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  • A Sunday Night Above The Rain
    Marillion
    Label: earMusic/Eagle Rock Entertainment
    Release Date: July 22, 2014
    Review Date: August 03, 2014

    Marillion’s has just released to a waiting and enthusiastic fan base one of its strongest live releases so far: A Sunday Night Above The Rain. It’s released as a 2CD set and on digital formats via earMusic/Eagle Rock Entertainment and the clarity and crispness of sound is absolutely amazing.
     
    Recorded on March 10, 2013 at the band’s bi-annual Marillion Weekend at Center Parcs in Port Zelande, the Netherlands, this live release is presented in the best possible sound quality available today. For the first time, Marillion performed all of the tracks from their widely acclaimed and most recent studio album Sounds That Can’t Be Made. Besides the eight album tracks, the band also played a selection of fan favorites ranging from “This Strange Engine” to “Garden Party.”
     
    Thousands of fans traveled from over 44 countries around the world to be a part of this truly amazing night. A Sunday Night Above The Rain encapsulates and celebrates the success and fan adoration of one of progressive rock’s most innovative bands. Consequently, this collection will most assuredly make its way to each and every Marillion fan’s personal listening library.

     
  • soundsthatcantbemadecoverSounds That Can’t Be Made – Special Edition
    Marillion
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment/earMusic
    Released: February 11, 2014
    Reviewed: February 09, 2014

    The great folks at Eagle Rock Entertainment /earMusic have released the Special Edition 2CD of Marillion’s Sounds That Can’t Be Made album in North America.

    Originally released in 2012 (see the Boomerocity review of it here), Sounds That Can’t Be Made was Marillion’s 17th album. It hit the Top 40 charts in the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Norway, and France, and followed the success of 2009’s Less Is More and the Live From Cadogan Hall album. This special edition boasts not only the original eight tracks, but a bonus second disc with radio sessions of “Wrapped Up In Time,” “Power,” and “Pour My Love,” a demo arrangement of “Lucky Man,” and live versions of “Sounds That Can’t Be Made” and “Invisible Ink.” The 2CD also includes enhanced artwork.

    Considered one of Britain’s most original and innovative bands, Marillion has carved a niche as purveyors of soulful, powerful, and deeply moving songs, with a long-standing reputation of blistering live shows. Lead singer Steve Hogarth, guitarist Steve Rothery, keyboardist Mark Kelly, bassist Pete Trewavas and drummer Ian Mosley have enjoyed a rich, musical history, with 16 studio albums, over 20 UK Top 40 hits, and an impressive and faithful global fanbase.

    Looked upon as leaders of the neo-progressive movement of the early ‘80s, and hailed by England’s Classic Rock magazine as “a national treasure,” Marillion has consistently dodged categorization. Genesis and Radiohead may come up in their “audio cocktail,” but ask each musician about the world of sound they’ve created and you’re likely to get five different answers. THAT is what sets Marillion apart.

    In 2014, Marillion has assumed the status of a classic rock band – not just by their fans, but by their increased recognition in the music business and media at large. They were recently declared “Band Of The Year” at the second annual Prog Rock Awards.