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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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FearFear
EarMusic Label 2016
Audio CD$15.98
Misplaced ChildhoodMisplaced Childhood
Import
EMI Europe Generic 2007
Audio CD$2.01
$1.01 (used)
Early Stages: HighlightsEarly Stages: Highlights
Import
EMI Import 2013
Audio CD$7.60
$10.17 (used)
Recital of the ScriptRecital of the Script
Import · Remastered
Emd Int'l 2009
Audio CD$5.00
$6.87 (used)
Clutching at StrawsClutching at Straws
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2001
Audio CD$3.58
$1.99 (used)
F.e.a.rF.e.a.r
Super Audio CD - DSD
EarMusic Label 2016
Audio CD$21.98
MarblesMarbles
Madfish Records 2011
Audio CD$8.89
$5.30 (used)
Best LiveBest Live
Madfish Records UK 2012
Audio CD$9.61
$8.44 (used)
Thieving MagpieThieving Magpie
Import · Remastered
Emd Int'l 2009
Audio CD$7.60
$4.98 (used)
B'Sides ThemselvesB'Sides Themselves
Import
EMI Europe Generic 1992
Audio CD$3.50
$2.12 (used)
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5h 12m
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6h 49m
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MARILLION - COVER MY EYES (PAIN AND HEAVEN) MARIL13 UK 1991 + PIC SLEEVE USD $1.31 [0 bids]
8h 24m
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Marillion - Incommunicado (Vinyl 12" Single) USD $2.63 [0 bids]
8h 31m
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8h 44m
Marillion-No One Can 7" 45-EMI, MARIL 17, 1991, Plain Sleeve USD $3.90 Buy It Now 8h 47m
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9h 6m
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Marillion Hooks in you 7 inch 1989 USD $5.28 Buy It Now 9h 49m
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11h 15m
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MARILLION discography


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

4.22 | 1703 ratings
Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
3.98 | 1123 ratings
Fugazi
1984
4.23 | 1782 ratings
Misplaced Childhood
1985
4.13 | 1101 ratings
Clutching At Straws
1987
3.75 | 722 ratings
Seasons End
1989
3.10 | 535 ratings
Holidays In Eden
1991
3.97 | 861 ratings
Brave
1994
3.79 | 576 ratings
Afraid Of Sunlight
1995
3.43 | 466 ratings
This Strange Engine
1997
2.67 | 421 ratings
Radiation
1998
3.14 | 394 ratings
Marillion.com
1999
3.39 | 456 ratings
Anoraknophobia
2001
4.09 | 910 ratings
Marbles
2004
3.09 | 438 ratings
Somewhere Else
2007
3.38 | 475 ratings
Happiness Is The Road
2008
2.84 | 289 ratings
Less Is More
2009
3.60 | 492 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made
2012
0.00 | 0 ratings
F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
2016

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

3.82 | 272 ratings
Real to Reel
1984
3.83 | 275 ratings
The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra
1988
2.26 | 23 ratings
Live at the Borderline
1992
3.32 | 25 ratings
Live in Glasgow
1993
3.78 | 43 ratings
Live in Caracas
1993
4.06 | 75 ratings
Live From Loreley
1995
3.47 | 126 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 | 71 ratings
Anorak in the UK Live
2002
4.75 | 40 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 | 88 ratings
Marbles Live
2005
4.16 | 45 ratings
Marbles By The Sea
2005
3.70 | 33 ratings
Popular Music
2005
4.10 | 11 ratings
Bootleg Bingo
2005
3.57 | 28 ratings
Smoke
2006
3.75 | 33 ratings
Mirrors
2006
4.25 | 42 ratings
Family
2007
4.00 | 32 ratings
Friends
2007
4.20 | 21 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.48 | 84 ratings
Early Stages: The Official Bootlegs 1982-1987
2008
4.46 | 83 ratings
Recital of the Script
2009
4.25 | 80 ratings
Live From Loreley
2009
3.64 | 20 ratings
Happiness Is Cologne
2009
3.61 | 22 ratings
High Voltage
2010
3.80 | 37 ratings
The Official Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2
2010
3.66 | 39 ratings
Tumbling Down The Years
2010
4.00 | 35 ratings
size matters
2010
3.88 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Saturday
2010
3.86 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Sunday
2010
3.78 | 22 ratings
Live In Montréal // Friday
2011
3.72 | 20 ratings
holidays in eden live
2011
4.16 | 42 ratings
Live From Cadogan Hall
2011
4.89 | 18 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight Live
2011
3.56 | 15 ratings
This Strange Engine Live
2011
3.67 | 17 ratings
Seasons End Live
2011
3.79 | 20 ratings
A-Z Live 2011
2012
3.87 | 33 ratings
Sounds Live
2012
3.74 | 19 ratings
The Glow Must Go On
2012
3.61 | 19 ratings
Clocks Already Ticking
2013
3.76 | 23 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.43 | 7 ratings
Live At The Forum
2014
4.73 | 11 ratings
Sunday Night Above The Rain
2014
3.67 | 3 ratings
A Monstrously Festive(al) Christmas
2015

