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Mark Kelly's Marathon
Debut album by Marillion's keyboardist Mark Kelly's side project band, Marathon. A pleasant offering indeed, particularly with the vocal work of Oliver Smith (Peter Gabriel meets John Mitchell meets Mark Trueack). Mark admitted when he was looking for a singer, he specifically wanted someone with the "sound" of Peter Gabriel. He definitely found that in Oliver, and it works brilliantly!
At only 43 minutes, I wish it were a bit longer, but Mark wanted something specifically to end up on vinyl.
Solid debut not to be missed. Will satisfy Marillion fans and new fans alike. 4.5 Yaks.
Nov 27, 2020
Amelia (II & III) • Twenty Fifty One (I, II, III, & IV)
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