Less Is More (Marillion album)

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Less Is More
Studio album by
Released2 October 2009
RecordedSpring-Summer 2009
GenreAcoustic rock, progressive rock
LabelIntact Records, Edel Music
Marillion chronology
Recital of the Script
Less Is More
The Singles '82–88'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Classic Rock[3]

Less Is More is an acoustic studio album by Marillion, released on the band's own label on 2 October 2009. A retail version is distributed by Edel Music. The band's 16th studio album, it contains re-arranged songs from the period that Steve Hogarth has been their singer (since 1989) plus the previously unreleased track, "It's Not Your Fault". Despite some positive reviews, the album did not chart in the UK.

Critical reception[edit]

The album received positive reviews from the publications Guitarist and Classic Rock, as well as the website AllMusic. Guitarist rated the album 4 out of 5 stars, describing it as "an intimate musical experience" and "a credit to all concerned."[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Go!" (from marillion.com, 1999)5:02
2."Interior Lulu" (from marillion.com, 1999)7:32
3."Out of This World" (from Afraid of Sunlight, 1995)5:08
4."Wrapped Up in Time" (from Happiness Is the Road, 2008)3:40
5."The Space..." (from Seasons End, 1989)4:52
6."Hard as Love" (from Brave, 1994)4:58
7."Quartz" (from Anoraknophobia, 2001)5:48
8."If My Heart Were a Ball It Would Roll Uphill" (from Anoraknophobia, 2001)5:12
9."It's Not Your Fault" (previously unreleased)3:33
10."Memory of Water" (from This Strange Engine, 1997)2:37
11."This Is the 21st Century" (from Anoraknophobia, 2001)5:40
12."Hidden Bonus Track - Cannibal Surf Babe" (from Afraid of Sunlight, 1995)3:27



Chart (2009) Peak
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[5] 72
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 156


  1. ^ Guitarist, Issue 323, December 2009, p.199
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Less Is More > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  3. ^ Classic Rock, January 2010.
  4. ^ Guitarist, December 2009.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Marillion – Less Is More" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Marillion – Less Is More". Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 March 2022.

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