The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
1988's The Thieving Magpie is a sprawling double-disc live set which manages to tie up virtually all the loose ends from Marillion's years with charismatic frontman Fish. Like 1984's Real to Reel mini live album, Magpie offers mostly sterling performances packed with both feeling and technical precision, which often times manage to better their studio counterparts thanks to their road-worthy fluidity. But unlike that seamlessly assembled mini live album, it does suffer from the occasional silence between tracks, or even noticeable variations in sound quality, crowd noise, and general ambiance. Sure, most listeners won't give a hoot about such details when faced with ...
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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
1988's The Thieving Magpie is a sprawling double-disc live set which manages to tie up virtually all the loose ends from Marillion's years with charismatic frontman Fish. Like 1984's Real to Reel mini live album, Magpie offers mostly sterling performances packed with both feeling and technical precision, which often times manage to better their studio counterparts thanks to their road-worthy fluidity. But unlike that seamlessly assembled mini live album, it does suffer from the occasional silence between tracks, or even noticeable variations in sound quality, crowd noise, and general ambiance. Sure, most listeners won't give a hoot about such details when faced with the sheer creative breadth some would say absurdity of such Marillion magnum opuses as "Fugazi," "Script for a Jester's Tear," and "Chelsea Monday" to name but a few. First-time listeners should be advised against starting their Marillion collection with this challenging release or risk their brains exploding like water balloons; but with the inclusion of a complete performance of the band's greatest masterpiece, Misplaced Childhood, Magpie becomes a real treat for serious fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2009
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 5099969562921
  • Catalog Number: 6956292

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 La Intro: La Gazza Ladra (2:45)
  2. 2 Slainte Mhath (4:49)
  3. 3 He Knows You Know (5:12)
  4. 4 Chelsea Monday (8:00)
  5. 5 Freaks (4:06)
  6. 6 Jigsaw (6:24)
  7. 7 Punch and Judy (3:23)
  8. 8 Sugar Mice (6:03)
  9. 9 Fugazi (8:39)
  10. 10 Script for a Jester's Tear (8:45)
  11. 11 Incommunicado (5:23)
  12. 12 White Russian (6:14)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pseudo Silk Kimono (2:19)
  2. 2 Kayleigh (3:52)
  3. 3 Lavender (2:27)
  4. 4 Bitter Suite (7:38)
  5. 5 Heart of Lothian (5:12)
  6. 6 Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) (2:16)
  7. 7 Lords of the Backstage (6:07)
  8. 8 Blind Curve (5:34)
  9. 9 Childhoods End? (2:48)
  10. 10 White Feather (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marillion Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Fish Vocals
Mark Kelly Keyboards
Ian Mosley Percussion, Drums
Steve Rothery Guitar
Pete Trewavas Bass, Vocals
Technical Credits
Marillion Arranger, Producer, Concept
Peter Mew Remastering
Privet Hedge Producer, Engineer
Maurice Jones Promoter
Mark Wilkinson Illustrations, Cover Design, Sleeve Design
Martin Palmer Operation
Artfull Dodgers Artwork
Jo Brooks Marketing
Scott Minshall Reissue Layout
Leon Ramakers Promoter
Paul Lewis Tour Manager
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