Thursday 12 November 2020

Marillion - Brave (1994)

The seventh album from this British band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.

The band had help from the cello and violinists in Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a uillean pipes player.

The band gives us seventy minutes of music on Brave. Quite a mouthful of music.

Steve Hogarth era Marillion had started to find their style. No more bombastic symphonic prog. 

The replacement was a much more pastoral form for neo-prog and symphonic prog.

Marillion made their own genre and Brave is a good example of this pastoral prog genre.

The vocals is top notch and Steve Hogarth has got a new fan in me.

The band does their best on some very solid and good material. Songs and suites which does not really sparkle and shines.

The music is really good. But a great song or two is missing. I still like this album and will visit it over and over again in the future.

3 points



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