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Conceptualising the concept album to new heights,
This review is from: Brave (Audio CD)
This album is spellbinding nothing short of this can be said of this. I have always been firmly in the Fish camp regarding marillion having grown up on SFAJT and Fugazi etc..but have to say that this is the best album that the band have ever produced. having bought this the day it was realeased and moving my tastes away from rock to dance but still compelled to write a review on this album some yrs later means a lot to me. Every song works its way in it's own unique way..from the start of the album..bringing in arguably the best song on the album early on in runaway girl(check out SR on guitar)marillion really have earned their money on this..From beginning to end the story is poignent and meaningful and the music suitably shows off the talents of the members of the band..CD2 takes off with a song in paper lies which was truely deemed for airplay..before settling down to what marillion fans want and that is real atmosphere that translates from the CD to live performances...and in the Great Escape they manage and surpass this expectation..THIS Is truely an exciting and emotional rollercoster of an album where marillion should be proud that this album is there amongst the great prog rock of the 70's - Buy it!