I have seen Marillion for the first time live on the holidays in Eden tour at Ludwigsburg. Never forget the beginning of the opener Splintering heart ♥️♥️♥️I was surprised of the great quality of Afraid of sunlight short after Brave. Three great Albums ever 🤗😍❤️👍
Holidays in Eden...vastly underrated. I love it!!
Blimey have I been playing them for that long 😮 vinyl, tape, CD and download... they never grow old!
Two of my absolute favorites...especially since my brother and I got to meet the band at the Web convention in Pittsburgh during the Afraid of Sunlight Tour!
Wow two great albums released on my birthday! Never even realized that!
Both are excellent albums, I adore Afraid of Sunlight a little bit more, but Holidays in Eden is soooo good,too :)
We all are as you say it like that 😉 but it's a quarter of emotionnal life, thanks to your music !
Both exceptional albums, but I'll still take the masterpiece in between!
Sandwiching the best Hogarth album, Brave.
Visited many concerts in Holland. The first about more than 30 years ago. They are still my number one.
holidays in eden... wow. i think i have to get this one again
Both brilliant albums timeless music
I feel old too... remembering sugar mice...
Two amazing albums ... amazing souvenirs. Two amazing Summers...
No ... you're not old.
Holidays in Eden was played on my first Marillion weekend in PZ. That was soooo great. Never will forget that.😍😍😍❤❤❤
Brilliant albums!! 💿💿 Keep them coming!! 🤘🏻😎🎸🎹🎸🥁🎤🎧 🎶🎵🎶 And thank you for the music!! 💙
Afraid was the first of your albums that I bought on its day of release. Incredible how time flies.
Wow! Two masterpieces each in their own way - I remember when they were each released so I guess I’m old too lol
Each of them a unique Masterpiece with brilliant and timeless Music, but don't forget the 25th birthday of Brave, still my alltime Favourite and I remember the Release-Party at Presswerk in Cologne, as if it was yesterday! Your stunning Music enlighten my Life since 30 Years - I bow to You, Gentlemen!
Two great albums have got a lot of catching up to do afraid was my last one anybody recomend
Seems yesterday I saw that magnificent, mysterious Cover at my local record store (now obviously closed). Memories, sounds, heartbeats, laughs and tears. All combined togheter at the first listening. Still today in my top choices.
Wonderful songs are on both albums, Happy anniversary ❤️❤️❤️
I still discover new things in these two great albums every time I listen to them!
I’m as old as Holidays In Eden 😂
Great album btw ! 😍
Been in love with Marillion since I was 16. I’m 50 this year. Every album leaves me awestruck, how you continue to grow is astounding.
Pete here, I just wanted to say how amazing the conventions have been with your unwavering faith and support.
What a vibe you created for us to groove around on top of. You pushed us further than we had gone before and between us I think we created moments of pure magic.
So thank you for that.
Exciting Edison’s Children news.
We have just launched the pre-order campaign for our 4th studio album:
The Disturbance Fields.
Our 4th record is finally finished after all these years and it will be a 68 minute "Epic" concept album (much like our first and second albums).
Joining us for this masterpiece are Rick Armstrong (son of First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong) on guitars and basses along with Lisa Wetton and Henry Rogers sharing the rhythm and percussion responsibilities.
To see some exciting clips and to get your "Name in the booklet" (cut off is this week), please go right away to:
This coincides very conveniently with the free concert Edison’s Children are playing supporting Alan Parsons.
We are absolutely delighted and honoured that Edison’s Children will be a part of the 50 year celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Eric and I will be joined on stage by our own Rick Armstrong, the son of Neil Armstrong who took those iconic first steps.
Our good friend Lisa Wetton (wife of Asia lead singer John Wetton) will be joined by John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) and his drummer Mark Prator for the concert.
Hope to see you there, or sometime later in the year.
Thank you all once again for the fabulous reception at all of our recent Marillion Weekends. If you were at any of them, we would like to give you a chance to win Ian, Pete, Steve, Mark or h's personal AAA passes (see picture). To be in with a chance, simply state below which Weekend you attended and your best memory of that Weekend. We will pick five winners on Monday June 17th. Good luck! ... See moreSee less
After hearing for years about the Marillion Weekends I finally caved in and went to the Montreal show. Having been to several prog rock fests and experiencing the loving community of a perennial prog cruise I was skeptical about the mysterious "family" and the "magic" that was spoken of regarding the Weekends. Surely it was all hype, luckily for me it was not. I am 50 years old and thought I had experienced every emotion possible in this life but on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Marillion began a series of songs beginning with Estonia that slowly opened my heart completely, lifted it out of my chest and bared it to anyone and everyone around me. That night, that moment, L'Olympia was a home full of hearts and souls beating and bleeding in unity. We all felt it, you could see it in our faces, our tears, and the loving hugs that followed. You could hear it in H's voice emoting our pain, our joy, our awe in the raw and naked feelings. We were transfixed, we were transported, we were a family. The magic was real and I am so grateful.
Montreal. Trying to choose a favourite moment is akin to trying to pick a fave Marillion song ("Woke Up") or fave Marillion album (HITR). Wow, guess it wasn't as difficult as I thought.
With apologies to Lucy and the countless old and new friends I met, my fave moment is purely selfish. Saturday night. I'm standing stage left near Pete. I forget which song was playing but h walked in front of the crowd. He looked down and saw me, smiled (we had had a moment the night before 😃), took my hand and said "Nice to see you again." A moment I will never forget. Thanks, h!
