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Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 20:36

I’m just listening to, and loving, Script For A Jesters Tear, for the first time in an age.

However, it occurs to me that I only have this and the equally brilliant, Misplaced Childhood.

What else could I be listening to by this most excellent band?

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Re: Marillion.

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 12 Apr 2018, 20:41

Interesting question that will require some thought.
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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 20:53

A chump bump, I see.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Apr 2018, 20:55



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Re: Marillion.

Postby K » 12 Apr 2018, 20:58

I knew he wouldn't be able to resist. Even though I can't answer your question, I hope you don't think it's a threadcrap to say I'm very glad this thread is here because I knew it would piss Coan off so much as he again sees his grip on the board is weak and friendless.

I hope plenty of Marillion fans come along to keep the thread high on the board.

EDIT: And Goat Boy pops in to help. Whither Gash?
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Re: Marillion.

Postby Goat Boy » 12 Apr 2018, 21:00

When I am king, dilly dilly
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Re: Marillion.

Postby nev gash » 12 Apr 2018, 21:01

Withered gash, yummy.
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Re: Marillion.

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 12 Apr 2018, 21:01

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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 21:03

K wrote:I knew he wouldn't be able to resist. Even though I can't answer your question, I hope you don't think it's a threadcrap to say I'm very glad this thread is here because I knew it would piss Coan off so much as he again sees his grip on the board is weak and friendless.

I hope plenty of Marillion fans come along to keep the thread high on the board.

EDIT: And Goat Boy pops in to help. Whither Gash?


Thank you ;). Yes, I’m hoping to hear from the BCB Marillion fans.

I know Neil Jung’s a fan.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby Bumblecorn Cats Nightmare » 12 Apr 2018, 21:03

K wrote:I'm very glad this thread is here because I knew it would piss Coan off so much as he again sees his grip on the board is weak and friendless.


I'm absolutely fucking furious here, Hodgson! kicking furniture and cursing this fucking fuck fuck fuck BCB board!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

FUCK!!! FUCK FUUUUUUCKKKKKKK












is that better?
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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 21:10

What about Brave? I’ve heard that’s a good one.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby Carlsson » 12 Apr 2018, 21:40

soundchaser wrote:I’m just listening to, and loving, Script For A Jesters Tear, for the first time in an age.

However, it occurs to me that I only have this and the equally brilliant, Misplaced Childhood.

What else could I be listening to by this most excellent band?



I have the two you mention Richard plus Fugazi and Clutching at Straws

I am not a massive fan and the two aforementioned generally suffice although perhaps I would add one of the other two







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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 21:44

Carlsson wrote:
soundchaser wrote:I’m just listening to, and loving, Script For A Jesters Tear, for the first time in an age.

However, it occurs to me that I only have this and the equally brilliant, Misplaced Childhood.

What else could I be listening to by this most excellent band?



I have the two you mention Richard plus Fugazi and Clutching at Straws

I am not a massive fan and the two aforementioned generally suffice although perhaps I would add one of the other two

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I’ve heard Fugazi and remember not being that keen.

Thanks for the input.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby Hightea » 12 Apr 2018, 21:49

well depends on what you liked about Script For A Jesters Tear and Misplaced Childhood (both excellent albums). If its the vocals then go with the next one(one of my favorites) Clutching at Straws or the live one of this album. After that album exits Fish and in comes Steve Hogarth on vocals. Like Genesis the fans of Marillion have this divide between sings. I like H (steve's nickname) just as much as Fish so it never bothered me.
The H era good albums are :
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Afraid of Sunlight
Marbles(my favorite H album)
try some live Marillion from this era.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 22:05

Thanks very much...great info!

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Re: Marillion.

Postby never/ever » 12 Apr 2018, 22:21

There is a clear separation between the Fish-era albums and the Steve Hogarth-ones...

With Misplaced and Script you have got the best two of the Fish-era albums. Fugazi, the one inbetween is a bit more uneven but good, the one I would go for is Clutching At Straws which does show the transition to more song-based material rather than the long stretches of prog.

Hogarth took the band to more what I call symphonic levels, more slower tracks that leaned heavier on keyboards and arrangements. The early albums like Holidays In Eden and Brave (a concept album) are very good. I do like the course the band is taking with a more mellower, less rocking sound and dig albums like Afraid Of Sunlight, Marbles, This Strange Engine and Somewhere Else...although with their last album, FEAR they have overshot their intent.
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Re: Marillion.

Postby Hightea » 12 Apr 2018, 22:39

never/ever wrote:
Hogarth took the band to more what I call symphonic levels, more slower tracks that leaned heavier on keyboards and arrangements. The early albums like Holidays In Eden and Brave (a concept album) are very good. I do like the course the band is taking with a more mellower, less rocking sound and dig albums like Afraid Of Sunlight, Marbles, This Strange Engine and Somewhere Else...although with their last album, FEAR they have overshot their intent.

Yes I agree with this. I like FEAR also but you can see its an angry album about the current state of affairs, I'll bet the next one goes back to the last few.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby soundchaser » 12 Apr 2018, 22:53

never/ever wrote:There is a clear separation between the Fish-era albums and the Steve Hogarth-ones...

With Misplaced and Script you have got the best two of the Fish-era albums. Fugazi, the one inbetween is a bit more uneven but good, the one I would go for is Clutching At Straws which does show the transition to more song-based material rather than the long stretches of prog.

Hogarth took the band to more what I call symphonic levels, more slower tracks that leaned heavier on keyboards and arrangements. The early albums like Holidays In Eden and Brave (a concept album) are very good. I do like the course the band is taking with a more mellower, less rocking sound and dig albums like Afraid Of Sunlight, Marbles, This Strange Engine and Somewhere Else...although with their last album, FEAR they have overshot their intent.


Thanks very much for this, I’ll get on it tomorrow.

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Re: Marillion.

Postby The Slider » 12 Apr 2018, 23:57

I'm not sure which I hold in more contempt.
Marillion's third rate Hamill-resurrects-Genesis schitk or Coan's tiresome how-dare-anyone-like-what-I-don't tantrums
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Re: Marillion.

Postby trans-chigley express » 13 Apr 2018, 05:15

All the Fish-era ones are worth having.

Hogarth era is much more hit and miss. Afraid of Sunlight and Marbles (2CD version) are the best. I also really like the first one Season's End which is closest in feel to Fish-era.

Ones to avoid are Somewhere Else (very poor) and Happiness is the Road (completely forgettable tedium and 2CDs worth of it!). All the other others albums are uneven but include good stuff too. They can get a little dull and one-paced at times which they never did during the Fish-era.