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MARILLION, taking their name from Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", are the well known band that invented the "New Wave of Progressive Rock". Their sound is similar to GENESIS '72 to '82 or thereabouts, with PINK FLOYD and YES influences. The line-up, by this time, comprised Fish (his real name, Derek Dick, was worse; vocals), Mark Kelly (keyboards), Steve Rothery (guitar), Ian Mosley (drums) and Peter Trewavas (bass).

MARILLION - FISH (1982 - 1988)
The music is directed around the poetic and sometimes fantasy lyrics of the lead singer Fish, who sounds very much like Peter Gabriel. The band got their best successes, both artistically, progressively and commercially. "Script For A Jester's Tear" showed influences from many of the great 70's progressive bands. The second studio album "Fugazi" followed in the next year. The third studio album, "Misplaced Chilhood", was a true concept album and placed MARILLION among the greats. MARILLION's fourth album "Clutching At Straws" was to be "old" MARILLION's farewell to the world. The album, dealing with the problems of drug addiction and alcoholism, was the final album to be made with Fish as front man and lyricist. Fish left the band in 1988 to pursue a solo career.

MARILLION - HOGARTH (1989 - today)
Their new sound seems more geared for radio play, although they still have an air of depression in the music. "Season's End" was issued in 1989 with a new singer, a lot less inspired by Peter Gabriel, Steve HOGARTH. Their album "Brave", considered one of the modern masterpieces of progressive rock, is a concept piece about a young girl that contemplates suicide on a bridge. This daring concept album is a spectacular exercise in multi-layered music.

Personnally, I enjoy both styles, although I prefered the old art rock style of Fish. Still, with Hogarth, MARILLION has progressed to a higher level making it one of the top bands from the mid eighties till now...

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Misplaced ChildhoodMisplaced Childhood
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Clutching at StrawsClutching at Straws
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Script For a Jester's TearScript For a Jester's Tear
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Caroline 2008
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MarblesMarbles
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Best of Both WorldsBest of Both Worlds
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Seasons EndSeasons End
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Singles 82-88Singles 82-88
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Sounds That Can't Be MadeSounds That Can't Be Made
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Sounds Can't Be Made [2 CD][Special Edition]Sounds Can't Be Made [2 CD][Special Edition]
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Somewhere ElseSomewhere Else
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MARILLION discography


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MARILLION top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.22 | 1632 ratings
Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
3.97 | 1071 ratings
Fugazi
1984
4.24 | 1709 ratings
Misplaced Childhood
1985
4.13 | 1049 ratings
Clutching At Straws
1987
3.75 | 684 ratings
Seasons End
1989
3.08 | 507 ratings
Holidays in Eden
1991
3.97 | 823 ratings
Brave
1994
3.78 | 546 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight
1995
3.42 | 442 ratings
This Strange Engine
1997
2.66 | 398 ratings
Radiation
1998
3.15 | 374 ratings
Marillion.com
1999
3.39 | 433 ratings
Anoraknophobia
2001
4.09 | 877 ratings
Marbles
2004
3.11 | 416 ratings
Somewhere Else
2007
3.36 | 454 ratings
Happiness Is The Road
2008
2.84 | 274 ratings
Less Is More
2009
3.67 | 464 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made
2012