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

4.36 | 149 ratings
Recital Of The Script
1983
3.35 | 28 ratings
Video
1984
2.51 | 25 ratings
1982-86 The Videos
1986
3.71 | 28 ratings
A Singles Collection
1992
4.78 | 51 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2002
2.76 | 13 ratings
Shot In The Dark
2002
4.70 | 10 ratings
A Piss-up in a Brewery
2002
3.15 | 38 ratings
The EMI Singles Collection
2002
3.70 | 51 ratings
From Stoke Row To Ipanema - A Year In The Life (DVD)
2003
3.95 | 19 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.18 | 15 ratings
Before First Light (Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003)
2003
4.44 | 128 ratings
Live from Loreley
2004
3.80 | 62 ratings
Marbles On The Road
2004
2.89 | 40 ratings
Brave - The Film
2004
4.12 | 24 ratings
Wish You Were Here
2005
4.17 | 6 ratings
Colours And Sound
2006
4.20 | 50 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
4.25 | 8 ratings
This Strange Convention
2009
4.67 | 3 ratings
M Tube: An Introduction To Marillion On DVD
2010
4.46 | 49 ratings
Out Of Season
2010
4.15 | 43 ratings
Live At Cadogan Hall
2011
4.81 | 21 ratings
Live In Montréal
2011
4.42 | 19 ratings
Holidays In Zelande
2012
3.90 | 21 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.56 | 9 ratings
Breaking Records
2015

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

3.43 | 170 ratings
B'Sides Themselves
1988
2.91 | 61 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 | 36 ratings
Kayleigh
1996
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Best of Marillion
1996
3.30 | 42 ratings
The Best of Both Worlds (2 cd boxset)
1997
4.06 | 66 ratings
Real to Reel - Brief Encounter
1997
3.07 | 8 ratings
Kayleigh - The Essential Collection
1998
2.20 | 56 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 | 3 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
4.75 | 4 ratings
Misplaced Childhood / Script For A Jester's Tear
2011
4.67 | 3 ratings
4 Albums
2011
4.00 | 2 ratings
Greatest Hits On CD & DVD
2012
4.38 | 13 ratings
Marillion.Best.Live
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made Special Edition
2013
2.31 | 7 ratings
Best Sounds
2014
4.29 | 19 ratings
A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014
3.13 | 8 ratings
A Collection Of Recycled Gifts
2014

