Marillion discography

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Marillion discography
Studio albums20
Live albums11
Compilation albums8
Singles40
Box sets6

This is the discography of the British rock band Marillion. Mostly associated with the progressive rock genre, they emerged as the most successful band of its second wave, neo-progressive rock, but they have also achieved over 20 UK Top 40 singles, including four which reached the Top 10. They have released nine albums which reached the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. Their discography includes two albums which have been Platinum-certified by the British Phonographic Industry and five which have achieved Gold status, all of which were released during their commercial peak in the 1980s.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1][2]
CAN
[3]
FIN
[4][5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
US
[12][13]
Script for a Jester's Tear 7 51 5 56 42 175
Fugazi
  • Released: 12 March 1984
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
5 71 4 14 23 13 209
Misplaced Childhood
  • Released: 17 June 1985
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
1 88 29 3 6 10 15 6 47
Clutching at Straws
  • Released: 22 June 1987
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
2 81 15 3 3 4 9 3 103
Seasons End
  • Released: 25 September 1989
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
7 11 20 20 28 11
Holidays in Eden
  • Released: 24 June 1991
  • Label: EMI, I.R.S.
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
7 10 7 36 17
Brave
  • Released: 7 February 1994
  • Label: EMI, I.R.S.
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP, MC
10 26 17 7 25 21
Afraid of Sunlight
  • Released: 26 June 1995
  • Label: EMI, El Dorado
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
16 33 52 8 34
This Strange Engine
  • Released: 9 April 1997
  • Label: Raw Power, Velvel
  • Formats: CD, MC
27 39 48 10
Radiation
  • Released: 18 September 1998
  • Label: Raw Power, Velvel
  • Formats: CD, MC
35 56 46 26
Marillion.com
  • Released: 18 October 1999
  • Label: Intact, Sanctuary
  • Formats: CD, MC
53 66 55 40
Anoraknophobia
  • Released: 7 May 2001
  • Label: Liberty EMI,
  • Formats: CD, MC
62 42 67
Marbles
  • Released: 3 May 2004
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: 2xCD
68 56 42
Somewhere Else
  • Released: 9 April 2007
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: CD
24 59 36 18 83
Happiness Is the Road Vol. 1
Happiness Is the Road Vol. 2
83
85
Less Is More
  • Released: 2 October 2009
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: CD, digital download
136 156 72
Sounds That Can't Be Made
  • Released: 17 September 2012
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, digital download
43 41 29 22 37 55 58
Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
  • Released: 23 September 2016
  • Label: Intact, earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP, digital download
4 14 10 6 17 15
With Friends from the Orchestra
  • Released: 29 November 2019
  • Label: Intact, earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP, digital download
179 69 79 85
An Hour Before It's Dark
  • Released: 4 March 2022
  • Label: Intact, earMUSIC
  • Formats: CD, 2xLP, MC, digital download
2 38 13 2 2 32 29 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

The table below only lists live albums which were released to retail on a major label. In addition, there have been many live releases on the band's own Racket Records label, which are detailed separately in the relevant section below.

