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Breaking News / Re: Couch Convention 2020
« Last post by Lucy on July 07, 2020, 03:09:06 pm »
WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD PLEASE ORDER COUCH CONVENTION MERCHANDISE SEPERATLY WHERE POSSIBLE AS THIS WILL HELP WITH OUR DESPATCH PROCESS.
PLEASE NOTE OUR POSTAGE COSTS ARE CALCULATED BY WEIGHT SO THIS MAY ALSO BE CHEAPER IN SOME CASES - THANK YOU - THE RACKET RECORDS STAFF
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Breaking News / Couch Convention 2020
« Last post by Lucy on July 07, 2020, 02:58:43 pm »
Couch Convention merch now available to pre-order (until 19th July ONLY) Details of the Couch Convention Events will be posted to the website (www.couchconvention.com) over the next few days.
http://www.marillion.com/shop/search.php?s=couchcon
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Breaking News / Lockdown with Marillion
« Last post by Lucy on May 29, 2020, 11:02:31 am »
https://marillionvod.uscreen.io/programs/01-ld-audience-with-marillion-may-25mp4-4ba8a2?categoryId=41231&fbclid=IwAR2xM6so7LwuvYqXe2GlQjSe-hIlnrSo_MHE6uWtKjiU-QiB_gIBQ39BePM
29th May 2020 - A Lockdown Audience With Marillion
Hi Everyone,
We hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.
Things are easing up a little here in the UK (as long as we are all good and responsible boys and girls) and the sun has been shining which always makes things better.
We have been able to spend some time making a little bit of noise at the Racket Club with Mike Hunter coordinating control room exclusion zones.
It has been great to spend time in each other's company again, and good to have a sense of purpose after a few weeks feeling adrift.
But we are effectively still locked down and looking after our health, even if the sanity is still a little questionable.
So for band meetings our cat-herding manager Lucy is calling us regularly on Zoom and she thought it would be fun to let you see part of the virtual get together we had on Tuesday.
We’ll spare you the boring bits and skip straight to the light-hearted part when Lucy asked us a series of questions on your behalf.
Think of it as a Marillion Weekend 'Audience with Marillion' without the audience.
And with none of us in the same room.
And no bar.
You get the idea.
We’re putting this exclusive 26 minute clip onto The Space, our official Video On Demand channel, as we’d love for you all to have a chance to look around the growing collection of concert film, documentary and other content that’s available there to buy, rent or enjoy as part of a great value subscription.
It will be free to view for the next seven days and will then be archived on the channel for our growing band of supporters forever!
You won’t need to sign up to watch this content whilst it’s available to view for free, but if you do decide to subscribe then you will enjoy a free 7 day trial period and we will thank you from the bottom of our locked-down hearts for supporting this exciting project.
So, if you want to hear a little bit about how the new album is progressing and, amongst other revelations, discover which band member each of the others would prefer to be quarantined with, then click the link below.
And next Friday we’ll be releasing some more fun for all The Space subscribers as a massive thank you for your support.
Watch this (err…) SPACE and our other social media channels…
Stay safe inmates,
h, Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve
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Breaking News / 3rd December 2019 - Marillion App & Video On Demand
« Last post by Lucy on December 04, 2019, 01:54:30 pm »

Hello,

We'd just like to say a quick thank you to everyone who came along to the shows on the band's recent UK tour. A good time was had by all we think!
In other news, we also have two "soft launches" to announce.

Firstly, we're pleased to say the Marillion app is returning for iPhone and Android.

We've partnered with GigRev who'll be providing the infrastructure for the new app which means as well as all the latest news straight to your mobile device, we'll also be free to spend more time concentrating on giving you some exclusive content, competitions and offers.
This means that the app is now free across all platforms.
The app is available now from GigRev (registration required) - shop.gigrev.com/marillion/

We'd also like to announce that our new video download and streaming service, marillion.vod - will finally be live shortly - keep checking www.marillion.com/tv for further updates and announcements.
And of course, we can't finish without mentioning that the band's European tour kicks off in Nijmegen at the end of this week, full venue and ticket details can be found at www.marillion.com/tour

Finally, we'd like to take this chance to remind you of our Christmas opening hours - please note that Racket Records will be closed between 21st December and 6th January and we will be unable to post orders or respond to queries during
that time.
thanks
The Racket Records Team
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Breaking News / Friends From The Orchestra Update
« Last post by Mark Kennedy on October 11, 2019, 04:07:02 pm »
11th October 2019 - Friends From The Orchestra Update

Thank you all so much for the great response to our new album 'Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra'.
 
