FRC-024: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France. 18 November 1998



This is a review of the live album FRC-024: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France. 18 November 1998 by Marillion, a British rock band. The album was released in 2005 as part of the Front Row Club series, which features recordings of various concerts from the band’s history. The album captures the last show of the Radiation tour, which promoted their tenth studio album of the same name.

The setlist includes songs from Radiation, such as A Few Words For The Dead, The Answering Machine, Three Minute Boy and 80 Days, as well as older classics like Easter, Warm Wet Circles, That Time Of The Night and This Strange Engine. The band also plays some rare tracks like Under The Sun, Cannibal Surf Babe and Memory Of Water (Big Beat Version). The performance is energetic and passionate, with the band and the audience enjoying the final night of the tour.

The sound quality of the album is good, although not perfect. The recording was made from a single source tape, which ran out during the last song King. The band had to edit the ending and add a farewell message to make it sound like a complete show. However, this does not detract from the overall experience of listening to this album.

FRC-024: Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France. 18 November 1998 is a great live album for fans of Marillion and their Radiation era. It showcases their versatility and creativity as a rock band, as well as their connection with their loyal fanbase. It is a testament to their longevity and relevance in the music scene.

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