(Keith’s album of the month, July 2011)
I was thinking back to the bands and albums that I really loved when I first started getting into music. My sister had this album on record – a lovely double gatefold sleeve, with great album art. It was no secret that Marillion (and in particular their lead singer, Fish) loved 70s prog rock – Genesis and Yes especially. This came through not only in the album art but also in the music.
It all seems a little overblown now I guess, but the songs are still great. Kayleigh and Lavender were the big singles – the ones that got them onto Top of the Pops, miming of course. But it really is one of those albums that you’re supposed to listen to from start to finish. All the songs flow into each other and it almost feels wrong to stop halfway through.
Here’s some more info on the album.
I loved Marillion for years and years. Anyone else ever cared about Marillion? Or hated them?