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Brave [Original recording remastered, Special Edition]

Marillion Audio CD
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Marillion are one of the UK music scene’s best kept secrets; purveyors of soulful, powerful, and often deeply-moving music, with a long-standing reputation for blistering live shows which have earned them an impressive and faithful global fanbase.

Steve "h" Hogarth fronts the band (original lead-singer, "Fish", having departed in 1988).
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  • Audio CD (19 Oct 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Special Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00000GAMF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,280 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Bridge (1998 Digital Remaster) 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Living With The Big Lie (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Runaway (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Goodbye To All That: Wave/Mad/The Opium Den/The Slide/Standing In The Swing (1998 Digital Remaster)12:26Album Only
Listen  5. Hard As Love (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Hollow Man (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury/Now Wash Your Hands (Medley) (1998 Digital Remaster) 8:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Paper Lies (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Brave (1998 Digital Remaster) 7:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Great Escape/The Last Of You/Fallin' From The Moon (Medley) (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Made Again (1998 Digital Remaster) 5:020.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. The Great Escape/The Last Of You/Fallin' From The Moon (Medley) (Orchestral Version; 1998 Digital Remaster) 5:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Marouatte Jam (1998 Digital Remaster) 9:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Hollow Man (Acoustic; 1998 Digital Remaster) 4:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Winter Trees (1998 Digital Remaster) 1:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury (Acoustic; 1998 Digital Remaster) 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Runaway (Acoustic; 1998 Digital Remaster) 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hard As Love (Instrumental) 6:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Living With The Big Lie (Demo) 5:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury (Demo) 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dream Sequence (Demo) 2:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Great Escape (Spiral Remake) (1998 Digital Remaster)32:26Album Only

