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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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Sounds That Can't Be MadeSounds That Can't Be Made
Deluxe Edition
Eagle Rock Entertainment 2012
Audio CD$7.88
$5.86 (used)
MarblesMarbles
Madfish Records 2011
Audio CD$7.25
$6.58 (used)
Misplaced ChildhoodMisplaced Childhood
Import
EMI Europe Generic 2007
Audio CD$4.47
$9.49 (used)
Clutching at StrawsClutching at Straws
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2001
Audio CD$5.96
$4.46 (used)
Seasons EndSeasons End
Import
EMI Europe Generic 2000
Audio CD$6.11
$4.58 (used)
AnoraknophobiaAnoraknophobia
Madfish Records UK 2012
Audio CD$7.94
$7.99 (used)
Sunday Night Above the Rain [Blu-ray]Sunday Night Above the Rain [Blu-ray]
Multiple Formats · Blu-ray · Import
Imports 2014
Blu-ray$23.48
$29.02 (used)
Radiation 2013Radiation 2013
Madfish Records UK 2013
Audio CD$8.98
$11.58 (used)
Somewhere ElseSomewhere Else
Mvd Visual 2007
Audio CD$4.31
$3.06 (used)
This Strange EngineThis Strange Engine
Madfish Records UK 2012
Audio CD$7.17
$6.99 (used)
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MARILLION shows & tickets


  • Marillion at The Assembly, Leamington Spa on 7 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at O2 ABC, Glasgow on 8 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at The Ritz, Manchester on 10 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at The Forum, London on 11 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at Le Splendid, Lille on 13 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht on 15 Dec 2014
  • Marillion at Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven on 16 Dec 2014
  • Marillion Weekend 2015 | Holland on 20 Mar 2015
  • Marillion Weekend UK 2015 on 10 Apr 2015
  • Marillion Weekend Canada 2015 on 24 Apr 2015
  • Ramblin' Man Fair on 25 Jul 2015

MARILLION discography


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

4.22 | 1447 ratings
Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
3.97 | 946 ratings
Fugazi
1984
4.25 | 1508 ratings
Misplaced Childhood
1985
4.13 | 927 ratings
Clutching At Straws
1987
3.76 | 627 ratings
Seasons End
1989
3.07 | 462 ratings
Holidays in Eden
1991
3.98 | 734 ratings
Brave
1994
3.79 | 495 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight
1995
3.42 | 401 ratings
This Strange Engine
1997
2.64 | 362 ratings
Radiation
1998
3.14 | 338 ratings
Marillion.com
1999
3.38 | 390 ratings
Anoraknophobia
2001
4.11 | 786 ratings
Marbles
2004
3.11 | 384 ratings
Somewhere Else
2007
3.36 | 422 ratings
Happiness Is The Road
2008
2.84 | 248 ratings
Less Is More
2009
3.70 | 412 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made
2012

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

3.81 | 233 ratings
Real to Reel
1984
3.80 | 235 ratings
The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra
1988
2.20 | 21 ratings
Live at the Borderline
1992
3.31 | 23 ratings
Live in Glasgow
1993
3.79 | 38 ratings
Live in Caracas
1993
4.02 | 60 ratings
Live From Loreley
1995
3.47 | 114 ratings
Made Again
1996
3.68 | 49 ratings
Live At The Walls
1998
4.04 | 38 ratings
Piston Broke
1998
3.24 | 20 ratings
Marillionrochester
1998
3.18 | 28 ratings
Zodiac
1999
3.81 | 61 ratings
Anorak in the UK Live
2002
4.83 | 28 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2003
4.07 | 11 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.55 | 34 ratings
Curtain Call - A Live Archive 1983 - 1988
2004
4.26 | 77 ratings
Marbles Live
2005
4.16 | 40 ratings
Marbles By The Sea
2005
3.68 | 29 ratings
Popular Music
2005
4.11 | 9 ratings
Bootleg Bingo
2005
3.92 | 24 ratings
Smoke
2006
4.12 | 30 ratings
Mirrors
2006
4.25 | 36 ratings
Family
2007
4.02 | 27 ratings
Friends
2007
4.23 | 16 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.45 | 73 ratings
Early Stages: The Official Bootlegs 1982-1987
2008
4.41 | 64 ratings
Recital of the Script
2009
4.18 | 55 ratings
Live From Loreley
2009
4.23 | 16 ratings
Happiness Is Cologne
2009
4.14 | 17 ratings
High Voltage
2010
3.81 | 34 ratings
The Official Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2
2010
4.07 | 43 ratings
Tumbling Down The Years
2010
4.38 | 36 ratings
size matters
2010
4.29 | 19 ratings
Live In Montréal // Saturday
2010
4.28 | 20 ratings
Live In Montréal // Sunday
2010
4.23 | 20 ratings
Live In Montréal // Friday
2011
4.22 | 18 ratings
holidays in eden live
2011
4.09 | 32 ratings
Live From Cadogan Hall
2011
4.86 | 18 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight Live
2011
3.64 | 17 ratings
This Strange Engine Live
2011
4.38 | 23 ratings
Seasons End Live
2011
4.83 | 17 ratings
A-Z Live 2011
2012
4.34 | 29 ratings
Sounds Live
2012
4.19 | 17 ratings
The Glow Must Go On
2012
4.12 | 15 ratings
Clocks Already Ticking
2013
4.17 | 17 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013

