Once again Marillion have succeeded in releasing the perfect package. If there ever was one band that understands the fans, their wants, and their needs, it's Marillion. Every reissue and remaster has been perfect in every way, and this box set is no exception.
If you already own volume one, the Fish years, then you know what this box is about. If not, then read on...
What we have here is a complete set of every single that Marillion released on EMI from 1989 to 1995. In other words, every single from the four Hogarth era EMI albums. When they say complete, they mean it. Over the course of 12 CDs, Marillion have lovingly collected every B-side from every format of each single. Remember these singles were originally released on such archaic formats as 7" and 12" vinyl, sometimes with different tracks on each! As we moved on into the 90's, often a band would release a CD single in two parts that you had to purchase separately. Marillion have combined every track from every format, and put them all on one CD for each single. They have created super-singles for each one, if you will!
To top it off, all the original artwork has been retained, and the music has been wonderfully digitally remastered. All housed in an attractive box with some Brave-era artwork on it.
If you're a fan of Marillion, and particularly a collector of the band, this solves a lot of headaches. You don't need to track down old vinyl and out of print CD singles anymore to hear these B-sides. While some have been heard on the Marillion remasters and a few on compilations, this is the first time that everything has been released to CD. Enjoy...until Seasons End.