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3 stars This effort only holds three live pieces, which makes this EP a brief encounter indeed.

"Lady Nina" and "Freaks" were recorded during the "Misplaced" recordings at Hansa studio in Berlin. Both numbers will appear on the double CD and remastered version of "Misplaced". But this version of "Lady Nina" is different (extended). As such, it will be featured on the excellent "Singles Boxset 82-88". Those two songs, although not essentials of the Marillion catalogue are good ones (but again, there will be very few poor songs during the Fish era).

There will be one track of each Marillion album so far. Their hit-single "Kayleigh" from "Misplaced" (to boost sales, I guess), but more important the title tracks "Fugazzi" and "Script" which were the best songs on these respective albums (at least, they were my fave ones).

Those three songs were recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon in London (Marillion was almost at home there) on January 9th and 10th, 1986.

This EP is the perfect companion to "Real To Reel", released in 1985. Both were regrouped on a double CD in 1997 and I bought them under this packaging.

As the liner notes will tell us, this EP was released before their first major US tour during which they will be support act for Rush. It says : "this mini-album is being released primarily as a thank-you to (European) existing fans, but also as an introduction to the (US) uninitiated. The words under brackets are editions of mine.

As such, I would rate this EP with three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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