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MARILLION, taking their name from Tolkien's "The Silmarillion", are the well known band that invented the "New Wave of Progressive Rock". Their sound is similar to GENESIS '72 to '82 or thereabouts, with PINK FLOYD and YES influences. The line-up, by this time, comprised Fish (his real name, Derek Dick, was worse; vocals), Mark Kelly (keyboards), Steve Rothery (guitar), Ian Mosley (drums) and Peter Trewavas (bass).

MARILLION - FISH (1982 - 1988)
The music is directed around the poetic and sometimes fantasy lyrics of the lead singer Fish, who sounds very much like Peter Gabriel. The band got their best successes, both artistically, progressively and commercially. "Script For A Jester's Tear" showed influences from many of the great 70's progressive bands. The second studio album "Fugazi" followed in the next year. The third studio album, "Misplaced Chilhood", was a true concept album and placed MARILLION among the greats. MARILLION's fourth album "Clutching At Straws" was to be "old" MARILLION's farewell to the world. The album, dealing with the problems of drug addiction and alcoholism, was the final album to be made with Fish as front man and lyricist. Fish left the band in 1988 to pursue a solo career.

MARILLION - HOGARTH (1989 - today)
Their new sound seems more geared for radio play, although they still have an air of depression in the music. "Season's End" was issued in 1989 with a new singer, a lot less inspired by Peter Gabriel, Steve HOGARTH. Their album "Brave", considered one of the modern masterpieces of progressive rock, is a concept piece about a young girl that contemplates suicide on a bridge. This daring concept album is a spectacular exercise in multi-layered music.

Personnally, I enjoy both styles, although I prefered the old art rock style of Fish. Still, with Hogarth, MARILLION has progressed to a higher level making it one of the top bands from the mid eighties till now...

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F*** Everyone And RunF*** Everyone And Run
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Misplaced ChildhoodMisplaced Childhood
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Sounds Can't Be Made [2 CD][Special Edition]Sounds Can't Be Made [2 CD][Special Edition]
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Marbles ( 2 Cd Set )Marbles ( 2 Cd Set )
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Live From Cadogan Hall [Blu-ray]Live From Cadogan Hall [Blu-ray]
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Ais 2011
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Thieving MagpieThieving Magpie
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Emd Int'l 2009
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BraveBrave
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Caroline 1998
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Sounds That Can't Be MadeSounds That Can't Be Made
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MARILLION discography


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MARILLION top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.22 | 1775 ratings
Script For A Jester's Tear
1983
3.98 | 1186 ratings
Fugazi
1984
4.24 | 1869 ratings
Misplaced Childhood
1985
4.14 | 1158 ratings
Clutching At Straws
1987
3.76 | 768 ratings
Seasons End
1989
3.11 | 577 ratings
Holidays In Eden
1991
3.97 | 914 ratings
Brave
1994
3.80 | 620 ratings
Afraid Of Sunlight
1995
3.45 | 502 ratings
This Strange Engine
1997
2.67 | 456 ratings
Radiation
1998
3.12 | 424 ratings
Marillion.com
1999
3.37 | 489 ratings
Anoraknophobia
2001
4.09 | 965 ratings
Marbles
2004
3.08 | 472 ratings
Somewhere Else
2007
3.36 | 516 ratings
Happiness Is The Road
2008
2.79 | 315 ratings
Less Is More
2009
3.58 | 545 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made
2012
3.67 | 217 ratings
F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
2016