MARILLION Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.82 | 257 ratings
Real to Reel
1984
3.81 | 262 ratings
The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra
1988
2.24 | 23 ratings
Live at the Borderline
1992
3.33 | 25 ratings
Live in Glasgow
1993
3.78 | 43 ratings
Live in Caracas
1993
4.04 | 69 ratings
Live From Loreley
1995
3.47 | 125 ratings
Made Again
1996
3.67 | 53 ratings
Live At The Walls
1998
3.93 | 34 ratings
Piston Broke
1998
3.23 | 22 ratings
Marillionrochester
1998
3.17 | 31 ratings
Zodiac
1999
3.80 | 70 ratings
Anorak in the UK Live
2002
4.74 | 39 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2003
4.10 | 11 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.54 | 38 ratings
Curtain Call - A Live Archive 1983 - 1988
2004
4.27 | 86 ratings
Marbles Live
2005
4.16 | 46 ratings
Marbles By The Sea
2005
3.68 | 32 ratings
Popular Music
2005
4.07 | 10 ratings
Bootleg Bingo
2005
3.55 | 27 ratings
Smoke
2006
3.75 | 33 ratings
Mirrors
2006
4.25 | 42 ratings
Family
2007
4.00 | 32 ratings
Friends
2007
4.21 | 20 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.47 | 79 ratings
Early Stages: The Official Bootlegs 1982-1987
2008
4.44 | 77 ratings
Recital of the Script
2009
4.23 | 74 ratings
Live From Loreley
2009
3.63 | 19 ratings
Happiness Is Cologne
2009
4.10 | 20 ratings
High Voltage
2010
3.80 | 36 ratings
The Official Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2
2010
3.67 | 38 ratings
Tumbling Down The Years
2010
3.98 | 34 ratings
size matters
2010
3.85 | 22 ratings
Live In Montréal // Saturday
2010
3.83 | 22 ratings
Live In Montréal // Sunday
2010
3.78 | 22 ratings
Live In Montréal // Friday
2011
4.23 | 20 ratings
holidays in eden live
2011
4.14 | 37 ratings
Live From Cadogan Hall
2011
4.90 | 20 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight Live
2011
3.56 | 15 ratings
This Strange Engine Live
2011
3.67 | 17 ratings
Seasons End Live
2011
4.83 | 21 ratings
A-Z Live 2011
2012
4.41 | 32 ratings
Sounds Live
2012
4.27 | 18 ratings
The Glow Must Go On
2012
4.16 | 18 ratings
Clocks Already Ticking
2013
4.24 | 23 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.43 | 7 ratings
Live At The Forum
2014
4.67 | 6 ratings
Sunday Night Above The Rain
2014
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Monstrously Festive(al) Christmas
2015

MARILLION Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.35 | 142 ratings
Recital Of The Script
1983
3.33 | 26 ratings
Video
1984
2.49 | 24 ratings
1982-86 The Videos
1986
3.71 | 28 ratings
A Singles Collection
1992
4.79 | 50 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2002
2.71 | 11 ratings
Shot In The Dark
2002
4.67 | 9 ratings
A Piss-up in a Brewery
2002
3.15 | 36 ratings
The EMI Singles Collection
2002
3.69 | 47 ratings
From Stoke Row To Ipanema - A Year In The Life (DVD)
2003
3.95 | 19 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.18 | 14 ratings
Before First Light (Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003)
2003
4.44 | 122 ratings
Live from Loreley
2004
3.80 | 61 ratings
Marbles On The Road
2004
2.89 | 40 ratings
Brave - The Film
2004
4.10 | 23 ratings
Wish You Were Here
2005
4.50 | 4 ratings
Colours And Sound
2006
4.19 | 49 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.28 | 17 ratings
Bootleg Butlins
2007
3.71 | 8 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
3.58 | 14 ratings
Something Else
2007
3.83 | 6 ratings
This Strange Convention
2009
4.67 | 3 ratings
M Tube: An Introduction To Marillion On DVD
2010
4.45 | 48 ratings
Out Of Season
2010
4.14 | 40 ratings
Live At Cadogan Hall
2011
4.81 | 21 ratings
Live In Montréal
2011
4.42 | 17 ratings
Holidays In Zelande
2012
4.24 | 21 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.57 | 7 ratings
Breaking Records
2015

