Marillion

Marillion are a British rock band, formed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1979.wikipedia
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Fish (singer)

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Marillion's recorded studio output since 1982 is composed of eighteen albums, generally regarded in two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original lead singer Fish in late 1988 and the subsequent arrival of replacement Steve Hogarth in early 1989.
Fish became widely known as the lead singer and lyricist of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion from 1981 until 1988.

Steve Hogarth

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Marillion's recorded studio output since 1982 is composed of eighteen albums, generally regarded in two distinct eras, delineated by the departure of original lead singer Fish in late 1988 and the subsequent arrival of replacement Steve Hogarth in early 1989.
Since 1989 he has been the lead singer of the British rock band Marillion, for which he also performs additional keyboards and guitar.

Misplaced Childhood

their 1985 album of the same name
The band achieved eight Top Ten UK albums between 1983 and 1994, including a number one album in 1985 with Misplaced Childhood, and during the period the band were fronted by Fish they had eleven Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart.
Misplaced Childhood is the third studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1985.

Kayleigh

They are best known for the 1985 singles "Kayleigh" and "Lavender", which reached number two and number five respectively, with "Kayleigh" also entering the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
"Kayleigh" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Lavender (Marillion song)

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They are best known for the 1985 singles "Kayleigh" and "Lavender", which reached number two and number five respectively, with "Kayleigh" also entering the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
"Lavender" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Made Again

Marillion's first album released with Hogarth, 1989's Seasons End, was another Top Ten hit, and albums continued to chart well until their departure from EMI Records following the release of their 1996 live album Made Again and the dissipation of the band's mainstream popularity in the late 1990s; save for a resurgence in the mid- to late-2000s, they have essentially been a cult act since then.
Made Again is a 1996 double live album by Marillion, their first live recording with singer Steve Hogarth.

You're Gone (Marillion song)

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Marillion have achieved a further twelve Top 40 hit singles in the UK with Hogarth, including 2004's "You're Gone", which charted at No. 7 and is the biggest hit of his tenure.
You're Gone is the lead single from Marillion's 13th studio album Marbles, released in 2004.

Market Square Heroes

They released their first single, "Market Square Heroes", in 1982, with the epic song "Grendel" on the B-side of the 12" version. Following the single, the band released their first full-length album in 1983.
"Market Square Heroes" is the debut single by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1982 with "Three Boats Down from the Candy" as the B-side.

Crowdfunding

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Despite unpopularity in the mainstream media and a consistently unfashionable status within the British music industry, Marillion have maintained a very loyal international fanbase, becoming widely acknowledged as playing a pioneering role in the development of crowdfunding and fan-funded music.
The first noteworthy instance of online crowdfunding in the music industry was in 1997, when fans underwrote an entire U.S. tour for the British rock band Marillion, raising US$60,000 in donations by means of a fan-based Internet campaign.

Script for a Jester's Tear

The music on their debut album, Script for a Jester's Tear, was born out of the intensive performances of the previous years.
Script for a Jester's Tear is the debut studio album by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in the United Kingdom on 13 March 1983 by EMI Records.

He Knows You Know

The album was a commercial success, peaking at number seven on the UK album chart and producing the Top 40 singles "He Knows You Know" and "Garden Party".
"He Knows You Know" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Garden Party (Marillion song)

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The album was a commercial success, peaking at number seven on the UK album chart and producing the Top 40 singles "He Knows You Know" and "Garden Party".
"Garden Party (The Great Cucumber Massacre)" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Fugazi (album)

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Despite the numerous production problems encountered during this period, the second album, Fugazi, built upon the success of the first album with a more streamlined hard rock sound.
Fugazi is the second studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1984.

Neo-progressive rock

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They emerged from the post-punk music scene in Britain and existed as a bridge between the styles of punk rock and classic progressive rock, becoming the most commercially successful neo-progressive rock band of the 1980s.
Later in the same book, Jerry Lucky suggested that this subgenre of progressive rock peaked in the mid-1980s: "As 1984 dawned all of the British neo-progressive rock bands release material. Marillion's second Fugazi, Pallas' The Sentinel, Pendragon's Fly High Fall Far, Twelfth Night's Art and Illusion, Solstice's Silent Dance, Quasar's Fire in the Sky and plenty of others including records from Haze C'est La Vie, Craft, Mach One Lost For Words, BJH Victims of Circumstance, The Enid The Spell, and others".

Real to Reel (Marillion album)

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In November 1984, Marillion then released their first live album, Real to Reel, featuring songs from Fugazi and Script for a Jester's Tear, as well as "Cinderella Search" (B-side to 'Assassing') and the debut single "Market Square Heroes", which had not been available on album until that point.
Real to Reel is the first live album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in November 1984.

Punch and Judy (song)

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It improved on the chart placing of its predecessor by reaching the top five and produced the top 30 singles "Punch and Judy" and "Assassing".
"Punch and Judy" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Ian Mosley

Former Steve Hackett drummer Ian Mosley was eventually secured as Pointer's replacement after a series of other drummers, including Andy Ward and Jonathan Mover, proved short-lived and less than satisfactory.
He is best known for his long-time membership of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion, which he joined for their second album, Fugazi, released in 1984.

Assassing

It improved on the chart placing of its predecessor by reaching the top five and produced the top 30 singles "Punch and Judy" and "Assassing".
"Assassing" is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Heart of Lothian

The third single from the album, "Heart of Lothian", became another top-thirty hit for the band, reaching No. 29. The album came sixth in Kerrang! magazine's "Albums of the Year" in 1985.
"Heart of Lothian" is a song by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Clutching at Straws

The fourth studio album, Clutching at Straws, shed some of its predecessor's pop stylings and retreated into a darker exploration of excess, alcoholism, and life on the road, representing the strains of constant touring that would result in the departure of Fish to pursue a solo career.
Clutching at Straws is the fourth studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 1987.

Incommunicado (song)

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It did continue the group's commercial success, however; lead single "Incommunicado" charted at No. 6 in the UK charts gaining the band an appearance on Top of the Pops, and the album entered the UK album chart at No. 2, Marillion's second highest placing.
Incommunicado is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Sugar Mice

"Sugar Mice" and "Warm Wet Circles" also became hit singles, both reaching No. 22. Fish has also stated in interviews since that he believes this was the best album he made with the band.
Sugar Mice is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

Seasons End

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Marillion's first album released with Hogarth, 1989's Seasons End, was another Top Ten hit, and albums continued to chart well until their departure from EMI Records following the release of their 1996 live album Made Again and the dissipation of the band's mainstream popularity in the late 1990s; save for a resurgence in the mid- to late-2000s, they have essentially been a cult act since then.
Seasons End is the fifth studio album by British rock band Marillion, released in 1989.

Warm Wet Circles

"Sugar Mice" and "Warm Wet Circles" also became hit singles, both reaching No. 22. Fish has also stated in interviews since that he believes this was the best album he made with the band.
Warm Wet Circles is a song by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion.

John Helmer (musician)

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After Fish left the group (taking his lyrics with him), Hogarth set to work crafting new lyrics to existing songs with lyricist and author John Helmer.
John Helmer (born 1956) is a musician and part-time writer best known for contributing lyrics for Marillion.