The response has been so great in fact, that it seems we managed to break the printing press at the factory!
 
To this end, we have had a slight revision to our postage dates.

We had said that we would be able to start posting it out this week, and have managed to get a few hundred orders sent, but the rest of the stock has had delivery to us delayed until next Wednesday.
 
Rest assured that as soon as it arrives, we have a team of people ready to pack as fast as they can and get the CDs on their way to you.

The same team will also be helping to pack the UK tour t-shirt pre-orders and then move swiftly onto packing up all the Afraid of Sunlight Deluxe Editions.

We can't thank you enough for having the faith to order from us and we hope we can get all your orders to you as quickly and efficiently as possible before the start of the tour on November 1st.

Right, back to rehearsing and we hope to see you all on tour soon.

h, Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve
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Breaking News / We Have A Confession To Make....
« Last post by Mark Kennedy on September 30, 2019, 11:41:29 am »
30th September 2019 - We Have A Confession To Make...

Hello everyone,

We have an announcement and a confession!

Since this year’s conventions we have directed our energies to the early part of our creative process which will lead, at some point, to our next studio album.

However, we also took a quiet decision that it could be a beautiful thing to re-record some of our catalogue along with our friends from the orchestra.

So our brilliant producer and collaborator Michael Hunter wrote some new string arrangements and we took a week out to go to Real World Studios and record with our friends - the wonderful string quartet "In Praise of Folly", the brilliant flautist Emma Halnan and the gifted French Horn-ist, Sam Morris.

The result has exceeded our expectations, is indeed a thing of beauty, and gives us the chance to release this eighty-minute CD to accompany our forthcoming November-December European tour together.

We hope you enjoy the songs and agree with us that some of them are actually better than the originals(!)

Whether or not you agree with that bold statement we’re sure this work will move you.

See you soon when you’ll hear it all live.

h Steve Mark Pete Ian … and Nicole Annemie Margaret Maia Emma and Sam

For more details, and to order, please see http://www.marillion.com/shop/albums/intactcd19.htm

(orders will be shipped from 9th October).

Tracklisting

Estonia - to watch the Estonia video, please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1UEHTMHkxM
A Collection
Fantastic Place
Beyond You
This Strange Engine
The Hollow Man
The Sky Above The Rain
Seasons End
Ocean Cloud

For Tour Dates, please see www.marillion.com/tour
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Breaking News / 9th April 2019 - A Few Words From Ian
« Last post by Mark Kennedy on April 09, 2019, 03:43:02 pm »

Wow,

Is it really three weeks since we were waiting for you all to arrive at PZ?

What a wonderful weekend we had – if we could just find a way to silence the early morning seagull alarm, it would be pretty perfect.

Thank you all for coming and making it so memorable, the boys and I were blown away, yet again, by your enormous warmth - we all had great fun!

Thanks also to those of you who have bought my memoirs, Do I Owe You Money?

It has been amazing to read all your fantastic comments about how much you are enjoying it and I loved meeting so many of you at the book signing.

The first print run of the book has sold out, but we have ordered more and I promise to sign this batch too.

Our wonderful Racket folks have arranged for you to be able to pre-order it and we will send it to you when it arrives in the next two or three weeks.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS - http://www.marillion.com/shop/merch/book04.htm

Every time I read the word ‘memoirs’, I think it might be time for me to finally buy a smoking jacket.

Watch this space…

Looking forward to Lodz this weekend, then Leicester, Montreal and an exciting new weekend in Lisbon – hurrah!

See you all soon.

Where’s my sunglasses? Is it time for a lie down yet?

Ian
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Breaking News / Black Friday Sale
« Last post by Lucy on November 22, 2018, 05:01:22 pm »
Dear All,

Whilst the band head off to Germany to start their last tour dates of the year, we have decided to have a 'Black Friday' sale from 4.00pm (UK time) Thursday until 11.00am Monday.

