POETS, PROPHETS, VISIONARIES – Fish and Pete Trewavas on Marillion’s Fugazi album, and the new deluxe reissue

The 'difficult second album'. It's one of the most repeated cliches in rock music over the last few decades, but the number of bands who have their own examples are legion. Marillion were no exception when Fugazi arrived a year after the debut Script For A Jester's Tear in 1984. Personnel changes, producer issues and..

Marillion – Fugazi deluxe edition (Parlophone)

'Fugazi is a good record, but could probably do with a remixing.'Nick Tauber, producer The weary jester lies alone, disrobed and sprawled across a hotel bed on a night that has too soon become morning. Evidence of meaningless trysts and the indulgences of his lifestyle lay strewn about him. Real and imagined objects pepper the..

MARILLION – WITH FRIENDS AT ST DAVIDS (Racket Records)

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT STRINGS, ANYWAY? - An observation, incorporating Marillion – With Friend’s at St Davids I’m ambivalent about live albums. I’m *really* ambivalent about “orchestral rock” albums And Marillion are genuinely something of a conundrum. Which if nothing else, stops rabid Marillion fans (who will by now already have the album anyway), from..

Mark Kelly’s Marathon (earMUSIC)

Kelly's first foray away from the Marillion mothership is a somewhat breezier affair. Incredibly, it's already been a dozen years since the short, moody piece Liquidity (on Marillion's Happiness Is The Road vol. I) begged the question: what could Mark Kelly do on his own, and why hasn't he done that yet? He's contributed playing..