Marillion – An Hour Before It’s Dark (Ear Music)

Sunnier segments and crisper arrangements than on FEAR… Photos by: Anne-Marie Forker Photography No one knows how much time they've got left… sings Steve Hogarth in Care, the immaculate closing track of Marillion's twentieth and latest album An Hour Before It's Dark. Simple but compelling words to those of us who have not only weathered..

POETS, PROPHETS, VISIONARIES – Fish and Pete Trewavas on Marillion’s Fugazi album, and the new deluxe reissue

The 'difficult second album'. It's one of the most repeated cliches in rock music over the last few decades, but the number of bands who have their own examples are legion. Marillion were no exception when Fugazi arrived a year after the debut Script For A Jester's Tear in 1984. Personnel changes, producer issues and..

Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (InsideOut)

They make Tales From Topographic Oceans look like a 45 rpm single... It's fair to say that Transatlantic are not exactly renowned for subtlety or brevity. The much-lauded supergroup doesn't do anything small, consistently crafting immense prog epics that seem loftier with each new release. Now, twenty-something years into their existence, they are taking 'epic'..