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

4.34 | 133 ratings
Recital Of The Script
1983
3.31 | 27 ratings
Video
1984
2.52 | 24 ratings
1982-86 The Videos
1986
4.00 | 31 ratings
A Singles Collection
1992
4.79 | 51 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2002
2.81 | 14 ratings
Shot In The Dark
2002
4.50 | 8 ratings
A Piss-up in a Brewery
2002
3.15 | 35 ratings
The EMI Singles Collection
2002
3.72 | 54 ratings
From Stoke Row To Ipanema - A Year In The Life (DVD)
2003
3.89 | 16 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.12 | 14 ratings
Before First Light (Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003)
2003
4.44 | 113 ratings
Live from Loreley
2004
3.84 | 64 ratings
Marbles On The Road
2004
2.82 | 35 ratings
Brave - The Film
2004
4.15 | 19 ratings
Wish You Were Here
2005
4.20 | 45 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.28 | 17 ratings
Bootleg Butlins
2007
3.59 | 8 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
3.55 | 14 ratings
Something Else
2007
4.45 | 46 ratings
Out Of Season
2010
4.09 | 33 ratings
Live At Cadogan Hall
2011
4.74 | 19 ratings
Live In Montréal
2011
4.31 | 13 ratings
Holidays In Zelande
2012
4.15 | 16 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013

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

3.43 | 143 ratings
B'Sides Themselves
1988
2.90 | 55 ratings
A Singles Collection - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
1992
1.69 | 11 ratings
Marillion Music Collection
1993
4.26 | 16 ratings
The Originals
1995
2.94 | 31 ratings
Kayleigh
1996
4.31 | 11 ratings
The Best of Marillion
1996
3.30 | 42 ratings
The Best of Both Worlds (2 cd boxset)
1997
4.04 | 52 ratings
Real to Reel - Brief Encounter
1997
2.92 | 7 ratings
Kayleigh - The Essential Collection
1998
2.23 | 58 ratings
Marillion and the Positive Light - Tales from the Engine Room
1998
4.50 | 42 ratings
The singles '82 - 88'
2000
3.24 | 8 ratings
Refracted! - From dusk 'till dot, Volume 1
2001
3.50 | 6 ratings
Another DAT at the Office
2001
3.00 | 8 ratings
Fall Out
2002
3.29 | 12 ratings
marillion.co.uk
2002
3.08 | 6 ratings
AWOL: A Marillion Solo Projects Sampler
2002
3.45 | 21 ratings
The singles '89- 95'
2002
3.21 | 9 ratings
marillion.co.uk (2005 Version)
2005
4.86 | 7 ratings
Marillion.Best.Live
2012
4.21 | 14 ratings
A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014
0.00 | 0 ratings
A Collection Of Recycled Gifts
2014

