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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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A Sunday Night Above The RainA Sunday Night Above The Rain
Eagle Rock Entertainment 2014
Audio CD$10.48
$16.65 (used)
Sounds That Can't Be MadeSounds That Can't Be Made
Deluxe Edition
Eagle Rock Entertainment 2012
Audio CD$8.88
$11.47 (used)
Somewhere in LondonSomewhere in London
Madfish Records UK 2013
Audio CD$15.04
$14.80 (used)
Somewhere ElseSomewhere Else
Mvd Visual 2007
Audio CD$2.80
$4.00 (used)
Sounds Can't Be MadeSounds Can't Be Made
Special Edition
Eagle Rock Entertainment 2014
Audio CD$11.32
$10.20 (used)
MarblesMarbles
Madfish Records 2011
Audio CD$7.48
$7.70 (used)
Radiation 2013Radiation 2013
Madfish Records UK 2013
Audio CD$9.10
$11.83 (used)
Misplaced ChildhoodMisplaced Childhood
Import
EMI Europe Generic 2007
Audio CD$4.29
$3.31 (used)
Best SoundsBest Sounds
Import
Imports 2014
Audio CD$7.37
$16.82 (used)
Clutching at StrawsClutching at Straws
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2001
Audio CD$6.35
$5.31 (used)
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MARILLION shows & tickets


  • Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2014 on 7 Aug 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 Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, 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

MARILLION discography


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

4.22 | 1390 ratings
Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
3.96 | 905 ratings
Fugazi
1984
4.24 | 1449 ratings
Misplaced Childhood
1985
4.13 | 887 ratings
Clutching At Straws
1987
3.75 | 602 ratings
Seasons End
1989
3.05 | 442 ratings
Holidays in Eden
1991
3.98 | 708 ratings
Brave
1994
3.79 | 483 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight
1995
3.42 | 389 ratings
This Strange Engine
1997
2.64 | 351 ratings
Radiation
1998
3.12 | 330 ratings
Marillion.com
1999
3.39 | 378 ratings
Anoraknophobia
2001
4.11 | 764 ratings
Marbles
2004
3.10 | 371 ratings
Somewhere Else
2007
3.36 | 416 ratings
Happiness Is The Road
2008
2.86 | 239 ratings
Less Is More
2009
3.75 | 381 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made
2012

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

3.82 | 227 ratings
Real to Reel
1984
3.80 | 227 ratings
The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra
1988
2.16 | 19 ratings
Live at the Borderline
1992
3.25 | 21 ratings
Live in Glasgow
1993
3.83 | 41 ratings
Live in Caracas
1993
4.03 | 60 ratings
Live From Loreley
1995
3.48 | 111 ratings
Made Again
1996
3.70 | 51 ratings
Live At The Walls
1998
4.00 | 35 ratings
Piston Broke
1998
3.18 | 19 ratings
Marillionrochester
1998
3.20 | 28 ratings
Zodiac
1999
3.84 | 64 ratings
Anorak in the UK Live
2002
4.84 | 31 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2003
4.07 | 10 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.59 | 36 ratings
Curtain Call - A Live Archive 1983 - 1988
2004
4.29 | 80 ratings
Marbles Live
2005
4.21 | 43 ratings
Marbles By The Sea
2005
3.75 | 33 ratings
Popular Music
2005
4.11 | 9 ratings
Bootleg Bingo
2005
4.02 | 28 ratings
Smoke
2006
4.21 | 34 ratings
Mirrors
2006
4.32 | 40 ratings
Family
2007
4.12 | 31 ratings
Friends
2007
4.26 | 16 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.49 | 72 ratings
Early Stages: The Official Bootlegs 1982-1987
2008
4.45 | 61 ratings
Recital of the Script
2009
4.23 | 54 ratings
Live From Loreley
2009
4.29 | 19 ratings
Happiness Is Cologne
2009
4.23 | 21 ratings
High Voltage
2010
3.94 | 36 ratings
The Official Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2
2010
4.03 | 40 ratings
Tumbling Down The Years
2010
4.34 | 33 ratings
size matters
2010
4.38 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Saturday
2010
4.37 | 24 ratings
Live In Montréal // Sunday
2010
4.31 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Friday
2011
4.29 | 23 ratings
holidays in eden live
2011
4.16 | 33 ratings
Live From Cadogan Hall
2011
4.87 | 20 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight Live
2011
3.52 | 14 ratings
This Strange Engine Live
2011
4.30 | 18 ratings
Seasons End Live
2011
4.85 | 20 ratings
A-Z Live 2011
2012
4.44 | 32 ratings
Sounds Live
2012
4.24 | 22 ratings
The Glow Must Go On
2012
4.21 | 19 ratings
Clocks Already Ticking
2013
4.24 | 19 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013