MARILLION Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.84 | 285 ratings
Real to Reel
1984
3.84 | 286 ratings
The Thieving Magpie - La Gazza Ladra
1988
2.34 | 25 ratings
Live at the Borderline
1992
3.35 | 27 ratings
Live in Glasgow
1993
3.78 | 45 ratings
Live in Caracas
1993
4.11 | 82 ratings
Live From Loreley
1995
3.48 | 134 ratings
Made Again
1996
3.56 | 56 ratings
Live At The Walls
1998
3.94 | 34 ratings
Piston Broke
1998
3.28 | 23 ratings
Marillionrochester
1998
3.18 | 32 ratings
Zodiac
1999
3.80 | 73 ratings
Anorak in the UK Live
2002
4.75 | 42 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2003
3.50 | 13 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.53 | 43 ratings
Curtain Call - A Live Archive 1983 - 1988
2004
4.28 | 93 ratings
Marbles Live
2005
4.18 | 47 ratings
Marbles By The Sea
2005
3.70 | 34 ratings
Popular Music
2005
4.13 | 12 ratings
Bootleg Bingo
2005
3.57 | 28 ratings
Smoke
2006
3.80 | 35 ratings
Mirrors
2006
4.30 | 47 ratings
Family
2007
4.00 | 35 ratings
Friends
2007
4.27 | 25 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.50 | 90 ratings
Early Stages: The Official Bootlegs 1982-1987
2008
4.44 | 92 ratings
Recital of the Script
2009
4.29 | 88 ratings
Live From Loreley
2009
3.71 | 22 ratings
Happiness Is Cologne
2009
3.65 | 24 ratings
High Voltage
2010
3.79 | 42 ratings
The Official Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2
2010
3.66 | 39 ratings
Tumbling Down The Years
2010
4.03 | 37 ratings
size matters
2010
3.88 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Saturday
2010
3.88 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal // Sunday
2010
3.78 | 22 ratings
Live In Montréal // Friday
2011
3.75 | 21 ratings
holidays in eden live
2011
4.16 | 44 ratings
Live From Cadogan Hall
2011
4.89 | 18 ratings
Afraid of Sunlight Live
2011
3.60 | 16 ratings
This Strange Engine Live
2011
3.70 | 18 ratings
Seasons End Live
2011
3.78 | 21 ratings
A-Z Live 2011
2012
3.91 | 36 ratings
Sounds Live
2012
3.76 | 19 ratings
The Glow Must Go On
2012
3.61 | 22 ratings
Clocks Already Ticking
2013
3.89 | 26 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.50 | 8 ratings
Live At The Forum
2014
4.55 | 20 ratings
Sunday Night Above The Rain
2014
3.75 | 4 ratings
A Monstrously Festive(al) Christmas
2015
4.17 | 6 ratings
Waves and Numb3rs
2016
4.67 | 6 ratings
Marbles In The Park
2016
4.50 | 6 ratings
Singles Night
2016

MARILLION Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

4.36 | 155 ratings
Recital Of The Script
1983
3.36 | 29 ratings
Video
1984
2.55 | 26 ratings
1982-86 The Videos
1986
3.72 | 29 ratings
A Singles Collection
1992
4.76 | 54 ratings
Brave Live 2002
2002
2.81 | 14 ratings
Shot In The Dark
2002
4.75 | 12 ratings
A Piss-up in a Brewery
2002
3.16 | 41 ratings
The EMI Singles Collection
2002
3.70 | 55 ratings
From Stoke Row To Ipanema - A Year In The Life (DVD)
2003
3.95 | 20 ratings
Christmas In The Chapel
2003
4.20 | 16 ratings
Before First Light (Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003)
2003
4.45 | 134 ratings
Live from Loreley
2004
3.81 | 64 ratings
Marbles On The Road
2004
2.75 | 46 ratings
Brave - The Film
2004
4.13 | 25 ratings
Wish You Were Here
2005
4.29 | 7 ratings
Colours And Sound
2006
4.20 | 53 ratings
Somewhere In London
2007
4.29 | 19 ratings
Bootleg Butlins
2007
3.78 | 9 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
3.58 | 14 ratings
Something Else
2007
4.45 | 11 ratings
This Strange Convention
2009
4.75 | 4 ratings
M Tube: An Introduction To Marillion On DVD
2010
4.47 | 51 ratings
Out Of Season
2010
4.15 | 45 ratings
Live At Cadogan Hall
2011
4.65 | 23 ratings
Live In Montréal
2011
4.44 | 22 ratings
Holidays In Zelande
2012
3.95 | 23 ratings
Brave Live 2013
2013
4.38 | 13 ratings
Breaking Records
2015
4.07 | 8 ratings
Out Of The Box
2016
4.50 | 4 ratings
Marbles in the Park
2016

