MARILLION "KAYLEIGH" (1985)
By Mark Nobes, chief editor
Marillion released five studio albums during the eighties, and "Kayleigh" featured on their third one, Misplaced Childhood. The song was the band's most successful single release, entering the UK charts at No.15 on 12th May 1985 and climbing to it's peak position of No.2 on 9th June for one week. This was also the band's only single to break into the Billboard Hot 100, although it still only managed to reach #74.
Many would argue that this is how Genesis would have sounded if Phil Collins hadn't have destroyed their sound, and for those who wore their cassette out back in the 80s, then you owe it to yourself to buy the remastered CD!
Two more singles were released from the album; "Lavender" which reached #5 in the UK, making this the band's second most successful single and "Heart Of Lothian" which peaked at #29.