Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)

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Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
Marillion - Fuck Everyone and Run.jpg
Studio album by Marillion
Released23 September 2016
Recorded2014–2016
Studio
  • The Racket Club, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Real World, Box, Wiltshire, England
GenreNeo-progressive rock
Length68:10
Label
ProducerMichael Hunter
Marillion chronology
Sounds That Can't Be Made
(2012)
Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
(2016)
Waves and Numb3rs
(2017)
Singles from Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
  1. "The New Kings"
    Released: 8 July 2017
  2. "Living in F E A R"
    Released: 21 September 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian5/5 stars[3]

Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) is the eighteenth studio album by the British neo-progressive rock band Marillion, released in 2016.

Production[edit]

As with many of their recent recordings, Marillion, who are widely considered as the crowdfunding pioneers, turned to their fans to finance the new album. This time the group decided to join the online direct-to-fan music platform PledgeMusic in order to expand their management and customer service possibilities.[4] The pre-order campaign was launched on 1 September 2015 and by 6 October fans from 67 countries pledged to buy the album. The money received made Marillion to be able to tour across South America in May 2016 and North America in October 2016.[5] The album was recorded between 2014 and 2016 at the group's own Racket Club Studios in Buckinghamshire, as well as at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Wiltshire, where Marillion spent a week in the end of the winter in 2016.[6] On 7 April 2016, the band revealed the cover art and announced the album title as Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R).[7] Singer Steve Hogarth commented on the title, saying,

”This title is adopted not in anger or with any intention to shock. It is adopted and sung (in the song "New Kings”) tenderly, in sadness and resignation inspired by an England, and a world, which increasingly functions on an “Every man for himself” philosophy. I won’t bore you with examples, they’re all over the newspapers every day. There’s a sense of foreboding that permeates much of this record. I have a feeling that we’re approaching some kind of sea-change in the world – an irreversible political, financial, humanitarian and environmental storm. I hope that I’m wrong. I hope that my FEAR of what “seems” to be approaching is just that, and not FEAR of what “is” actually about to happen.”[8]

Release[edit]

On 7 July, customers of the PledgeMusic campaign received access to download the song suite The New Kings, and an edited version of the song was made available to the public on Marillion's YouTube channel.[9]

The campaign offered various options of pre-ordering the album—called only by the code name M18 at that time—including CD, download only, and a limited Ultimate Edition box, containing, among others, a Blu-ray Disc containing a making-of-the-album film.[10][11] Originally the album was slated to be released on 1 May 2016, but was later postponed to 9 September, and again to 23 September. Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) was released as a standard CD, a multi-channel Super Audio CD, and also as a 33⅓ rpm double-vinyl LP with a slightly different track order. A special limited golden vinyl version of the album was released for Record Store Day 2017 on 22 April.[12]

The album peaked at #4 in the UK, marking the band's highest chart position since Clutching at Straws in 1987.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Marillion.

No.TitleLength
1."El Dorado"
I. "Long-Shadowed Sun"
II. "The Gold"
III. "Demolished Lives"
IV. "F E A R"
V. "The Grandchildren of Apes"
16:46
1:26
6:13
2:24
4:08
2:35
2."Living in F E A R"6:25
3."The Leavers"
I. "Wake Up in Music"
II. "The Remainers"
III. "Vapour Trails in the Sky"
IV. "The Jumble of Days"
V. "One Tonight"
19:08
4:27
1:35
4:49
4:20
3:56
4."White Paper"7:19
5."The New Kings"
I. "Fuck Everyone and Run"
II. "Russia's Locked Doors"
III. "A Scary Sky"
IV. "Why Is Nothing Ever True?"
16:45
4:22
6:25
2:34
3:24
6."Tomorrow's New Country"1:47
Total length:68:10

2xLP edition[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Marillion[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Sofi Hogarth – additional vocals (on "El Dorado", "The Leavers", "The New Kings")
  • Jennie Rothery – additional vocals (on "The Leavers")
  • Eleanor Gilchrist – violin
  • Geraldine Berreen – violin
  • Teresa Whipple – viola
  • Abigail Trundle – cello

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Michael Hunter – producer, mixing engineer
  • Simon Ward – artwork, design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 43
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 21
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 6
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 27
Italian Albums (FIMI)[20] 14
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[21] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[22] 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[23] 88
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 15
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Marillion: Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R) > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (31 August 2016). "Marillion - (Fuck Everyone And Run) F E A R album review". Classic Rock. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ Hall, Tim (22 September 2016). "Marillion: Fear review – prog veterans' best album in 20 years". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  4. ^ Marillion (1 September 2015). "Marillion Album 18 Pre-Order Campaign". The Official Marillion Website. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. ^ Marillion (6 October 2015). "Update from the Band". The Official Marillion Website. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. ^ Steve Rothery (3 March 2016). "Update from Steve Rothery". The Official Marillion Website. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  7. ^ Marillion (7 April 2016). "New Album News". The Official Marillion Website. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Marillion To Release Brand New Studio Album 'Fear' On September 9 – I'm Music Magazine". Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  9. ^ marilliononline (8 July 2016). "Marillion - The New Kings". Retrieved 27 September 2016 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "MARILLION ALBUM 18 PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN". Marillion. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Marillion: F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R)". PledgeMusic. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  12. ^ http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2017/marillion/
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  26. ^ "Marillion | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 4 March 2018.