MARILLION Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.44 | 181 ratings
B'Sides Themselves
1988
2.92 | 64 ratings
A Singles Collection - Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other
1992
1.60 | 10 ratings
Marillion Music Collection
1993
4.19 | 13 ratings
The Originals
1995
2.99 | 38 ratings
Kayleigh
1996
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Best of Marillion
1996
3.30 | 43 ratings
The Best of Both Worlds (2 cd boxset)
1997
4.07 | 73 ratings
Real to Reel - Brief Encounter
1997
3.14 | 9 ratings
Kayleigh - The Essential Collection
1998
2.21 | 58 ratings
Marillion and the Positive Light - Tales from the Engine Room
1998
4.46 | 41 ratings
The singles '82 - 88'
2000
3.29 | 8 ratings
Refracted! - From dusk 'till dot, Volume 1
2001
3.71 | 7 ratings
Another DAT at the Office
2001
3.33 | 9 ratings
Fall Out
2002
3.24 | 15 ratings
marillion.co.uk
2002
3.15 | 8 ratings
AWOL: A Marillion Solo Projects Sampler
2002
3.48 | 26 ratings
The singles '89- 95'
2002
3.80 | 5 ratings
The Best Of Marillion (EMI Compilation)
2003
4.20 | 5 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
2003
3.27 | 11 ratings
marillion.co.uk (2005 Version)
2005
4.50 | 2 ratings
Classics
2009
4.50 | 2 ratings
Keep The Noise Down
2010
4.83 | 6 ratings
Misplaced Childhood / Script For A Jester's Tear
2011
4.50 | 4 ratings
4 Albums
2011
4.00 | 3 ratings
Greatest Hits On CD & DVD
2012
4.31 | 16 ratings
Marillion.Best.Live
2012
4.00 | 5 ratings
Sounds That Can't Be Made Special Edition
2013
2.38 | 7 ratings
Best Sounds
2014
4.29 | 22 ratings
A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014
3.11 | 9 ratings
A Collection Of Recycled Gifts
2014