MARILLION Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.44 | 163 ratings
B'Sides Themselves
1988
2.91 | 60 ratings
A Singles Collection - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
1992
1.60 | 10 ratings
Marillion Music Collection
1993
4.16 | 12 ratings
The Originals
1995
2.97 | 35 ratings
Kayleigh
1996
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Best of Marillion
1996
3.29 | 40 ratings
The Best of Both Worlds (2 cd boxset)
1997
4.05 | 65 ratings
Real to Reel - Brief Encounter
1997
3.07 | 8 ratings
Kayleigh - The Essential Collection
1998
2.18 | 54 ratings
Marillion and the Positive Light - Tales from the Engine Room
1998
4.45 | 40 ratings
The singles '82 - 88'
2000
3.29 | 8 ratings
Refracted! - From dusk 'till dot, Volume 1
2001
3.67 | 6 ratings
Another DAT at the Office
2001
3.13 | 8 ratings
Fall Out
2002
3.23 | 12 ratings
marillion.co.uk
2002
3.12 | 7 ratings
AWOL: A Marillion Solo Projects Sampler
2002
3.46 | 24 ratings
The singles '89- 95'
2002
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Best Of Marillion (EMI Compilation)
2003
4.50 | 2 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
2003
3.21 | 10 ratings
marillion.co.uk (2005 Version)
2005
4.00 | 1 ratings
Classics
2009
4.50 | 2 ratings
Keep The Noise Down
2010
4.67 | 3 ratings
Misplaced Childhood / Script For A Jester's Tear
2011
5.00 | 2 ratings
4 Albums
2011
4.00 | 2 ratings
Greatest Hits On CD & DVD
2012
4.42 | 12 ratings
Marillion.Best.Live
2012
4.34 | 19 ratings
A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014
3.13 | 8 ratings
A Collection Of Recycled Gifts
2014
2.31 | 7 ratings
Best Sounds
2014

