#1
I've seen these guys being mentioned a fair few times around the forums, but I couldn't find a thread for discussion about them.

So, Marillion!

What are your favourite albums and songs? Are you a fan of Fish era or H era? Or both? Did you like the Somewhere Else album?
#2
Misplaced Childhood, Script For A Jester's Tear, Fugazi are my favorite albums. Not too big a fan of the later stuff.
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#5
I find that I can listen to their early albums from start to finish easily, but I can't do that with their more recent work, although I tend to prefer singular songs from the Hogarth era. Hogarth is one of my favourite vocalists, too.

The last album was a real let-down. My friend's heard some of the new tracks they're working on though, and says that it's sounding really promising at the moment.
#6
im really looking forward to hearing the new stuff, ive beeen getting their newsletter updates and it sounds really genuine and promising
#7
going to see them in July , ive not actually heard much of there stuff (despite prog being my true musical love). can anyone recommend there best work
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#8
I love Marillion.

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#9
Quote by ChillofWinter
going to see them in July , ive not actually heard much of there stuff (despite prog being my true musical love). can anyone recommend there best work



Fish Era: They won't play any of this live (Fish left after four albums), but it's bloody awesome stuff. Try the Script For A Jester's Tear and Clutching At Straws albums.

If you just want some tracks to check out, try 'Incommunicado', 'Script For A Jester's Tear', 'Jigsaw', 'Kayleigh'... Just a few of my favourites from that era.


Hogarth Era: Brave is a pretty intense and progressive album - a lot of fans say it's their masterpiece. Marbles is another highly-recommended album, and my personal favourite at the moment is Anoraknophobia.

My favourite tracks are probably 'When I Meet God', 'Genie', 'Fantastic Place', 'Afraid Of Sunlight', 'Living With The Big Lie', 'Man Of A Thousand Faces', 'The King Of Sunset Town'... I could go on all night.


I'm seeing them in November, can't wait!
#10
Pre-Fish's exit, they were one of the best bands of all time. Sadly, he went off for a solo carrear, but yeah, never mind. =(

Listening to their entire "Fish" catalogue as I type this. Misplaced Childhood ATM. Sadly I can't find Script (I think it's in the car) and it's my favourite album. They're all good, though. lol

Favourite song would be Forgotten Sons. *points to signature*

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#11
Marillon is really one of the only neo prog bands I like, the rest of the genre is a bit dry for prog
Dream Theater FTW
#12
i've heard a few songs off Script For A Jester's Tear and really liked them. i'm gonna check out the album, but anyone else got some more recommendations?
#13
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i've heard a few songs off Script For A Jester's Tear and really liked them. i'm gonna check out the album, but anyone else got some more recommendations?


Misplaced Childhood - all of it lol.

It's pretty much one song anyway.

And the guitar parts are really cool, (at least I think so) they always make me play it back and go, "Why can't I write a melody/lick/fill like that?".
#14
I had to bump this up because I've just discovered these guys through (obviously, I guess) Kayleigh. I then went and downloaded Misplaced Childhood and everything else from the '80s, and I'm pretty hooked - they're like a more listenable '70s Genesis (together with Fish being a more listenable version of Gabriel, IMO)!

So yeah, I like 'em. Great band, which I'm surprised to have missed for so long.


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#16
They came from my town, dude!

But yeah, I'd still love them anyway. I like anything prog rock, and they sound so much like Phil Collins era Genesis.
I've only heard their singles/most popular songs though, so I presume they can be even more adventurous than what I've heard so far.
Their lyrics have always been great too.
And who would have guessed - I first heard Kayleigh when I tried to sing it in Singstars 80s.

Also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHl4M2D6YUE&feature=related
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#17
^ That video's a classic! I believe Hogarth said that the crowd were doing such a good job themselves that he just left them to it! I would have loved to be there for it, must have been an amazing atmosphere. Hopefully Marillion will record a version of the song someday...

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First Marillion gig for me on Sunday. Can't wait! The new double album is pretty damn good, although I've not listened to the second disc much. But I absolutely adore 'This Train Is My Life'. Brilliant track.