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
SWE
[10]
SWI
[11]
Real to Reel
  • Released: 5 November 1984
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP, MC
8 38 49
The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
  • Released: 28 November 1988
  • Label: EMI, Capitol
  • Formats: 2xCD, 2xLP, 2xMC
25 19 46 33 18
Made Again
  • Released: 25 March 1996
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: 2xCD, 2xMC
37 35
Anorak in the UK
  • Released: 8 April 2002
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: CD, 2xCD
135
Marbles Live
  • Released: 24 October 2005
  • Label: Intact
  • Formats: CD
Recital of the Script
  • Released: 22 June 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2xCD
Live from Loreley
  • Released: 22 June 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2xCD
Early Stages: The Highlights
  • Released: 11 March 2013
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2xCD, digital download
Somewhere in London
  • Released: 19 September 2013
  • Label: Madfish
  • Formats: 2xCD+DVD
Marbles in the Park
  • Released: 20 January 2017
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • Formats: 2xCD, 3xLP, digital download
60 89
All One Tonight
  • Released: 27 July 2018
  • Label: earMUSIC
  • Formats: 2xCD, 4xLP, digital download
143 21 83
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[1]
GER
[7]
NL
[8]
SWI
[11]
US
[12]
Brief Encounter
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP, MC
42 67
B'Sides Themselves
  • Released: 4 January 1988
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
64 52
A Singles Collection 1982–1992
  • Released: 8 June 1992
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP, MC
  • Released in the US as Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other
27 46 31 38
Essential Collection
  • Released: October 1996
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
The Best of Both Worlds
  • Released: February 1997
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 2xCD, 4xLP
58
Kayleigh –The Essential Marillion Collection
  • Released: 4 May 1998
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, MC
The Best of Marillion
  • Released: July 2003
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
Best Sounds
  • Released: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Racket
  • Formats: CD
  • Latin America-only release
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Box sets[edit]

Title Album details
The Originals
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 3xCD
The Singles '82–88'
  • Released: July 2000
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 12xCDS
  • Reissued in 2009 as a 3-CD box
Singles Box Volume 2 '89–'95
  • Released: 12 October 2002
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 12xCDS
  • Reissued in 2013 as a 4-CD box
Early Stages – The Official Bootleg Box Set
  • Released: 17 November 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 6xCD
The Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 2
  • Released: 28 May 2010
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 8xCD
5 Album Set
  • Released: April 2013
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: 5xCD, digital download
  • Australia-only release

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[1][2]
AUS
[17]
CAN
[3]
GER
[7]
IRE
[18]
NL
[8]
NOR
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
US Main
[22]
"Market Square Heroes" 1982 53 Non-album single
"He Knows You Know" 1983 35 21 Script for a Jester's Tear
"Garden Party" 16 15
"Punch and Judy" 1984 29 Fugazi
"Assassing" 22 27
"Kayleigh" 1985 2 88 76 7 4 12 8 19 74 14 Misplaced Childhood
"Lavender" 5 39 5
"Heart of Lothian" 29 51 21
"Lady Nina" (US-only release) 1986 30 Brief Encounter
"Welcome to the Garden Party" (Germany-only release) Non-album single
"Incommunicado" 1987 6 22 4 25 23 24 Clutching at Straws
"Sugar Mice" 22 59 17 45
"Warm Wet Circles" 22 20 67
"Freaks" 1988 24 84 The Thieving Magpie
"Hooks in You" 1989 30 71 58 49 Seasons End
"The Uninvited Guest" 53 85
"Easter" 1990 34
"Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)" 1991 34 73 14 Holidays in Eden
"No One Can" 33
"Dry Land" 34
"Sympathy" 1992 17 26 A Singles Collection
"No One Can" (reissue) 1993 26
"The Great Escape" 1994 38 Brave
"The Hollow Man" 30
"Alone Again in the Lap of Luxury" 53
"Beautiful" 1995 29 46 Afraid of Sunlight
"Man of a Thousand Faces" 1997 98 This Strange Engine
"Eighty Days" 161
"These Chains" 1998 78 Radiation
"Between You and Me" / "Map of the World" 2001 Anoraknophobia
"You're Gone" 2004 7 8 Marbles
"Don't Hurt Yourself" 16 35
"The Damage" [A] Marbles Live
"See It Like a Baby" 2007 45 Somewhere Else
"Thankyou Whoever You Are" 15 6
"Whatever Is Wrong with You" 2008 Happiness Is the Road
"The Carol of the Bells" 2013 146 Non-album single
"Living in F E A R" 2017 Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
"Be Hard on Yourself" 2021 An Hour Before It's Dark
"Murder Machines"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Videos[edit]

VHS releases[edit]

