I have been on a three day listening binge to Marillion. Absolutely brilliant song-writing, lyrics, and total mastery on their instruments. I discovered them by accident in the 80's when I was a metalhead (still am) I would buy Kerrang magazine to get the latest scoop on metal bands and the albums to buy. Well, lo and behold, one mag had Marillion listed as the number one act in England at the time. I thought they were metal, ordered "Fugazi" from Retrospect Records in Walnut Creek CA, and waited in anticipation of what I thought would be the heaviest band in the universe. Surprise, they were the heaviest band in the universe but not in a way I expected. "Fugazi" for me was transformational. The lyrics talked about things that I knew and places I had been. References to things like "Brixton Chess" and "door to door Belsens", and "unsheathe the blade with the voice". Good Lord, no one at the time was telling stories like that. I was hooked and even after "Fish" left, I loved Hogarth just as much and still think they are one of the greatest prog-rock bands ever. And for Rothery to get those soaring leads from a Fender Squier just amazed me. He is without a doubt one of the most undersung guitarists of all time. They are in my top-three bands of all time with PF/David Gilmour holding down the number one spot and Tool tied with Rush for number three. I always wondered why we never heard them here and why they were not just outright legends across all continents. I read their story and there is not one thing I could point to and say, "If they had just done that one thing, they would be legends." Is it that the time they appeared in the 80'd we were not impressed with stellar musicianship and just coming out of the punk and disco era? Anyway, this is an eargasm for me on a great song. Beautiful lyrics, great guitar and Hogarths vocals are wonderful!