In the sale you will find lots of incredible deals such as:

Happiness Is The Road Deluxe Edition - usually priced at £24.99, reduced to only £14.99

A Million Photo Flashes photography book - usually priced at £15.00, reduced to only £6.00

Holidays in Zelande DVDs reduced to only £2.00

Unconventional Blu-Ray reduced to only £4.99

Plus T-shirts reduced to incredibly low prices and a few of your favourite CDs dropped to only
£1.99!

There are almost 100 items on sale so happy shopping!

The Racket Records Team

http://www.marillion.com/shop/blackfriday2018.htm
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Breaking News / Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra 2019 Tour
« Last post by Mark Kennedy on October 10, 2018, 10:10:52 am »
10th October 2018 - Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra 2019 Tour

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that we will return to the road in the UK and Europe next year.

The shows will feature the "In Praise of Folly" String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute.

In October 2017, we played a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall with this same ensemble, which fans and critics alike hailed as "one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history".

This concert has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and Vinyl and topped the charts in 5 countries.

Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.

h: “Has it really been 30 years?! Steve R tells me it’s his 40th anniversary so it’s a double celebration! It’s amazing to be in this position after all this time. We’ve added this wonderful six-piece to the band for this entire
tour. They’re brilliant players, good friends, and the chemistry we have together has already spoken for itself. I thought we’d never beat that night at RAH... but there’s going to be two nights and two different RAH set lists
this time, so let’s see what we, and our legendary fans can do."

We are still finalising the European dates which we will announce later this year but the full UK dates are as follows:

NOVEMBER 2019

Friday 1st November - Liverpool Philharmonic
Sunday 3rd November - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Monday 4th November - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wednesday 6th November - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thursday 7th November - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 9th November - Bath The Forum
Sunday 10th November - Oxford New Theatre
Tuesday 12th November - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 13th November - Gateshead The Sage
Friday 15th November - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday 16th November - Cardiff St David's Hall
Monday 18th November - London Royal Albert Hall
Tuesday 19th November - London Royal Albert Hall

Pre-sale via Planet Rock from Thursday 18th October
General On Sale from Friday 19th October

See here for more details - www.marillion.com/tour

We please request that you do NOT buy any tickets from secondary ticketing sites and especially not for the Royal Albert Hall concerts.

When we went on sale for the RAH last year, we stated that there would be additional tickets released a couple of months before the shows and this will be the case again.

Don't give your money to secondary ticket selling sites for any concerts. These tickets are not always guaranteed to be genuine.

If you are on Facebook, there is a lovely group called "The Marillion Ticket Repository" where fans can buy and sell their tickets at face value, so please always use that as your first port of call for any sold out gigs.

We look forward to see you all on tour next year - the shows are going to be very special.

Have a good year.

h, Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve
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Breaking News / Clutching At Straws Deluxe Box Sets
« Last post by Mark Kennedy on September 06, 2018, 01:46:30 pm »
6th September 2018 - Clutching At Straws 2018 Deluxe Details

Dear All,

Following on from last year’s revamped versions of Misplaced Childhood and Brave, Warner Music are giving Clutching At Straws the
Deluxe treatment.

The 5 disc package will include new stereo and 5.1 mixes of the album by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh. We are really pleased
with these and think the stereo mix is an improvement on the original but, in case you don’t agree with us, we have included the original
1987 mix for completeness on the Blu Ray.

We have also included the 19th December 1987 concert at the Edinburgh Playhouse in its entirety spanning 2 discs. Most of this show is
previously unreleased and it has been expertly mixed by Mike Hunter.

Disc 4 contains 19 demo recordings, including 4 previously unreleased demos of Hotel Hobbies/Warm Wet Circles, Just For The Record,
Torch Song and Slàinte Mhath.

The Blu Ray also includes a 60 minute interview style documentary with all 5 members of the band discussing the making of CAS and the
subsequent split with Fish, with Mick Wall, the journalist who wrote the first official Marillion biography.

If you are a fan of CAS and want to immerse yourself in all things Clutching then this release is for you!

The release on November 23rd will also be available as a 5 disc deluxe vinyl box set.

PRE-ORDER THE DELUXE CD/BLU-RAY - www.marillion.com/shop/albums/remast43.htm
PRE-ORDER THE DELUXE VINYL - www.marillion.com/shop/albums/remast44.htm

Anyone who pre-orders before the release date will receive a hand signed print (signed by Ian, Mark, Pete and Steve R.)
and will also be entered into a draw to win an original Clutching At Straws leather tour jacket.
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