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Marillion, founded in 1979, is a British progressive rock band who primarily makes.

The group is named after the book The Silmarillion by j. r. r. Tolkien.

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[hide]*1 History

History[Edit]Edit

Marillion was founded in 1979 as Silmarillion by Steve RotheryDoug IrvineBrian Jelliman and Mick Pointer. In 1980 the label in Marillion to prevent problems with the heirs of Tolkien. The tree long Shot Fish came in 1981 at the band as the lead singer. In 1982, the group signed her first record deal and soon after came out as debut single Market Square Heroes . The debut album Script For A Jester's Tear came in 1983, followed by Fugazi from 1984.

1985 was the year of the big breakthrough with the album Misplaced Childhoodby Marillion, whose ballad Kayleigh ended high in the charts. This is also one of the few major hitsuccessen that the band earned. The next album, Clutching at Straws from 1987, still contains the hit Incommunicado, but sold for 30 percent less than its predecessor. Fish left the band in 1988 because it wanted to go further and the other band members solo pulled Steve Hogarth of the band "The Europeans" and "How We Live" as new lead singer.

In 1991 the band tried under duress by record company EMI to achieve success with the pop-like album Holidays in EdenCover My Eyes , although the single sold well, but the album sales remained far behind Misplaced Childhood. Then In 1994 came from Brave , a complex and very bleak 70-minute concept album that meant a return to the old musical direction.

In 1995, Rossi was Afraid of Sunlight, again a concept album, this time dealing with the downside of Fame. Various celebrities were examined (John LennonMuhammad AliO.J. SimpsonDonald Campbell). This cd also didn't score in the charts. It is the last album that the band recorded for EMI.

After the group left the record company, the group tried it with independent labels. This resulted in mostly bad marketing and Ditto the band skinny critics in the press. went into those years quite anonymous through life, but spent three albums on the market (This strange engineRadiat10n and marillion.com).

After an e-mail message in 1997 by Marillion that they don't in America is because of lack of money, can get rows by a fan from the us a tour Fund established on the internet. This was enough to leave come to Marillion raised money for a small club tour in the us.

The years 2000 and 2003 restate what a call on internet may result. After the band got in 2000 without record deal, the Group decided to do it in future all by itself. A call from the band prior to their new album (yet to take) to buy turned out to be a success. From this album, Anoraknophobia, 12.674 pieces were pre-ordered, whereby the group could pay the recording of the cd itself. The success of the campaign again for the first time since 1995 yielded the group a deal with EMI, this time for the distribution and marketing. Anoraknophobia is the first cd since Misplaced childhood that sells better than its predecessor. The 13th album by Marillion, Marbles, 12.772 pieces went in the for sale in a Deluxe double-cd version, in stores choose the band in favour of a single-cd version back. With the proceeds of the sale paid for Marillion this time not only the studio and producer David Meegan, but also the distribution and marketing are taken. Of Marbles came the singles you're gone and Don't hurt yourself in the British and Dutch top ten of the charts after a call via internet the singles massively in the first two weeks after the release to buy. The campaign delivers the band a lot of press attention, particularly in the United Kingdom. For the first time since 1997, the Group also went back to the United States and Canada for a tour. In the winter of 2005 appeared the live dvd Marbles on the road.

Marillion has in 2006 to their 14th studio album Somewhere Else worked, that on april 9, 2007 came out. On 11 June came the single Thank You Whoever You Are/Most Toys out (double A-side), which in the following week reached position 6 in the Top 100. This is the highest position the band ever obtained in Netherlands.

In October 2008, the 15th studio album "Happiness is the Road out. In contrast to Somewhere Else, where the band has little interaction with the fans wanted, was "Happiness is the Road as a pre-order album order.On 10 september, following in the footsteps of Radiohead album Marillion "free" made available. Ask the music files of the user an email address for advertising purposes.

On October 2, 2009 brought Marillion Less is More , an acoustic album. Several songs from previous albums were stripped down and fitted with new arrangements. It was among other things using old instruments such as an original church organ and Dulcitone. Marillion has done a theatre tour including hereafter in Netherlands.

Meanwhile, the members also working on various solo projects. Steve Hogarth has an album recorded with Richard Barbieri of Porcupine Tree and is meanwhile working on Egbert Derix which in 2012 the Annie MG Schmidt price has won. Both Steve Hogarth as Fish granted their cooperation to Egbert de los Reyes ' album ' Paintings in Minor Lilac ' (2012), on which the music of Marillion is central. DeeExpus played with Mark Kelly and Pete Trewavas along with Eric Blackwood with Edison's Children.

