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REAL TO REEL

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

3.84 | 311 ratings

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Gatot
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5 stars I was still in a full enjoyment of the band's second album "Fugazi" when this album was released in 1984. I still remember how I was able to sing almost all Marillion's lyrics on top of my head. "Emerald Lies" was my favorite at that time. I kept repeating this track over and over especially I like the dazzling percussion style and also Fish's voice in a piece of lyrics " ...in a gallery of ....contempt!" - great man!

To my surprise that the band released their first live album with excellent title "REAL to REEL". So innovative! I love live albums because it is alive and able to create an atmosphere of rock concert. Even the intro of "Assassing" with a background of audience's hand clapping and shouting had set a "real" nuances. This track was performed much more dynamic than its original studio track. Marvelous!

But of course, the most interesting track for me is the song for peace and it's called ..."Forgotten Sons!" Wooowwwww ......!! So lively! So stunning! So great! Fish sung emotionally in this track and I know why he did that. When I listened to this track I imagined that I watched the "Recital of the Script" DVD where he sung with a gun in his arms and pretending to shoot his enemies. What a nice shot, Fish!

"Garden Party" and "Market Square Heroes" were performed seamlessly with great energy and serve the purpose of being the concert's encore. Well, this album is as great as "Genesis Live", "Yessongs", "Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends", "Yesshows". Rating 5/5 for sure. - Gatot Widayanto, Indonesia

PEACE ON EARTH AND MERCY MILD, MOTHER BROWN HAS LOST HER CHILD JUST ANOTHER FORGOTTEN SONS!

Gatot | 5/5 |

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