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THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG BOX SET VOL. 2

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Disc 1
1. The King of Sunset Town - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
2. Slainte Mhath - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
3. Easter - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
4. The Uninvited Guest - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
5. Warm Wet Circles (4.01) - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
6. That Time of the Night (5.55) - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
7. Holloway Girl (5.20) - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1
8. Berlin (8.43) - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 1

Disc 2
1. Seasons End - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
2. Hooks in You - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
3. The Space - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
4. Kayleigh - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
5. Lavender - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
6. Heart of Lothian - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
7. Incommunicado - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
8. After Me - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2
9. Market Square Heroes - De Montfort Hall, Leicester (24th April 1990): Part 2

Disc 3
1. Splintering Heart - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
2. Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
3. Slainte Mhath - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
4. The Uninvited Guest - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
5. The Party - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
6. Warm Wet Circles - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
7. That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw) - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
8. No One Can - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
9. Script For A Jester's Tear- Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
10. This Town - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
11. The Rakes Progress - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
12. Kayleigh - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
13. King Of Sunset Town - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
14. Holidays In Eden - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)
15. Hooks In You - Cumbria Rock Festival, Workington (13th July 1991)

Disc 4
1. Intro - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
2. Holidays In Eden - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
3. Garden Party - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
4. I Will Walk On The Water - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
5. The Party - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
6. Hotel Hobbies - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
7. Warm Wet Circles - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
8. That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw) - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
9. Easter - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
10. Incommunicado- Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1
11. Sympathy - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 1

Disc 5
1. No One Can - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
2. Kayleigh - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
3. Lavender - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
4. Heart Of Lothian - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
5. Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
6. Slainte Mhath - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
7. This Town - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
8. The Rakes Progress - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
9. 100 Nights - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
10. Waiting To Happen - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2
11. Script For A Jester's - Wembley Arena, London (5th September 1992): Part 2

Disc 6
1. Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
2. Slainte Mhath - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
3. The Uninvited Guest - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
4. Sugar Mice - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
5. Bridge - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
6. Living With The Big Lie- Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
7. Runaway - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
8. Goodbye To All That/ Wave/Mad / The Opium Den / The Slide / Standing In The Swing - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
9. Hard As Love - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
10. The Hollow Man - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
11. In The Lap Of Luxury / Now Wash Your Hands - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
12. Paper Lies - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1
13. Brave - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 1

Disc 7
1. The Great Escape / The Last Of You / Falling From The Moon - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
2. Made Again - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
3. Easter - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
4. Warm Wet Circles - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
5. That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw) - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
6. Garden Party - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
7. Kayleigh - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
8. Lavender - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
9. Heart Of Lothian - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2
10. Hooks In You - Live in Warsaw (15th June 1994): Part 2

Disc 8
1. Sympathy - Bob Harris session (1st January 1992)
2. Kayleigh - Bob Harris session (1st January 1992)
3. Made Again - Johnnie Walker session (4th March 1994)
4. Hollow Man - Johnnie Walker session (4th March 1994)

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Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

8CD (2010, Release date: May 31)

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3 stars This boxed set is a sequel to the fantastic Early Stages box which documented the Fish era of Marillion, and is geared towards live shows from the H-fronted era of Marillion from before they left EMI. Providing the listener with an amazing 8 discs, the box gives you four different shows from this period of the band plus a brief EP of extremely short BBC sessions - which is alright, but isn't of such great quality that it feels necessary. I'd have greatly preferred it had they used disc 8 to cram on one more short show in the set, particularly if it were a show from the Afraid of Sunlight tour - in fact, there's no material from Afraid of Sunlight in this entire set, which I feel is a rather glaring omission; it means that of the four H-fronted albums the band released before they and EMI parted ways, one of the absolute best ones isn't represented at all whereas one of the least well-received (Holidays In Eden) has two shows from its tour on here!

The first show is an appearance at De Montfort University from 1990. One year into the Seasons End tour, Hogarth sounds extremely confident at the helm of the band, and the band themselves have clearly been working hard on refining and improving the Seasons End material whilst on the road. In particular, Mark Kelly's keyboard playing is significantly more adventurous here than on the album, to my ears, to the great improvement of most of the songs - even The Uninvited Guest and Hooks In You sound better than their studio equivalents, and the only tune from the Seasons End material which doesn't quite measure up to the studio release is After Me.