MARILLION Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.88 | 94 ratings
Market Square Heroes
1982
4.10 | 32 ratings
Garden Party
1983
4.18 | 31 ratings
He Knows You Know
1983
3.98 | 28 ratings
Punch and Judy
1984
3.66 | 42 ratings
Assassing
1984
3.25 | 43 ratings
Kayleigh
1985
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Story So Far...
1985
3.52 | 44 ratings
Lavender
1985
3.50 | 46 ratings
Heart of Lothian
1985
2.53 | 54 ratings
Brief Encounter
1986
3.25 | 4 ratings
Garden Party Live
1986
4.05 | 21 ratings
Lady Nina
1986
3.98 | 28 ratings
Sugar Mice
1987
3.76 | 25 ratings
Incommunicado
1987
3.88 | 26 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
1987
2.83 | 17 ratings
Incommunicado & Sugar Mice - Video
1987
4.07 | 15 ratings
Freaks
1988
3.75 | 12 ratings
Uninvited Guest
1989
4.25 | 16 ratings
Easter
1989
3.45 | 11 ratings
hooks in you
1989
3.32 | 12 ratings
No One Can
1991
3.33 | 3 ratings
Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)
1991
3.33 | 3 ratings
Dry Land
1991
3.42 | 12 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.39 | 17 ratings
Sympathy
1992
4.00 | 8 ratings
No One Can
1992
3.50 | 10 ratings
Beautiful
1995
2.58 | 12 ratings
Beautiful
1995
4.20 | 16 ratings
The Making of Brave
1995
3.95 | 10 ratings
Man of a Thousand Faces
1997
3.88 | 8 ratings
Eighty Days
1997
2.93 | 14 ratings
These Chains (Single)
1998
3.00 | 8 ratings
Marillion & the Web Christmas 1998
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
Marillion.Christmas
1999
2.76 | 11 ratings
Marillion.co.uk
2000
3.75 | 8 ratings
Crash Course - An Introduction to Marillion
2001
2.71 | 14 ratings
A Verry Barry Christmas
2001
4.40 | 10 ratings
Between You And Me / Map Of The World
2001
4.30 | 15 ratings
Christmas 2000: A Piss-Up In A Brewery
2001
3.22 | 4 ratings
Front Row Club Issue 7
2002
4.13 | 6 ratings
Le Spectrum, Montréal, Canada, 6 September 1997 (Front Row Club 008)
2002
3.67 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2002: Santa And His Elvis
2002
4.06 | 7 ratings
Say Cheese, Christmas With Marillion
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
View From The Balcony (A Front Row Club Sampler)
2003
3.04 | 8 ratings
Christmas 2004: Baubles
2004
2.10 | 10 ratings
Remixomatosis
2004
2.08 | 10 ratings
A Handful Of Marbles
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2005 : Merry Xmas To Our Flock
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2006: The Jingle Book
2006
3.67 | 3 ratings
Unzipped - The Making Of Anoraknophobia
2006
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2007: Somewhere Elf
2007
2.73 | 6 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are
2007
3.40 | 6 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
4.20 | 5 ratings
ABC, Glasgow, Scotland. 9 November 2008
2008
4.00 | 3 ratings
The Basement, Newcastle, UK. 10 November 2008
2008
4.20 | 5 ratings
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK. 11 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
LMUSU, Leeds, UK. 13 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
Academy, Manchester, UK. 14 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 4 ratings
Opera House, Bournemouth, UK. 15 November 2008
2008
4.11 | 10 ratings
The Forum, London, UK. 19 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
JBs, Dudley, UK. 17 November 2008
2008
4.33 | 3 ratings
Rock City, Nottingham, UK. 18 November 2008
2008
2.42 | 3 ratings
De Waerdse Temple, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands. 21 November
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
013, Tilburg, Netherlands. 23 November 2008
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 24 November 2008
2008
4.27 | 6 ratings
E-Werk, Cologne, Germany. 26 November 2008
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
Le Splendid, Lille, France. 27 November 2008
2008
3.67 | 6 ratings
Christmas 2008: Pudding On The Ritz
2008
4.04 | 5 ratings
Happiness on the Road - Concorde 2 Brighton - 28 January 2009
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2009: Snow De Cologne
2009
2.95 | 3 ratings
Crash Course
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2010: Ding, Dong Loreley On High...
2010
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2011: Live At The German Space Day 2004
2011
3.50 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2012: Sleighed Again
2012
4.75 | 4 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 12 June 2012
2012
4.50 | 4 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 13 June 2012
2012
4.00 | 4 ratings
Crash Course
2013
4.17 | 6 ratings
The Carol Of The Bells
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2013: Proggin' Around The Christmas Tree
2013
4.00 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2014: Chile For The Time Of Year
2014

MARILLION Reviews


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 Market Square Heroes by MARILLION album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1982
3.88 | 94 ratings

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Market Square Heroes
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by VianaProghead

4 stars Review Nº 11

This is my first review on Progarchives of a Marillion's work. I chose this EP, to begin my reviews about this group, because it has a very important meaning for me. I bought this EP in 1982 soon it was released in my country, Portugal. A great school friend of mine, who is no longer among us because unfortunately passed away some years ago, showed me this musical work made by a new and obscure band, at the time, a new British group called Marillion.

We were both great Genesis' fans, and we became completely astonished when we listen for the first time this EP. We were sincerely convinced that certainly would have to be someone from Genesis behind this new musical work. The similarity between the music performed by Marillion and the Genesis' sound was so big, that for us there might be something hidden that could explain that. However, the time would come to prove us, that this wasn't really true.

Marillion was formed in England in 1979 and was one of the first neo-progressive bands to emerge in the 80's. They became associated to the neo-prog style, with other compatriot groups, formed at the same time, such as Pendragon, IQ, Pallas, Galahad, Twelfth Night and Abel Ganz, among others. However, they are known as the most successful band to emerge from U.K., in the 80's, in the progressive rock scene. With this EP, they created the neo-prog sub genre, although some consider that 'A Trick Of The Tail' of Genesis, was the first neo- progressive album in the history. Anyway, Marillion was the group that developed and solidified this new progressive sub genre.

