What does it sound like?:
Funny things, moods – some days I’m convinced Misplaced Childhood is Marillion’s finest hour, others I’m equally certain it’s this one, the final album of the Fish era, originally released in 1987. It’s an album that contains some of the band’s best work, Warm Wet Circles, Sugar Mice, Slainte Mhath, and also ironically one of my least favourite songs, Incommunicado, which always struck me as sounding rather like a Who cast off. It’s certainly an album that is best consumed in one sitting though, as one continuous piece of music. This grandiose box comprises four cds plus a bluray disc, although there’s not a huge amount of unreleased material on offer. What do you get? The original album remixed, a cd of demos and a two cd live set recorded in Edinburgh in December 1987 on the band’s final tour with Fish, some of which was used on 1988’s The Thieving Magpie live album. It’s a good gig for sure, spanning the band’s entire career and showcasing good chunks of both Misplaced Childhood and Clutching At Straws, and the band are on top form, as you’d expect playing in front of their ecstatic home » Continue Reading.