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

3.89 | 100 ratings
Market Square Heroes
1982
4.07 | 36 ratings
Garden Party
1983
4.15 | 35 ratings
He Knows You Know
1983
3.96 | 32 ratings
Punch and Judy
1984
3.67 | 46 ratings
Assassing
1984
3.30 | 46 ratings
Kayleigh
1985
4.00 | 5 ratings
The Story So Far...
1985
3.55 | 48 ratings
Lavender
1985
3.51 | 49 ratings
Heart of Lothian
1985
2.57 | 58 ratings
Brief Encounter
1986
3.94 | 7 ratings
Garden Party Live
1986
4.09 | 22 ratings
Lady Nina
1986
4.02 | 31 ratings
Sugar Mice
1987
3.71 | 28 ratings
Incommunicado
1987
3.97 | 29 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
1987
2.89 | 18 ratings
Incommunicado & Sugar Mice - Video
1987
4.12 | 17 ratings
Freaks
1988
3.69 | 13 ratings
Uninvited Guest
1989
4.33 | 18 ratings
Easter
1989
3.38 | 13 ratings
hooks in you
1989
3.28 | 13 ratings
No One Can
1991
3.20 | 5 ratings
Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)
1991
3.20 | 5 ratings
Dry Land
1991
3.50 | 14 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.33 | 17 ratings
Sympathy
1992
4.00 | 9 ratings
No One Can
1992
3.75 | 12 ratings
Beautiful
1995
2.66 | 13 ratings
Beautiful
1995
4.19 | 17 ratings
The Making of Brave
1995
4.00 | 12 ratings
Man of a Thousand Faces
1997
3.80 | 10 ratings
Eighty Days
1997
2.93 | 15 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
4.20 | 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
2.12 | 11 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
2.75 | 7 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are
2007
3.38 | 7 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
4.00 | 6 ratings
ABC, Glasgow, Scotland. 9 November 2008
2008
3.75 | 4 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
3.00 | 4 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
3.33 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2012: Sleighed Again
2012
4.60 | 5 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 12 June 2012
2012
4.40 | 5 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 13 June 2012
2012
4.00 | 4 ratings
Crash Course
2013
4.29 | 7 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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 Brave by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.97 | 861 ratings

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Brave
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by BunBun

2 stars Being such a Genesis fan, I decided to give several Marillion albums a listen after reading all the comparisons with the former band. I know those comparisons mostly extend to the Fish-era albums, but after leaving those albums disappointed, I figured I'd give H a chance. I decided to stick to his two highest rated albums which includes this album and Marbles. I gotta say, what a disappointment and believe me, I tried. I first listened to this album about a year ago when I was listening to Marillion for about a month. I gave them such a chance because 1) they are inspired by Genesis 2) they have a serious following who will pre-purchase their albums before they're made, travel around the world to spend a weekend with their group, and fund their tours and still pay for the tickets. Anyways, onto the actual album. Well, I decided to give this album one last chance today, as well as the band. The only thing prog about this album seems to be the concept. This is a story about a girl who has all these issues and gradually becomes more suicidal until she ends it (or not, depending on how you interpret it). Anyways, Marillion has always been one downer of a band. I mean, just look at all their album cover art. I mean it is all dark. I don't particularly like dark music, but hey, I enjoy my VDGG every now and then so why not Marillion. Well, this album is plain boring. Apparently the band thinks it is best to listen to this in a room with the lights off and headphones on? Sheesh, how can I stay awake? Hogarth is a competent singer, he certainly isn't bad but his vocals aren't very striking either. Sometimes I tune his vocals out without even trying and I still haven't quite followed the story either because it is a struggle to say focused on the album and the lyrics Hogarth sings. I'll listen to this and start doing something and then I'm on the 5th track and I wonder what happened to the three in between. The band switches between soft moments with minimalistic guitar noises and ambience to hard rocking tunes and then back to soft then hard. I forget about the soft moments and then the hard rocking moments help remind that the album is still on like the track "Hard as Love." The problem is that even these hard bits still bore and do nothing for me. Hogarth also sounds rather depressed throughout the album. Their is very little changes in anything and I can't tell when a song ends and the other begins. While Fish-era albums relied on complex time signatures, Hogarth-era albums have gone the "less is more" route. Most of these songs are simple pop songs and little changes, and none of the songs are truly catchy or memorable. This is just the same old, life can suck that this bands seems to like to stress. And that is the biggest problem I have with this album and the band, I have very little fun listening to them, and I sometimes wonder if it can be all that fun singing about such dark topics? for every single song.
 Seasons End by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.75 | 722 ratings

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Seasons End
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by CapnBearbossa

4 stars After their ostentatious lyricist and lead singer ("Fish" aka Derek W. Dick) jumped ship, Marillion were left to pick up the pieces and reassemble them meaningfully, and that they did but good! Using some of the music they had written while Fish was still in the band, they took on new boy Steve Hogarth, rewrote the libretto, and discovered their second wind.

This is a wonderful set of songs if not quite picking up where Marillion left off stylistically under Fish's influence. Highlights of "Season's End" include the title track -- addressing climate change when hardly anyone was thinking about it yet -- and "King Of Sunset Town" which goes from utterly quiet, adding instruments subtly and gradually into the mix, until an incredible cathartic mid-section and end is reached. "H" has arrived....