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

3.87 | 87 ratings
Market Square Heroes
1982
4.06 | 31 ratings
Garden Party
1983
4.16 | 30 ratings
He Knows You Know
1983
3.96 | 27 ratings
Punch and Judy
1984
3.65 | 41 ratings
Assassing
1984
3.21 | 42 ratings
Kayleigh
1985
3.51 | 43 ratings
Lavender
1985
3.48 | 45 ratings
Heart of Lothian
1985
2.52 | 52 ratings
Brief Encounter
1986
4.05 | 19 ratings
Lady Nina
1986
3.96 | 27 ratings
Sugar Mice
1987
3.71 | 24 ratings
Incommunicado
1987
3.84 | 25 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
1987
2.77 | 16 ratings
Incommunicado & Sugar Mice - Video
1987
4.00 | 14 ratings
Freaks
1988
3.75 | 12 ratings
Uninvited Guest
1989
4.25 | 16 ratings
Easter
1989
3.36 | 11 ratings
hooks in you
1989
3.29 | 12 ratings
No One Can
1991
3.33 | 12 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.36 | 17 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.88 | 8 ratings
No One Can
1992
3.40 | 10 ratings
Beautiful
1995
2.55 | 12 ratings
Beautiful
1995
4.16 | 16 ratings
The Making of Brave
1995
3.89 | 10 ratings
Man of a Thousand Faces
1997
3.75 | 8 ratings
Eighty Days
1997
2.90 | 14 ratings
These Chains (Single)
1998
3.00 | 7 ratings
Marillion & the Web Christmas 1998
1998
3.17 | 6 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 | 13 ratings
A Verry Barry Christmas
2001
4.40 | 10 ratings
Between You And Me / Map Of The World
2001
4.27 | 16 ratings
Christmas 2000: A Piss-Up In A Brewery
2001
3.17 | 4 ratings
Front Row Club Issue 7
2002
4.07 | 6 ratings
Le Spectrum, Montréal, Canada, 6 September 1997 (Front Row Club 008)
2002
4.00 | 7 ratings
Say Cheese, Christmas With Marillion
2003
3.00 | 8 ratings
Christmas 2004: Baubles
2004
2.10 | 11 ratings
Remixomatosis
2004
2.08 | 10 ratings
A Handful Of Marbles
2005
3.75 | 4 ratings
Unzipped - The Making Of Anoraknophobia
2006
2.67 | 6 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are
2007
3.33 | 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
4.25 | 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
4.50 | 2 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
2.95 | 3 ratings
Crash Course
2009
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
4.00 | 6 ratings
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 Live From Cadogan Hall by MARILLION album cover Live, 2011
4.09 | 32 ratings

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Live From Cadogan Hall
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by SteveG

4 stars Chemical reactions.

No one knows what causes a performer to come alive in a concert setting. This is part of the magical process that occurs during some live shows and it is in full evidence on this wonderful two CD offering from Eagle Records.

Live From Cadogan Hall is a live presentation of the More Is Less album. But where that album comes out dull and sterile, there is a complete reversal here. And it all comes down to Steve Hogarth's emotive interaction with the audience and his own stellar emotive singing. And I mean emotive with an upper case E.

Disc 1 is the complete More is Less album performed in the same track order, but with some greatly appreciated descriptions of the songs and the stories behind some of them. Go starts the concert with the same mesmerizing tone that kicks off the Marillion.com album and Steve Rothery's acoustic guitar solo is sublime, as Hogarth just gets his voice and sincerity warmed for the following song Interior Lulu, which is more enchanting and seductive than both the original version and the acoustic make over on More Is Less.

By the time we get to track 5, the More Is Less version of The Space, Hogarth is in full command of the audience and the rest of the band are firing on all eight cylinders, which is needed to make this completely different arrangement of this song work. It does, beautifully.

Disc 1 concludes with band favorites from the Anorakanophobia album , Quartz , If My Heart Were a Ball, and This Is The 21st Century. I personally don't like the material from this album due to it's excess verbiage but fan's of the album should like this make overs.

Before the Anoraknophobia songs, there's a beautifully moving version of it's not your fault song by SteveH wiith his solo piano as backing. It is a heartfelt masterpiece as Hogarth put's his entire heart into it.

Disc 2 starts off with another beautiful solo outer by H, a new reworking of No One Can that far excells from that the poppy studio original, before the band rejoin him for an acoustic reworking of Beautiful from the Afraid Of Sunlight album. One again, Steve H makes theses song's shine as well as reworkings of This Train Is My Life, Estonia and the evergreen Easter.

