Marillion, in the late ’80s, was under record-label pressure to come up with a hit single, and 1991’s “Holidays In Eden” album remains, perhaps, the band’s most pop-oriented album.
Marillion’s Web site (www.marillion.com) emphatically states that the band is not who you think they are.
That seems like an accurate explanatory statement given its media perception. After all, the quintet began life as a neo-progressive band in the early ’80s, morphed into a more atmospheric group by the end of the decade, delved into a wider array of rock sounds by the late ’90s and has since continued mining diverse musical territory.
While the members of Marillion admit that its hard to pick just one, they offer their selections for their favorite tunes.
by Michael Popke — If you frequent online progressive-rock communities, you’ve no doubt seen the question “What is prog?” posted countless times. …
As Marillion’s wordsmith and voice, Steve Hogarth has waxed philosophical about a wide range of topics, from global warming to the nature of love to political turmoil.