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JoelSim

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Well as a couple of people mentioned them the other day, and I kind of remember them from when Fish was the lead singer, I checked their website and I'm getting a free trial CD. Fingers crossed that it sounds good.
 

fr0g

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I love the Fish era stuff. and recently bought all the remasters... But I still cant get on with the current lineup. ;(

The sad thing for me is that I cant get on with Fish Solo stuff either... double ;(
 

JoelSim

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fr0g:I love the Fish era stuff. and recently bought all the remasters... But I still cant get on with the current lineup. ;(

The sad thing for me is that I cant get on with Fish Solo stuff either... double ;(

Let's see then. Funny but I heard a tune with a Marillion sample today, think it was from Misplaced Childhood album.
 

JoelSim

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No idea til it arrives, although have just been on Amazon and bought a new Misplaced Childhood for £3.98.
 

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Nice one.
Add the remastered Clutching at straws, Fugazi and Script for a Jesters tear and you'll be laughing. :)

(in fact although I love all the Fish era albums, my least favourite is Misplaced Chilhood)
My favourite now is Clutching at straws. The opening of Hotel Hobbies, Warm Wet Circles and That Time of The Night (which lead into each other) make me want to cry they are so perfect...) In fact I just had to put it on!
 

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i have them all somewhere on vinyl - the freebie is more new stuff i think from marbles, somewhere else and brave - albums that i have never bought or listened to - actually may have brave somewhere now you got me thinking
 

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matengawhat:i have them all somewhere on vinyl - the freebie is more new stuff i think from marbles, somewhere else and brave - albums that i have never bought or listened to - actually may have brave somewhere now you got me thinking
Brave is a good album... A good album that has had about 4 listens since I got it when it was released... ;(
 

matengawhat

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just checked i own Brave was last album i bought by them - not even tried anything after - new album due in couple of weeks i think according to the emails they keep sending
 

fr0g

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JohnDuncan:add Season's End with Hogarth, but stop there.........

...in progress...
 
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Marillion - gosh that takes me back. Saw them at the Nite Club, which was a small gigs room in the Edinburgh Playhouse back in November 1982 - this was just after the Market Square Heroes 12" had come out and just a couple of months before "Script..." was released. Top gig. tiny stage though. Fish looked like he was going to bump his head off the lights....!
 

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Bit late to enter this thread as i was out last night
Anyhow "the record spot" I remember seeing them in Bristol about that time also...Seem to remeber Fish was face painted quite heavily and the audience (early hard core followers i guess) were doing an impression of an elephants trunk and asking him to throw them a bun???? What was all that about...anyone??

This world is totally Fugazi! and Fr0g, if you aint already check out Fish Green Gods and Zippos...Nice Bass

Cheers
 
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Q - "How does an elephant ask for a bun?"

(one arm elongated in front of face, sticking out and wavign hand around)

A - "Gies a bun!" (geeza bun)

Hence "Gies-a-bun, gies a bun, gies a bun....".

Admittedly, you probably had to be there, but unquestionably a concert classic!
 

fr0g

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Pike900fish:

This world is totally Fugazi! and Fr0g, if you aint already check out Fish Green Gods and Zippos...Nice Bass

Cheers

You see, the bass isn't really what I would look for in an album. For me, in the early days, Fish sang with an intensity, and an emotion that he has now lost.
He has also now changed his vocal style to something that sounds irritatingly more american...

I bought his first 2 solo albums, and in fact his last "13th Star", and while I quite like them in a way, "quite like" isn't really the response I want to be having... ;)
 

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What do you guys think of the bonus disc in 2 cd remastered version of Clutching at Straws?

I'm a bit out of touch with Marillion history but I remember reading that Fish scrapped his first version of lyrics for the album and started again as he wasn't happy with them.

Is that right and if so are some of those original versions of the tracks on the bonus disc?
 
