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Tubular Bells vs. Brave vs. To the Bone

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Poll Question: Which album do you prefer?
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15 [28.85%]
4 [7.69%]
5 [9.62%]
1 [1.92%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earl of Mar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 08:32
I am a fan of both eras of marillion and bought Brave on its release. I have over the years revisited the album many times but still find it hard going. I find Bells underwhelming as well but it wins here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 11:35
Voted none of these....
I bought 'Bells' when it came out and it never appealed to me.
'Brave' has some nice music on it...the story doesn't appeal to me.
'To The Bone' is not Wilson's best work by any standards.
One does nothing yet nothing is left undone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 11:58
Tubular Bells for sure for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 12:41
I was feeling Brave with my vote.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progmind Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 13:06
Voted Brave, a masterpiece for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 14:39
Brave. Ever since I purchased it on the day of release, which happened to coincide with the first night my then cat Stinker spent with me, it has remained the finest album in my collection.

A work of such utter genius, it is almost beyond description. People also forget just how courageous this album was in the teeth of opposition from EMI.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 14:42
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

awfully random poll LOL

Marillion's Brave is one of my favorite albums, so there goes my vote. 
Thanks for clearing up the mystery of who the second album is by. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote A Crimson Mellotron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 15:10
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

awfully random poll LOL

Marillion's Brave is one of my favorite albums, so there goes my vote. 
Thanks for clearing up the mystery of who the second album is by. Smile
Maybe I should start mentioning the artists as well... aii. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 15:37
Tubular Bells. A work of bravado although very uneven (better was to come from Oldfield imo) 3 stars.

Brave. I'm aware it has a massive fan club of its own. I'm not in it possibly because I saw Marillion open the Brave tour in Cardiff back whenever and it just didn't impress me. 3 stars.

To The Bone. A totally mediocre, albeit consistent work, by a genius. 3 stars.

I don't love any of them but TB gets the nod for me as its more original.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 20:38
Tubular Bells, very easily. When I got to hear Brave (a live version), I just didn't understand what all the fuss about it is, and of course, was disappointed. To the Bone I just found it to be a lesser album compared to Steven Wilson's two previous ones.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 22:02
I'll be the first to vote love all three equally even though all three are very different from each other.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geekfreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2021 at 23:17
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

awfully random poll LOL

Marillion's Brave is one of my favorite albums, so there goes my vote. 









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Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I was feeling Brave with my vote.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 00:40
Being honest here: Tubular Bells does absolutely nothing for me, and the other options less so.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bolampau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 05:20
Of the three I prefer Marillion's Brave by far.

N.B. Recently bought the new remastered version of Brave, done by Steve Wilson, and still prefer the original 16/44.1
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 11:50
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated

Brave may be, but Tubular Bells is a classic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2021 at 12:17
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Brave. Ever since I purchased it on the day of release, which happened to coincide with the first night my then cat Stinker spent with me, it has remained the finest album in my collection.

A work of such utter genius, it is almost beyond description. People also forget just how courageous this album was in the teeth of opposition from EMI.

As usual Steve is spot on.
Brave is an absolute MASTERPIECE of a recording, period. Having an issue of it being dark is strange, progressive rock in general can be very dark, melancholy. That's why God created pop music and the Fab Four.

I play this album almost every month, one of the best uses of a dbl groove on Side IV, you never know which ending you will get.....Brilliant! Clap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote essexboyinwales Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 28 2021 at 05:05
I needed a different option - love TB and Brave equally over the decent TTB - but went with Brave purely due to TGE, one of the very finest pieces of music ever created😎
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2021 at 02:52
Originally posted by essexboyinwales essexboyinwales wrote:

I needed a different option - love TB and Brave equally over the decent TTB - but went with Brave purely due to TGE, one of the very finest pieces of music ever created😎
TTB is a totally different proposition when you hear it performed live.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2021 at 07:19
Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Voted none of these....
I bought 'Bells' when it came out and it never appealed to me.
'Brave' has some nice music on it...the story doesn't appeal to me.
'To The Bone' is not Wilson's best work by any standards.

you should have ended this with "harrumph" or "humbug" Big smile
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