‘What a year we’ve had” smiles a radiant Steve Hogarth, as the band close with final encore Three Minute Boy. Clearly jubilant, Marillion are going through a golden period at the moment; they played the London Palladium the night before and Prog Magazine awarded them band of the year. With a five star review in the Guardian for their album F.E.A.R. and a recent triumphant show at the Albert Hall, all things are gold in the Marillion camp at the moment. The packed ‘family’ of Marillion fans look like they want to remain, ignore the curfew and carry on singing (at times badly),but they can’t complain, this has been a set which just gives and gives.
Beginning with the most thought provoking and at times heart wrenching Eldorado suite from F.E.A.R. it climaxes with the title track, Steve Rothery’s powerful guitar chords and Hogarth screaming “You Can’t See Into My Head”. With themes of terrorism, the state of our once proud nation and world, it’s a sombre start, but is dispelled as Mark Kelly’s fluttery piano signals the intro of Slaine Mhath from their 1987 Clutching At Straws. Originally sung by Fish, Hogarth » Continue Reading.