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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars The first time I heard this album I knew I had purchased something very special.There is a lot of emotion in this recording or is it just that this record pushes my emotional buttons ? I don't know, but it's that element of the music that pushes it up to a five star record for me.

"Pseudo Silk Kimono" is a short song with fragile vocals and synths that create a melancholic mood. "Kayleigh" reached number two on the UK charts and is a song about one of FISH's ex girlfriends. I have read comments from several young women who were named Kaykeigh after this song. "Do you remember..." I love these lines and this song. Rothery treats us to a tasteful guitar solo as well. "Lavender" features some beautiful piano melodies in this uplifting song that ends with a great guitar solo. "Bitter Suite" has many mood shifts and the intro is very atmospheric with some great drumming. A monologue comes in followed by some reserved yet at the same time theatrical vocals. I like the guitar melody that comes in.The piano/vocal melody brings GENESIS to mind later in the song.

"Heart Of Lothian" is more uptempo with some uplifting guitar that soars. "Waterhole (expresso bongo)" has some more fantastic guitar from Rothery as well as some good synth work from Kelly. The bongos are a nice touch. "Lords Of The Backstage" features some outstanding vocals and drumming. "Blind Curve" is perhaps my favourite.The Gilmour like guitar is impressive 2 minutes in. Fish's vocals are amazing ! This song is atmospheric and emotional for me. What an exhilarating ending with dramatic vocals and soaring guitar. "Childhood's End ?" is a song that makes me feel so good. I love the way it ends. "White Feather" is a positive and upbeat tune, and is lyrically a perfect way to end this record.

I think this is MARILLION's best album.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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