The album title An Hour Before It’s Dark could refer to the last hour you were allowed to play outside as a child before you had to go home, a reference to the fight against time in relation to the climate crisis or the last minutes in a person’s life.
“Be it social, political, or personal issues, Marillion have never minced words and have always found a way to combine them with their own unique sound, known for incredible songwriting, melodies and top-notch musicianship, while swimming against the tide, not bending to norms and limitations,” say the band’s label.
“Despite the seemingly bleak contemplations across this album – the virus, our mortality, medical science, care, and Leonard Cohen (ha ha) – the overall feeling of the music is surprisingly upbeat,” adds singer Steve Hogarth. “I think the band are as on form as they ever were really, and the addition of Choir Noir has added another new soul and colour to things.”
Like its predecessor, FEAR, An Hour Before It’s Dark was recorded at Peter Gabriel‘s Real World Studios, which also provided the perfect backdrop for the carefully chosen selection of behind-the-scenes footage in form of a documentary on the making of the album and a performance of Murder Machines from Real World that will be released together with the album.
Marillion are currently on the road with the Light At The End Of The Tunnel tour in the UK, which will be followed by several Marillion weekends until summer 2022 and a major European tour in autumn 2022.
1. Be Hard On Yourself
i. The Tear In The Big Picture
ii. Lust For Luxury
iii. You Can Learn
2. Reprogram The Gene
ii. Trouble-Free Life
iii. A Cure For Us?
3. Only A Kiss (Instrumental)
4. Murder Machines
5. The Crow And The Nightingale
6. Sierra Leone
i. Chance In A Million
ii. The White Sand
iii. The Diamond
iv. The Blue Warm Air
v. More Than A Treasure
i. Maintenance Drugs
ii. An Hour Before It’s Dark
iii. Every Call
iv. Angels On Earth
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- Marillion - Heart Of Lothian - UK - 12" picture disc - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2022 11:26)on May 16, 2022 at 6:04 am
MARILLION Heart Of Lothian (1985 UK limited edition 3-track 12" Picture Disc single featuring the Full Version & Single Version of the title track & a live version of Chelsea Monday, clear PVC sleeve 12MARILP5)
- Marillion - Market Square Heroes - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $24.40, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Mar-2022 16:11)on May 16, 2022 at 6:04 am
MARILLION Market Square Heroes (1982 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, also including two non-album tracks Three Boats Down From The Candy and the 18 minute fan favourite Grendel, superb picture sleeve illustrated by Mark Wilkinson with lyrics on the reverse. The thin card sleeve shows some minor wear with scuffing/wear to edges whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of play 12EMI5351)
- Marillion - Incommunicado - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $8.53, €8.25 (New Item) (arrived 01-Mar-2022 12:00)on May 16, 2022 at 6:04 am
MARILLION Incommunicado (1987 UK injection moulded 7" vinyl single, also including Going Under. The glossy picture sleeve has a little wear evident to the opening edge and apart from a few surface scuffs, the vinyl remains in EX condition MARIL6)
- Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark - Orange Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £36.99, $45.13, €43.65 (New Item) (arrived 02-Mar-2022 11:53)on May 16, 2022 at 6:04 am
MARILLION An Hour Before It's Dark (2022 UK/EU limited edition 8-track double album 2-LP pressed on Orange Vinyl, their brand new studio album recorded in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. Gatefold picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Marillion - Real To Reel - Dutch - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.64, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 02-Mar-2022 17:13)on May 16, 2022 at 6:04 am
MARILLION Real To Reel (1980s Dutch issue of the 1984 6-track LP, the first live album from the neo-progressive rock band, recorded at the Spectrum in Montreal, Canada & De Montfort Hall in Leicester, England; 'Fame' stickered picture sleeve with series inner. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played)