Year Title Notes
1983 Recital of the Script Live performance from Hammersmith Odeon, 1983
1984 Grendel / The Web EP Two additional live tracks from same performance as Recital of the Script
1986 The Videos 1982–1986 Compilation of promo videos for singles from first three albums
1987 Incommunicado / Sugar Mice Promo videos for first two singles from Clutching at Straws
1987 Live from Loreley Live performance from Clutching at Straws tour in Germany, 1987. Reissued in 1995 in VHS / CD package.
1990 From Stoke Row to Ipanema ('A Year in the Life...') Documentary about making of Seasons End and excerpts of live performance from Leicester, 1990
1992 A Singles Collection Compilation of promo videos for singles from first six albums
1995 Brave Film based on Brave album

DVD / BD releases[edit]

Year Title Notes
2002 The EMI Singles Collection Includes Deserve as Easter egg
2003 Recital of the Script Includes all tracks from original VHS release and Grendel / The Web EP
2003 From Stoke Row to Ipanema ('A Year in the Life...') Includes original VHS documentary and complete live performance from Leicester, 1990
2004 Live from Loreley As original VHS release
2004 Brave As original VHS release
2004 Marbles on the Road Retail release on the Intact label of Racket 96 as single DVD
2011 Somewhere in London Retail release on the Madfish label of Racket 100 as double DVD
2011 Live from Cadogan Hall Retail release on the earMUSIC label of Racket 103 as double DVD and BD
2017 Marbles in the Park Retail release on the earMUSIC label of the Saturday night show from Racket 112 as DVD and BD
2018 All One Tonight Retail release on the earMUSIC label of Racket 113 as double DVD and double BD
2021 With Friends at St David's Retail release on the earMUSIC label of Racket 115 as double DVD and double BD

The tables above only list videos which were released to retail on a major label. In addition, there have been many video releases on the band's own Racket Records label, which are detailed separately in the relevant section below.

Racket Records releases[edit]

Racket Records is Marillion's own label – Racket releases are only available direct from Marillion's online shop. Some of the early releases are now out of print as CDs and DVDs, but most are available as audio downloads.

Audio releases[edit]

