
8. This space... (2:38)
9. Easter (6:22)
10. Brave (8:42)
11. The great escape (6:08)

Disc Two (59:31)
1. This strange engine (19:40)
2. Sugar mice (6:22)
3. This town / 100 nights (11:25)
4. The bell in the sea (5:46)
5. Hope for the future (9:29)
6. King (6:50)

Total Time: 130:56

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Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

Released as a CD in 1998, underRacket Records
#Racket 9

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MARILLION Piston Broke ratings distribution


3.69
(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
26%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
38%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (3%)
3%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

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Review by loserboy
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Recorded during the '97 tour of France and Germany, MARILLION have released a real live stunner which I would highly recommend to all fans of Hogarth era MARILLION. This double live CD explores many of their fan favorite tracks and of course emphasizes their "This Strange Engine" album. Highlites for me are "Gazpacho", "Afraid Of Sunlight", "Bell In The Sea", "Sugar Mice" and "This Strange Engine" which are delivered with great power and energy. Both of the CD's run like an actual live show and the different concert excepts work very well actually and are invisible to the listener.

Review by Warthur
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars Capturing the This Strange Engine tour of Europe with songs recorded at dates in France and Germany, Piston Broke does a decent job of editing the material together into a convincing concert experience despite the varying gigs represented. The recording quality is average but not exceptional, being rougher and readier than either the live material they recorded under EMI or later live efforts recorded by Racket Records, but everyone's got to start somewhere.

The set list itself has a heavy emphasis on songs from Brave, Afraid of Sunlight, and of course This Strange Engine, so it represents the the best H-era material they had at the time. Look out for Pete Trewavas' engaging little bass solo before This Strange Engine, and the version of The Bell In the Sea which compares favourably with the studio version of that particular B-side. Good if you want something from the This Strange Engine tour, but it's hampered by the recording quality.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Piston Broke is a 2cd recording taken from the Strange Engine tour. The band are on topr form and this sounds just how a live album should - LIVE! A great selection of songs some of which have not been performed very often since! Essential for fans and much better than the Thieving Magpie offic ... (read more)

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