Marillion

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Marillion formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England in 1979. Recording consistently since 1982, their output is generally regarded as comprising two distinct eras, that of original vocalist Fish who helmed the band at arguably their most popular (critically and commercially), and his replacement, former Europeans member Steve Hogarth, who joined the band after Fish's departure in 1989. The band's differing styles between the two vocalists has often been known to divide fans.
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TC-EMC 3429, OC 262-07 715 Script For A Jester's Tear — Marillion Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear (Album, Comp, EP) EMI, EMI TC-EMC 3429, OC 262-07 715 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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BC 521 B.B.C. Rock Hour (Version A) — Marillion Marillion B.B.C. Rock Hour (Version A) London Wavelength BC 521 US 1984 Sell This Version
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18213 Fugazi — Marillion Marillion Fugazi (Album, Comp) EMI 18213 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
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FA 4131424, FA 41 3142 4 Real To Reel — Marillion Marillion Real To Reel (Album) EMI, EMI FA 4131424, FA 41 3142 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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CN 4387/S In Concert-331 — Marillion Marillion In Concert-331(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4387/S UK 1984 Sell This Version
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EJ 24 0340 4, TC MRL 2, EJ 2403404 Misplaced Childhood — Marillion Marillion Misplaced Childhood (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI EJ 24 0340 4, TC MRL 2, EJ 2403404 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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CN 4557/S In Concert-353 — Marillion Marillion In Concert-353(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4557/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
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#85-24 In Concert — Marillion Marillion / Go West Marillion / Go West - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One #85-24 US 1985 Sell This Version
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4LP-15023 Brief Encounter — Marillion Marillion Brief Encounter (MiniAlbum) Capitol Records 4LP-15023 US 1986 Sell This Version
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631 King Biscuit Flower Hour — Marillion Marillion / The Del Fuegos Marillion / The Del Fuegos - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records 631 US 1986 Sell This Version
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#86-08 In Concert — Marillion Marillion / The Alarm Marillion / The Alarm - In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One #86-08 US 1986 Sell This Version
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ZR28-1462 Clutching At Straws — Marillion Marillion Clutching At Straws (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI ZR28-1462 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
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33 992 9 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) — Marillion Marillion The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) (Album) EMI 33 992 9 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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CN 5129/S In Concert-431 — Marillion Marillion In Concert-431(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5129/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
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264 7 92877 4, 7928774 Seasons End — Marillion Marillion Seasons End (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI 264 7 92877 4, 7928774 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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TOCP-6784, 7968222 Holidays In Eden — Marillion Marillion Holidays In Eden (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI, EMI TOCP-6784, 7968222 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
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RACKET1 Live At The Borderline — Marillion Marillion Live At The Borderline (Album) Racket Records (2) RACKET1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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TCD 0382 In Concert - 548 — Marillion Marillion In Concert - 548(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0382 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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RACKET 3 Live In Glasgow — Marillion Marillion Live In Glasgow (Album) Racket Records (2) RACKET 3 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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RACKET2 Live In Caracas — Marillion Marillion Live In Caracas (Album) Racket Records (2) RACKET2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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7243 8 28032 2 5, CDEMD 1054 Brave — Marillion Marillion Brave (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 28032 2 5, CDEMD 1054 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
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7243 8 33874 2 7 Afraid Of Sunlight — Marillion Marillion Afraid Of Sunlight (Album, Comp) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 33874 2 7 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
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RACKET 6 The Making Of Brave — Marillion Marillion The Making Of Brave (Album) Racket Records (2) RACKET 6 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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RAW MC 111, GAS 0000111RAW Made Again — Marillion Marillion Made Again (Album) Intact Records, Intact Records RAW MC 111, GAS 0000111RAW UK 1996 Sell This Version
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RAW DP 121, GAS 0000121RAW, RAWDP121 This Strange Engine — Marillion Marillion This Strange Engine (Album) Intact Records, Intact Records, Intact Records RAW DP 121, GAS 0000121RAW, RAWDP121 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version

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MadDoctor

MadDoctor

April 13, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Just like Genesis, different versions of the band have to be judged on their own merit as if they were a different band, because in a sense, they are. I do prefer the edgier Fish era but, interestingly, my 'Favourites' collection contains half a dozen 'h' era and no Fish era. This is mostly because I will listen to the Fish era stuff more often and haven't set any aside. I think they lost too many fans when "Hooks In You" came out and everybody wrote them off as a sell out. If you are one of those, check out the rest of the 'h' era. Give it a while to set in to appreciate. I hope you won't be disappointed.
NightBeast

NightBeast

September 21, 2020
Probably one of the best prog bands out there. And yes, I'm sick and tired of this Fish/Hogarth comparison - it's perfectly clear that Hogarth's era is far superior. I'm kidding of course - both sides of Marillion have their own merits. But as for me, I prefer post-Fish Marillion - when they stopped copying Genesis and forged their own unique path.
finnfan

finnfan

October 1, 2018
it's a divisive issue for sure, personally i prefer the hogarth deep pop era, yet many of my friends won't even
listen to this stuff to give it a chance, why do i prefer it ? because i'm a huge gabriel era genesis fan and quite
honestly the early prog marillion were'nt fit to polish their boots, so when marillion re-invented themselves with
an innovative and original new style i was impressed,i particularly like anoraknophobia and marbles which place
them in that rare genre of deep pop groups like the mighty "wigwam".
having said all that the latest brexit inspired F.E.A.R. is a real stinker too wordy and self worthy with barely one
minute of inspiration, evidence absolutely that deep pop/prog bands should steer well clear of politics.
hopefully they will be back on course with the next album.
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Expansive09

Expansive09

April 25, 2018
edited over 5 years ago
Band ended its existence when Fish left nuff said no arguments their style went south of interesting and lost alot or should I suggest most of the rougher, raw progressive edge. Script and Clutching at Straws are two masterpieces in the pantheon of 1980s era progressive rock a then flailing genre of music albeit with its loyal following. From their genesis the band seemed very coherent, tight, dedicated and their song writing skills only went on the continual ascent until Fish bid adieu. Listening to the live Real to Reel solidifies my statements!
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Rich.C

Rich.C

January 6, 2017
edited over 6 years ago
A Band often compared (rightly or wrongly) to Genesis (the Peter Gabriel years)
Marillion endure as scripters of dynamic musicality, neo -prog rock and elaborate narratives. Masterful musicianship and the drive to use every ounce of it generate constantly progressing songs and album-long explorations into genre fusion, fiction and fantasy. Even after replacing vocalist Fish with Steve Hogarth, their mythic lyricism finds a passionate voice, peaking with misplaced childhood in 1985 and their magnum opus kayleigh a track synonymous with the band which got to number 2 in the charts.
Fish's rasping melodic vocals draw equal inspiration from Erasure's Andy Bell, Third Eye Blind's Stephan Jenkins and Trent Reznor.
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