When I first heard Easter many, many years ago, I rushed out and bought the album, but it didn't do anything for me. And so I left it at that. A while back, I heard Don't Hurt Yourself in the charts and thought it was good, so I went out and bought the single version of the album at HMV (not knowing of course that there was a double version available - in fact, not knowing ANYTHING about Marillion) and took it home and played it. It didn't do much, but I was intrigued as to why they had the double version available so I bought that as well. It still didn't do much for me, but I listened to it on and off for a year, and then I suddenly "got it". It is a magnificent masterpiece, and I was hooked on the band. Spent a fortune on every album I could find, pretty much every single T-shirt, DVD, book, anything out there. There are highs and lows in the band's music, but they reach a part of the soul that no other band has ever done for me. Somewhere Else came along, and I was a bit disappointed. I wanted it to blow my mind first time, but it didn't. But now, as before, I'm beginning to realise that it is also a wonderful album. I think that many of the songs could have been produced better. They groove much better live (have now seen them twice at the Forum - spectacular) than on the album. I still don't think that it is a Marbles or an Afraid of Sunlight, but it might be. It just takes time. Something new every single time you listen to their music, and how many bands can you say that about? At the recent Forum gig, Steve H said that they used to not look forward to the London gigs, the audiences were "cool" (i.e. not very warm). But he said something changed of the last two years or so, and he didn't know what it was. It was Marbles. Thanks guys .