But there is also "Easter," a powerful vocal and instrumental tour-de-force from the band (in this case with echoes of Irish folk music) that transports me to a place of such ecstasy that I'd swear I am rolling in four-leaf clover; and it boasts one of the most gorgeous, lyrical guitar solos ever from Steve Rothery. The remaining songs are just fine: Marillion would go on to do better things, but this shows that the group retained all of the talent and spirit they had prior to the split with Fish. This album is a musical documentary of a group in transition, and essential for those who dig the "h" era of Marillion.

 B'Sides Themselves by MARILLION album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1988
3.43 | 170 ratings

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B'Sides Themselves
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars One word: Grendel

Released in 1988, "B'Sides Themselves" is technically the last MARILLION record featuring Fish. This compilation contains songs from 1982-1987 not previously released on the four LPs: B-sides available on EPs only and reworked versions of the band's first EP "Market Square Heroes". A piece of all these EPs are shown on the cover art. Now, how does it compare to their studio albums?

The first half of the record is the main interest, mainly due to the 17 minutes long epic suite "Grendel". A masterpiece, however controversial, as it reuses at minute 13 a passage from GENESIS' "Supper's Ready". This was the main reason why MARILLION were accused of being a copycat of their British elder brothers. This said, the rest of the track marks his difference and possesses his own identity. To sum up, it simply contains the best the neo-progressive genre has to offer: melancholic passages, calm and epic rock moments, fantasy keyboards, powerful progression, it will transport into you a colorful magical world! Furthermore, the medieval guitar introduction is beautiful. So I find the plagiarism accusation a bit exaggerated. One of MARILLION's greatest compositions, and also one of the best neo-pogressive songs! It's a pity Fish and co. hadn't composed a track this ambitious after... Anyway, the renaissance of fairytale prog has begun...

On the contrary, "Charting The Single" is quite insipid with its awful drum sound. Despite its dated synthesizer sound, "Market Square Heroes" is quite energetic and catchy. "Three Boats Down From The Candy" is enjoyable but more uneven, the most interesting passage being the powerful ending guitar section. These two songs were initially recorded for the band's first EP in 1982, "Market Square Heroes", which already unveils a glimpse of the band's creativity. Nonetheless, the tracks on this compilation are in fact the reworked B-Sides versions from the 1984 EP "Punch and Judy". Also unequal, "Cinderella Search" features a few changes and has punchy hard rock finale.

The second half of the record is a little less inspired. "Lady Nina" and "Freaks" are soapy 80's pop, which does not really comes as a surprise as they were recorded the same year as their consensual LP "Misplaced Childhood". "Tux On" is an efficient eighties rock with a crying guitar solo, whereas the live "Margaret" is a long jam based on a rock version of "Scotland the Brave". It even contains a small passage from EDWARD GRIEG's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" in "Peer Gynt". Fun, but a bit lengthy.

Although uneven, "B'Sides Themselves" is an interesting compilation, as it features the epic "Grendel". The true weak parts are mostly the 1985 tracks, recorded during the commercial period of the Fish-era. Compare to their studio albums, the other tracks are overall less ambitious and magical, but nonetheless quite nice and rocking. Anyway, they're better than the weak tracks of the studio albums.

"B'Sides Themselves" is essential for fans of MARILLION's first years with Fish. "Grendel" is also a good entry point for those wanting to discover neo-prog. A little gem...

 Misplaced Childhood by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1985
4.23 | 1782 ratings

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Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A deception

Even after several listens, I still don't understand why this album is often considered as MARILLION's best and as one of the greatest representative of the neo-prog genre. I do enjoy the other studio records from the Fish-era though, but here the music is a bit too consensual. For sure, the band gained more audience by turning more accessible and radio-friendly with this release, making the compositions less progressive and complex, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, despite being the first MARILLION concept album, "Misplaced Childhood" is too smooth and do not possess the creativity and the magic of their previous opuses. The evasion and fantasy are still present, but are melted with 80's pop cheesiness.

