Interested to hear what everyone thinks of this, especially from a non-fan perspective. I have the DVD on the way so have been trying to resist watching any of the songs from this show, but I caved in tonight and watched this one...
I turned the lights out, turned the volume up and actually got goosebumps a number of times; just loved everything from the strings arrangement to the vocals and obviously Mr Rothery. Thoughts?
I'm a Fish era fan. Its weird hearing someone who can actually sing in tune live fronting Marillion...oh and Mosley left half the kit at home then did he? The audience actually outnumbered his cymbals!
that intro was amazing ... sadly every time I here the name Marillion I always think of this, so can never bring myself to listen to them (although I have just listened to hawkwind in the last week so there might be hope)
AiRdAd wrote: What's the story with the two whammy bars?
I'm a massive Fish era Marillion fan, and while I do really like Seasons End I struggle with a lot of the Hogarth era Marillion stuff because his voice tends to just make all the songs sound so similar, I think they use his voice to be a major part of carrying the melody whereas I always think that Fish's vocals are far more about carrying the lyrics that the tune and therefore I feel I hear more of the instrumentation.
Now having said all that I love what I've seen of that Albert Hall show and I think it's amazing that a band who've really done it hard to get themselves sorted as an independent can do a show like that at such a huge and prestigious venue. I think I might get hold of a copy of that and see if I can get into the whole thing.
On a Marillion related note, the Clutching At Straws deluxe edition on CD/BR and Vinyl is just about to come out, there's some awesome stuff on that album
willow13 wrote:that intro was amazing ... sadly every time I here the name Marillion I always think of this, so can never bring myself to listen to them (although I have just listened to hawkwind in the last week so there might be hope)
Script for a Jesters tear is a damn good album in my opinion. they were almost part of the NWOBHM at the time. that might make it easier to digest
hamo wrote:They couldn't even commit to going full hipster with their demo guy. He's like Preppy McHipster. Hipster head on a polo shirted body.
sty wrote:I think I might get hold of a copy of that and see if I can get into the whole thing.
Happy to send you my copy when I get it and I’ll just order another through my Marillion account - PM me if you were interested. Will have to check and see what the GBP converted to but I think it was around $30