Year Catalogue # Title Notes
1992 Racket 1 Live at the Borderline The Web fan club convention show in London, 1992. Reissued in 1997. Later reissued as a Front Row Club release (FRC-004)
1992 Racket 2 Live in Caracas Live performance in Caracas (Venezuela), 1992. Reissued in 1997.
1993 Racket 3 Live in Glasgow Live performance in Scotland, 1989. Reissued in 1997. Later reissued as a Front Row Club release (FRC-005)
1995 Racket 6 The Making of Brave (2 CD) The Making of Brave, reissued 2001 to match other From Dusk 'til Dot releases
1998 Racket 7 Tales from the Engine Room Remixes of tracks from This Strange Engine by The Positive Light, subsequently released to retail with an extra track
1998 Racket 8 Rochester (2 CD) Live performance in USA, 1997, given away to those who contributed to the "Tour Fund"
1998 Racket 9 Piston Broke (2 CD) Live performances from This Strange Engine tour in Europe, 1997
1999 Racket 10 Unplugged at The Walls (2 CD) Acoustic performance in Oswestry, 1998
1999 Racket 11 Zodiac The Web fan club convention show in Oxford, 1999
2000 Racket 12 marillion.co.uk Free companion disc to marillion.com, reissued with different track list 2002 (Racket 12A) & 2005 (Racket 12B)
2001 Racket 15 Crash Course – An Introduction to Marillion Free sampler, reissued with different track list 2002 (Racket 15A), 2004 (15B), 2006 (15C), 2007 (15D), 2008 (15E), 2009 (15F), 2012 (15G) & 2017 (15H)
2001 Racket 17 ReFracted! (2 CD) From Dusk 'til Dot volume 1 – The Making of Afraid of Sunlight
2001 Racket 18 Another DAT at the Office (2 CD) From Dusk 'til Dot volume 2 – The Making of This Strange Engine
2002 Racket 19 Fallout (2 CD) From Dusk 'til Dot volume 3 – The Making of Radiation
2002 Racket 20 Caught in the Net (2 CD) From Dusk 'til Dot volume 4 – The Making of marillion.com
2002 Racket 22 Brave Live 2002 Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2002 – performance of entire Brave album
2003 Racket 23 View from the Balcony Front Row Club sampler, reissued with different track list 2005 (Racket 23A)
2004 Racket 24 Remixomatosis (2 CD) Fan remixes of tracks from Anoraknophobia
2005 Racket 25 Popular Music (2 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend 2003 – setlist of songs voted for by fans
2005 Racket 26 Marbles by the Sea (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2005 – performance of entire Marbles album
2006 Racket 27 Unzipped (2 CD) The Making of Anoraknophobia
2006 Racket 28 Smoke Saturday night from Marillion Weekend 2005 – setlist of uptempo songs
2006 Racket 29 Mirrors (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend 2005 – setlist of mellow songs
2007 Racket 30 Friends Saturday night from Marillion Weekend 2007 – setlist of covers and rarities
2007 Racket 31 Family (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend 2007 – setlist of 'classic' Marillion songs
2009 Racket 32 Happiness is Cologne (2 CD) Live performance from Happiness is the Road tour in Germany, 2008
2010 Racket 33 Tumbling Down the Years (2 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2009 – setlist of one track per year in chronological order
2010 Racket 34 Size Matters (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2009 – setlist of long 'epic' songs
2010 Racket 35 Keep the Noise Down Sampler from Less Is More acoustic tour
2010 Racket 36 Live in Montréal – Saturday (2 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Canada) 2009 – setlist of one track per year in chronological order
2010 Racket 37 Live in Montréal – Sunday (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Canada) 2009 – setlist of long 'epic' songs
2010 Racket 38 Live from Cadogan Hall (2 CD) Live performance from Less Is More acoustic tour in London, 2009
2011 Racket 39 Afraid of Sunlight Live 2003 Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2003 – performance of entire Afraid of Sunlight album
2011 Racket 40 This Strange Engine Live 2007 Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2007 – performance of entire This Strange Engine album
2011 Racket 41 Live in Montréal – Friday (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (Canada) 2009 – performance of entire Seasons End album
2011 Racket 42 Seasons End Live 2009 (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2009 – performance of entire Seasons End album
2011 Racket 43 Holidays in Eden Live 2011 (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2011 – performance of entire Holidays in Eden album
2011 Racket 44 Best. Live (2 CD) Compilation of tracks from previous Racket live releases
2012 Racket 45 A-Z (3 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2011 – setlist in alphabetical order, one track per letter
2012 Racket 47 The Glow Must Go On (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2011 – setlist voted for by fans on the night with glowsticks
2013 Racket 48 Best of Montréal (2 CD) Highlights from Marillion Weekend (Canada) 2011
2013 Racket 50 Best of Leamington (2 CD) Highlights from Marillion Weekend (UK) 2011
2013 Racket 51 Brave Live 2013 (2 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2013 – performance of entire Brave album
2014 Racket 52 A Sunday Night Above the Rain – Holland (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2013 – performance of entire Sounds That Can't Be Made album
2014 Racket 53 A Sunday Night Above the Rain – Montréal (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Montréal) 2013 – performance of entire Sounds That Can't Be Made album
2014 Racket 54 Unsound Demos from the making of Sounds That Can't Be Made. Not released on CD; only available as download or as bonus audio tracks on Blu-ray version of A Sunday Night Above the Rain
2014 Racket 55 A Collection of Recycled Gifts Compilation of Christmas songs previously released on fan club Christmas CDs, reissued with additional tracks 2021 (Racket 55A)
2015 Racket 56 Glass Half Full (3 CD) The Making of Marbles
2016 Racket 57 Waves and Numb3rs (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2015 – performance of entire Anoraknophobia album
2016 Racket 58 Marbles in the Park (2 CD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2015 – performance of entire Marbles album
2016 Racket 59 Singles Night (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2015 – setlist of songs released as singles
2017 Racket 60 Live in Chile (2 CD) Live performance at the Teatro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile on 7 May 2016
2017 Racket 61 The Gold - Best of Convention 2017 Highlights from Marillion Weekends (Chile, UK, Poland and Holland) 2017
2018 Racket 621 All One Tonight (2 CD) Live performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 13 October 2017
2019 Racket 621 marillion.cl/viernes.noche (2 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (Chile) 2017
2019 Racket 63 marillion.cl/en.el.marquee Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Chile) 2017 - performance of songs from Clutching at Straws album
2019 Racket 64 marillion.cl/dotcom (2 CD) Sunday night from Marillion Weekend (Chile) 2017 - performance of entire marillion.com album
2019 Racket 65 Satellite Navigation (3 CD) The Making of Happiness is the Road
2019 Racket 66 Mr Taurus (2 CD) The Making of Somewhere Else
2020 Racket 67 With Friends at St David's (2 CD) Live performance at St David's Hall, Cardiff on 16 November 2019
2022 Racket 68 Distant Lights (4 CD) Friday (UK) and Sunday (Holland) nights from Marillion Weekend 2019

