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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

2.93 | 73 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars At this time of Mark II Marillion, EMI thought of a brilliant idea. Let's have six great songs of either Marillions and released them as a "Best Of".

Maybe to remember how great was Marillion before ? Before Mark II, I mean. Because there will never be another Marillion than the Fish one, let's face the reality. Even if the songs of the original band do not really belong to the best of their prog repertoire, they are way better than "Cover My Eyes", "Easter", "No One Can" etc.

If some tracks could make illusion on individual albums (because they were confronted to other very average songs), there is a huge difference here.

The choice to get an alternate true Marillion song and a Mark II one is staggering. IMO, it is a rather poor idea. So, next time : the record company promises. You'll get a double CD compilation : one with the best Marillion, and another one which you will never listen to with Mark II songs. But this is another story.

Three stars for this rather poor compilation effort. It is useless if you are looking to the great and powerful songs of Marillion and if you prefer Mark II (is there any one out there) , I guess you would prefer a compil of their work only. But to do so you'll have to wait for their "Singles 89-95" released in ... 2002 to do so.

Before this, only compil of the great Marillion at times mixed with Mark II songs. This is significant enough.

Three stars for this one my friend (four / two if you see what I mean). I only grabbed it because it sold for cheap.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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