The emergence of Marillion and their peers was very important to the progressive music. The punk rock movement, developed between 1974 and 1976, reached its peak in 1976 with groups like Ramones, in New York, and Sex Pistols and The Clash, in London. This musical movement was against the progressive rock, considering that it was elitist and unpopular. Some progressive bands began to simplify his music making a more commercial approach to the pop style, while others pure and simply disappeared. For many prog fans, it was a big betrayal. It was in this new and complex context that Marillion and the other mentioned groups, arrived, formed and developed the neo-progressive sub-genre.

The line up on the EP is Fish (vocals), Steve Rothery (guitars), Mark Kelly (keyboards), Pete Trewavas (bass) and Mick Pointer (drums).

The cover art of this mini-album was designed by Mark Wilkinson who created all the Marillion artwork until 1988. He also created almost of the Fish solo artwork, after he left Marillion to pursue his solo musical career.

'Market Square Heroes' has three tracks. The first track is the title track 'Market Square Heroes'. It's a very pleasant and simple rock song with a great melody. Despite being a little bit commercial and be not a very progressive song, it's a compelling track that immediately shows their superior songwritting skills. This is an excellent song and a great start for a long and important musical career from a great group. The second track 'Three Boats Down From The Candy' is the B side of the single and clearly shows the band's progressive lines. Lyrically, it deals with a broken misinterpreted and desperate love. Musically, it's a more intricate song than the previous one, where the band members display their technical skills, in contrast with the more accessible previous song. It's the most melodic song on the EP and remains as a very good track. The third track 'Grendel' is the lengthiest track on the album. It's an epic and complex song inspired by the John Gardner's book 'Grendel'. This is an adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon poem 'Beowulf' by Marillion. This track is, in my humble opinion, one of the best from the band, and it's also one of their most progressive too. This composition is frequently compared (mostly unfavourably), with 'Supper's Ready' of Genesis. Curiously, this EP was produced by David Hitchcock, who also had produced the Genesis studio album 'Foxtrot', with 'Supper's Ready' on it. So, this happy or unhappy coincidence, forced a big comparison between both pieces of music.

Conclusion: For all what I wrote before, 'Market Square Heroes' is an excellent debut work from a band that appeared in such difficult circumstances for the progressive rock music. Not many bands in the history of progressive rock music can claim to have started their musical career with a work with this degree of quality. By the other hand, Marillion never was an ordinary group. 'Market Square Heroes' peaked number 53 in the English singles chart, which might be not too much for a more directed oriented commercial band, but for Marillion, I'm absolutely sure, that this was more than they had hoped for. And so, 'Market Square Heroes' soon became an important landmark to the progressive rock music. It managed to be a kind of a breath of fresh air in the progressive music scene. And we all know very well, how it was so desperately needed in those troubled and difficult times for the progressive rock genre.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

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 Sounds That Can't Be Made by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.67 | 464 ratings

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Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by onlineman

2 stars I was one of those who were rather disapppointed with Marillion's album. The production is great, yes. Gaza starts like a thunderstorm, and Power has a modern feel to it that Somewhere Else had nowhere near in its whole existence. But that s about it, after all. The Sky Above The Rain has wonderful lyrics - and boring music. Lucky Man is boring as hell... I mentioned Gaza for its enormous potential... but the downside is that there are no transitions or musical ideas whatsoever to pull the parts together. Same goes for Montreal - lovelessly put together. Pour My Love and Invisible Ink... could be on Radiation, and that is a nasty thing to say. The title track is also rather unemotional, pure flow normality.