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

4.35 | 135 ratings
Recital Of The Script
1983
3.31 | 27 ratings
Video
1984
2.52 | 24 ratings
1982-86 The Videos
1986
3.97 | 30 ratings
A Singles Collection
1992
4.79 | 50 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
3.18 | 37 ratings
The EMI Singles Collection
2002
3.71 | 52 ratings
From Stoke Row To Ipanema - A Year In The Life (DVD)
2003
3.88 | 15 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.12 | 14 ratings
Before First Light (Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003)
2003
4.48 | 113 ratings
Live from Loreley
2004
3.83 | 63 ratings
Marbles On The Road
2004
2.84 | 37 ratings
Brave - The Film
2004
4.25 | 25 ratings
Wish You Were Here
2005
4.22 | 48 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.35 | 21 ratings
Bootleg Butlins
2007
3.50 | 7 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
3.50 | 13 ratings
Something Else
2007
4.49 | 51 ratings
Out Of Season
2010
4.18 | 34 ratings
Live At Cadogan Hall
2011
4.78 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal
2011
4.31 | 13 ratings
Holidays In Zelande
2012
4.17 | 16 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013

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

3.41 | 141 ratings
B'Sides Themselves
1988
2.94 | 59 ratings
A Singles Collection - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
1992
1.69 | 11 ratings
Marillion Music Collection
1993
4.21 | 14 ratings
The Originals
1995
2.95 | 32 ratings
Kayleigh
1996
4.27 | 9 ratings
The Best of Marillion
1996
3.31 | 40 ratings
The Best of Both Worlds (2 cd boxset)
1997
4.08 | 54 ratings
Real to Reel - Brief Encounter
1997
2.92 | 7 ratings
Kayleigh - The Essential Collection
1998
2.23 | 57 ratings
Marillion and the Positive Light - Tales from the Engine Room
1998
4.49 | 40 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
3.17 | 5 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
3.75 | 4 ratings
Unzipped
2006
4.83 | 12 ratings
Marillion.Best.Live
2012
4.36 | 14 ratings
A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014

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

3.88 | 85 ratings
Market Square Heroes
1982
4.10 | 30 ratings
Garden Party
1983
4.21 | 29 ratings
He Knows You Know
1983
4.00 | 26 ratings
Punch and Judy
1984
3.65 | 39 ratings
Assassing
1984
3.21 | 39 ratings
Kayleigh
1985
3.51 | 40 ratings
Lavender
1985
3.49 | 42 ratings
Heart of Lothian
1985
2.51 | 50 ratings
Brief Encounter
1986
4.21 | 19 ratings
Lady Nina
1986
3.98 | 24 ratings
Sugar Mice
1987
3.87 | 23 ratings
Incommunicado
1987
3.91 | 23 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
1987
2.79 | 15 ratings
Incommunicado & Sugar Mice - Video
1987
4.21 | 14 ratings
Freaks
1988
3.92 | 12 ratings
Uninvited Guest
1989
4.47 | 15 ratings
Easter
1989
3.50 | 10 ratings
hooks in you
1989
3.26 | 12 ratings
No One Can
1991
3.60 | 10 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.44 | 17 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.88 | 8 ratings
No One Can
1992
3.56 | 9 ratings
Beautiful
1995
2.57 | 11 ratings
Beautiful
1995
4.32 | 16 ratings
The Making of Brave
1995
4.05 | 10 ratings
Man of a Thousand Faces
1997
4.13 | 8 ratings
Eighty Days
1997
2.93 | 13 ratings
These Chains (Single)
1998
3.17 | 6 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
4.33 | 9 ratings
Between You And Me / Map Of The World
2001
4.26 | 15 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 | 6 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
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
4.06 | 9 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 | 3 ratings
Crash Course
2013
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Carol Of The Bells
2013