Disc 2 ends with a full electric version of the Three Minute Boy from Radiation, just to let the audience (and us) know that they can still rock at will.

LFCH is extremely well recorded and mastered, with the sound as clear as a bell. My only complaint is that Rothery's guitar is a little hidden in the mix on two songs, but that's all.

LFCH is a showcase live album for Steve Hogarth in that it shows off his live concert prowess and just how powerfully sensitive his vocals are devoid of the band's thundering electric sound. And, for that fact alone I highly recommend this wonderful double CD. 4 Stars.

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 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1447 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Obsidian Pigeon

5 stars Marillion is a band that I've grown more fond of over the years that I've known them. This album, I believe, has only a modest Genesis influence at best, and is quite original. Sure, Fish at times resembles Peter Gabriel, but that's trivial.

The opening title track really sets the stage for what's to come on here. The track goes through several different sections and transitions perfectly from one part to another. However, the other tracks on the album are all very good as well, particularly Chelsea Monday, The Web, and the closer Forgotten Sons.

Of all the tracks on here, He Knows You Know is my least favorite, particularly because of Fish's vocal delivery, but I still do like the progression of the track, and feel like taking it out of the album would not be a wise decision.

This is a fantastic debut, and was a great foundation for the band to build upon on future albums, which grew further away from this sound.

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 Clutching At Straws by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1987
4.13 | 927 ratings

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Clutching At Straws
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Obsidian Pigeon

4 stars Marillion's final album with Fish, this would be the end of the 'classic' period that many fans seem to cling to. This album is particularly well-written and a very worthy successor to the band's previous album Misplaced Childhood.

Many of the songs on this album revolve around themes of self-loathing and alcoholism. While the music itself is dramatic, the lyrics are very descriptive and evocative, yet are written in such a way that they may resonate in many listeners. The music as well flows brilliantly at times, and songs such as the dramatic White Russian are highlights.

The amount of variety available on this album additionally contributes to its success. While the style remains similar, the songs possess different themes and tempos which keep it from being too samey or too boring, and the whole thing flows wonderfully.

As many of the songs on here are fantastically written with very poignant lyrics and many great melodies, I feel as though this is one of the albums that encapsulates the Fish era very well.

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 Brave by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.98 | 734 ratings

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Brave
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Obsidian Pigeon

5 stars Brave is an album that I've come to love over time. My first experience with Marillion after Fish's departure, this album was certainly quite an experience when I first got it, but it took several listens and quite a bit of time to actually sink itself in.

A concept album, Brave has a brilliant cohesiveness to it; however, that's not to say that the songwriting is not diverse or interesting. While some may find the album to be somewhat boring and directionless, I've come to appreciate nearly every song on here, and some of them are simply breathtaking and beautiful. Highlights, to me, are the songs Runaway, Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury, the beautiful title track, and The Great Escape. The rest of the album holds its weight as well, though.

Brave is a beautiful album and a great addition to Marillion's discography.

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 Misplaced Childhood by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.25 | 1508 ratings

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Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Obsidian Pigeon

5 stars I cannot remember what persuaded me to check out Marillion several years ago, but I remember listening to Script for a Jester's Tear and being pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the track and the rest of the album. I checked out more of their stuff, including this album, and found that I really enjoyed their musical style, which, by the way, I find quite unique. While I understand comparisons to Genesis, I find that only their debut had any notable detection of early Genesis, and even then, the music was still fairly original.

Regardless, Misplaced Childhood is probably my favorite album from the Fish-era, and potentially my favorite Marillion release. This album manages to flow flawlessly from track one to the end, and while some parts of it may seem samey or even resemble pop music, I find that the songwriting is top-notch, and the listening experience is very pleasurable. Every song manages to be some sort of highlight because of the album's flow, although special mentions must go to Blind Curve, Lavender, and Heart of Lothian.

All songs on here are certainly nice to listen to on their own, and the album is a very seamless listening experience as well. This album certainly deserves 5 stars from me.