MARILLION Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.90 | 104 ratings
Market Square Heroes
1982
4.10 | 39 ratings
Garden Party
1983
4.19 | 38 ratings
He Knows You Know
1983
4.00 | 35 ratings
Punch and Judy
1984
3.69 | 49 ratings
Assassing
1984
3.33 | 49 ratings
Kayleigh
1985
4.17 | 6 ratings
The Story So Far...
1985
3.58 | 51 ratings
Lavender
1985
3.52 | 50 ratings
Heart of Lothian
1985
2.58 | 60 ratings
Brief Encounter
1986
4.06 | 9 ratings
Garden Party Live
1986
4.13 | 23 ratings
Lady Nina
1986
4.04 | 32 ratings
Sugar Mice
1987
3.77 | 30 ratings
Incommunicado
1987
4.00 | 30 ratings
Warm Wet Circles
1987
2.95 | 19 ratings
Incommunicado & Sugar Mice - Video
1987
4.21 | 19 ratings
Freaks
1988
3.75 | 16 ratings
Uninvited Guest
1989
4.32 | 22 ratings
Easter
1989
3.59 | 17 ratings
hooks in you
1989
3.24 | 15 ratings
No One Can
1991
3.29 | 7 ratings
Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven)
1991
3.14 | 7 ratings
Dry Land
1991
4.00 | 1 ratings
No One Can
1992
3.65 | 17 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.41 | 20 ratings
Sympathy
1992
3.90 | 10 ratings
No One Can
1992
4.50 | 2 ratings
The Hollow Man
1994
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Hollow Man
1994
4.00 | 3 ratings
Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury
1994
4.00 | 3 ratings
Alone Again In The Lap Of Luxury
1994
3.73 | 15 ratings
Beautiful
1995
2.73 | 14 ratings
Beautiful
1995
4.18 | 19 ratings
The Making of Brave
1995
4.00 | 13 ratings
Man of a Thousand Faces
1997
3.82 | 11 ratings
Eighty Days
1997
2.91 | 16 ratings
These Chains (Single)
1998
3.00 | 8 ratings
Marillion & the Web Christmas 1998
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
Marillion.Christmas
1999
2.77 | 13 ratings
Marillion.co.uk
2000
3.75 | 8 ratings
Crash Course - An Introduction to Marillion
2001
2.71 | 14 ratings
A Verry Barry Christmas
2001
4.18 | 11 ratings
Between You And Me / Map Of The World
2001
4.30 | 15 ratings
Christmas 2000: A Piss-Up In A Brewery
2001
3.22 | 4 ratings
Front Row Club Issue 7
2002
4.13 | 6 ratings
Le Spectrum, Montréal, Canada, 6 September 1997 (Front Row Club 008)
2002
3.67 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2002: Santa And His Elvis
2002
4.06 | 8 ratings
Say Cheese, Christmas With Marillion
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
View From The Balcony (A Front Row Club Sampler)
2003
3.04 | 8 ratings
Christmas 2004: Baubles
2004
2.12 | 11 ratings
Remixomatosis
2004
2.08 | 10 ratings
A Handful Of Marbles
2005
4.33 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2005 : Merry Xmas To Our Flock
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2006: The Jingle Book
2006
3.67 | 3 ratings
Unzipped - The Making Of Anoraknophobia
2006
4.00 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2007: Somewhere Elf
2007
2.60 | 11 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are
2007
3.11 | 10 ratings
Thank You Whoever You Are / Most Toys
2007
4.00 | 6 ratings
ABC, Glasgow, Scotland. 9 November 2008
2008
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Basement, Newcastle, UK. 10 November 2008
2008
4.20 | 5 ratings
Colston Hall, Bristol, UK. 11 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
LMUSU, Leeds, UK. 13 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
Academy, Manchester, UK. 14 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 4 ratings
Opera House, Bournemouth, UK. 15 November 2008
2008
4.11 | 10 ratings
The Forum, London, UK. 19 November 2008
2008
4.50 | 2 ratings
JBs, Dudley, UK. 17 November 2008
2008
4.33 | 3 ratings
Rock City, Nottingham, UK. 18 November 2008
2008
2.42 | 3 ratings
De Waerdse Temple, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands. 21 November
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
013, Tilburg, Netherlands. 23 November 2008
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 24 November 2008
2008
4.27 | 6 ratings
E-Werk, Cologne, Germany. 26 November 2008
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
Le Splendid, Lille, France. 27 November 2008
2008
3.57 | 7 ratings
Christmas 2008: Pudding On The Ritz
2008
4.04 | 5 ratings
Happiness on the Road - Concorde 2 Brighton - 28 January 2009
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2009: Snow De Cologne
2009
3.00 | 4 ratings
Crash Course
2009
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2010: Ding, Dong Loreley On High...
2010
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2011: Live At The German Space Day 2004
2011
3.33 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2012: Sleighed Again
2012
4.60 | 5 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 12 June 2012
2012
4.40 | 5 ratings
North American Tour 2012: Irwing Plaza, New York City, USA - 13 June 2012
2012
4.00 | 4 ratings
Crash Course
2013
4.11 | 9 ratings
The Carol Of The Bells
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Christmas 2013: Proggin' Around The Christmas Tree
2013
4.00 | 3 ratings
Christmas 2014: Chile For The Time Of Year
2014

MARILLION Reviews


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 Out Of The Box by MARILLION album cover DVD/Video, 2016
4.07 | 8 ratings

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Out Of The Box
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Prog Metal / Heavy Prog Team

4 stars I don't know any Progressive Rock bands that have produced about 100th releases in their career. Marillion has done it with all their live releases but excluding the ep, singles, compilations. In this weekend shows, they played the complete "Anoraknophobia" in the disk 1 with some classics. It's a bit of a surprise to choose this one because it is not a "classic" album. There are some excellent songs like "Quartz", "This is the 21st Century" and "If My Heart were a Ball it Would roll..." But there is no better song than one of their most progressive rock and titled-track "This Strange Engine". The music of Marillion became more accessible with the departure of Fish and the songs have often the same progressions starting as a ballad to switch into a full rock mode in the second part, with a beautiful guitar solo from Steve Rothery. The songs in the Hogarth era will never have the same impact as the ones of the first periods, but the band still manage to put some quality music. The second disk is the main event not only because they played the complete and stronger album "Marbles", but because of the stunning visuals with projections, lasers, and light show. We have some great songs here like "Invisible Man", and "Oceans Cloud". The third disk is a set-list of many singles including 40 minutes of the Fish period. So, no surprise and no epics songs. Those songs were played in chronological order and it's a couple of songs from the "Brave" album that sound to me as good as the singles from the Fish era. So this is another triple set of good quality from the band, and if some of past Marillion videos requires only limited viewing, I will put this one a lot more in my player.
 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Neu!mann
Prog Reviewer

3 stars For their eighteenth studio album the original Neo-Progressive patriarchs followed an old-school musical tradition of putting social issues center stage, but without the oblique camouflage of "Close to the Edge" or "Selling England by the Pound" (two of the better-known '70s archetypes).

