MARILLION - The Glow Must Go On & A-Z

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog, Artpop/Pop | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Racket | Autor: WS

Marillion are a release-hungry band when it comes to live releases. However, they always manage to surprise with unusual ideas. Thus The Glow Must Go On delivers the complete set of the evening of the same name of the Marillion Weekend in March 2011, on which the band played what the present audience wanted. No wonder that with the 22 tracks you not only get a round concert evening full of fan enthusiasm, but also pretty much the best of the prog band. They started atmospherically with "Afraid Of Sunlight", played trumps with nine "Brave" tracks, released the highlight "Easter" and were not stingy with longtracks like "Neverland" and "This Strange Engine".

A-Z is also an experiment: Marillion record one song on three CDs in alphabetical order with the corresponding initial letter (even if "Zeparated Out" had to be tricked). After all, you can hear some rarely played songs that are also well done like "Asylum Satellite # 1", "Gazpacho", "Jigsaw", "The Only Unforgiveable Thing", "Quartz" or "Three Minute Boy" (with Beatles advances).

Top track: Easter (The Glow Must Go On); Gazpacho (A-Z)

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