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B Sides themselves

a Compilation/Boxed-Set release

Release Year: 1988

Date Label Catalog # Comments
B sides rareties with Fish as vocalist
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 8/16/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 11/23/2010 1:14:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Grendel
  2. Charting The Single
  3. Market Square Heroes
  4. Three Boats Down From The Candy
  5. Cinderella Search
  6. Lady Nina
  7. Freaks
  8. Tux On
  9. Margaret
Mark Kelly
Ian Mosley
Steve Rothery
Pete Trewavas

Reviewed by Eric on 22 Nov 2003

From the day I bought the Market Square Heroes EP, I became a fan of Marillion, but the strange thing was after the first three releases, I found their singles were a bit more interesting than the LP’s and this CD compiled all of them with a nifty little poster booklet. While in 2003 this disc is a bit outdated considering everything here has appeared on the relatively recent batch of reissues as bonus tracks, for a short while this was one of my favorite Marillion discs and Charting The Single still sounds as fresh as ever.
I saw these guys on their first US tour supporting Todd Rundgren & Utopia with Andy Ward from Camel on drums in 1983. The Genesis comparisons were stunning, but who cared? It was classic Prog from a band who understood the sound, yet added something fresh and innovative to the mix. It’s too bad, but not surprising they could not match the quality of the early albums years later. Still, the image of a grease painted Fish slipping and nearly falling on me as he walked along the empty chairs in the row in front of my seat (only about 50 people were in the audience), is something I have carried and will carry for years to come. Rock n’ Roll!

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