Top 10 Marillion Songs

Marillion Songs

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Our top 10 Marillion Songs list takes a look at a band that can be easily argued is one of the most popular progressive rock bands to flourish during the second wave of progressive rock that began in the 1980’s and has continued to the present day. However the origins of the band Marillion began in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire England in the year 1979. It would be a few years before the band would release their first album. That album was entitled Script for a Jester’s Tear. The album was issued in 1983. The record was very successful for a debut album, although the band had been working for years and developing a large following. The band on their debut album featured the musicians, Mick Pointer on drums, Steve Rothery  on guitars, Fish on lead vocals, lyrics, percussion, and Mark Kelly on keyboards,and backing vocals.

The band released their second album entitled Fugazi in 1984 and then enjoyed tremendous success with their third album entitled Misplaced Childhood  in 1985. The band’s next album Clutching At Straws that was released in 1987, continued the band’s international success from both an economics and artistic standpoint.

Marillion ended their 1980’s period with the album Seasons End. The band’s lead singer Fish had already left the band and their new vocalist Steve Hogarth would begin a career with the band that still finds him in the lead vocal chair in 2018.

From 1983 to 2016, the band Marillion has released eighteen studio albums. Marillion has also released nine live albums and thirty six singles. They have remained together longer than most progressive rock bands and currently stand as one of the most loved progressive rock groups ever, both internationally, and especially in Europe. We have attempted to define some of their best material throughout the course of their career, but found ourselves drawn very much to the music of their 1980’s period.

# 10 – Incommunicado

We open up our Top 10 Marillion songs list with the great track, “Incommunicado.” The song was released on the band’s 1987 album Clutching At Straws.

# 9 – This Strange Engine

The Marillion song “This Strange Engine,” was released on the album of the same name in 1997.

# 8 – Interior Lulu

In 1999, the band Marillion released an album entitled marillion.com. The title was a reference to the band’s future as an independent band free of major label record company contracts. From the great album marillion.com we have always loved the track Interior Lulu.

# 7 – Fugazi

Continuing with our top 10 Marillion songs list we turn to the 1984 Fugazi album. This is the album’s title track.

# 6 – Kayleigh

The great Misplaced Childhood  album is represented twice on this Top 10 Marillion Songs list. The album Misplaced Childhood  was released in 1985. It was the band’s third album. The song “Kayleigh,” was the album’s first single release.

# 5 – White Russian

The Marillion 1989 album Clutching At Straws presents another great Marillion song on to this list. The track “White Russian,” was side one’s closing song.

# 4 – Garden Party

The album Script for a Jester’s Tear was Marillion’s debut album in 1985. It was also depicted one of our favorite Marillion album covers. The single “Garden Party,” was a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom in 1983.

# 3 – Blind Curve

The second song on this Top 10 Marillion songs list form the album Misplaced Children is the track “Blind Curve.” The song “Blind Curve,” consisted of a nine minute suite broken down into five sections.

# 2 – Neverland

The song “Neverland,” was released in the band’s Marbles album.The album was released in 2004.

# 1 – The Invisible Man

The band’s Marbles album that was released in 2004 quickly became one of the most loved band’s records. While most of this top 10 Marillion songs list focused on the 80’s period, the top 2 spots have been stolen by tracks from their great 2004 Marbles album.

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