The opener "Pseudo Silk Kimono" is a melancholic intro for "Kayleigh". This hit single possesses a nice beautiful ambiance, but is ruined by its soapy melody. The poppy commercial "Lavender" is also rather boring. The worst track of the record. On the contrary, the progressive "Bitter Suite" is one of the best compositions of the disc. It features a spacey introduction, numerous changes and pretty floyd-ian peaceful passages. "Heart Of Lothian" is another poppy neo-prog rock song.

Then comes the hard oppressive "Waterhole", quite surprising with its tribal ambiance. As a transition, "Lords Of The Backstage" is forgettable but fortunately short enough to avoid being irritating. The 9 minutes "Blind Curve" is the longest and other progressive track, in the style of "Bitter Suite". Despite its very nice guitar solo, this composition is average, as it contains lengthy insipid passages. "Childhoods End?" is in fact the opposite to "Kayleigh": the only good things are the powerful melody and its fantasy finale, typical of the neo-prog genre. Concerning "White Feather", this hard FM ender seems rather out of place.

"Misplaced Childhood" has interesting tracks, but less breathtaking moments than on "Script for a Jester's Tear" or "Fugazi". The mixture of commercial pop and neo-progressive structures does not work always very well and doesn't provide such evasion as the other previous opus.

An overrated album, not the best point to start with to discover neo-prog, especially if you're allergic to 80's FM pop. However, this is still MARILLION with Fish, therefore the result remains overall enjoyable.

 Clutching At Straws by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1987
4.13 | 1101 ratings

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Clutching At Straws
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Melancholic Marillion

Last studio album with Fish, "Clutching At Straws" marks the end of MARILLION's first era. As its cover art suggests, the atmosphere is quite dark and introspective, contrasting with the general commercial approach of their well-known 1985 opus. With fewer poppy moments, the tracks are shorter, offer different ambiances, and sounds more modern than their previous material. Less fantasy-oriented, the serious and intimate impression displayed by the music somehow announces the next generation of prog musicians to come.

Don't trust the soft introduction of "Hotel Hobbies", this song is in fact a rocking neo-prog gem! The dreamy melancholic "Warm Wet Circle" contains a great epic finale, whereas the poppy "That Time Of The Night" has floyd-ian guitars. With its pretty introduction and delicate notes, "Going Under" immerses the listener into an aquatic world. However, the first soapy passage appears with the joyful intruder "Just For The Record" and its dated synthesizer sonorities.

In contrast, the beautiful and rageous "White Russian" is one of the greatest songs of the disc. The magic is still present. With its energy and keyboards soli typical of neo-prog, "Incommunicado" could have been placed on "Misplaced Childhood". This track is nonetheless enjoyable. After the water, the "Torch Song" is rather aerial, while "Slaìnte Mhath" possesses a folk feel. This different ambiances shows that MARILLION is still inspired by various musical styles. The last two tracks are not the best ones. "Sugar Mice" is the other soapy song of the record, whereas "The Last Straw", featuring vocalist Tessa Niles, is uneven.

Nevertheless, despite a few weak passages, the overall result is quite original and refreshing, even for the neo- progressive genre. Despite internal dissensions at the time, the band's creativity remains intact. It's a pity these led to Fish's departure, because the band definitely emancipated from their initial GENESIS influences and refined more and more their musical identity. Apart from the other MARILLION's studio albums, "Clutching At Straws" is their most depressive and intimate opus from the Fish-era, and also the least dated, defining a new orientation for prog. There were not many releases of this quality at this period for progressive music lovers.

An essential disc for MARILLION and neo-progressive fans. You may appreciate it even if you're not into this particular style (as me). After this one, the band will never be the same...

 Fugazi by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1984
3.98 | 1123 ratings

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Fugazi
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

4 stars "Script..."'s hard rock brother

For some reason, "Fugazi" seems to be MARILLION's least appreciated studio album from the Fish-era. For sure, this second effort may be the most dated, due to the strong 80's production, but it remains a little gem of neo-progressive rock creativity. From now on, the band will gradually emancipate from their initial GENESIS influences: the songs will become shorter, more and more direct and will contain less long guitar or synthesizer soli, like on "Script For A Jester's Tear". However, the ideas and impetuosity are still present, and this opus features their hardest and most aggressive compositions from their Fish years.