Marillion has always been more direct and unflinching in its encounters with Everyday Life (see: "Clutching at Straws", one of the higher-ranked albums in these Archives), and never more so than in this 67-minute criticism of The State of Things today. In classic Prog fashion the album opens quietly, with a gentle prologue invoking the poet William Blake ("the enchanted English walled garden", so forth). But the Dark Satanic Mills now threatening Blake's Anglo-Eden are geo-political, multi-corporate, and driven by insatiable, selfish policies of profit and greed.

This is one of those wordy albums that requires your undivided attention; otherwise it's a long haul across a very deep, evenly-graded rut. Not unlike a lot of Neo-Prog it draws musical and thematic inspiration from post-"Animals" PINK FLOYD, with far more unity of purpose than the Roger Waters-led group, but also with the same maudlin chords, the same sleepwalking tempos, and a similar, strident preoccupation with lyrical content over actual songwriting.

You might think all the moral outrage expressed in the text would extend to some equally indignant music. But this is the plushest hour of agit-prop you'll likely ever hear, full of the band's trademark soaring guitars and orchestral synths, arranged with little variation in tone or texture. The album was divided into three long suites, taking immediate aim at our reigning global oligarchy in the 17-minute mini-epic "El Dorado", rising to a climax of genuine strength and emotion in what has to be the highlight of the entire project.

The transitional anthem "Living in FEAR" is equally passionate. "What a waste of time", sings frontman Steve Hogarth, compiling a list of follies in a long history of misguided nationalism: the Great Wall of China; the Maginot Line; the Berlin Wall. It's too bad he didn't think to include the virtual wall of Ronald Reagan's SDI pipe dream. Or the Mexican border wall proposed by the newly inaugurated ersatz American president. Or even "The Wall" itself, erected and maintained by the band's role model Roger Waters: a real waste of time, for discriminating Progheads.

And then there's the odd subplot celebrating the transient lifestyle of the modern rock musician ("The Leavers"): the closest thing we have to a romantic gypsy subculture in a homogenized society and, according to Marillion, the best alternative to the grinding erosion of idealism around the world. It may be a wrongheaded misreading on my part, but I detect a whiff of elitism at odds with Progressive Rock's more egalitarian impulses: a sense that we schmucks can only hope to bask in their reflected glory during a concert event before regressing back to our humdrum lives.

The album never quite recovers from that misstep, and plods along under the burden of its convictions for another 45-minutes toward an unresolved ending, literally on a note of music hanging unfinished in mid-air, as if begging for a sequel. If true, let's hope the band rediscovers the collective fire that continues to motivate their better efforts. Or, failing that, at least remembers the immortal words falsely attributed to movie mogul Sam Goldwyn: "If you want to send a message, call Western Union."

 Brave - The Film by MARILLION album cover DVD/Video, 2004
2.75 | 46 ratings

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Brave - The Film
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Matti
Prog Reviewer

2 stars My two-star rating is in line with two preceding collab reviews. When it comes to the live material, I strongly prefer to have a DVD, ie. the live albums have always been of minor importance to me. But I also enjoy having non-live music DVD's that concentrate on the video stuff. However, this attempt at a coherent film approach on MARILLION's excellent concept album Brave (1994) is a notable disappointment. In advance I had three extracts of it on the EMI Singles Collection DVD, and I had no serious reason to think the whole movie wouldn't offer me an interesting, or maybe even - at least to some degree - impressive viewing experience. Now having seen the film just once, I bet it'll take a loooong time before I have any interest to return to it.

Easy Livin hits the nail by saying "Whether or not the film adds anything to the music is questionable". Opposite to him, I do appreciate the album quite a lot. At least I used to. Frankly I haven't listened to it that much in the last ten years. With this background, I lit several candles and prepared to return to my old favourite with the additional visual level. So wrong, so wrong. Instead I should have listened to the CD and let my inner visions pass by in the candle-lit room. (The story itself isn't that complicated that anyone couldn't form his/her own images.) First, I was painfully aware how this film is inferior sonically, compared to the original album. Second, the artistic level of the visual story-telling was pretty poor.

