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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by LeFrog View Post
    I think he meant lyrically. In a "I'm invisible no-one sees me" kind of way.
    Gotcha. I can only understand every other word Hogarth says so I missed the lyrical
    connection.

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    I don't think "Invisible Man" is like "Creep" even lyrically; not even close. It has always seemed to me to be about how technology has allowed people to peer into the lives of others, perhaps learning things they wish they hadn't, and the feeling of powerlessness that comes with it.

  3. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by LeFrog View Post
    What happened is that the band conceived it as a double album but their distributor wouldn't have it. So they sold the double album on their website and made a single disc version available in shops. It's only with the reissue from a few years ago that the original double album was finally available everywhere and the single disc discontinued.
    Yes and this is just a bit of the bullshit that us young record buyers had to put up with then, the worm has turned since then.

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    I bought it based upon the feature here plus listening to 'The Invisible Man'. Mixed feelings. There is a substrata of prog that bleeds earnest young men battling existential crises that might resonate with those of a certain age but not (hopefully) those of us in their sixties.

    I can't help but feel that the music is constructed mainly as a means of supporting this emotional drama, which dampens its effect for me.
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    Member of the RIO crowd here, I've tried Marillion every five years or so to see if my tastes have changed any. I'll give it another go an see if it clicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Vengeance View Post
    I bought it based upon the feature here plus listening to 'The Invisible Man'. Mixed feelings. There is a substrata of prog that bleeds earnest young men battling existential crises that might resonate with those of a certain age but not (hopefully) those of us in their sixties.

    I can't help but feel that the music is constructed mainly as a means of supporting this emotional drama, which dampens its effect for me.
    Interesting. I can relate to your perception, although I still have a real connection to this material. The emotional element may not resonate the way it did 15 years ago, yet there's still an element of passion and a special sensitivity coming from the Marillion world that connects with me (after all, I'm only 50).
    That being said, one of the things that bothers me is the fact that the music doesn't have more space to breathe. I like Hogarth's singing very much, but when there are purely musical moments (like the quiet synth part in Ocean Cloud), there's a kind of relief.

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    This album brought new interest in in band for me!
    I borrowed the deluxe edition from a friend and burned those two discs, bought the single disc(which is just not as good) until they made the 2 cd version available in the US

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