Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE

Marillion

Neo-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Marillion Happiness Is Cologne album cover
3.76 | 27 ratings | 1 reviews | 48% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
prog rock music collection


Write a review
Buy MARILLION Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Live, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing


Disc 1
Dreamy Street
This Train Is My Life
Nothing Fills The Hole
Woke Up
The Other Half
Essence
Fantastic Place
The Man From The Planet Marzipan
Out Of This World
Mad
The Great Escape

Disc 2
Afraid Of Sunlight
Asylum Satelite #1
The Invisible Man
Whatever Is Wrong With You
Neverland
Three Minute Boy
Happiness Is The Road


Line-up / Musicians


- Steve Rothery / guitars
- Ian Mosley / drums
- Pete Trewavas / bass
- Steve Hogarth / vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion
- Mark Kelly / synthesizers, samples & effects


Releases information

A 2CD live album from the band's 26 November 2008 performance at the E-Werk in Cologne.

Thanks to mamotokaderate for the addition
and to Warthur for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy MARILLION Happiness Is Cologne Music


Happiness Is Cologne (Live)Happiness Is Cologne (Live)
EARMUSIC 2018
$12.98
$19.22 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne NEW CD USD $15.54 Buy It Now 1 day
MARILLION | "Happiness Is Cologne" 2CD digipak NUMBERED & LIM. | SEALED/NEW USD $25.38 [0 bids]
1 day
Happiness Is Cologne (Live) - 2 DISC SET - Marillion (CD New) USD $20.87 Buy It Now 4 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne [CD] USD $16.97 Buy It Now 5 days
Happiness Is Cologne by Marillion: New USD $19.20 Buy It Now 5 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne [CD] USD $15.30 Buy It Now 9 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne [CD] USD $17.13 Buy It Now 9 days
MARILLION - HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE - NEW CD ALBUM USD $21.57 Buy It Now 10 days
HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE (LIVE) USD $19.43 Buy It Now 11 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne - New 2CD Album - Released 18/01/2019 USD $19.02 Buy It Now 14 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne *NEW* CD USD $21.71 Buy It Now 15 days
MARILLION-HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE-LTD- CD NEW USD $19.30 Buy It Now 19 days
MARILLION-HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE-LTD- (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $15.71 Buy It Now 20 days
MARILLION-HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE-LTD- (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $16.33 Buy It Now 21 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne (live) 2 CD Original Racket 2009 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 21 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne (Live) 4029759126829 (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.54 Buy It Now 21 days
MARILLION-HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE-LTD- CD NEW USD $17.22 Buy It Now 21 days
HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE, 4029759126829 USD $18.45 Buy It Now 22 days
Marillion - Happiness is Cologne - New Numbered Ltd Edition 2CD Album USD $19.03 Buy It Now 23 days
MARILLION Happiness Is Cologne (Live) CD *NEW & SEALED* USD $24.22 Buy It Now 24 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne (live) [New CD] USD $16.12 Buy It Now 26 days
MARILLION - HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE (LIMITED EDITION) 2 CD NEW+ USD $28.01 Buy It Now 26 days
CD Double: Marillion : Happiness Is Cologne Live 2008 : Sealed Koln E-Werk USD $34.27 Buy It Now 26 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne - CD - New USD $18.29 Buy It Now 27 days
Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne (NEW 2CD) USD $17.44 Buy It Now 27 days

More places to buy MARILLION music online Buy MARILLION & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

MARILLION Happiness Is Cologne ratings distribution


3.76
(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(48%)
48%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (19%)
19%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

MARILLION Happiness Is Cologne reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Warthur
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars For the Happiness Is the Road tour (and their subsequent tours) Marillion took the bold step of recording each and every gig and putting downloads of them on their website. A clever way to counteract bootlegging, to be sure, and if they do the same for the London gig I'm seeing them at this year I'll be sure to buy the download because it will be a fantastic souvenir of the evening. But what if you aren't a big enough Marillion fan to download all the Happiness shows (and believe me, you need to be a much bigger Marillion fan than I am to even contemplate that), but you still want some sort of record of the Happiness tour? How do you pick out one of the shows if you didn't go to one yourself?

Happiness is Cologne seems to be the band's solution to this - picking out one of the shows, giving it nice shiny new artwork and making it available for download or as a physical CD, with this release they're basically picking out the Cologne E-Werk show from the tour and offering it as a particularly fine recording from the series. Effectively, they're saying "If you only listen to one show from the Happiness tour, listen to this one", and whilst I haven't heard all the others and probably won't bother I have to say it's a pretty set, with plenty of interaction with the crowd, a wonderful atmosphere, and great performances.

Inevitably, a sizable portion of the setlist consists of selections from Happiness Is the Road itself, and this may be one of the most Happiness-heavy Marillion releases you can expect to come across, unless they decide to do the entire album live for one of the Marillion weekends or something. This is the main weakness of the album which makes it merely good, only great. It's not that the Happiness Is the Road material is bad, per se, it's just that the recording captures the group when they are still in the process of getting to grips with the material in a live context. Whilst Marillion have a fair share of material which, after a mixed reception at first, ended up becoming firm favourites when refined in a live context - think of the cuts from Happiness In Eden or Radiation which have become live standbys over the years - this doesn't seem to have happened with so much of the material from Happiness, suggesting that they may have struggled to capture it live, and they seem to struggle at points here.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of MARILLION "Happiness Is Cologne"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives