Review by Steve Alspach
Marillion continues its path towards solid, rock-based music with Anoraknophibia, their most recent release. The band has its feet planted firmly in 2001 with its music that never gets too adventurous or exploratory. The lyrics, however, focus on the large-scale puzzles of the world and tries to balance the fine line of optimism and a bleaker reality. In other words, no "Lavenders blue, dilly dilly" for this outfit.
The personnel for this recording is: Steve Hogarth, vocals; Steven Rothery, guitars; Mark Kelly, keyboards; Pete Trewavas, bass, and Ian Moseley, drums.