So, Marillion sounds uninspired and tired. This is a very bad thing to say about every band, but for this one, who really lives from its energy and emotion, it is a catastrophe. The good moments are still good, but a critical producer would have been necessary to turn this music into a meaningful whole-

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 Sounds That Can't Be Made by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.67 | 464 ratings

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Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by RaelWV

3 stars I've mentioned more than once that 2012 has been an exceptional year for new music in the prog world, with stunning releases from Rush and 3rDegree, among others. Even now, in December, I've got a fresh stack of discs that includes 2012 releases from Anglagard, Aranis, Big Big Train, and Mahogany Frog. It's been a good year. However, it was inevitable that a much anticipated release would come down the pike that didn't live up to that high standard.

But it sucks that that inevitability was the new Marillion album.

Don't get me wrong ? Sounds That Can't Be Made is a pretty good record. Admittedly, I'm a fanboy, so even bad Marillion album (I'm looking at you, Holidays in Eden) ranks pretty high compared to the rest of the world. But it's not amongst their best work and, in 2012, that means it's pretty far down the table.

The title track is a pretty good example of why the album isn't doing much for me. It isn't until about 2/3rds of the way in (the "aurora borealis" section) that it really kicks from "meh" to interesting. But by that point, you're not really engaged with the song anymore. Most of the tracks on the album have moments of brilliance, but they're buried in puddles of mediocrity. That's particularly true of the two epics, "Gaza" and "Montreal," in which the connective material between sections just doesn't hold up.

In fact, it's the shorter tracks that come closest to success. "Power," which was one of two tracks debuted during the band's US tour this past summer, works pretty well, as does "Invisible Ink." Neither of them are fantastic, but they're both solid. Similarly, closer "The Sky Above the Rain" builds organically to a lovely conclusion, although it takes its sweet time getting there.

"Gaza," as you might imagine from the title, has been the controversial song off the album amongst the fan base. Personally, I think Hogarth's position that it's a humanitarian song, not a political one, gets it right. It's not really about the geopolitical situation, it's about the realities of life on the ground. In that way, it's a bit like "Easter," which he once introduced as being dedicated to "everybody in the world caught up in a war in which they want no part." Given that, I wish the lyrics were better and a little less on the nose. Were it a five-minute tune, that's one thing. Over an old-fashioned album side, it quickly becomes a bludgeoning.

I generally classify songs on an album as falling into one of three categories. First, there's the standout tracks, the ones that make you reach for the CD and put it on in the first place. Second, there's those tracks that are good, but not great, and don't demand to be heard, but if you're putting the album on anyway, what the hell. They're average and ordinary. Finally, there's the tracks that get skipped more times than not. Sadly, none of the tracks on Sounds That Can't Be Made fall into the first category. None of them fall into the last one either, thankfully, but if there are two words I don't associate with Marillion it's "average" or "oridinary."

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 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1632 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by BillyWhizz

4 stars Marillion's album Script for a Jester's Tear was one of the first albums I bought as a young teenager. That said, it means a lot to me, as do many albums to many people, especially those from their formative years. So, I am biased about this....Also, I hadn't heard Genesis' early Gabriel music at that time, so I didn't know the heritage or the references. That came later.

So, kicking off we have the title track, which sets the scene for Marillion in general. Whimsical, smart and beautiful music, with something extra. That extra was Fish's vocals. At the time, enigmatic and interesting and if you weren't aware of Gabriel, as I wasn't at 14, Fish was unique. Certainly in the backdrop of the 1980's rather dull and dry electronic pop scene, I hadn't come across anything as interesting as this other than Ozzy Osbourne, from his Blizzard and Diary days with Randy Rhoads. Clever lyrics support the musical changes throughout the song, although I have heard the accusations levelled that these were mostly 6th form wistful teenager lyrics. That may be kind of true, but I didn't know of any teenager with such an expressive voice. Part of the success of this song is the genuine feeling that it puts across and that it was long a winding, full of changes.

He Knows You Know speaks for itself. It's a great short song that packs a punch about the drug life that some people find themselves ending up in. Steve Rothery's guitar work showing up very well, with a tasteful and emotive solo as are all Mr Rothery's guitar solos. The Web is a meandering song, with some fine moments, but to me, one of the weaker ones. (that comment will no doubt land me in all kinds of trouble...)

