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4 stars Marillion - Marbles

Funny that it took exactly 10 years for Marillion to come up with another great record like the 1994 epic "BRAVE". Actually 1995 album "AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT" was also quite good, but since then it has been quite dramatic until "MARBLES"! Well, I guess the 2 years they all put in this album really shows.

Steve Hogarth's voice is great and all and fortunately, after more than 10 years with the band, (almost) nobody is comparing him to Fish anymore. Some people still arguing who's the better one should stop this quarrel and just enjoy MARILLION.

In my humble opinion MARILLION has delivered an excellent album with MARBLES and let's hope they will continue the road they are walking on for a while. My only remark is that somehow MARILLION wants us to believe that music stores aren't willing to distribute double albums because the customer (us!) would not be interested in paying a few bucks more for a double album. I think this is completely ridiculous! You almost have to buy their albums/DVD's on because if you don't you will actually miss out on some great music!

First I found myself with only half of the album as I purchased MARBLES in the local music store as I wasn't aware there was also a double album in circulation. They also did the same thing with the live DVD; MARBLES ON THE ROAD. If you were not aware there also was a double DVD version of it, you actually miss half of the show! So I just want to say one thing to MARILLION' ; "come on guys and from now on only distribute the double albums and no longer the cheap formatted single disc versions as we are not interested in them!" (Who would want to miss the great 18 minute epic "Ocean Cloud" on MARBLES?)

Well, so far about my frustration with the record companies. Just let me finish by saying that if you loved BRAVE, you will probably love MARBLES too! Maybe not too proggy, but the mixture between pop, rock and prog seems to work quite well for them. Go on and buy this album. (just make sure it is the double disc version!)

4,5 stars for the double disc version 3,5 for the "el cheapo" version

evenless | 4/5 |


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