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Marillion - A Singles Collection - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other  CD (album) cover

A SINGLES COLLECTION - SIX OF ONE, HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER

Marillion

 

Neo-Prog

2.92 | 71 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars This compilation captures two eras of the band's front-man: six tracks from early lead singer, Fish and the rest eight tracks from the new era of new singer Hogarth - until "Holidays in Eden" album. For Fish era fans, this probably their introduction to new Marillion's music without Fish. Actually, this is not a fair deal because the tracks under Hogarth era that stemmed from only two albums ("Season's Ends" and "Holidays in Eden") have taken more space than those from Fish era albums with five albums and one EP. It's probably EMI's trick to boost up the sales of new era Marillion because many fans were leaving the band after the departure of Fish.

Listeners would know that the new era is much more poppy compared to the old stuffs. This can be seen through "Cover My Eyes", "Uninvited Guest", "No One Can", "Dry Land". However, this new era marillion has good tracks such as "Easter", "I Will Walk on Water" as well as cover version of Rare Bird's "Sympathy". Unfortunately, Fish era part does not capture great tracks such as "Forgotten Sons", "Heart of Lothian" or "Hotel Hobbies". Again I guess EMI did this intentionally to give some balance with "not truly prog" Hogarth era songs. Keep on proggin' .!!! Progressively yours, GW.

Gatot | 3/5 |

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