- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: June 9, 1997
- Label: EMI Europe Generic
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 3.Cinderella Search
- 4.Emerald Lies
- 5.Forgotten Sons
- 6.Garden Party
- 7.Market Square Heroes
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Lady Nina
- 3.KayLeigh (Live) - (live)
- 4.Fugazi (Live) - (live)
- 5.Script For a Jesters Tear, A (Live) - (live)
Marillion includes: Fish (vocals); Steve Rothery (guitar); Mark Kelly (keyboards); Pete Trewavas (bass); Ian Mosley (drums).
Producers include: Simon Hanhart, Marillion, Chris Kimsey, Mark Freegard.
Compilation producer: Nigel Reeve.
Recorded at Hansa Studios, Berlin, Germany; Hammersmith Odeon, London, England between March 1985 and January 1986. Includes liner notes by S.A.M.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
British rock band Marillion's live album REAL TO REEL is accompanied here by the group's mini release BRIEF ENCOUNTER, both of which were recorded in the mid-1980s.
Marillion: Fish (vocals); Steve Rothery (guitar); Mark Kelly (keyboards); Pete Trewavas (bass guitar); Ian Mosley (drums).
Audio Mixer: Simon Hanhart.
Recording information: De Montford Hall, Leicester, England (03/05/1984-01/10/1986); Hansa Studio, Berlin, DE (03/05/1984-01/10/1986); Hansa Studios, Berlin, Germany (03/05/1984-01/10/1986); London's Hammersmith Odeon (03/05/1984-01/10/1986); London's Hammerstein Odeon (03/05/1984-01/10/1986); The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada (03/05/1984-01/10/1986).
In 1997 , EMI released Real to Reel/Brief Encounter, which contained two complete albums -- Real to Reel (1984, originally released on EMI) and Brief Encounter (originally released on Capitol) -- by British prog rockers Marillion on one compact disc. ~ Tim Sendra