Product Description

MARILLION Brave (1998 UK digitally remastered 2-CD set featuring the 19-track CD album [originally released in 1994] plus bonus 11-track CD containing unreleased demos & acoustic tracks 28-page booklet picture sleeve)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired! 10 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
The first two albums under new singer Steve Hogarth had seen Marillion move more in a "pop" direction and become less and less the "progressive" band of their roots. So by the time Brave was released, many fans of the Fish era had abandoned the band. Marillion were by this point recording for a much smaller fanbase. Brave saw the band make a much unexpected return to progressive rock. It is a concept album that explores the life of a young girl and examines the problems that lead to her attempted suicide. In my opinion, the album is simply brilliant. It is deep, richly textured throughout, shows Marillion's musicianship used to best effect, features some of Steve Rothery's best guitar playing and the concept is strong enough to stand the scrutiny of an entire album. The opening track, Bridge, takes you to the incident of the attempted suicide itself, and almost all of the rest of the album attempts to explain why she was driven to it. Living With the Big Lie details her distrust of the establishment; Runaway actually encompasses much of her story in one song; Hard as Love is about the difficult emotion that love can be (and is actually one of Marillion's hardest rocking tracks); The Hollow Man is about the feeling of loneliness and how fragile an individual is when nobody cares about them (though Hollow Woman would have been a more apt title considering the stroryline! Read more ›
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 27 Jan 2003
By Phil
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite album from any band and I don't say that lightly. However it didn't start off that way. After Holidays In Eden - with blow-you-away tracks like Waiting To Happen and 100 Nights - I felt a little disappointed on the first play, perhaps because I didn't see a clear highlight or obvious singles. It felt like Misplaced Childhood minus Kayleigh and Lavender.
But then, once you get to know Misplaced Childhood, you soon realise that the rest of it is worth much more than those two commercial singles, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. And so it is with Brave, only more so. You need to understand and accept that before you can get the most out of it, and I am so glad I kept playing it.
The story is powerful and emotive, filled with pain and handled intelligently, and the music follows it. Like a good book, there is something new in Brave every time I listen to it, even after nearly ten years. This contains some of the best guitar work Steve Rothery has done, and Steve Hogarth really shows his worth here. Musically it is nothing short of a masterpiece. No other piece of music inspires anger, fear, compassion, empathy, hatred, pain, isolation and finally understanding as Brave, at least for me. Only The Cure's Disintegration comes close.
Don't expect something you can dance to or commercial throw-away pop. If you want to feel as well as listen, this is for you. But a word of advice: before you make the slightest judgment on Brave, listen to it at least ten times - and that means give it your undivided attention each time. It's worth it.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mona Lisa of the music world 25 Nov 2005
By Gellit
Format:Audio CD
I find it hard to comprehend how I failed at first to notice the astounding brilliance of this album. On first lisening I have to say I was totally underwhelmed, expecting more in the vein of Holidays in Eden and Seasons End. However, possibly because I thought there was something in there worth listening to, but more likely because Marillion had not released anything for a couple of years and I was craving new music I kept on playing it, and playing it, and playing it. Soon I couldn't stop playing it and I started getting to know it (even the confusing 8 or 9 minute parts) and I fell totally in love with its blissfully sublime music.
After 12 years that is still pretty much where I am today. Every play of the CD is a special event, I can't put it on if I might be interrupted or if I have company, and every play I love it more and more. Music does not come any more evocative and truly special.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Marillion wanted to create a modern day masterpiece, an album that was truly something special. Brave is the result of this ambition, the result of much hard work and painstaking attention to detail. Not many artists nowadays have the intelligence to even try and create a concept album, Marillion were one of the few exceptions to this rule. The band created a fictitious tale to theme the album, based on the true story of a runaway girl. Be moved by the emotion of the track Runaway, the hard rock of Hard as Love, the emotion of Steve Hogarth's vocals on The Hollow Man and of course Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury, which deserved to be a number one single. A bonus CD is also part of this package, including acoustic versions of The Hollow Man, Runaway and Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury. Yet the highlight of this bonus CD is a brilliant orchestral version of The Great Escape. This album is simply one of the best. I haven't heard many singers in recent years who can express so much emotion as Steve Hogarth and Steve Rothery on guitar proves he is one of the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it
marillion are just one fo the best groups around. this album shows them to there upmost. this is really a must
Published 1 month ago by anthony mercer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best concept albums ever made. Magnificent!!
Brave is probably the best album written by Marillion. Both the story (based on fact) and the music are simply breathtaking. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jododo
5.0 out of 5 stars Marillion are masterful melodic musicians
I bought this at the time and never particularly liked it, prefering the stark Fish era. Gradually, I converted over to post-Fish with Afraid of Sunlight, which, that very track I... Read more
Published 14 months ago by R. Le Quin
5.0 out of 5 stars An Album of A Lifetime
Why am I reviewing this album.... so many will have more intelligent things to say than I.... But with every review on amazon this album only scores an average of 4 stars... Read more
Published 14 months ago by A. M. J. Withers
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
The best album in the Hogarth era bar none. I rate it up there with pink floyds the wall as a concept album.
Published 15 months ago by MikeRF
4.0 out of 5 stars Brave a good album
I found Brave to be as i expected, a concept album about a runaway girl

Always knew it was a good album folllowing the good reviews.
Published 16 months ago by Mr. K. Whitham
5.0 out of 5 stars Marillion's masterwork
Ignore all the negative reviews of this album it is marillion's masterwork. It is utterly sublime and is brilliantly written, performed and produced By without prejudice superb.
Published 20 months ago by Mr. S. Chaplin
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't get it
I am a huge fan of Misplaced Childhood which is easily and far away Marillion's finest hour...for me at least. Read more
Published on 18 May 2012 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars The Funeral of Marillion
"Holidays in Eden" had nearly nothing to do with Marillion but
was a good Cd. This one is not even music. I've got nothing else
to say about it.
Published on 17 Aug 2011 by Lucazest
4.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT!
I was a big fan of the Fish-era Marillion so I was a bit cautious about this one...after a few listens however, I must say it is truly a magnificent piece of work, reminiscent more... Read more
Published on 20 Mar 2011 by R. Pini
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