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THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.37 | 55 ratings

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Tristan Mulders
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3 stars Marillion - The Best of both Worlds

As I already mentioned in other reviews concerning Marillion compilation albums, this is the best one available.

With over two hours of music, comprising two discs, this is the most representative overview of Marillion's back catalogue available. It is not a simple collection of singles, but a genuine 'Best of' album with the best songs, also regarding songwriting. Of course the obvious 'hit'singles are included, but they do not represent the band here. Marillion are shown as a varied and original band that incorporated many musical styles into their music.

The songs are taken from all studio releases up to and including "Afraid of Sunlight," with both musical era's split upon 2 CDs: 1982-1988 (The Fish Years) on disc 1 and 1989-1995 (Steve Hogarth) on the second disc.

The album comes with great artwork, including a double front cover. Thereby meaning that there are two front covers, one for the Fish era and one for the Hogarth stuff. You simply turn the booklet around and you change the cover. I prefer the Fish cover for its beauty, but always have the Hogarth cover up front, weird eh??! The booklet itself contains little notes about the songs included and also a lot of photographs that were taken over the years.

If you are unfamiliar with Marillion, this is the best starting point!

Tristan Mulders | 3/5 |

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