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Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else
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Price: £14.72

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem, 20 April 2007
This review is from: Somewhere Else (Audio CD)
Having been a fan since I first heard their debut session on Tommy Vance's Friday Rock Show in 1982, I have awaited each new release with anticipation. This one, Marillion's 14th (where have the years gone!), does the business yet again.

On first listen, nothing stood out and I was delighted. Its always the sign of a good album when its takes a few listens to get it. After a few listens this album revealed its brilliance. I cant believe another reviewer calling Steve Rothery the weak link- what?, the guy is amazing, his solos again on this release create a mood very few guitarists can (Michael Schenker at his best being one).

The first track, what can you say, I was hooked from second listen. The closing guitar solo is amazing and exactly the sort of emotional soundscape Steve Rothery does so well. The finale of The last century on earth for man again creates a unique sound and is brilliant. In between Marillion create a suite of apparent understated at first, songs that grow and grow with each play.

Its definitely more restrained and compact than Marbles, but it is unique and the sign of a band who are still growing, even after 25 years.

For fans new to the band do yourself a favour and listen to a wonderful back catalogue, and for those diehard fans, I'm sure you will agree Marillion never seem to lose their edge, even though they have had to do it the hard way, once the fairweather fans of Kayleigh moved on to the next fad.


Sonic Firestorm
Sonic Firestorm
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Price: £14.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome and moving, 4 Dec. 2006
This review is from: Sonic Firestorm (Audio CD)
Get this album, its quite superb. The music is uplifting, melodic, rythmic and quite exceptional. Just listen to the trio of tracks 4-6 for a dazzling mix of instrumental greatness and deep melody. The solos are inspired and i never tire of being inspired by them. Their new album Inhuman Rampage is superb as well, but this one kicked it all off for me. Do yourself a favour and check them out.

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