MARILLION Reviews


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 Recital Of The Script  by MARILLION album cover DVD/Video, 1983
4.35 | 135 ratings

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Recital Of The Script
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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4 stars Time passes. And this is very clear with this concert video which shows MARILLION playing a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in April 1983, with the members of the band being in their early or mid twenties, playing to a mostly very young audience (to teenagers and to twenty- somethings). Their first album "Script for a Jester`s Tear" was just released in March 1983. Fish announces in the video that it was the last concert of their tour (a brief one, I think; maybe it was just the U.K. part of the tour, because they later carried on with an U.S tour and an European tour in 1983, before recording their second album in late 1983). This concert in London was also Mick Pointer`s last concert with the band, as it says in the final credits of this video. And while I did not like very much his drums playing and sound in their first album, in this concert video I could see that it was a bit unfair that he was fired at that time, because in this concert he played better and that his drums sounded better than in the album, and maybe with the passing of time he could have improved a lot, as his work with ARENA years later has proved. Anyway, that kind politics exist in every band, unfortunately. But fortunately, Pointer has found his right place in ARENA recording a lot of albums since 1995.

The influences from GENESIS with Peter Gabriel are very clear in this early concert video from MARILLION. Dramatic vocals, the use of costumes, make-ups and theatrical gestures by Fish are the main ingredients of these influences from GENESIS with Peter Gabriel. (This is more clear in the song "Grendel" which has some influences from GENESIS`s "Supper`s Ready" long song, as some of the members of MARILLION have recognized since then). Anyway, Fish had his own approach, and MARILLION musically also had their own style since the beginning. I think that MARILLION was a very good band since then even if in this concert video they still look and sound a bit nervous. But with the passing of time they obviously became a better band. And maybe this concert video was a bit premature to be released with only one album recorded then. But it is a very good document of their early years.

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 Clutching At Straws by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1987
4.13 | 887 ratings

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Clutching At Straws
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy

5 stars After the huge success of their previous album "Misplaced Childhood" the band MARILLION decided to have another go at a concept album in the form of CLUTCHING AT STRAWS. This is a tale of an unemployed loser by the name of Torch who has the unfortunate luck to be bad at everything he attempts including being a good husband, father and singer in a band. His downward spiral only continues as he drowns his sorrows in alcohol. MARILLION had a way of keeping the progressive side of music firmly embedded within the human experience which is a breath of fresh air in a genre that relishes in alienation and mental escape into the realms of fantasy, the extraterrestrial and interdimensional.

The theme and concepts that revolve around the human story of a working class bloke who fails to keep his life from becoming shambles is a successful formula which in my opinion opened up the possibilities of progressive music to a wider audience who eschewed the strange and freaked-out musical world that had its reign the previous decade. Sadly the touring schedule burned out the band which proved too much for lead singer Fish who would depart after this album in order to pursue a solo career. The album is also different than the last in the fact that unlike "Misplaced Childhood" where the tracks smoothly blended into one another, on CLUTCHING the songs are distinct and take the listener on a roller coaster ride of hooks, riffs and tempos.

For me it's a clean sweep of 5 star albums for Fish-era MARILLION. These four albums represent a cornerstone in the history of progressive rock. Although I would hardly count them as the most progressive and complex that the genre has to offer or even the most original since the Genesis influence is so obvious, that doesn't seem to be the point. They are simply put, a renaissance of melodic and dramatic representations of the human condition and the new bearers of a torch that had been abandoned by money hungry bands tempted by the pop side. Although the neo-prog sound would carry on as would the band itself, I am hard pressed to find anything that equals the melancholic beauty and emotional depth that these first four albums present.

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 Misplaced Childhood by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.24 | 1449 ratings

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Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy

5 stars MARILLION did something strange on their 3rd album MISPLACED CHILDHOOD. They upped the progressiveness in terms of theme by creating their first concept album that despite being broken up into ten tracks is really two long pieces that flow together. Supposedly based on Fish's acid trip where he had visions of the extremes of life including lost love, sudden success and lost childhood. On the other hand the band decreased the progressiveness and made a more mainstream sounding album in the music department. In fact, do I dare say this sounds like progressive AOR? I certainly don't mean that as an insult because I rather like well developed AOR and it doesn't get any better than the smooth melodic MARILLION magic that is crafted so well on this most successful of their albums. The album is one of the top sellers in their canon and spawned hit singles as well with "Kayleigh" hitting the number 2 position on the UK charts.

