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2.72 | 78 ratings

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1 stars When I saw this vinyl in a shop it was a period in which I was used to buy everything of Marillion. A rapid glance to the track list told me that it contained two songs still unknown to me: Freaks and Lady Nina.

A live version of Script for a Jester's Tear was promising even if I already had one on a very badly recorded bootleg, so even if I had no interest on live versions of Fugazi (already on Real To Reel) and Kayleigh(already on The Thieving Magpie), I bought it.

Thanks God, it was cheap.

The version of Fugazi and Kayleigh don't add anything to those I already had, Script is not bad but it would have been better if the two unknown songs remained unknown.

This short compilation is just an attempt made by EMI to dig into the material they had in order to make some cash after the huge success of Misplaced Childhood.

I was a fan, and even as a fan I didn't like it, and I still don't. As completionist as I actually was, it was a must because of the two previously unreleased.

This fits quite well into the 1-star description. I'm sorry for Fugazi and Script, but a fan can give up to their live versions.

Only for completionists.

octopus-4 | 1/5 |


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