Less Is More (album)

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Less Is More
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Studio album by Marillion
Released 2 October 2009
Recorded Spring-Summer 2009
Genre Acoustic music
Length 57:24
Label Intact Records, Edel Music
Marillion chronology
Recital of the Script
Less Is More
The Singles '82–88'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Guitarist 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[3]

Less Is More is an acoustic music studio album by Marillion, released on the band's own label on 2 October 2009. A retail version is distributed by Edel Music. 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]

No. Title Length
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



  1. ^ Guitarist, Issue 323, December 2009, p.199
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Less Is More > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  3. ^ Classic Rock, January 2010.
  4. ^ Guitarist, December 2009.

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