quote:Originally posted by PurpleHaze:quote:Originally posted by Dick Tree:
I do not know these guys, but have heard enough positive posts here to have my interest piqued. Anyone want to recommend an album or a few cuts as excellent examples of their stuff?
Marillion are a British band who achieved great success in the mid 80's only to lose their singer (who goes by the name Fish) as a result of conflict with other band members. A new singer named Steve Hogarth joined the band circa '88/'89 and they've been going strong ever since.
The two singers however are completely different so the albums of the band with Fish - while great - do not represent what they sounded like once Hogarth came onboard. They made 4 albums with Fish of which I would recommend starting off with "Misplaced Childhood".
With Hogarth (also referred to as "H") the band has produced about a dozen albums. It's hard to describe their music but among the latter albums I would suggest starting off with "Marbles", "Seasons End", "Holidays In Eden" or "Brave".
The Marillion website (www.marillion.com) is also a good place to hear samples of their music.