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Tubular Bells vs. Brave vs. To the Bone

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Topic: Tubular Bells vs. Brave vs. To the Bone
Posted By: A Crimson Mellotron
Subject: Tubular Bells vs. Brave vs. To the Bone
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 02:28
Mike oldfield tubular bells album cover.jpgMarillionBrave.jpgTo The Bone album cover.jpg



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Posted By: A Crimson Mellotron
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 02:29
I'm going to cast the first vote for 'To the Bone', as I expect it to be the one with the least votes.


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 02:38
awfully random poll LOL

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


Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 03:04
TB by miles and miles. 

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Posted By: VianaProghead
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 03:28
Tubular Bells.

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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 03:56
The Bells.....The Bells! I'm backing a hunch that Tubular Bells will win this poll easily. Smile


Posted By: progaardvark
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:03
Marillion

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Posted By: Theprogelitist
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:06
SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:12
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated

How is Brave overrated?! Confused


Posted By: Theprogelitist
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:20
Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated


How is Brave overrated?!†Confused

Thatís just my opinion


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:21
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated


How is Brave overrated?! Confused

Thatís just my opinion

no doubt, but what's your argument? 


Posted By: Theprogelitist
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:25
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated


How is Brave overrated?!†Confused

Thatís just my opinion

There has been a lot of fuss about the story being brilliant and the instrumentation being top notch, but I donít think the story is that good and the music is quite boring to me. Production feels a bit too compressed


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:33
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

SW can do no wrong according to me. To The Bone is good. Tubular Bells and Brave are both overrated


How is Brave overrated?! Confused

Thatís just my opinion

There has been a lot of fuss about the story being brilliant and the instrumentation being top notch, but I donít think the story is that good and the music is quite boring to me. Production feels a bit too compressed

nobody makes a fuss about Hogarth era Marillion. LOL
I've seen some people complain about the story being too dark or album being depressing Confused
oh well... 


Posted By: Theprogelitist
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:48
^Those objections are completely valid if you ask me


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 04:56
Originally posted by Theprogelitist Theprogelitist wrote:

^Those objections are completely valid if you ask me

I'm not saying they're invalid just that I disagree. I bought Brave when it came out and I still love it today. 
It's that good for me. Smile


Posted By: Mormegil
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 05:16
Bells, just over Brave. 

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Posted By: SteveG
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 06:20
Brave is Marillion's finest hour. Or two.

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Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 06:25
Tubular Bells gets my vote.


Posted By: DarkTower
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 07:49
Tubular Bells could get my vote if it was only for side 1. I always found side 2 weak while the opposite side is so great.

Brave is the winner here .


Posted By: dougmcauliffe
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 08:25
Tubular Bells is my favorite, but honestly I don't love any of these records and I never reach for them so for the first time in my history on the site, i'm voting none of these.

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Posted By: Earl of Mar
Date 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.


Posted By: dr wu23
Date 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.


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Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 11:58
Tubular Bells for sure for me

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 12:41
I was feeling Brave with my vote.

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Posted By: Progmind
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 13:06
Voted Brave, a masterpiece for me


Posted By: lazland
Date 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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Posted By: Psychedelic Paul
Date 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


Posted By: A Crimson Mellotron
Date 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


Posted By: richardh
Date 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.


Posted By: Dellinger
Date 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.


Posted By: iluvmarillion
Date 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.


Posted By: geekfreak
Date 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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Posted By: geekfreak
Date Posted: January 25 2021 at 23:19
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I was feeling Brave with my vote.




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Posted By: Frenetic Zetetic
Date 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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Posted By: Bolampau
Date 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


Posted By: verslibre
Date 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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Posted By: Catcher10
Date 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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Posted By: essexboyinwales
Date 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😎


Posted By: iluvmarillion
Date 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.


Posted By: kenethlevine
Date 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


Posted By: suitkees
Date Posted: January 29 2021 at 10:37
None is really a favourite of mine, but from these three I choose Brave - and some who participated in the thread about Brave might be surprised... Smile


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: January 29 2021 at 14:15
Tubular Bells has always been a favourite of mine (since 1973).

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