The sharp and incisive "Assassing" sounds typical of the eighties. This hard neo-prog song is very catchy while incorporating different ambiances and musical styles. A classic from MARILLION's! The rock-y "Punch and Judy" is also quite nice and energetic. In contrast, the soapy "Jigsaw" is more consensual, maybe a little commercial. The only true weak passage of the disc. Then comes the most progressive track of the record, the cool "Emerald Lies". This heavier song has some slight similitudes with ELOY's "Metromania", released the same year.

With its organ and spacey keyboards, "She Chameleon" transports you to a fantasy land, alternating peaceful and darker moments. Very enchanting. In the same style of "Emerald Lies", "Incubus" is also pleasant. The dreamy finale is great. The title track is another highlight of the disc. It possesses both powerful punchy passages, fairytale and spacey moments. The finale hymn is in the style of "Forgotten Sons" from the previous album, and its Scottish ambiance is very dancing! Hearing so much variety and creativity in only 8 minutes is unfortunately too rare now, we want more!

Although the music sounds very 80's, "Fugazi" contains very nice rocking tracks and displays a wide palette of musical styles. This last point proves that MARILLION cannot be reduced to a "sub-GENESIS from the eighties". Despite more direct compositions, the band is still audacious and manages to develop their own identity, spearheading the then nascent sub-genre.

"Fugazi" is a good entry point to the band for hard rock fans. An underrated neo-progressive album, and one of the best MARILLION albums with ""Script For A Jester's Tear""!

 Script For A Jester's Tear by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1983
4.22 | 1703 ratings

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Script For A Jester's Tear
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Modrigue
Prog Reviewer

4 stars First and best neo-prog album ever?

Released in 1983, "Script For A Jester's Tear" marks the genuine birth of the neo-progressive rock genre. MARILLION mixes various ideas from the 70's prog masters like GENESIS and PINK FLOYD with the energy, urgency and synthesizers of the 80's. One may find the influences too obvious, the songs less complex and interesting, and Fish's theatrical singing trying too much to mimic Peter Gabriel's. However, from these elements, the band manages to modernize (at the time) progressive rock and to define a new musical sub-genre. This first opus already offers a novel approach, many keyboards and guitar soli, and sonorities that cannot be found in the 70's classics.

Featuring several ambiance changes, the title track is a true delicate depressive musical drama. A little gem, with an aerial guitar. On the contrary, "He Knows You Know" is rock-ier and sharper. The fantasy synthesizer playing will become typical of the neo-prog style. Then comes "The Web", alternating tense and soft beautiful passages. This song contains very nice and refreshing keyboards and guitar soli.

Although less remarkable than the other songs, the punchy "Garden Party" is also quite pleasant. The melancholic "Chelsea Monday" contains a pretty unreal guitar play, sometimes sounding Gilmour-ish, but used in MARILLION's world. This magical atmosphere was quite new at the time. The powerful finale is simply great. The ender "Forgotten Sons" is my favorite song of the record. Featuring the most lively and ferocious passages of the disc, it also shows different influences, like a slight funky feel. A successful marriage between keyboards and lyrical guitar, with a beautiful evanescent finale. It rocks!

Although shorter when compared to the prog classics, the compositions manage to offer good progressions, changes and variety. MARILLION manages to build their own identity by merging their different seventies inspirations into the musical landscape of the eighties. Despite a dated sound, this first opus is rather refreshing and promising, and opens new horizons for other bands to come.

Simply essential for every fan of the genre. Also the one to start with for Gabriel-era GENESIS lovers. With "Fugazi", "Script For A Jester's Tear" is MARILLION's best album, as well as one of the best neo-progressive record of the 80's!

 Garden Party Live by MARILLION album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1986
3.94 | 7 ratings

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Garden Party Live
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by thwok

4 stars This GARDEN PARTY EP serves the secondary purpose of a single quite well. I wouldn't think that record companies generally release live versions of music to be played by radio stations. However, this release gives fans of the band an alternative to the original songs from "Script for a Jester's Tear". There are a ton of live Marillion releases to choose from; these live versions don't seem to vary a whole lot from the studio versions. These are still very well played performances of some fantastic music. What an anachronistic 80's term "maxi-single" is BTW; I haven't been in a record store in years. Do people still buy singles?
 Seasons End by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.75 | 722 ratings

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Seasons End
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE Team

3 stars After the turbulent departure of frontman and lead singer Fish after a string of majorly successful albums interpolating progressive rock into the synthpop and new wave laden 80s, MARILLION didn't even think of calling it a day and opted instead to reinvent their sound with a new singer with Steve Hogarth, former keyboardist / vocalist of The Europeans. The differences are striking from the very first track on SEASONS END, an appropriately titled fifth album that signifies a change of guard in the lead vocalist department and an abrupt change from the energetic raucous 80s MARILLION into a more placid, gentle and breezy version of the band.

