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4.23 | 1966 ratings

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5 stars A beautifully realised, highly inspired work of art. I heard the title track, recommended to me by my girlfriend, and fell in love with it. Bought the album, and yes all the tracks on the album are very good and can be described as jangly, cute and 80s, but they happen to be absolutely brilliant prog-wise. It is clearly inspired by Genesis above others, and Steve Rothery's guitar work mildly resembles David Gilmour's. However they have a unique sound and the unique ability to evoke a strange nostalgic feeling of a time I never existed in. The standout tracks are the title track which is a fantastic 9 minute ballad and one of my personal favourite tracks ever. It reminds me a lot of my girlfriend who I love very much, and I always listen to it late at night. A brilliant, powerful work of art. The other standout track is Forgotten Sons, which is my girlfriends favourite, and is the closer of the album. An epic, fast-paced, skittish track similar in drive to Genesis' 'The Knife'. Marvellous 9 minute track worthy of a 'listen to this first' kind of label for a newbie to Marillion. I highly recommend this album, to anyone at all; whether you like Genesis or not; whether you like 80s music or not, just give it a go. My 5 stars say it all.
Publius | 5/5 |


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