MISPLACED CHILDHOOD

MARILLION // 1985

“I was in ‘Padres Bay’ when suddenly I felt a child standing behind me on the stairs. I knew he was dressed as a soldier and vanished as soon as he entered the corner or my eye. Perhaps it was my muse; perhaps it was the drug. It was enough to propel me into reaming off a large scrawl of prose.” – Fish

  • 1. Pseudo Silk Kimono (2:13)
    2. Kayleigh (4:03)
    3. Lavender (2:27)
    4. Bitter Suite (5:53)
    – I. Brief Encounter
    – II. Lost Weekend
    – III. Blue Angel
    – IV. Misplaced Rendez-vous
    – V. Windswept Thumb
    5. Heart Of Lothian (6:02)
    – I. Wide Boy
    – II. Curtain Call
  • 6. Waterhole (Expresso Bongo) (2:12)
    7. Lords Of The Backstage (1:52)
    8. Blind Curve (9:29)
    – I. Vocal Under A Bloodlight
    – II. Passing Strangers
    – III. Mylo
    – IV. Perimeter Walk
    – V. Threshold
    9. Childhoods End? (4:32)
    10. White Feather (2:23)

Misplaced Childhood is the third studio album by Marillion, released in 1985.

The album was recorded during the spring of 1985 at Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin and produced by Chris Kimsey, who had previously worked with the Rolling Stones. Misplaced Childhood was the group’s most commercially successful album of the Fish era, peaking immediately at number one in the UK charts and spending a total of 41 weeks on the chart.

It ultimately gained the Platinum status. It 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.

Fish – vocals; cover concept
Steve Rothery – guitars; photography (1998 remastered edition)
Mark Kelly – keyboards
Pete Trewavas – bass
Ian Mosley – percussion
Chris Kimsey – production and mixing
Thomas Stiehler – recording
Mark Freegard – mixing engineering
Mark Wilkinson – sleeve design and illustration
Julie Hazelwood – collage

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