Easter (Marillion song)

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"Easter"
Single by Marillion
from the album Seasons End
Released 19 March 1990 (cassette)
26 March 1990 (other formats)
Format 7" vinyl record, 12" vinyl record, cassette, CD
Genre Neo-progressive rock
Length 5:58 (album version)
4:29 (single edit)
Label EMI
Producer(s) Nick Davis & Marillion
Marillion singles chronology
"The Uninvited Guest"
(1988)
"Easter"
(1990)
"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)"
(1991)
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Easter is a song from English neo-progressive rock band Marillion's 1989 album Seasons End, which became a UK Top 40 hit when issued as a single in 1990. Allmusic describe the song as "heartfelt" with an "imaginative electric-acoustic arrangement".[1] As with many Marillion songs, the album version features an extended guitar solo by Steve Rothery, which has become a fan-favourite, although it is heavily edited for the single version. The song was written by singer Steve Hogarth before he joined the band in 1989[2] and was inspired by The Troubles in Northern Ireland. The title is in reference to Easter 1916 by William Butler Yeats. Portions of the video were filmed on the Giants Causeway.

Track listing[edit]

7" and cassette version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Easter" (7" edit) – 4:29
Side 2
  1. "The Release" - 3:39

12" version[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Easter" - 5:58
Side 2
  1. "The Release" - 3:39
  2. "The Uninvited Guest" (live) - 4:44

12" version 2[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Easter" (7" edit) – 4:29
  2. "The Uninvited Guest" (live) - 4:44
Side 2
  1. "Warm Wet Circles" (live) - 5:40
  2. "That Time of Night" (live) - 4:36
  • A later "limited edition" 12" pressing replaced "The Uninvited Guest" with "The Release"

CD version[edit]

  1. "Easter" - 5:58
  2. "The Release" - 3:39
  3. "The Uninvited Guest" (live) - 4:44

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
UK Singles Chart 34

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season's End - Marillion". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kerrang". 23 September 1989