Garden Party is a classic and represents Marillion well. This song hooked me straight away. I have to say, I prefer the Recital Of the Script or Reel To Real versions of this song as they are slightly less stilted.

Chelsea Monday is dripping with imagery and a lesser band might have found themselves plodding through this song and stalling, but Marillion keep it alive all the way through with emotion aplenty. A song about the small and perhaps pitiful lives that some people box themselves into, in this instance, the loneliness of a young girl, hoping that her "prince in his white Capri" will whisk her away from the drab life she has given herself. Pinning all her hopes that some young guy will come and set her free. Doesn't happen, "what a waste". This song is one of my favourites.

Forgotten Sons is what is says it is. Musically strong, it's a fantastic strident song in the beginning, highlighting the supposed thrill for a young person who's joined the army, then moving on to the obvious downsides of "joining up", such as killing innocents, destroying your soul and eventual death by a "terrorist" and the devastation caused by the death of the soldier on his/ her family. All good stuff, and a song that referenced the euphemistically named "troubles" in Northern Ireland at the time. Never meant as political song, according to Fish and it isn't really. It doesn't take on the bigger issues of war and the propagandised term "terrorist", it's more of a personal tale I suppose. Personally, I feel that if you are dumb enough to go killing and murdering other people on the behalf of other people, who're paying you to do murder, you deserve what you get. I thought that then and think that now. Musically, it's one of the highlights, certainly the guitar hook at the end and Rothery's sublime and beautiful playing is a high point as well as a superb showcase for Fish's vocals which run the gamut of spitting anger, sorrow, mockery and pain. He had such a distinctive, expressive and wide vocal range, which he has sadly lost along the years, but perhaps his vocals have gained in other subtler ways since.

A magnificent album, certainly in the top 2 Marillion albums for me, and highly recommended. For me, this was Marillion at their most vibrant; it remained that way for the next album for me. After that, well.... that's all opinion as well isn't it?

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 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1632 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by AndyJ

5 stars Marillion's 'Script For A Jesters Tear' is in my opinion the definitive Marillion album. No matter how good the follow-up Marillion records have been, and there have been some crackers over the years, nothing has ever come close to matching the power and creativity shown on the 'Script'. There isn't a single ounce of fat on this album, every note has its place and every vocal is a lesson in perfection. Plenty of room is given throughout the compositions for lengthy instrumental sections, and the band are in complete harmony in every moment.

The album starts with the title track, 'Script For A Jesters Tear', which might be the best song Marillion have ever written. The naked vocals of Fish in the opening few bars can't help but make you think of Genesis's 'Selling England'. I have always wondered if this was an intention of the band, a sort of homage to their favourite band? But soon the rest of the band join in and this song blossoms into such a powerful piece of music and demonstrates just how amazing Fish is as a vocalist, particularly in the closing moments.

The rest of the album is equally compelling. I don't really want to do a track-by-track review of this album as it's not really my style, but I'll say that every song on this record is brilliant, and I never skip a single minute of this disc when I sit down to listen. It is utterly memorizing music I've never once gotten bored with it.

If I ever get stranded on that desert island this album will DEFINITELY be coming with me! Absolutely 5-stars, perfect progressive music for all tastes!

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 Misplaced Childhood by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.24 | 1709 ratings

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Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by AndyJ

3 stars Marillion's 'Misplaced Childhood' is difficult album for me to review. I want to give it more than 3 stars but ultimately it fails to move me in the same way as the first two Marillion records. It just isn't as memorable as either 'Fugazi' or 'Script For A Jesters Tear'. Don't get me wrong, this is still a quality piece of work, but I feel it pales in comparison to the previous efforts from Marillion.

