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Possibly my favourite Marillion album?
on 1 October 2012
I understand that some found this album a little commercial - it does have an easy going feel. Perhaps a tad 'poppy' in places. Perhaps not?
That's why I like it - there are some catchy pieces; however, I do think they fit beautifully. What's wrong with a little lightness?
I suppose examples of this might be the 'kind of folksy' "Estonia" and the calypso tinged "Hope For The Future". I love 'em.
I just find this CD a satisfying experience - you can really listen to it, or have it as background.
It's all topped with the stunning title track - a song that builds and builds to a stunning crescendo. The song lasts a bit over over 15 minutes but goes on in virtual silence for another 15, ending with some fatuous giggling. A bit of Marillion playfulness no doubt. Just press stop when the music stops!!!
I bought this as a replacement for my old copy having just bought their staggering new album - "Sounds That Can't Be Made" - (fast becoming a very firm favourite), quite a contrast! The two albums are quite different and that is the great thing about Marillion!!!