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 Sounds That Can't Be Made by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.70 | 412 ratings

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Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Sanki

1 stars I cannot listen to this album one more time. After numerous increasingly unsatisfactory listens, I spent last several nights listening to it carefully with my headphones, trying to pick any hidden treasures. To no avail. Pieces are artifically elongated, musically poor (lyrics even poorer), formulaic (almost all pieces start slow and you know crescendo is coming but when it comes, it's just loud without a memorable melody, no particular harmony). It is not bad in the sense that it is too "poppy" (except for "Pour My Love" - simply unlistenable) but it just is a wall of sound, almost uniform throughout the album. Sounds that should not have been made (sorry, couldn't resist). Where is Rothery's guitar? Pete's bass? All blended into a fog of sound. I have never liked Hogarth's voice; but when the music was good, it didn't bother me much. I can certainly enjoy many songs since Seasons' End as late as Marbles. But, in this album, there is simply too much Hogarth for my liking. His interpretive skills are limited; the guttural passages or plaintive tones are truly painful to my ears. Final word on lyrics: a song about minutiae of their trip to Montreal is not my idea of good lyrics. Congratulations to Marillion on having the guts to write something about Gaza but again lyrics fall way short of their intentions; "just ain't right," really? This album just ain't right for me. If you like Hogarth, you might tolerate it better and perhaps find few more enjoyable passages than I was able to.

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 B'Sides Themselves by MARILLION album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1988
3.43 | 143 ratings

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B'Sides Themselves
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

4 stars The official end of Fish discography with Marillion comes in early 1988, when EMI released the archival/compilation album ''B'Sides themselves'', the complete farewell to a unique generation of Prog music and the legend of Fish-era Marillion.This album contained unlrealesed studio tracks, live cuts and pieces from the band's singles, which date back from 1982.

The 17-min. opener ''Grendel'' was originally part of the expanded version of the ''Market square heroes'' single/EP from 1982.It's not only one of the best compositions Marillion ever created, but it is also much closer to the classic GENESIS sound than anything the band ever produced.A magnificent epic with even some CAMEL influences in the guitar solos, a completely epic atmosphere with Fish in his best form and some emphatic keyboard pyrotechnics by Mark Kelly, featuring multiple variations and lots of changing climates with a certain symphonic atmosphere coming out of the 70's, despite the strong synth component."Charting the single'', "Market square heroes" and ''Three boats down from the candy'', all three among the favorites in Marillion lives, are characterized by both symphonic and flashy keyboards and Trewavas' impressive bass work, introducing Fish'es unmet lyricism and the more accesible tunes of Neo Prog music, the two later come from re-recorded versions from the ''Punch and Judy'' 84' single.''Cinderella Search'' is the only track, that made to a Marillion full-lenhth album, here comes the single edit version from the ''Assassing'' 84' single, no more words, this is music poetry dressed with dramatic keyboards and great guitar soloing by Rothery."Lady Nina" and "Freaks" are both leftovers from the recordings of ''Misplaced childhood'', the first is accesible Neo Prog with rhythmic lines, among the least impressive tracks of the album, second one is typical Marillion-esque dark, lyrical Neo Prog with bombastic keyboards and spacey, almost PINK FLOYD-ian guitar work.''Tux on'' was included in the ''Sugar mice'' 87' single, among the last recordings of Fish with the group, this is narcotic, lyrical music, which slowly develops into a fantastic solo by Rothery, featuring the discreet keyboards of Kelly.The live version of one of Marillion's obscurities, ''Margaret'', comes from a performance at Edinburgh Playhouse in April 83', quite 70's influenced keyboard Prog with a jamming mood and a frenetic crowd supporting the band.

The band said goodbye to Fish with an awesome document on the unkown side of Marillion.If you don't own any of Marillion's singles or special CD versions with additional material, this is more than a must-have.

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 Misplaced Childhood by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.25 | 1508 ratings

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Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by farmboy

5 stars If you only hear one of the so-called "neo-prog" albums this is the one you must hear. And, as a prog fan, you need to hear at least one and probably more.

It is a concept album. It is melodic. It has odd times. It has lots of keyboards. It has amazing lyrics. It has odd times. It has major chords and minor chords. The playing is fantastic.

And it had hits--the only reason that I think a lot of so-called "prog" folks look down on this album.