Having said that all the trademark Marillion elements are in place here, from the hauntingly beautiful lyrics and vocals from Fish, the smooth guitar of Steve Rothery including some delicious guitar solos, well placed synths with a real 80's sensibility from Mark Kelly. Its all here, and the compositions and themes are solid. This is by no means a bad record, far from it. I certainly understand all of the plaudits that 'Misplaced Childhood' receives, but for me 'Script' is simply a superior Marillion recording to this one in every way.

What this album does well, however, is blend the 1970's style progressive rock that has influenced Marillion so much with the romantic synth-laden pop music of the 1980's. As a gateway for fans of 80's pop music I could see this working well to draw people into progressive music. I guess my biggest criticism of this record is that I just don't feel as moved by it as I do with the 'Script' and it doesn't feel as ground-breaking.

Ultimately this is a good album, but I'd recommend 'Script For A Jesters Tear' over this one for anyone new to the band. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could, but I'd prefer to round down rather than round up for this one!

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 Best Sounds by MARILLION album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2014
2.31 | 7 ratings

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Best Sounds
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by memowakeman
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2 stars Best sounds to feel!

After following this band for several years and having passed through a diversity of emotions towards them, nowadays I can say I love their both sides, you know, their Fish-era and their Hogarth-era, and though lyrically and musically they are truly different (two Marillions, actually), I think the essence has prevailed. I was one of the people who did not like H's era first, I denied Marillion several years ago, but later I found their beauty with careful and soulful listens. Now I am aware of my love for them.

Well, that introduction leads to this compilation album entitled "Best Sounds", which features some of the most successful Marillion songs (commercially speaking) and some of the most emotional, disarming and easy-to-sing tunes. I don't think this is intended to be an introductory album, though the name of "best sounds" is not accurate to my ears, because I think they have released much better material than most of the songs featured here.

But well, if you want to enjoy over 70 minutes of emotional, tasty and heartfelt songs this is a nice stop, with songs such as "Kayleigh", "Neverland", "Cover My Eyes", "Beautiful" or "Easter", among others. If you are aiming to know or enjoy the proggiest side of Marillion and the best songs, this is not an option.

Enjoy it!

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 Seasons End by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.75 | 684 ratings

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Seasons End
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by steelyhead

3 stars I remember that I rushed to purchase this CD the moment It went out. And I clearly remember that after a good five - six spinnings on my CD player I hated the guts of It.

I haven't listened to this in a long time but I found the CD and I have played a couple of times and I was very surprised. This is half nice. Easter is a good song and I'll keep It on rotation on my iPod.

This is not a masterpiece (see Brave for that) but Hogarth and company were good at this point of life. If You can get It don't hesitate to listen to It.

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 Brave by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.97 | 823 ratings

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Brave
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by jmeadow

2 stars I am/was a huge fan of Fish-era Marillion and Brave was the first post-Fish Marillian purchase I made shortly after its release. Although I quite enjoy a lot of Hogarth-era Marillion, despite some twenty years of trying I've never managed to get into this album. For me 'Runaway' is the stand-out track, with the brooding Rothery guitar motif capturing the melancholy desperation of the album's central character coupled with the best Hogarth vocal/lyric of the album. Other songs have their moments, but on the whole this is an album that fails to grip. The album has a kind of 'play for today' feel as cliches about troubled kids are trotted out one by one. Check out Bowie's 'Because You're Young' for how these themes can be tackled with real depth and nuance.

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 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1632 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Anglophile

4 stars This was the first neo-prog I had ever heard . It was back in 1983 and I first thought this was some ill timed early Genesis rip-off. But after listening to it over and over with sort of a perverse guilty pleasure fascination, it grew one me. At the time nobody was supposed to like this sort of stuff as the post-punk style fascists had declared this kind of music unacceptable. Well screw those long gone idiots; this is a time piece that still stand up. I give this four stars and I also disagree with all of those who savagely maligned Mick Pointer's drumming. On the album itself it sounds fine to my ears.

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