Best of Marillion

The Best of Marillion

by Marillion
     
 
This 18-track best-of collection by Marillion is as good as a one-disc set can be, divided neatly into two halves according to vocalist, with the Fish era followed neatly and wonderfully by the current band fronted by Steven Hogarth. Fans will either delight or be infuriated by the way this compilation was edited. For

Overview

This 18-track best-of collection by Marillion is as good as a one-disc set can be, divided neatly into two halves according to vocalist, with the Fish era followed neatly and wonderfully by the current band fronted by Steven Hogarth. Fans will either delight or be infuriated by the way this compilation was edited. For starters, there are many radio edits and 7" versions as opposed to full-length album titles here -- hence the 18 tracks even though Marillion is not known to favor brevity. For instance, there is single edit of "Garden Party," along with either 7" versions or edits of virtually every 45 issued during the Fish era (only "Incommunicado" is untouched from this period and "Sympathy," "No One Can," and "Cover My Eyes" from the Hogarth tenure). That said, hearing these songs in this context -- especially the very powerful single read of "Kayleigh" -- run together along with the stunning material issued by the band after Fish's departure is almost revelatory. For those confounded by Marillion's success in the punk and post-punk era and continued longevity worldwide -- outside the Philistine U.S. -- check out the band's singles. They have everything: drama, imagination, great lyrics, and very inspired and inspiring performances. This is a solid, breathtaking collection of music that clocks in at over 75 minutes. It's a fantastic introduction for the curious punter put off by all those double CDs, and also a useful tool for reaffirmation and reconsideration by fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/28/2003
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724359078427
catalogNumber:
590784

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marillion   Primary Artist
Fish   Group Member
Mark Kelly   Group Member
Mick Pointer   Group Member
Steve Rothery   Group Member
Pete Trewavas   Group Member

Technical Credits

Marillion   Composer,Producer
Mark Ashton   Composer
Nick Davis   Producer
Derek William Dick   Composer
Rob Eaton   Engineer
Steve Gould   Composer
Steve Hogarth   Composer
Mark Kelly   Composer
Chris Kimsey   Producer
Dave Meegan   Producer,Engineer
Ian Mosley   Composer
Christopher Neil   Producer
Mick Pointer   Composer
Steve Rothery   Composer
Nick Tauber   Producer
Pete Trewavas   Composer
Colin Woore   Composer
Hugh Gilmour   Liner Notes
Graham Stansfield   Composer
Darren Newitt   Cover Design
John Helmer   Composer

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