Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Steve Rothery Band - The Stables MK

Guitarist and founder member of Marillion, Steve Rothery is touring his long awaited solo album “The Ghosts of Pripyat”. As you would expect the album is packed with his trademark guitar solos.An instrumental album taking the listener on an epic journey through demonic dreams, to an eerie post-Chernobyl ghost town via oceans and icy wastelands. The band is made up of some extremely talented musicians including fellow guitarist Dave Foster (Mr So and So).Dave also released his own solo album 'Gravity' in 2012. The first half was compromised of the first 5 tracks from the new album 'The Ghosts of Pripyat'.

1 Morpheus
2 Kendris
3 Old Man of the Sea
4 White Pass
5 Summer's End

 For the second half the band were joined on vocals by Martin Jakubski from the Marillion tribute band 'Stillmarillion'.

The set was made up of the classic album 'Misplaced Childhood' in it's entirety. It's amazing to think that the album was celebrating 30 years since it's release in 1985. The album was the band's "most accomplished" and "streamlined" work to date, while Ultimate Classic Rock has called it "the cornerstone of the entire 'neo-prog' movement". I have to say that I do however prefer the first two albums; 'Script for a Jester's Tear' and 'Fugazi'.  

Misplaced Childhood

Pseudo Silk Kimono
Bitter Suite
Heart of Lothian
Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)
Lords of theBackstage
Blind Curve
Childhood's End?
White Feather

The encores were an absolute treat for any fan of the 'Fish' era Marillion.

Encore 1  

Cinderella Search
Sugar Mice

The second encore was an even bigger treat with part of  the rarely heard epic 'Grendel'

Encore 2

Grendel (Final guitar solo)


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