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4 stars First, let me state that I approach this concert DVD as someone who has only recently (past 6 months) come to enjoy Marillion's music. I had bought Fugazi second hand back in late '84, but it didn't catch my ear at the time. Anyway ... back to to the show ... If you love the album Script, you'll love this concert DVD. Fish fills the same role that Gabriel had in his Genesis days. That of visual focal point, and singer. The band, apart from the bassist are static. So Angus Young fans will not find much to get excited here when it comes to stage presence. However, taking into consideration that the band did not yet have the financial means to put on the big visual fest that can be easily abused, I must say, that even on a 32 TV, and basic stereo set-up (2 speakers, and the TV as the center speaker) the music's enjoyabililty and Fish's stage presence make for a very entertaining time. As any good concert recording should do, it draws you in and makes you want to have been there in person, while at the same time leaving you having enjoyed the film as if you had been there. Crank it good and loud. As for the comments re : sound quality, it does show its' age a bit, but not to a point where it is distracting. For curiosity's sake, it would have been interesting to see what Marillion was able to put on once they had more financial leeway for more elaborate shows.
debrewguy | 4/5 |


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