Various - Hope For The Future - A Marillion Tribute

Year of Release: 1999
Label: Out Of This World
Catalog Number: Out 1
Format: CD
Total Time: 63:20:00

Whilst several techno deejays have drastically revamped the Marillion output, people have analyzed the Marillion material and have realized that the band is indeed working in a very progressive way. On every new album the band is going further and further away from the initial band formula, which means that not only those in favour of progressive rock will love the Marillion music but also those on the constant lookout for something "new." On Hope For The Future - A Marillion Tribute no less than twelve relatively unknown artists have contributed with their version of one of Marillion's compositions. Don't expect a house version of "Kayleigh" or a hip-hop-mix of "Market Square Heroes," but (mainly) a selection from the most recent output with [Steve] Hogarth.

Listen how the band And Again treats "Out Of This World" as if it's an outtake by Talk Talk; how Chicken Fried Funk crushes "Cannibal Surf Babe" to pulp; how Accelerated Decrepitude builds a bridge between Hogarth and Fish by creating a mix of "Afraid Of Sunlight" and "That Time Of The Night"; how The Wish rebuilds "The Answering Machine" to sheer new wave and how Tracy LaBarbera sings "Beautiful" in a Tori Amos fashion, without all of the extra arrangements, as if she has just stripped the varnish from a piece of old furniture. An interesting initiative where all of the bands delivered their goods "free of charge," which gave the people of Out of this World records the opportunity to donate all of the proceeds to charity.

You should be able to get your copy through That is if they have any copies left! [Dec 2005 - as the link is dead, I'm assuming the email address is too, ed.]

Fallin' From The Moon / The Space / Going Under / Out Of This World / Just For The Record / Cannibal Surf Babe / Sugar Mice / Afraid Of Sunlight-That Time Of The Night / Tux On / Chameleon / The Answering Machine / Beautiful

John Wesley
And Again
Evil Genius
Chicken Fried Funk
Scott Jones
Accelerated Decrepitude
Twist of F8
The Wish
Tracy LaBarbera


Genre: Other

Origin VA

Added: January 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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Language: english


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