Misplaced Childhood (CD)


Marillion

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Amoeba Review

Michael Keefe 06/15/2010

In the early 1980s, Marillion helped revitalized the dramatic tones and occasional odd time signatures of the 1970s progressive rock movement, while utilizing more accessible melodies and lyrics. Marillion were immediately embraced by their native England, and their first two LPs – Script for a Jester's Tear and Fugazi – met with success. However, it was their third album, Misplaced Childhood, that vaulted the quintet into the realms of British rock stardom and Platinum sales. A true concept album, Misplaced Childhood follows a man from the loss of love, through a drug-induced downfall, and to redemption and the reawakening of his true self, lost since childhood. Though recorded as two side-long suites, a pair of hit singles were excised from the LP. Both "Kayleigh" and "Lavender" (sweetly sentimental songs, each) went Top 10 in England, and the former was moderate hit on MTV in America. The rest of the album balances dark tumult, prog rock grooves, atmospheric passages, and exultant rock. Throughout, the band's playing is emotionally powerful and technically excellent, without being flashy or self-indulgent. Perhaps most important to the album's success are the lyrics of lead singer, Fish, whose confessional words are poetic, but not flowery or at all fantastical. Misplaced Childhood marked the band's creative and commercial high point and remains one of the very best progressive rock albums of the 1980s.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Pseudo Silk Kimono
Marillion 02:14
2.
Kayleigh
Marillion 04:03
3.
Lavender
Marillion 02:25
4.
Bitter Suite: Brief Encounter/Lost Weekend/Blue Angel/Misplaced Rendezvous/Windswept Thumb
Marillion 07:56
5.
Heart of Lothian: Wide Boy/Curtain Call
Marillion 04:02
6.
Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)
Marillion 02:13
7.
Lords of the Backstage
Marillion 01:52
8.
Blind Curve: Vocal Under a Bloodlight/Passing Strangers/Mylo/Perimeter Walk/Threshold
Marillion 09:29
9.
Childhood's End?
Marillion 04:33
10.
White Feather
Marillion 02:25
11.
Lady Nina [Extended 12" Version]
Marillion 05:47
12.
Freaks [Single Version]
Marillion 04:05
13.
Kayleigh [Alternative Mix]
Marillion 03:59
14.
Lavender Blue
Marillion 04:21
15.
Heart of Lothian [Extended Mix]
Marillion 05:45
16.
Pseudo Silk Kimono [Demo]
Marillion 02:11
17.
Kayleigh [Demo]
Marillion 04:06
18.
Lavender [Demo]
Marillion 02:37
19.
Bitter Suite [Demo]
Marillion 02:54
20.
Lords of the Backstage [Demo]
Marillion 01:46
21.
Blue Angel [Demo]
Marillion 01:46
22.
Misplaced Rendezvous [Demo]
Marillion 01:56
23.
Heart of Lothian [Demo]
Marillion 03:49
24.
Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) [Demo]
Marillion 02:00
25.
Passing Strangers [Demo]
Marillion 09:16
26.
Childhood's End? [Demo]
Marillion 02:23
27.
White Feather [Demo]
Marillion 02:18

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