First remastereed re-release of the third full-length studio album by legendary British Neo-Progressive Rock band.
A first band's concept album loosely based on the childhood of Marillion's lead singer, Fish, who was inspired by a brief incident that occurred while he was under the influence of acid.
The album features Marillion's two most successful singles, the guitar-led Rock ballad "Kayleigh", which reached number two in the UK, and piano-led "Lavender", which peaked at number five.
"Misplaced Childhood" is the bands's most commercially successful album to date, peaking immediately at number one in the UK charts and spending a total of 41 weeks on the chart.
"Misplaced Childhood" was certified Platinum by the BPI for sales in excess of 300.000 copies on 26 November 1985 just 5 months after the release. It was the 20th best selling album in the United Kingdom for 1985. The album was also highly successful across mainland Europe reaching number 3 in Germany, number 6 in Switzerland and the Netherlands, the latter of which is where Marillion have one of their largest fanbases, and number 10 in Norway. In the United States, "Misplaced Childhood" came out on the Capitol Records label and reached number 47 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest position the band has ever achieved.
Classic Rock choosed "Misplaced Childhood" as the fourth greatest concept album of all time by in 2003, and named it one of the top 10 essential Progressive Rock releases of the 1980s in 2016.
Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1985/2017 (0190295825515). Made in Germany.
1. Pseudo Silk Kimono 2:14
2. Kayleigh 4:04
3. Lavender 2:27
4. Bitter Suite 5:54
5. Heart Of Lothian 6:02
1. Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) 2:13
2. Lords Of The Backstage 1:52
3. Blind Curve 9:28
4. Childhoods End? 4:35
5. White Feather 2:23
Total playing time: 41:06 min.