Misplaced Childhood

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All Music Guide - John Franck
After the album-tour-album cycle of Script for a Jester's Tear, Fugazi, and the subsequent Euro-only release of Real to Reel, Marillion retreated to Berlin's Hansa Ton Studios with Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey to work on their next opus. Armed with a handful of lyrics born out of a self-confessed acid trip, Fish came up with the elaborate concept for 1985's Misplaced Childhood. Touching upon his early childhood experiences and his inability to deal with a slew of bad breakups exacerbated by a never-ending series of rock star-type "indulgences," Misplaced Childhood would prove to be not only the band's most accomplished release to date, but also its most streamlined....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Franck
After the album-tour-album cycle of Script for a Jester's Tear, Fugazi, and the subsequent Euro-only release of Real to Reel, Marillion retreated to Berlin's Hansa Ton Studios with Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey to work on their next opus. Armed with a handful of lyrics born out of a self-confessed acid trip, Fish came up with the elaborate concept for 1985's Misplaced Childhood. Touching upon his early childhood experiences and his inability to deal with a slew of bad breakups exacerbated by a never-ending series of rock star-type "indulgences," Misplaced Childhood would prove to be not only the band's most accomplished release to date, but also its most streamlined. Initial record company skepticism over the band's decision to forge ahead with a '70s-style prog rock opus split into two halves (sides one and two) quickly evaporated as Marillion delivered its two most commercial singles ever: "Kayleigh" and "Lavender." With its lush production and punchy mix, the album went on to become the band's greatest commercial triumph, especially in Europe where they would rise from theater attraction to bona fide stadium royalty. The subsequent U.S. success of "Kayleigh" would also see Marillion returning to the States for a difficult tour as Rush's support act. In 1999, EMI/Sanctuary re-released a remastered version of the album, featuring a bonus disc of oddities including live fave "Freaks," the previously unreleased "Blue Angel," alternate takes of "Kayleigh" and "Heart of Lothian," and Misplaced Childhood's actual demos.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2007
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724352711628
  • Catalog Number: 527116
  • Sales rank: 15,117

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marillion Primary Artist
Fish Vocals
Mark Kelly Keyboards
Ian Mosley Percussion
Steve Rothery Guitar
Pete Trewavas Bass
Technical Credits
Fish Composer
Derek William Dick Composer
Mark Kelly Composer
Chris Kimsey Producer
Ian Mosley Composer
Steve Rothery Composer
Pete Trewavas Composer
Mark Wilkinson Liner Notes
Derek Dick Composer
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