The DVD's back cover says "Brave - The Movie is a fifty-minute concept film directed by cult movie director Richard Stanley. It is Stanley's stark vision of a young life in the 90's inspired by Marillion's album of the same name, which centres around a teenage girl who is found wandering in a state of amnesia on the Severn Bridge, and her consequent search for her past." With such bold words, it's strange that not even the extras lay any light on Stanley. (His filmography includes music videos and horror films, nothing very well-known, I guess.) Seemingly he was just as uninspired as the band in making the film. The main chatracter is fairly well played by Josie Ayers, and it's really her dedicated presence that brings any life to the film.

The clumsy cut-and-paste sections that feature Marillion are luckily brief. At times the black & white cinematography looks good with all the symbolic elements (e.g. 'Hollow Man'), but most of the time the semi-coloured film looks rather dated and over- depressing. Here and there we hear the calm voice of the doctor who encourages the girl to remember what has happened. Even that totally unnecessary feature makes the film inferior to the album. Actually it was more interesting to see the band members chatting -- and in the end, jamming together -- in the 30-minute "Making of" documentary which isn't very suitable for repeated viewings either.

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Rune2000
Special Collaborator Prog Metal Team

4 stars A new renaissance for Marillion!

My relationship with Marillion has been an idle one for quite a few years now. I'm a big fan of the classic Fish era material and do enjoy the early Hogharth era releases up until Afraid Of Sunlight, yes that includes the somewhat controversial Holidays In Eden. After 1995 the band continued their cycle of album releases which to me sounded pretty bland and unfocused. The band did manage to get praise for the 2004 release Marbles but I'm still not entirely sure why it's such a popular release. Maybe it has to do with the band finally getting their first cohesive release in years? After two more releases Marillion finally hit rock bottom with the release of Less Is More, a studio album which consisted of new acoustic arrangements of some previously released tracks. To me it sounded like the band was no longer even trying to make any new creative choices and instead were just pandering to their existing fanbase.

Then something happened with the release of Sounds That Can't Be Made, which partly could be attributed to Steve Hogharth's strong lyrics that moved away from his otherwise very personal reflections and became more concerned with the world of today. I remember hearing Power for the first time at a concert and taken by the delivery and message of the new material. After listening to the entire Sounds That Can't Be Made I was definitely impressed by many of the compositions but there were still a few lesser tracks that dragged the overall experience for me.

Four years passed and a new Marillion album was beginning to make headlines. At first I was only barely enthusiastic about the news, writing off Sounds That Can't Be Made as a minor spark in the band's catalog and assuming that they'll get back to business as usual on F E A R... how wrong it was of me to assume this! After hearing the EP The New Kings, which predated the release by a few month, my mind definitely began to change since what I was hearing on this four part suite was a more aggressive and revitalized band. Musically the material is fueled by genius keyboard arrangements by Mark Kelly, which don't distract from the overall flow of the music while creating just enough groove for the other band members to contribute to. Steve Rothery performs some of his most memorable guitar work in years, which could be attributed to the new energy that he's received by working on his solo work with the Steve Rothery band. Ultimately it's Steve Hogharth's lyrics and vocal performance that completes the material and makes it some of the most memorable work from Marillion in decades!

The album consists of merely six compositions, three of which take up more than 75 % of the album time and thus are the backbone of this marvelous album. Of the three I probably enjoy El Dorado and The New Kings the most but The Leavers is not far behind the other two. These three compositions have an overall theme that reflects upon the current state of affairs in the world and taps in the dark side of the politics and world economy. The three remaining shorter songs are by no means lesser than the rest and manage to complete the transitions between the multi suite tracks. Living In F E A R is probably my least favorite composition on the album but it's mostly due to it's last 2 minutes which, in my opinion, could have been omitted from the track. White Paper is my favorite of the "shorter" tracks due to it's sleek progression, which almost makes it a multi suite in a mini format, and the strong melodic hooks in the vocal delivery. Tomorrow's New Country finishes off the album with an epilogue and makes me wonder whether this is the new direction that Marillion is planning to expand on in the future? I guess only time will tell.

