Marillion / Fish – Fugazi
Posted on Sep 18th, 2010 by Alan @ 5:16 pm

Over a quarter of a century between these two performances, and two completely different interpretations of the song.

For what it’s worth I’m in a tiny minority of Marillion fans who think that the Fugazi album is one of their very best (only beaten by “Afraid Of Sunlight” and “Brave” in my opinion). It finished the annual fans’ poll second bottom last year, with only the execrable “Radiation” behind it. I’d definitely put that down near the bottom too, with a couple of their most recent albums (“Somewhere Else” and “Less Is More”) down there with it. Am I falling out of love with the band I’ve followed since I was a kid? Maybe… or maybe the pattern that they’ve been in for 20 years of alternating a stunning album with a shocker will continue. Sandwiched in between those two was “Happiness Is The Road”, which other than a couple of weak tracks was excellent.

I’m really looking forward to Fish’s next album too – his last one, “13th Star”, was his best solo album for a number of years, and once he’s finished his current acting gig (shooting a feature film called “Electric Man”) I hope he gets back in the studio.

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