1Racket 62 was used in error for two different releases.

Abbey Road Live Here Now releases[edit]

Three live concerts at The Forum in London were recorded by Abbey Road Live and released on CD-R discs for sale at the venue immediately after the shows finished. These discs are joint productions between Abbey Road Live and Racket Records, and therefore are not in the regular catalogue number sequence.

Year Catalogue # Title Notes
2008 HOTR081119 Happiness On The Road (2 CD) Live performance at The Forum, London, 19 November 2008
2012 SL120916 Sounds Live (2 CD) Live performance at The Forum, London, 16 September 2012
2014 XMAS111214 Live at The Forum (2 CD) Live performance at The Forum, London, 11 December 2014

Releases by other artists[edit]

Racket have also released a small number of titles by artists other than Marillion (usually band members' side projects).

Year Catalogue # Artist Title
1994 Racket 4 John Wesley Under the Red and White Sky
1995 Racket 5 Michael Hunter River
2000 Racket 13 How We Live Dry Land
2001 Racket 14 The Wishing Tree Carnival of Souls
2001 Racket 16 Ian Mosley & Ben Castle Postmankind
2002 Racket 21 Various AWOL (sampler of Marillion members' solo projects)
2012 Racket 46 Various Playing Away (sampler of Marillion members' solo projects)
2013 Racket 49 Michael Hunter River (reissued)

Video releases[edit]