I was at Montreal, my first Marillion weekend. The overwhelming feeling of family and a sense of belonging and love is something I’ll never forget. As for the performance ,Ocean Cloud moved my entire soul. I relive it everyday 💕
I was at PZ, MTL & LIS, but i’d like to enter for Chloe Jackson who, as a teen, attended MTL with her dad and was a POWERHOUSE on the fundraiser and just an absolute delight to get to know. If the future contains more kids like her, we will be okay. Her dad, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, should be very proud of the young lady he has raised! And getting to share the concerts with them was a great memory for me!!!!
Leicester. Seeing all the hands with the fingerlights on come up in unison during This Train and knowing that I can finally relax and enjoy the rest of the Sunday night
Montreal and I started H’s happy birthday song impromptu and was thrilled it took off. His response was perfect.
Montréal. My first weekend all the way from Mexico City. The city was beautiful and I was lucky enough to attend along with some of my best friends. And my friends all know that I have a very deep love for Invisible Ink. When the band started playing one of my dearest songs, my friends let me know they were very happy for me. That was an incredible feeling, and I cannot thank Marillion and my buddies enough. 🙂
Montreal. Probably my single favorite moment was the closing section of Ocean Cloud — the lights, the performance, the sheer magic...and the five-minute ovation that followed.
Just PZ. The fact that I was able to attend at all was a prize; my main goal, besides Marillion, was to see, hug and spend time with everyone because you never know. I now have an álbum full of wonderful memories to last me until next time ❤
I attended the Montreal weekend. My greatest memory for that weekend was when my wife ,who was not a Marillion fan but wanted to support me and come to the weekend with me. She ended up loving the shows and the band. But for me to look at her during "When I Meet God" and see tears falling down from her eyes solidified for me just how much i love my wife and Marillion and how much they both mean to me. She has since listened to the band almost everyday and is now a big fan. We look forward to many more concerts and weekends together
Having Lucy call me up on stage to play a couple bits on Ian’s kit ! It was the MOST bittersweet moment of my entire life, as it was on the 5th anniversary of my BEST friend’s passing. Also, all the pre gaming fun at our hotel cocktail party & Brutopia. Almost a month later, and I’m STILL on a high !!!!!
Eternally grateful is an understatement ! 💕👍🥁
My favourite memory is having my first dance with my husband to fantastic place in Leicester. Magical moment for us both ❤️
Port Zelande. My best memory is having played the Invisible Man with a friend in our Cottage garden and noticing afterwards we did have a small audience at our front door. That kind of things happen only at a Marillion Weekend.
PZ and Montréal. My favorite memory is with my daughter Antonia turning 14 years old. Hugging each other, crying for joy...surrounded by friends from all over the world and my favorite band playing my actual anthem “Happiness is the Road”...Unforgettable moment...
Montréal Weekend! This was our first Marillion and an advance celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary! Running into Lucy Jordache first thing Friday night and getting an inside view of life with Marillion was super special!
Being on stage with the band as one of the members of the winning team of the Marillion quiz was a moment I'll never forget!!
Thank you team members as well my chalet mates for a fantastic PZ!!
PZ and Leicester. It was my first PZ and I felt at home as soon as I stepped of the bus, it was such an amazing atmosphere from start to finish. Thank you to my wonderful German friends Norbert Middelmann Thorsten Kern Wolfgang Röhl and Birgit Hünseler for inviting me to stay in your chalet. So many memories starting with a night of Bitburger oblivion with Brian Sims. The Friday night Marillion set nearly broke me! The stunning visuals on Ocean Cloud. Watching my best friend Martin Jakubski tear it up at Swap the Band.
I have to selfishly say my favourite Leicester memory was the audience reaction to our(StillMarillion) performance of The Space at The Y Theatre.
Two great weekends with so many friends, great music and of course beer. Bring on 2021!
My son and I attended our first weekend in Montreal. When Fantastic Place ended, my son looked at me, smiled, and said “that was just perfect”. Indeed. It was lovely to experience the whole Montreal weekend with my son having my late husbands spirit with us. (Scott wore his dad’s Marillion t-shirt that Sunday night)
Je t’aime Montreal
Saturday night overall was amazing! But the best memory from the weekend was probably the awesome performance of Ocean Cloud, and the love and positive energy that comes from spending time with 2000 Marillion fans!!
I attended the Montreal Weekend another memorable time. I loved hearing Cover My Eyes and Fantastic Place for completely different reasons... I loved meeting many wonderful people, seeing the usual suspects, and others from the Freaks List that I hadn't seen in almost 20 years... The crowd spontaneously singing Happy Birthday to h... Exploring Montreal and hanging with my hotel suite mates--now dear friends--none of whom I would have met had it not been for Marillion... I can't express how their music has affected my heart and soul (but I have a feeling you may have an inkling...) 🥰
I was at Montreal, my first weekend. It's so hard to pick ONE favorite memory, like everyone says, but being able to share the music and emotion with my recently converted best friend was priceless. We've been going to concerts together since we were 15, but Marillion Montreal weekend was the most magical.
Leicester. First marillion weekend for us and it blew us away. Loved meeting new friends and of course the shows were incredible. Highlight probably meeting h and asking him if he remembered me.... I told him it was 1991 when we last met. He said he loved my sense of irony.
PZ and Montreal...so many highlights, the fancy dress party, hugs at Brutopia, Banksy Bombs, getting my picture taken with the President, lunch with Randy, Whatever that drink was that Steve made, but mostly all of the amazing people we met and shared this with.
Leicester - Best memory - our friends Steve and Maria travelled from Birmingham to join us for a couple of pints!
Getting the metro out to the Grand Prix track and renting three Boris bikes and actually cycling the track (twice!), stopping on the starting grid and getting some unsuspecting guy to take our photos as we childishly revved our cycles! Superb memory two great mates.