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erik neuteboom
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5 stars This is Marilion in their heyday (I prefer "Real to reel" far above the lacklustre double live album "The thieving magpie") after they had convinced the musical press by delivering the outstanding "Fugazi". This live-CD is the world tour from that album, it's partly recorded in Canada, the craddle of Prog Archives. If you listen to "Real to reel" you will be carried away by the distinctive vocals and emotional lyrics from Fish ("Forgotton sons" is such a very moving anti-war song), the varied and compelling guitarwork from Steve Rothery (the guitarsoli in "Incubus" is at the level of the best Latimer and Gilmour), the pleasant and lush keyboards from Mark Kelly (he's more than Tony Banks his twin-brother) and the dynamic rhythm-section from Ian Mosley (ex-Trace, the Dutch keyboard treat) and Pete Trawavas. To me this is still the best progrock after The Seventies but I have to admit that some overkill has entered the scene after all those years. Nonetheless, ESSENTIAL!!!
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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