To me F E A R is the best Marillion album since the 1987 release of Clutching At Straws but the journey here was long and quite a bumpy one. Please give this album at least three spins before making your judgment. For me it took more than 10 repeated listens for the tracks to settle into what I now consider an excellent release from one of the under-appreciated band's of modern progressive rock.

***** star songs: F E A R (4:07) The Grandchildren Of Apes (2:35) Vapour Trails In The Sky (4:49) White Paper (7:18) Fuck Everyone And Run (4:22) Russia's Locked Doors (6:24) Why Is Nothing Ever True? (3:24)

**** star songs: Long-Shadowed Sun (1:26) The Gold (6:13) Demolished Lives (2:23) Living In F E A R (6:25) Wake Up In Music (4:27) The Remainers (1:34) The Jumble Of Days (4:20) One Tonight (3:56) A Scary Sky (2:33) Tomorrow's New Country (1:47)

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by BrufordFreak
Collaborator Jazz-Rock / Fusion / Canterbury Team

3 stars I understand the ideas Marillion are trying to express with this album--and I share their anger and frustration--as I'm sure millions if not billions of people all over the planet do. I appreciate the effort and skill that goes into putting these ideas into a musical form, yet I just don't think that this album is of the quality of expression and refreshing sound as one might expect from either Marillion or any band trying to shout out such an emotional message as this one--and it most certainly is not one of the more memorable albums released this year. As a matter of fact, were it not for occasional reminders from other people's posts and lists, I would have completely forgotten the existence of this album. Musically, it is drab and ordinary, a total rehashing of a well-established sound on an almost rudimentary scale.

For fans or people who want to hear rants against the current, albeit real, course of humankind.

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Bacchus Magnus

3 stars Marillion always pull out all the stops when it comes to creating outstanding music, and F.E.A.R is no exception. The band is made up of brilliant musicians/composers and a great vocalist. Unfortunately, a great vocalist does not make for a great lyricist. Let's face it, H is no Fish! His lyrics don't have any flow or rhythm and they always feel condescending. I sometimes feel cheated when I hear such beautiful music undermined by such bad lyrics. It's almost like finally dating the woman or the man of your dreams only to find out he or she thinks the Earth is flat and boats drop off the edge of the world when they sail too far. Anyways, F.E.A.R. Deserves an "A" music wise, and a "D" lyrics wise.

P.S. Don't even get me started on "Gaza" or "Montreal" (Lyrics wise of course).

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by poito

4 stars 3.5 Actually. A legendary band that gave the best in their initial years, when they drank heavily in grandpa's sources. I have listened little of them after Fish left, a few tracks from the initial Hogarth's era, when they went Poppy. They lost me. This FEAR was kind of an experiment. Would they have some music left inside after all this time? Well, they do. Never liked the singer, too common for me, but at least he didn't spoil the music. That's all I ask to singers. But certainly he adds nothing. It's clearly the weakest element. The album is not balanced, with some great compositions and others kind of boring, which coming from a Superband leaves a bitter taste than it would had they been complete strangers. The album contains three main suites; the first one, El Dorado, can be listened a couple of times, no much to scratch there; but the other two, The Leavers, and The New Kings are really worth. There are no breaking sounds, nor musical inventions, and that is probably the best of it: Emotion needs no musical innovation, and these guys make it great with common resources. One has to be very choosy to select new music, there is such a huge amount out there, but I may now go back and check some more of their production.
 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by Glubluk

5 stars Instead of a typical review, let me just say this:

They have been together since the early 1980's (or late 70's if you count the earliest incarnations). They have been releasing a steady stream of albums, none of them sub-par or healf-hearted. And after all those years they have been able to release "F.E.A.R.", an utterly brilliant, beautiful, and relevant piece of work that gets better with every listen.

To put things into perspective: new albums by bands of similar tenure are usually received with a patronizing attitude. We all know how it is and Metallica is arguably the most glaring example: even those that like "Death Magnetic" are probably aware that without lowered expectations, the album would not stand close scrutiny. Or let's take Yes, I have yet to read a review of any of their newer albums that would not boild down to recalling past glories and listing those rare tiny reflections of bygone days in the new music. Then there are all those numerous bands that record next to nothing and slowly(?) lose all relevance, embarking on greatest hits tours pandering to old (prog) rockers' nostalgia.