Year Catalogue # Title Notes
2000 Racket 91P/N/D Shot in the Dark (VHS / DVD) The Web fan club convention show in Oxford, 1999
2002 Racket 92D A Piss-Up in a Brewery (DVD) Webcast of live performance from Bass Museum, 2000. Reissued in 2010.
2002 Racket 93D Brave Live 2002 (DVD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2002 – complete performance of Brave album
2003 Racket 94D Before First Light (DVD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2003 – complete performance of Afraid of Sunlight album
2003 Racket 95D Christmas in the Chapel (DVD) Live performance in London, 2002
2004 Racket 96P/N Marbles on the Road (2 DVD) Live performance from Marbles tour in London, 2004 – also released to retail as a single disc
2005 Racket 97P/N Wish You Were Here (4 DVD) Live performances from first two Marillion Weekends in 2002 and 2003
2006 Racket 98P/N Colours and Sound (DVD) Behind-the-scenes documentary of Marbles tour
2007 Racket 99 Bootleg Butlins (DVD) Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend 2005
2007 Racket 100P/N Somewhere in London (2 DVD) Live performance from Somewhere Else tour in London, 2007 – subsequently released to retail
2008 Racket 101N This Strange Convention (2 DVD) Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend 2007
2010 Racket 102N/BD Out of Season (3 DVD / 3 BD) 1 Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2009
2010 Racket 103N/BD Live from Cadogan Hall (2 DVD / BD) Live performance from Less Is More acoustic tour in London, 2009
2010 Racket 39N 2 M-Tube (DVD) Sampler of previous Racket live DVDs
2011 Racket 104N Live in Montréal (3 DVD) Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend (Canada) 2009
2012 Racket 105P/N/BD Holidays in Zélande (5 DVD / 3 BD) Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2011
2012 Racket 106N 3 A Better Way of Live (DVD) Sampler of previous Racket live DVDs
2013 Racket 106N 3 Clocks Already Ticking (2 DVD + 3 CD) Friday night from Marillion Weekend (UK) 2013 – complete performance of Radiation album, includes both DVDs and CDs
2013 Racket 107N Brave Live 2002 (DVD + CD) Reissue of Friday night from Marillion Weekend 2002, includes both DVD and CD
2013 Racket 108P/N/BD Brave Live 2013 (2 DVD / BD) Saturday night from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2013 – complete performance of Brave album
2014 Racket 109N/BD A Sunday Night Above the Rain (4 DVD / 3 BD) Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend 2013 in Holland and Montréal – complete performance of Sounds That Can't Be Made album
2015 Racket 110BD Breaking Records (2 BD) Blu-ray re-release of Before First Light and Clocks Already Ticking
2015 Racket 111N/BD Unconventional (DVD / BD) Documentary about Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2015
2016 Racket 112N/BD Out of the Box (3 DVD / 3 BD) Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend (Holland) 2015
2018 Racket 113N/BD All One Tonight (2 DVD / 2 BD) Live performance at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 13 October 2017
2019 Racket 114DVD/BD marillion.cl (3 DVD / 2 BD) Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Marillion Weekend (Chile) 2017
2020 Racket 115DVD/BD With Friends at St David's (2 DVD / 2 BD) Live performance at St David's Hall, Cardiff on 16 November 2019
2022 Racket 116N/BD Distant Lights (2 DVD / 2 BD) Friday (UK) and Sunday (Holland) nights from Marillion Weekend 2019

1 The Blu-ray version of Racket 102 is in standard definition only.

2 Racket 39, which is in the sequence used for CD releases, was used for the M-Tube DVD and subsequently reused for a CD release.

3 Racket 106 was used in error for two different releases.

The letter suffix to the catalogue number denotes video format:

  • N denotes an NTSC DVD
  • P denotes a PAL DVD
  • D denotes an NTSC DVD
  • BD denotes a Blu-ray Disc

Racket 91 was released on PAL and NTSC VHS – the P and N suffixes for this release denote the VHS versions.

Racket 99 has no suffix, and is NTSC-only.

Fan Club Christmas discs[edit]

Free issue to Fan Club members only, very limited runs. CDs were released from 1998 to 2008; DVDs were released from 2009 onwards. All titles now out of print, although are available for purchase as download only when taking out or renewing Fan Club membership. Most contain a Christmas message from the band members, one new Christmas-themed song, and an assortment of other tracks.

Audio releases[edit]

