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4 stars Well as you know I don't love such a "New (in its own way) Progressive Wave" of the early eighties too much, you could think that it's strange I give it a 4 stars rating;but actually it deserves an inferior score if you regard of the bad production, especially the mixing and the sound quality as well: "3 stars and an half" is righter, but naturally during this performance Marillion performed all their best stuff, even though by paying their tribute to the early Genesis, with echoes from the Floydian Era in the I really believe in the importance of this DVD, for me essential from the historical point of view: that was represented by means of this kind of "Restoration of Progressive Era" in 1983, during the famous performance at Reading Festival (featuring Marillion,IQ, Pallas, Pendragon, Twelfth Night and so on), and the gig of Marillion at Hammersmith Odeon was another example of their great interest (not from Fish&C only) in the whole "music box" concerning the "Classic Prog music genre".OK the output is not always the same, in comparison to the production regarding the masters of our favourite music genre, but anyway you can appreciate their efforts to make it emerge from the burning ashes, in a short time during the early eighties. In fact, especially if you consider the rapid rise and decline (often emphasized by means of various hyperboles) concerning the Progressive Rock Genre in general, you can not be astounded about it!!

But coming back to the present DVD, for instance the great crescendo and the powerful approach concerning the final section of "Grendel" , passing through the political protest (actually well hidden) contained within "Forgotten Sons" (without forgetting naturally the simple but effective interplay between the keyboards and the guitar inside "Garden Party"),are the best features, making this live well worth checking out at least!!

lor68 | 4/5 |


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