Then there's Marillion. They show that a band of artistic integrity and true talent can release masterpieces no matter how old they are or how deep they have delved into their stylistic niche. They don't need excuses for rehashing past glories because they just don't.

Most importantly, they show that there is no limit to true creativity and you don't have to reinvent the wheel to retain freshness and originality: an expression of true artistry will resonate with the listener regardless of genre conventions and the baggage of the past. Such is "F.E.A.R", an original album that doesn't try to be anything else but itself and succeeds in being a masterpiece.

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by steelyhead

4 stars It is too late in the party for Marillion and yet, They have decided to produce another masterpiece and believe me: It is a masterpiece.

You only need to have three albums from the Hogarth era Marillion: The wonderful "Brave", the marvelous "Marbles" and this one, that's all and all the ones with Fish.

Here We have a different group, one deeply fixated with Pink Floyd and, boy! Do They have stories to tell. This is a concept album about a group of people that have been let down by their own country. The war is far from England but Who needs It?

I feel like I am again listening to Sting in "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" and don't miss the suite "The Leavers" because It is sort of a "Limelight" for this band always on tour and never reaching home, always leaving town. Amazing.

 F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run) by MARILLION album cover Studio Album, 2016
3.67 | 217 ratings

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F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
Marillion Neo-Prog

Review by SteveG

5 stars F E A R is a natural follow up to Sounds That Can't be Made from 2012, in that Steve Hogarth's lament for Palestine titled Gaza seems to be part of the lyrical blueprint for F E A R's topically charged songs. Where STCBM started off strong and then veered into more upbeat songs like the catchy title track, before petering out at the album's conclusion. F E A R maintains it's lyrical and musical tone up to the very end. This is without a doubt Steve Hogarth's baby with ambient musical backing for his singing before the rest of the band turn loose on wonderfully complex, albeit slow burning musical bridges, that show Steve Rothery's guitar leads still conveying amazing melodic drama and angst, with Mark Kelly adding sublime keyboard counterpoints or counter melodies that complement Rothery to a T. The sound mix on F E A R is musically at a lower volume which allow Hogarth's lyrics to clearly be heard and enunciated. This puts Pete Trawavas' bass and Ian Mosely's drums more in the background, even though both play as well as ever. Hogarth's more naked sounding vocals express a myriad of emotions with some slight straining present at times. Close microphone placement, louder amplification, and age most likely being the cause, but this adds authenticity to the music. Don't worry, H still sounds commanding, powerful and wonderfully in tune on some the most demanding singing that these songs require.

As other's have noted, the songs on F E A R are very much a slow burning affair, but are composed and performed with love and care as each note, beat, and melody seems to have been meticulously picked out for maximum effect. But on to the songs.

Multi track lead off song Eldorado finds H opining on the mankind's love of money which he comes back to in the album's stellar finale suite The New Kings. Greed and corruption may seem old topics by now, but Marillion's expressions of dismay in prog music terms is both new and musically satisfying.

Title track F E A R conjures musical and lyrical invocations for us to finally putting down our arms and live a decent existence. Again, it's Hogarth's impassioned vocals that sell the song. He does the same on the New Kings with a slow falsetto singing the chorus "f**k everone and run" without sounding the least bit clichéd or pretentious.

The high point of the album for me is the second multi suite song entitled the Leavers which starts out with sublime xylophone like keys from Kelly and ends in one of those amazingly cathartic guitar solos by Rothery. Hogarth sings of his need to constantly be on the road and the surprising confession that he, the author of these confessional lyrics, wears a mask around his loved ones at home and can't communicate with them, constantly waiting for that phone call "that's takes me away." An absolutely sublime track and will probably be a new Marillion concert staple.

The only track that sounds forced to me is White Paper with it's more abstract lyrics. It is another slow burning track and frankly, IMO, is album filler for the age of double vinyl album running time.

The conclusion: F E A R is the Marillion album that I have been waiting for after the remarkable Sounds That Can't Be Made. If it's the album you have been waiting for, then you will be quite pleased with F E A R. If you're expecting another Brave or Marbles, you might be disappointed. But only a magnificent prog band that constantly changes or evolves can give us that option.

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