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3.43 | 34 ratings

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2 stars It is intriguing that this release has become available on DVD with both the tracks appearing on the "Recital of the Script" VHS that is now a DVD. The DVD is fairly good as it is a visual record of the Fish era Marillion captured before an entranced crowd. The encore on the DVD is Grendel and it is exactly the same as the performance here that used to be only available on VHS that nobody cares about now.

On VHS this EP was a real curio. It is great to watch Fish go about weirding out audience members with his kabuki medieval masque. The highlight is when he lifts a young boy out of the audience, who seems bewildered, frightened perhaps, and Fish with creepy mask on pretends to slap the boy about; though it is fantasy violence, I don't think that boy will forget the moment. He gently lowers him back into the crowd and the concert ends. They don't do things like that these days!

The Web is the last performance of the classic song and Grendel was part of an unplanned third encore according to the band.

So I am glad I did not buy this long ago as I saw it on the shelf with the "Recital of the Script" for the SAME PRICE (shock, horror)! Just get the full concert on DVD and leave this VHS in the bargain bin.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |


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