Year Catalogue # Title Notes
1998 WEBFREE1 Happy Christmas Everybody The Christmas Song; 3 marillion.com excerpts; 4 instrumental Karaoke Mixes.
1999 WEBFREE2 Marillion.Christmas Gabriel's Message; 1 Single Edit; 2 Early Versions; 1 Remix; 3 Acoustic; Beautiful (Children's Chorus).
2000 WEBFREE3 A Piss-up in a Brewery Acoustic performance at Bass Brewery. Later reissued as a Front Row Club release (FRC-011).
2001 WEBFREE4 A Very Barry Christmas I Saw Three Ships; 5 Acoustic; 2 Remixes; 1 Instrumental.
2002 WEBFREE5 Santa and his Elvis Lonely This Christmas; Fruit Of The Wild Rose/Cannibal Surf Babe (Live Medley); 5 Live Radio Session.
2003 WEBFREE6 Say Cheese! Stop The Cavalry; 1 Demo; 3 Live Tracks (including early 'Neverland'); Stille Nacht; 12 Days of Xmas.
2004 WEBFREE7 Baubles 9 Anoraknophobia Fan Remixes not used for Remixomatosis Racket Records Release.
2005 WEBFREE8 Merry XMas to our Flock The Erin Marbles; 14 Tracks from Los Trios Marillos' XM Satellite Radio Session, 2005-06-22.
2006 WEBFREE9 The Jingle Book That's What Friends Are For; 11 Tracks from June 2006 Wianki Festival, Kraków, Poland, 2006-06-24.
2007 WEBFREE10 Somewhere Elf Let It Snow; 8 Tracks from Racket Club Somewhere Else Tour rehearsal performance, 2007-04-01.
2008 WEBFREE11 Pudding on the Ritz Little St. Nick; 5 Jam Sessions; Spoken Word "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas.
2014 WEBFREE17 Chile for the Time of Year (2 CD) Live recording from Teatro Caupolican on 16 May 2014 on the last night of the 'Best Sounds' Latin American tour in Santiago, Chile.
2015 WEBFREE18 A Monstrously Festive(al) Christmas (2 CD) Live recording from the Ramblin' Man Festival in Maidstone, Kent on 26 July 2015.
2020 WEBFREE23 Christmas 2020 All I Want For Christmas Is You; Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2021 WEBFREE24 An Extended Collection Of Recycled Gifts Re-release of Racket 55 but with addition of WEBFREE23's two tracks and "A Child's Christmas in Wales" from WEBFREE11.

Video releases[edit]

Year Catalogue # Title Notes
2009 WEBFREE12 Snow De Cologne Complete Ewerk, Cologne performance, 2008-11-26.
2010 WEBFREE13 Ding, Dong Loreley On High... 'Night of the Prog' festival performance, Germany, 2010-09-04.
2011 WEBFREE14 Live at German Space Day 2004 Filmed at Cologne-Bonn Airport, 2004-09-18. NOTE: Some (or all) of these DVDs have catalog number WEBFREE13 printed on the back cover and actual disc. This is most likely a mistake as WEBFREE13 has already been used for the Ding, Dong Loreley On High release.
2012 WEBFREE15 Sleighed Again HMV Forum, London, 2012-09-16 (four tracks); Elysee Montmartre, Paris, 2007-12-13 (1 track).
2013 WEBFREE16 Proggin' around the Christmas Tree Christmas themed songs Including the video of 'The Carol of the Bells' charity single.
2016 WEBFREE19 Festivities, Elation and Rejoicing Audio recording of Leamington Spa warm-up gig
2017 WEBFREE20 Christmas at the Club Private Racket Club gig; play-through of F E A R album for a specially invited audience.
2018 WEBFREE21 A Star in the East Live concert at Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan on 16 September 2018.
2019 WEBFREE22 Christmas Past Live concert in Holland in 2017.

Front Row Club releases[edit]

The Front Row Club was a subscription-only service by which CDs of raw concert recordings, originally made by the band for their own reference, were released. Members paid for a subscription (initially lasting six releases; later reduced to four releases), and as the shows were released, they were automatically mailed to members. There were also occasional optional releases, which were only mailed on request - these were generally reissues of previously released material. The only FRC issue which was available to non-subscribers was the Curtain Call box set - this was the only FRC release of material recorded before Steve Hogarth joined the band, and was sold via both Marillion and Fish's online stores, as well as being an optional FRC release.

After the release of FRC-040 in January 2008, the FRC changed to a download-only digital distribution format. This lasted for a further three issues - after FRC-043, the FRC was closed. (Starting with the Happiness On The Road tour,[23] Marillion moved to publishing the majority of their live performances from desk recordings as digital downloads, rendering the FRC redundant.)

Only a limited number of copies were manufactured for each FRC release (believed to be no more than 3,000) and were not re-issued once sold out. Most of the FRC releases are now out of print on CD, but are still available from the band's website as downloads.

