13 Songs, 1 Hour 35 Minutes


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4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

RexRolo ,


Wow, cannot believe that nobody has commented on this gem. I have been listening to Marillon since 1986, when my older brother gave me Fugazi. They continue to be one of my top bands. I have listened to progressive music since my first "prog" record - Moving Pictures. All of the early Marillion Fish era music is just classic. It never seems old or dated to me. Alway have to crank it up. Still am buying Fish's newer works- yes he is still making great music. Check out 13th Star, I think his best solo album. Sometimes feel that I am the only person in America who appreciates this fantastic old time prog greatness. It certainly is not for everybody. But if you like Porcupine Tree, Riverside, RPWL…, have to have some of the original stuff - MARILLION.

ArtofAggression ,

One of the Best Prog Rock Albums in any Decade

Another American here who "gets" this album. This is 6 stars out of 5. It came out in 1985 when making a progressive rock concept album wasnt hip (which may explain how its grossly overlooked) but this album is a grand slam. Written during one of (lead singer) Fish's acid trips, this album is an up-front and brutally honest recount of the singer's experiences with lost love and personal tumult. Its a very raw and deep album that zigzags through an odyssey of emotions, ultimately becoming upbeat by the time the album's closing beckons. Lyrically brilliant, musically complex, winding, heartfelt and explosive, this album just doesnt mark the zenith of Marillion but of any prog rock album as well.

Duramax_Dave ,

1982 Keith, Scotland

Just to let RexRolo know he's not the only one. Been in the US for years now but grew up in Keith, Scotland. Been a fan since the beginning. They played April 23rd 1982 - Longmore Hall: Keith, Banffshire, Scotland. This album is fantastic. Always had the vinyl & cd. First iTunes version, so here's a review.

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