Although MARILLION was accused of blatant Genesis worship from the beginning I find it to be the most true on this album where Fish nails the Gabriel sound more so than on other albums. The swirling synths and guitars bring "Wind And Wuthering" to mind and seems like the next logical continuation of that particular sound that they brought back to life. This album is simply a masterpiece of melodic prowess that flows beautifully from beginning to end. I admit that out of the four Fish-era albums that this one is my least favorite but it is one that nevertheless is beautifully constructed in a manner that makes me want to hear it throughout its entirety when I put it on. Liking less is a relative term in which the other surrounding albums are just so outstanding that despite being in fourth place it still deserves the 5 star mark in my world.

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 Sympathy by MARILLION album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1992
3.44 | 17 ratings

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Sympathy
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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3 stars MARILLION`s cover of RARE BIRD`s Hit Single song "Sympathy" is very good. It was played in a different (higher) key, with good "musical atmospheres" and with a very good lead guitar part played by Steve Rothery which makes the song longer in duration in comparison to the original version. It also has some added "dramatic" sound effects (maybe played with an electronic drum or with a keyboard). The first time that I listened to this version recorded by MARILLION was when I watched to the video of this song on TV.

I never liked very much the live versions of some songs that were originally sung by Fish and that were later sung by Steve Hogarth. So, "Kayleigh" sounds to me very different being sung by Hogarth. I prefer this song and other "old" songs being sung by Fish.

"Dry Land" is another Pop Rock ballad from their "Holidays in Eden" album which was previously recorded by Hogarth with another band called "How We Live" in 1987. I don`t like the song very much as it does not sound as a very "typical" song from MARILLION. It is a very "sugar ballad" with very (maybe very much!) "emotional" vocals from Hogarth. It is not a bad song but...

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 No One Can by MARILLION album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1991
3.26 | 12 ratings

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No One Can
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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3 stars The album "Holidays in Eden "as a whole was not very interesting for my taste when in bought it in 1992. Some changes in personnel in some bands bring somewhat "drastic" changes. I think that in some bands maybe sometimes you can change the drummer, the keyboard player, the guitar player... without changing very much the whole sound and musical style of the bands. But I think that the most difficult change in personnel for some bands is the change of the lead singer, at least for some fans. This happened, in my opinion, with MARILLION when Fish left the band and the new lead singer Steve Hogarth joined the band. In my opinion,both singers have very different personalities and both line-ups of the band (one with Fish as lead singer and the other with Hogarth as lead singer) became "two very different worlds" in lyrical content and even some changes in the musical style. MARILLION with Hogarth still retained some of the old "dramatic" style from Fish, but his vocals are very different from Fish`s vocals. So...with that album I lost the previous interest I had for the band. I never bought another album from them. The same happened with KING CRIMSON when I bought their "Beat" album from 1982. But I still liked and respected MARILLION`s music despite I still don`t like their "Holidays in Eden" album very much.

"No One Can" is a very good ballad. It is maybe the best song from that album, with great guitars and keyboards atmospheres (as always). It is a very good Pop Rock song with very good arrangements. I like a lot the recording and mixing of this song.

"A Collection" is another very good "atmospheric" song from MARILLION. I thought that it really was a "love song". But after I read the lyrics I realized that it really is a song with "mixed feelings lyrics". In particular, the guitars by Steve Rothery are very good. This song was not released in the U.K. version of the album, but was released in the U.S. version.

"Splintering Heart", another song from the "Holidays in Eden" album, sounds better played live than in the album. It is a "dark" and "dramatic" song that still has some of the "old" MARILLION`s musical style in some places. But being the first song from that album it really showed very well from the start some of the musical changes that the band had.

Well. It really does not matter if I don`t like very much MARILLION`s music without Fish. The band still is a very good band despite the changes. They have a lot of very loyal fans around the world. Maybe one day I´m going to listen to some of the other albums they recorded with Hogarth after "Holidays in Eden". But I am glad that they have survived as a band for many years after Fish left the band. They deserve it. They are very good musicians.