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Great band still - I stopped buying after 'Season's End', then bought 'This Stange Engine' as it was in a sale, with a few good tracks - and nothing else until about 2 years ago. I then won tickets to see them in Newcastle and immediately snapped up what I had missed in the back catalogue.

I would recommend Marbles (2CD version), Brave, Anoraknophobia (really! it's a pun on their fans being anoraks), Somewhere Else and Afraid of Sunlight of the post Fish releases - in that order of merit.

The Fish era stands proud - with some great remastered versions with extra tracks. I still have 'Garden Party' 12" vinyl somewhere from 1983.

For a band who run their own 'label' and the fans stump funds upfront for CDs to be recorded, or even tour the US at one point - they are amazing.

Your sampler will be great. For a one track listen - check out 'Neverland' from Marbles - amazing guitar solo.

 

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Graham_Thomas:
I would recommend Marbles (2CD version), Brave, Anoraknophobia (really! it's a pun on their fans being anoraks), Somewhere Else and Afraid of Sunlight of the post Fish releases - in that order of merit.
For a band who run their own 'label' and the fans stump funds upfront for CDs to be recorded, or even tour the US at one point - they are amazing.



I agree toatally with these sentiments and I'm sure that Happiness is the Road will be worth the £30 I paid for it back in December, now counting down the days to receiving it.
 

fr0g

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Ok. having just listened to Afraid of Sunlight (and quite enjoying it), I am giving them another chance ;).
Just ordered the 2 CD version of Marbles, and pre-ordered the Happiness is the Road discs (although I went for the cheapskate standard CDs for a £10 each rather than the fancy box (which wont fit in my case) for £30 ;)
 

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Good to hear your enjoying it sir, nothing wrong with the cheapskate option and at least you know the money is going to the band, there's copy of Script for a jesters tear in my local second hand music shop, must get around to checking if it's the one I alredy have.
 

fr0g

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sensei_russ:What do you guys think of the bonus disc in 2 cd remastered version of Clutching at Straws?

I'm a bit out of touch with Marillion history but I remember reading that Fish scrapped his first version of lyrics for the album and started again as he wasn't happy with them.

Is that right and if so are some of those original versions of the tracks on the bonus disc?

Ah, indeed, there are a few (original?) versions, and some unreleased stuff. It's really interesting (and I am glad I bought the remaster), but unfortunately the recording quality is generally pretty poor (which they mention in the booklet).
 
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fr0g:Ok. having just listened to Afraid of Sunlight (and quite enjoying it), I am giving them another chance ;).
Just ordered the 2 CD version of Marbles, and pre-ordered the Happiness is the Road discs (although I went for the cheapskate standard CDs for a £10 each rather than the fancy box (which wont fit in my case) for £30 ;)

You will love 'Marbles' fr0g. 'Neverland', 'Ocean Cloud', 'Fantastic Place' and 'The Invisible Man' - total classics, the rest are great too.
 

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fr0g:Ok. having just listened to Afraid of Sunlight (and quite enjoying it), I am giving them another chance ;).
Just ordered the 2 CD version of Marbles, and pre-ordered the Happiness is the Road discs (although I went for the cheapskate standard CDs for a £10 each rather than the fancy box (which wont fit in my case) for £30 ;)
 

fr0g

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fr0g:Ok. having just listened to Afraid of Sunlight (and quite enjoying it), I am giving them another chance ;).
Just ordered the 2 CD version of Marbles, and pre-ordered the Happiness is the Road discs (although I went for the cheapskate standard CDs for a £10 each rather than the fancy box (which wont fit in my case) for £30 ;)
Apologies for quoting myself as its a bit naff... however...
Got my Marbles (2CD) yesterday, and have finally managed to give it a proper listen...
What a great (double) album!

Some excellent, excellent stuff here. Really superb, and undervalued album.

...Angelina just came on... what a great song...! Forget the 3 minute nonsense, this is just superb, even if the guitar reminds me a little of Chris Isaak!
 

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