The other interesting aspect of this gig, of course, is that there's plenty of Fish-era material - unsurprisingly, since the Hogarth-era band hadn't yet release enough material to fit a set list this long by themselves! To my surprise and relieve, Steve proves to be more than capable of tackling the Fish-era songs, wisely avoiding trying to emulate Fish's delivery and instead presenting the songs in his own interpretation, which sheds new light on them. The heavy emphasis on Clutching at Straws material showcases just how much Seasons End is a continuation of the approach of that album, the songs from both pieces sounding perfectly natural when listened to side by side. On the whole, the piece more than allays any concerns I had about Hogarth-era live material, proving that the H-fronted band could both match the power of their studio albums as well as present Fish-era material in an interesting way. The one quibble I'd have with it is that at this point H doesn't seem to have as much of an instinctive rapport with the fans as Fish had, but it would be a bit much to expect that when the audience is so used to Fish. The glimmerings of that sort of connection are there, but it would be a bit much to expect it to develop that quickly.

The next show finds the band at a rock festival in Cumbria, very shortly after the release of Holidays In Eden. My only niggle about this show is that it's undergone minor editing - there's one bit where H announces that they're going to play a song from Seasons End before the band launch into Warm Wet Circles from Clutching At Straws, and I've been able to confirm by checking set lists that Easter was supposed to be the song in question. The show is sourced from a BBC radio recording of the concert, so the most likely explanation for the loss of Easter is that it, (like, as the box set booklet explains, the encores) wasn't available on the tapes provided by the Beeb.

Still, these quibbles aside it's a great listen, not least to hear a dramatic improvement in Hogarth's capabilities as frontman - no longer nervous or unsure of himself, he's much more willing to engage with banter with the audience, and indeed he seems to be in an ebullient and playful mood. Though the crowd give the Fish-era material a warmer welcome than the H-era stuff, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is just because they were more familiar with the old stuff - because the band do a great job of performing both a few well-selected old songs (including a decent crack at Script For a Jester's Tear) and the cream of Holidays In Eden and Seasons End.

The third show is a Wembley Arena appearance (which, if I've worked it out right, has also been issued on Marillion's Front Row Club - though possibly this version is from a different audio source). It's 1992, a year or so into the Holidays In Eden tour, and the band have had plenty of time to refine the material - the This Town triptych is improved with some interesting embellishments to The Rakes Progress, for instance, whilst Waiting to Happen is presented in a more energetic and emotionally desperate format. This is another gig which takes a while to get going, but it's pretty enjoyable once it builds up momentum; the main issue with it is that there's still a large reliance on Fish-era stuff, and the band still at that point hadn't settled on its Hogarth-era course. Still, there's hints of things to come embedded in here - for instance, before Waiting to Happen Steve Rothery plays a little acoustic guitar ditty which H hums along to, which Marillion fans will recognise as being an early version of Made Again from the forthcoming Brave...

Speaking of which, the fourth show treats us to a show in Poland from the Brave tour. Whilst early on H's voice seems a little tired and the sound quality is a bit patchy, both improve markedly after we get through the opening numbers to take in the jewel in the crown: a complete performance of the Brave album from beginning to end. Although this is broken in the middle due to the constraints of CD running times and on the whole I'd say the Brave playthrough available on disc 2 of Made Again is a better performance (and has the advantage of not requiring you to switch CDs partway through), it's still a treat to hear the band give their all in performing these tracks, and the range of songs played for an encore - including plenty of classic Fish-era numbers - bring the show to a thunderous climax.

On the whole, whilst I think this set is good value for money, I wouldn't say it's nearly as good as the Early Stages box. Aside from the occasionally patchy sound quality here and the bizarre decision to include no shows from the Afraid of Sunlight tour, the fact is that for about half the time period covered by this set (and for three of the four shows presented) Marillion were struggling through a period of transition, which they only manage to get through once they hit the safe haven of Brave. And it's not as though H-era Marillion hasn't completely spoiled us for live albums. On the whole, whilst Early Stages succeeds in capturing the entire Fish era, this box only shows a small slice of the H era, and the heavy emphasis on Holidays In Eden-era material may put off those who dislike that album - of whom admittedly there are more than a few. But since you can get it from some avenues for less than 20, that's a pretty good deal for four live shows plus an EP.

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4 stars As a fan from the very beginning I so wanted to like this set ..... but I suppose the problem is right there in the title .... 'bootleg'!!!! Theses disks are similar too the straight from the mixing desks live sets disks that are sold on the bands website. Now if you're OK with the sound qu ... (read more)

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