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 Marbles by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2004
4.11 | 764 ratings

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Marbles
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by RedKnot

4 stars Marbles is Marillion's return to form after their wilderness years - post AoS/TSE, where the lamentable Radiation and Marillion.com saw the band shunning some of the cinematic and epic approach to attempt to appear relevant to the shallow and trendy early 21st century. Indeed, even Anoraknophobia, which DOES feel like Marillion, tries desperately to slip into a pair of trendy jeans that really don't fit them with drum loops and uncharacteristic atmospheres. That was the 21st century, indeed.

Thankfully, an epiphany of sorts seemed to have hit between the two works. 'I've lost touch. I shouldn't admit it, but I have...'. With those words, Steve Hogarth seemingly threw away the shackles of trying to stay relevant, and Marillion soared into their first bona fide classic in 7 years.

Marbles could easily have been their best prog album. With the remarkable Ocean Cloud, the aforementioned Invisible Man, and the superlative closer Neverland, this album contains some of their greatest work. Indeed, much of the album is still top drawer material - Fantastic Place, The Only Unforgivable Thing, Angelina and Drilling Holes all crackle with inventiveness and creativity, and excellent performances.

However, like all double albums, there is just too much on it. Genie is superfluous and mawkish offering nothing to the album, and 'Don't Hurt Yourself', whilst the lyric is certainly not bad, is just plain annoying. You're Gone sounds like a slightly better attempt at being a track from Anaraknophobia and The Damage doesn't move me.

However, curiously, the recurring Marbles theme is endearing and overall makes it appear quasi-conceptual. As an album, It could have been a Brave, but just falls short overall. Perhaps less really might have been more in this case. However, when it is good, it is very,very, very good indeed. Neverland remains my all time favourite Marillion moment. One they've still to beat.

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 A Sunday Night Above the Rain by MARILLION album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2014
4.36 | 14 ratings

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A Sunday Night Above the Rain
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by rdtprog
Collaborator Heavy Prog Team

4 stars Those 2 shows in Holland and Montreal have the same set list ; the complete "Sounds That Can't be Made" album and more than a hour of other songs from various albums. The old days of the Fish era are long time gone, but this doesn't mean that we can't find trace in some passages of that era, especially in the guitar of Steve Rothery. The show begin with one of the most original song from the band in many years "Gaza". A epic song with dark atmosphere not too far in some heavier part of Nine Inch Nail music. "Power" is another new track with emotional moments and dark mood. The title track of the album has another nice atmosphere with beautiful keyboards parts from Mark Kelly. Some earlier songs have been place between the songs of the last album, like "King of Sunset Town", who is the closest the band came to the music of the Fish era. The 2 epics "This Stange Engine" and "Neverland" from the album "Marbles" are always great songs to play live.

In the Holland show, for the first time, the stage has a platform in the middle where Steve Hogarth can walk and be closer to the crowd. In the Montreal show, the light show is more colourful and the set list order has been change to place the song "Montreal" at the end for obvious reason. The DTS sound is nice and you can enjoy it further more in the third Blu-Ray who is a the audio version of the new album. There is also different demos and new takes of the the new album which i am going to listen only once, because of the questionable sound quality.

Is this live release essential to their large live discography? No, but it's another excellent addition to your big collection of Marillion albums...

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 Seasons End by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.75 | 602 ratings

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Seasons End
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Matti
Collaborator Neo-Prog Team

3 stars When this one came out I had been a Marillion fan for approximately three years, and had already started to prefer the prog classics of the 70's. But it was still inevitable that I would buy the new Marillion album, introducing the new vocalist Steve Hogarth. I'm far from being a puritanist in my relationships with bands: for example I have no trouble enjoying Yes' 90125 - not to mention the excellent Drama - or post-Gabriel Genesis, as they are, without feeling bad that they sound so different from the big classics. So I gave a warm welcome to mr. H. And after all, we still had Fish too: a win-win situation! This new leaf in the band's story tasted fresh.

'The King of Sunset Town' is a great opener that deliciously grows from the quiet instrumental beginning into a solid prog song with pop tendencies. 'Easter' is an emotional, folky ballad which is improved by the more lively final section. The freshness! Then comes the weakest track: I have never enjoyed 'The Uninvited Guest', it sounds nothing but a boring wannabe hit. The title track is fantastic. It has both emotion - approaching sentimento in the underlined environmental message - and the kind of intimate instrumental ambience Marillion was so good at later on (especially on Brave). I love the bright keyboard sounds in it.