Mid-2012 is the 17th studio album, released after which Sounds That Can't Be Made an extensive tour is finished that lasted until January 2013, in Europe, North and South America.

Group Members[Edit]Edit

Current occupation[Edit]Edit

  • Steve Hogarth (aka "h")-vocals (1989–present)
  • -Steve Rothery -guitar
  • Pete Trewavas-bass guitar
  • Mark Kelly-keyboards
  • Ian Mosley-drums (since 1 January 1984)

Former band members[Edit]Edit

  • Fish (real name Derek William Dick)-vocals (left september 12, 1988)
  • John Martyr-drums (August 1983-end 1983)
  • Jonathan Mover-drums (of 25 september 1983 to October 12, 1983)
  • Andy Ward-drums (of 12 May 1983 to August 1983)
  • Mick Pointer-drums (departed 18 april 1983)
  • Diz Minnitt-bass guitar (departed 26 March 1982)
  • Doug Irvine-bass (left november 1980)
  • Brian Jelliman-keyboards (left October 1979)

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Jester's Script For A Tear 1983 - Studio album 1
Real to Reel 1984 - Live Album
Fugazi 1984 31-03-1984 30 8 Studio album 2
Misplaced Childhood 1985 22-06-1985 8 22 Studio album 3
Brief Encounter 1986 - Mini album for US-market/only partly live
Clutching at Straws 1987 04-07-1987 6 14 Studio album 4
B-sides Themselves 1988 - Compilation album
The Thieving Magpie 1988 10-12-1988 11 19 Live Album
Season's End 1989 07-10-1989 13 8 Studio album 5
Holidays in Eden 1991 06-07-1991 8 14 Studio album 6
A Singles Collection 1982-1992 1992 20-06-1992 30 9 Compilation album
Brave 1994 19-02-1994 8 15 Studio album 7
Afraid of Sunlight 1995 08-07-1995 12 13 Studio album 8
Made Again 1996 06-04-1996 41 13 Live Album
The Best of Both Worlds 1997 15-03-1997 63 4 Compilation album
This Strange Engine 1997 03-05-1997 16 10 Studio album 9
Radiat10n 1998 03-10-1998 30 6 The 10 in the name refers to the fact that this is the tenth studio album is
marillion.com 1999 23-10-1999 40 4 Studio album 11
Anoraknophobia 2001 19-05-2001 67 4 Studio album 12
Anorak Live in the UK 2002 - Live Album
The Best of Marillion 2003 - Compilation album
Marbles 2004 08-05-2004 42 5 Studio album 13
Marbles Live 2005 - Live Album
Somewhere Else 2007 14-04-2007 18 7 Studio album 14
"Happiness is the Road, Volume 1: Essence 2008 08-11-2008 83 1 Studio album 15
"Happiness is the Road, Volume 2: The Hard Shoulder 2008 08-11-2008 85 1 Studio album 15
Less is more 02-10-2009 10-10-2009 72 2 Acoustic Studio album 16
The Official Bootleg Box Volume 2 28-05-2010 - - -
Live From Cadogan Hall 08-10-2010 - - -
Marillion at High Voltage 2010 18-10-2010 - - -
Sounds that can't be made 2012 22-09-2012 22 5 Studio album 17
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Sounds that can't be made 2012 29-09-2012 134 1 *

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Kayleigh 07-05-1985 06-07-1985 16 8
Incommunicado 1987 04-07-1987 31 3
Sugar mice 1987 22-08-1987 tip17 -
Cover my eyes (Pain and heaven) 1991 06-07-1991 13 6
Sympathy 1992 20-06-1992 25 4
The great escape 1994 26-02-1994 38 3
Beautiful 1995 17-06-1995 tip6 -
You're gone 2004 15-05-2004 32 2
Don't hurt yourself 2004 -
Thankyou whoever you are 2007 -
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Kayleigh 1985 03-08-1985 38 1

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Kayleigh 38 55 68 73 66 103 121 115 154 111 173 198 217 159 174

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
A sunday night above the rain 2014 05-07-2014 8 1 *

Trivia[Edit]Edit

Marillion organizes every 2 years a whole weekend in a holiday park. In 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 have 3000 fans from 44 countries to Center Parcs Port Zélande Ouddorp exclusive inhabited and cared for Marillion from Friday to Sunday concerts and interviews. Successively such conventions were held in Netherlands In 2011, Canada and England. That will happen again in 2013, starting in Port Zélande.

In 2007, Marillion, on the market for free in Almelo. The band was in Netherlands among other things for a gig in Hardenberg.

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