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Misplaced Childhood [Import]

MarillionAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 15, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
  • ASIN: B00000DGLH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,007 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Pseudo Silk Kimono
2. Kayleigh
3. Lavender
4. Bitter Suite
5. Heart of Lothian
6. Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)
7. Lords of the Backstage
8. Blind Curve
9. Childhood End?
10. White Feather
Disc: 2
1. Lady Nina
2. Freaks
3. Kayleigh
4. Lavender Blue
5. Heart of Lothian
6. Pseudo Silk Kimono
7. Kayleigh
8. Lavender
9. Bitter Suite
10. Lords of the Backstage
See all 17 tracks on this disc

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ALL THAT & MORE January 27, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I can only say I waited too long to find this double CD! Not only do you get the great album Misplaced Childhood you get the B-sides to the singles, something Marillion has been known for, but you get demo recordings and alternate mixes. As far as the B-sides go I would suggest buying B'sides Themselves, which is an excellent recording of the flip sides to their singles through the years.
Once I like something it is usually difficult for me to accept changes, but Marillion proved me wrong. It's hard to believe the work they put into these demo versions. I can understand the B sides, but these demos contain a lot of work; they kick! I'd comment on the music on these discs, but Marillion has never put out a second rate product and they didn't start here. This is beyond music it is ART! Misplaced Childhood shows a wide expanse of emotions experienced during the long tour for the previous album Fugazi.
The best songs to me are both B-sides "Lady Nina" and "Freaks". The quality recordings don't stop there; there are 3 great versions of "Kayleigh", 2 of "Lavender", plus "Lavender Blue" and 3 of "Heart of Lothian". Please don't think there isn't anything else worth listening to, though! There are 27 songs here and you should enjoy them all. I would say this is a once in a lifetime for a group, but they've done it with Script for a Jester's Tear and B'sides Themselves. I really don't think you could go wrong buying any of the releases with Fish as the vocalist.
To say this is highly recommended isn't enough. This is one of the best recordings ever put onto laser. The 24 bit digital remastering makes this so much the better. Get a cool one, or, two, sit back and enjoy this. It's a great ride!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prog rock at its best - for the compleatist! June 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Especially for serious fans of Marillion or their erstwhile lead vocalist Fish, this double CD set is a pleasure and full of fun surprises.

If you already know and love "Misplaced Childhood," like me, you might get a lot out of hearing the "alternative" versions of songs like "Kayleigh" and "Lavender [Blue]." There's also a full-length demo version of the concept album on the second disc, including some interesting versions of songs that didn't stay the same in the final release.

But more importantly, there are songs here ("Lady Nina," "Freaks") that were recorded around the same time, but didn't even make it onto the demo for the record company; some true rarities.

Luckily, the original 1985 album in its entirety makes up the entire first disc, so there's nothing to "interfere" with a purist's desire to listen *only* to that cycle. I'm also pleased to note that the digital remastering has left the sound crisp and clean.

My opinion has always been that this is Marillion's best; I think some of Fish's solo work (e.g., "Internal Exile") surpasses it, but Marillion never did better as a band before or after Fish's departure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Misplaced Childhood is Found in Improved Form September 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This was the band's breakthrough album on the strength of the excellant singles/ballads "Kayleigh," and "Lavender." "Heart Of Lothian," however is my favourite among this album's singles, followed by "Lavender."
The angry venom of "Expresso Bongo," and the unrepentant idealism of "White Feather," make for songs as good, if not better, than those singles.
If you already have this album on disc, this is still worth your purchase. I say this on the strength of tracks 2-5 on Disc 2. "Freaks" will sneak up on you, and the alt-vers. of the singles sound fresher.
High five.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great after all these years!! September 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I was introduced to Marillion in the mid 80's, Misplaced Childhood being the initial album I heard. I was in the Air Force and on a trip in England when I met a girl named Shuna who blew my mind with this ecletic sound. I had never heard anything like it, being bombarded with the Bon Jovi's and Twisted Sister's of the day. I still listen to this album TO THIS VERY DAY! I have never stopped loving the finely orchestrated melodies and harder riffs. It takes me back to England every time I listen to it and a very special time in my life. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a solid album of beautiful sound....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Concept Album January 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This CD is fantastic! It has always been my favorite Marillion album & this double CD only made it better! It is one of the finest "concept albums" I've ever heard! If you've never heard of Marillion, this is a great album to start with! Marillion (to me, anyway) can best be decribed as a cross between Pink Floyd & Peter Gabriel. Enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cult classic right from the first note November 7, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums you hear once and you don't ever want to be without of. The melodies are complex, yet sweet and evolving. The album plays as continuous stories broken down in episodes of rage, nostalgia, and love. The simplicity of the words makes them harsh, but beautiful. If you're serious about music, you must have this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Concept recording August 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's Marillion at there very best, the whole recording is seamless in concept and in excution. I've been a Marillion fan ever since I bought this CD in the late 80's, and when the remastered cd came out I just had to have it. And needless to say I was not disapointed, the second CD just adds to what is already an astounding offering
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice melding of 80s pop and 70s proggish influences
Marillion's first two albums (plus the excellent 30-minute "Market Square Heroes" EP) are the high point of the 80s neo-progressive rock movement (Pallas's "The... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Matthew Schwarz
5.0 out of 5 stars THE one to buy
Some of the best prog EVER. This 2 cd set lets you experience the Fish led Marillion at the top of their game. Read more
Published on October 8, 2007 by Jim Z
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best prog album of all time
For sure, this cd is a must have in any serious prog music lover.
It has pass the test if time, even so, it's getting better with age. Read more
Published on July 6, 2007 by Guy Campeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked gem, overlooked band
Much earlier in their career Marillion took a giant step forward with the release of "Childhood's End". Previous efforts were very good (especially 83s "A Script... Read more
Published on November 10, 2005 by S. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Neo Prog Concept Album
Ju Ju is in denial. This is a great album that features some great songs such as the powerful "Hearts of Lothian" , "Lavender" and many others. Read more
Published on October 18, 2005 by NEOPROG RAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece remastered...
What can I say? Not only is Marillion my favorite band ever (I'm an anorak myself), but Misplaced Childhood is my all-time favorite recording. Read more
Published on October 25, 2001 by Rodrigo Llamozas
5.0 out of 5 stars Candy for the ears
I just purchased this cd today (my first Marillion cd) and was blown away. From the opening cut I got goose bumps. An absolutely beautiful cd and I highly recommend it. Read more
Published on March 6, 2001 by doug
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest concept album I have ever heard!
I discovered this album when I was stationed in Germany in the late 80's. It has been stuck in my head ever since! The lyrics are INCREDIBLE! Read more
Published on April 15, 2000 by slslinkard@clas.net
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