'Holloway Girl' and 'Berlin' are rather mediocre tracks that attempt to continue the Fish-era style songwriting including a plot. These songs might work better with Fish on vocals (and in charge of more powerful lyrics, of course). I remember noticing that in the intensive section of 'Berlin' H sounds occasionally like Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. The simple, down-to-earth 'After Me' feels nice - and fresh - at this point of the album. 'Hooks in You' is the catchy hit, quite OK as such but I can live without catchy pop hits. The dramatic closer 'The Space...' is another proggy highlight with 'The King...' and 'Seasons End'. Hogarth's high notes are not always very succesful to me either, but this is definitely one of those Marillion songs I couldn't imagine being done with Fish. Of course with time their style moved further and further away from their original style.

A good start for H-era Marillion, followed at first by a poor, poppy Holidays in Eden, and, through the decades, by a massive discography with a striking uneven-ness. 3½ stars.

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 Sounds That Can't Be Made by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.75 | 381 ratings

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Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by SteveG

4 stars After suffering through initial listens of both TAAB2 and Homo Erraticus, I was soothed by playing this emotive and passionate new offering from Marillion. I, for one, was never a fan of the 80's neo-prog (read neo-Genesis) movement and always found the H era band to be a breath of fresh air. What makes this album work for me is the honest level of sincerity that shines through the songs. The epic opener Gaza has a huge in you face sound that compliments Hogarth's yearning vocals. The song is not a political vehicle but simply one mans observation that enough is enough. The title track Sounds That Can't Be Made contains all of the key musical signatures that make Marillion's sound so unique: Peter T's thick shuddering base lines, Ian Mosley's pile driver drums, ominous keys from Mark Kelly, ridiculously melodic guitar solos from Steve Rothery and, of course, Steve H's impassioned vocals.This musical bliss and blitz carries over into the following songs Pour My Love and Power. The long slower reflective song Montreal is probably where this album should have ended as the concluding three songs contain two straight up albeit very good rockers (Invisible Ink, Lucky Man) and concludes with another long slow burning number (The Sky Above The Rain). I try to think of these songs as bonus cuts as the proceeding 5 choice songs total 50 minutes in running time. STCBM may not be a perfect Marillion album (3.5 stars is my rating) but after hearing so many new prog albums that lack emotion and passion, Roy Harper's Man And Myth being the exception, it's good to feel that blast of fresh air again.

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 Brave by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.98 | 708 ratings

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Brave
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by TwoCents

2 stars More of an exercise in hypnosis than an album. Possibly the most boring, unrewarding, tiresome album ever to be called a classic.

Once the closest thing to the "bad-boys" of prog, I always greatly appreciated Fish-era Marillion for their brutal portrayal of indulgences, unashamed poetry, and hugely colorful neo-prog sound. All that is gone with this album.

This is album is the auditory equivalent of being chloroformed. Instead of the Fish-era edginess, we get dialed back new-age music that tries to be mature or adult, but falls flat due to H's mediocre lyrics. You will actually have to twist your stereo's volume knob to the maximum just to hear most this album, only to have to race over and turn it down when the band actually plays a loud part. And these "loud" parts are not any less boring, because the band refuses to play anything above 60 beats per minute here and can't seem to write a hook to save their lives.

While early Marillion was classified by awesome new-age production, a crazy assortment of synthesizers, punchy bass and live-sounding drums, this album is classified by lacking all of those elements. The music here simply never does anything interesting. Slow, monotonous, washed out, quiet, while never actually being actively terrible. In fact, the only thing saving from a one-star review is that its to boring to even offend me. Just completely unstimulating.

Too slow and quiet to rock, too devoid of hooks to be memorable, too long to endure. The music here is not the least bit progressive or fun. At best it might make background music, if you can actually hear the blasted thing, quiet as it is. Not recommended for anything other than a sleeping aid.

However, if you're the kind of person who enjoys overlong, melancholy, unvarying drones of pure drabness (see: Night by GAZPACHO), you'll love this one!

2/5

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