Unlike the previous albums, this one is not a concept album of any kind and is simply nine tracks that are unified only by their overall sound which eschews the synth new wave leanings of Fish and emphasizes progressive rock aspects placing the keyboard runs to be a subordinate underpinning to lush melodic developments and gentle pastoral passages through chord progressions and less metaphorical allegories and more on tangible real life situations ranging from the Tiananmen Square protests to climate change.

While i admire the band's desire to continue down the road of progressive rock, this is where two very separate paths diverge, namely those who love Fish-era MARILLION and find a successor impossible to live up to (this is my position) and those who see the band as a totally new incarnation that shouldn't be compared to the previous era. While i am by no means a purist when it comes to bands evolving and replacing key members, i have never found myself connecting to the Hogarth era of MARILLION. His performance style is more subdued and he lacks the magnetic persona that Fish projected with authority. While his vocal abilities do fit in well the band's new style of progressive rock, the problem i pretty much have with this post-Fish era IS the style itself.

While this first Hogarth album does attempt to rock at points it is apparent that the band have gone for a softer and more laid back approach creating a lush fluffosphere of prog that i don't find particularly appealing. As much as i try to get into these Hogarth era albums, i just find myself bored to tears as the diverse elements that i loved about Fish-era albums always bring me back to those instead of wanting to hear the newer ones. SEASONS END is probably the album i can connect to the most of Hogarth era albums simply because at this point the band hadn't toned down all the parts to a whisper yet. There are moments of grandness here and there and despite my not digging the Hogarth vocals nearly as much as Fish, this is a decent reinvention of the band that unfortunately would go in a direction that i haven't had the desire to follow.

 Sounds That Can't Be Made by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.60 | 492 ratings

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Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
Prog Reviewer

3 stars For a band like Marillion, now with seventeen studio releases in their library, there is bound to be a lot to love... and a lot dislike. Even in the past three releases I've found myself captivated, inspired, disappointed, and now with Sounds That Can't Be Made, bored. This, despite the album's stellar production values and layers of musicianship... it's just a boring album.

The set-piece, a 17 minute opus that blends styles and inspiration into a surprisingly heavy and ominous composition, comes across as disjointed and unengaging. The band sounds great, but the song didn't grab me or leave me with much to walk away with. It's an experiment, and I respect Marillion for trying something like it, but it doesn't play to their strengths. Over rated and off-putting.

The better songs are those like the title track, "Pour My Love," "Power," and "Invisible Ink," which are extended art-pop pieces that feature the band's slinky cool and thoughtful playing. Rothery has a handful of great solos, and the rhythm section specifically stands out especially strong throughout. These few songs also have poetic and thoughtful lyrics by Hogarth.

Speaking of H, Hogarth does his vocal shtick well, giving us his characteristically interesting phrasing and emotional delivery. However, like the songwriting overall, there are no real passages that stuck with me because of the density and triteness of the lyrics in almost every other track on this album. Many songs are crammed with words, and too many of them are banal and unambitious. "Gaza," "Lucky Man," and the painfully bad "Montreal" are so uncreative and pandering that it actually took me three listens to make it through this album.

The handful of good tracks and the band's musicianship rescue the album from a 2-star rating, but that's being generous. Sounds That Can't Be Made is a collection of Marillion moments that sometimes coalesce into interesting songs, but more often overstay their welcome in lengthy and uninspired songs. As a huge fan I get a lot of enjoyment listening to the band play the instrumental passages, that's about it. Vastly inferior to the momentous Marbles or Brave; this album feels like This Strange Engine with higher production values. Let's see if the guys can rebound next time.

Songwriting: 3 - Instrumental Performances: 4 - Lyrics/Vocals: 2 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

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