Bollocks. Listen to this one. Melody, lyrics, and musicianship all come together to give a listening experience that draws you in with one listen and keeps you listening for many, many years. That is a rare combination for a progressive band.

Just to get this off of my chest--by this album the "Genesis clone" thing is complete garbage. Fish has a vocal style much more in the vein of Peter Hammill than Peter Gabriel. The rest really doesn't resemble any period of Genesis at all unless you can't play a song in 13/8 without calling it a Genesis copy.

Absolutely essential for any progressive rock fan to hear. There are some very simple pop songs here (Kayleigh), an old nursery rhyme (Lavender), some mid-temp prog early power ballads (Heart Of Lothian), and straight up prog (Blind Curve). This is the perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts--listen top to bottom and (even if you cannot admit it) you will enjoy this disc.

Marillion hit gold here both with sales and artistic integrity. Check it out.

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 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1447 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by thwok

4 stars Since the two bands are always lumped together, I checked out what Genesis was doing in 1983. They put out their self-titled album, which is usually abused for not being progressive enough. I personally like the Genesis album a lot, and I hold the unpopular opinion that Genesis were just as entertaining after Gabriel left.

Frankly, I'm not a fan of neo-prog all that much. I listen to progressive music to hear something I haven't heard before. For people who were looking to fill the Genesis gap, like the group of rock musicians I lived with during college, Script for a Jester's Tear was probably just the thing. I'm writing all of this because it is relevant to my ultimate opinion of this album. I'm giving Script (for short) a 4 star rating. While I'm aware of its place in progressive music history, Script is just not a 5 star album for me.

Script definitely contains many of Marillion's best songs. I love "The Web", "Garden Party", and "Chelsea Monday". I prefer Hogarth's singing over Fish's, which I sometimes find overwrought. I think where Marillion succeeds in comparison to Genesis is in lyrics, regardless of which Marillion vocalist we're talking about. Gabriel's lyrics are often TOO clever for their own good, while Hogarth/Fish are easier to connect to emotionally. The only song on Script that doesn't meet up to the standard of the others is "Forgotten Sons" IMO. However, that's an exception. Overall, Script for A Jester's Tear is definitely a 4 star album.

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 Live from Loreley by MARILLION album cover DVD/Video, 2004
4.44 | 113 ratings

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Live from Loreley
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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4 stars In early 1987 I started to buy some of MARILLION`s albums. In that year I bought "Misplaced Childhood", "Fugazi" and I listened to "Clutching at Straws", all in the L.P. format. But it was unitl recently that I could watch to this concert video. In fact, on T.V. I could watch many years ago to some songs being broadcasted on some music programmes ("Pseudo Silk Kimono", "Kayleigh", "Warm Wet Circles").

Well. This concert video brought me some very good memories from those years (1987-88). Watching to this concert video was a very nostalgical experience for me. And this concert video is in fact very good, with the band not playing a "perfect" concert, because there are some "imperfect" things, of course, which could not be re-recorded in the recording studio. So, for this reason this kind of "raw" live recordings are the best in my opinion, because they let us see the bands playing live as they really sound in concert. I think that at that time MARILLION were really at the peak of their musical career with Fish. They appear in front of the cameras having a lot of fun and with them interacting and smiling to each other, and with Fish communicating very well with the audience. It was a very good idea to record this concert for this video then. It looks like they were not having then the problems which caused this line-up of the band to split, with Fish finally leaving the band in September 1988.

Being a concert played in the open air really caused some problems at least with Fish`s vocals in some parts of the concert. but it does not matter very much. He looks very happy, and the band and the audience too. The band played the songs with some more "freedom" doing some variations in comparison to the original studio recordings. This also makes live recordings like this more interesting. In fact, the appearance of Cori Josias on backing vocals made some of the songs sound a bit different. The setlist is very good, with them playing songs from each album they recorded until then. For me the most interesting songs are the ones from their "Misplaced Childhood" album (my favourite from them), playing the songs from "Part One" (the original Side One of the L.P.) but with "Pseudo Silk Kimono" being played in a short instrumental version, and the songs from their "Clutching at Straws" album. There are other four songs which were not included in this DVD but which are available in the CD of "Live from Loreley" ("Fugazi", "White Russian", "Garden Party" and "Market Square Heroes").

This is a very good concert video.

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