Year Catalogue # Recorded Venue City Country Notes
2002 FRC-001 1998-11-09 Ludwigshalle Dieburg Germany
2002 FRC-002 1999-11-18 Academy Manchester England
2002 FRC-003 1995-06-23 Luxor Arnhem Netherlands Supplied with free exclusive FRC T-shirt
2002 FRC-004 1992-05-09 The Borderline London England Optional release - reissue of Racket release Racket 1
2002 FRC-005 1989-12-04 Barrowlands Glasgow Scotland Optional release - reissue of Racket release Racket 3
2002 FRC-006 N/A N/A N/A N/A Optional release - Michael Hunter, River
2002 FRC-007 1991-10-19 Salle de Fetes Beaulieu Lausanne Switzerland
2002 FRC-008 1997-09-06 Le Spectrum Montréal Canada
2002 FRC-009 1996-04-28 Forum London England
2003 FRC-010 1990-12-12 Moles Club Bath England
2003 FRC-011 2000-11-17 Bass Brewery Museum Burton-On-Trent England Optional release - reissue of Fan Club CD WEBFREE3
2003 FRC-012 2000-12-12 Sala Bikini Barcelona Spain
2003 FRC-013 1995-09-29 Ahoy Rotterdam Netherlands
2003 FRC-014 1990-02-22 The Ritz Roseville, MI USA
2004 FRC-015A 1983-10-01 Rundsporthalle Baunatal Germany Optional release - Curtain Call box set of Fish-era shows
2004 FRC-015B 1986-02-03 Hammersmith Odeon London England Optional release - Curtain Call box set of Fish-era shows
2004 FRC-015C 1988-01-26 Palatrussardi Milan Italy Optional release - Curtain Call box set of Fish-era shows
2003 FRC-016 1998-01-10 Ateneu Popular de Nou Barris Barcelona Spain
2003 FRC-017 2001-10-13 013 Tilburg Netherlands
2004 FRC-018 1992-09-02 E-Werk Köln Germany
2004 FRC-019 1998-11-04 Civic Wolverhampton England
2004 FRC-020 1994-05-27 Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark Recording from both 27 and 28 May
2004 FRC-021 2001-02-28 Dingwalls London England
2004 FRC-022 1997-05-29 Tivoli Utrecht Netherlands
2004 FRC-023 2004-04-30 Civic Centre Aylesbury England
2005 FRC-024 1998-11-18 Elysée Montmartre Paris France
2005 FRC-025 1999-12-04 Capitol Mannheim Germany
2005 FRC-026 1999-07-25 Zodiac Oxford England
2005 FRC-027 1995-09-17 Corn Exchange Cambridge England
2005 FRC-028 1992-10-05 Olympia São Paulo Brazil
2005 FRC-029 2004-10-08 Theater of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA USA
2005 FRC-030 1994-03-20 PC69 Bielefeld Germany
2006 FRC-031 1997-09-20 The Rave Milwaukee, WI USA
2006 FRC-032 2002-08-03 Richmond Live Festival Richmond England
2006 FRC-033 1992-09-05 Wembley Arena London England
2006 FRC-034 2005-12-03 Vredenburg Muziekcentrum Utrecht Netherlands
2006 FRC-035 2005-12-05 Forum London England Free bonus issue with FRC-34
2007 FRC-036 1989-10-05 Palais Des Sports Besançon France
2007 FRC-037 2005-06-12 Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY USA Los Trios Marillos
2007 FRC-038 2007-05-22 Klub Stodola Warsaw Poland
2007 FRC-039 1991-09-16 Royal Court Theatre Liverpool England
2008 FRC-040 2007-12-12 Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands
2008 FRC-041 1995-08-15 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY USA Download only
2008 FRC-042 2005-09-11 The Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA USA Download only; Los Trios Marillos
2008 FRC-043 2007-11-30 The Academy Manchester England Download only

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The Damage" was released prior to downloads becoming eligible for the UK Singles Chart; however, it reached number 2 on the UK Official Download Chart.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Bibliography:

Jacqueline Chekroun, Marillion, l'ère du Poisson, France 1994. JC éditions, 99 Vallon des Vaux 06 800 Cagnes-sur-mer, France