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This Strange Engine
     

This Strange Engine

by Marillion
 

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If any self-respecting Marillion fans could have looked into a crystal ball back in the mid-'80s (at the the band's pinnacle) to see where the band's path was headed, most would likely have been shocked and amazed to see how it all turned out. If the Fish-led incarnation steered the band down an often dramatic path of

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If any self-respecting Marillion fans could have looked into a crystal ball back in the mid-'80s (at the the band's pinnacle) to see where the band's path was headed, most would likely have been shocked and amazed to see how it all turned out. If the Fish-led incarnation steered the band down an often dramatic path of intricate, ambitious material, Marillion's new boy, Steve Hogarth, slowly beat it out of them -- but not necessarily in a bad way. Released in 1997, This Strange Engine features the Mach II Marillion lineup in all its commercial glory. The longwinded compositions of previous works are all but forgotten, save for "This Strange Engine," the album's sole proggy track, replete with Pink Floyd-style sax solos. Instead, they've been replaced by the quasi-Journey strains of "One Fine Day" and the uber-commercial "80 Days." The latter features perhaps one of the finest Hogarth-led choruses in recent history. As always, This Strange Engine is a production marvel. Ian Mosley's tight drum sounds intertwine effortlessly with Steven Rothery's guitar leads. Not a bad record, but not a great one either. If one word can sum up this release, it would be: ordinary.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2012
Label:
Madfish Records Uk
UPC:
0636551598125
catalogNumber:
981

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Performance Credits

Marillion   Primary Artist
Steve Hogarth   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mark Kelly   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Ian Mosley   Percussion,Drums
Steve Rothery   Guitar
Pete Trewavas   Bass,Background Vocals
Tim Perkins   Balalaika
Paula Savage   Trumpet
Charlton & Newbottle School Choir   Choir, Chorus
Phil Todd   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Marillion   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Steve Hogarth   Composer,Lyricist
Mark Kelly   Composer
Ian Mosley   Composer
Steve Rothery   Composer
Pete Trewavas   Composer
Hugh Gilmour   Art Direction
Phil Beaumont   Equipment Manager
John Helmer   Composer,Lyricist
Andrew Gent   Drawing
Ray Lear   Choir Arrangement
Stewart Every   Engineer

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