Seasons End

Label
EMI UK
Release date
18 Aug 2008
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
98:57

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The King Of Sunset Town (1997 Digital Remaster) 8:03 166
2 Easter (1997 Digital Remaster) 5:56 282
3 The Uninvited Guest (1997 Digital Remaster) 3:51 151
4 Seasons End (1997 Digital Remaster) 8:08 148
5 Holloway Girl (1997 Digital Remaster) 4:29 119
6 Berlin (1997 Digital Remaster) 7:46 119
7 After Me (1997 Digital Remaster) 3:19 104
8 Hooks In You (1997 Digital Remaster) 2:56 124
9 The Space... (1997 Digital Remaster) 6:12 133
1 The Uninvited Guest (12'' Version) (1997 Digital Remaster) 5:04 69
2 The Bell In The Sea (1997 Digital Remaster) 4:20 70
3 The Release (1997 Digital Remaster) 3:44 63
4 The King Of Sunset Town (Mushroom Farm Demo) 5:33 2,063
5 Holloway Girl (Mushroom Farm Demo) 4:47 1,823
6 Seasons End (Mushroom Farm Demo) 8:01 1,614
7 The Uninvited Guest (Mushroom Farm Demo) 3:55 1,792
8 Berlin (Mushroom Farm Demo) 8:02 1,847
9 The Bell In The Sea (Mushroom Farm Demo) 4:51 1,703

About this album

Seasons End was the first album recorded by Marillion after the split with Fish in late 1988. The band started to audition singers while writing the new album, and they eventually chose Steve Hogarth. The music for Seasons End was mostly finished by the time Hogarth joined Marillion, and only a couple of songs on it actually have some pieces written by him, most notably “Easter” and “The Space”. A number of the lyrics were written by John Helmer, who the band had commissioned before Hogarth joining. He would continue to contribute lyrics throughout the 1990s. Much of the music on Seasons End had been composed while Fish was still in the band. The bonus disc of the 1999 re-issue of Clutching at Straws contains a number of nascent versions of songs that would end up on Seasons End with vocals and lyrics by Fish, these demos having been produced during the writing sessions for the ill-fated fifth studio album with Fish. (A number of the lyrical concepts from these demos, such as The Voice In the Crowd, would later resurface on Fish’s debut studio album, Vigil In a Wilderness of Mirrors.)

The album was produced jointly by Marillion and Nick Davis (who would go on to work with Genesis and associated acts).

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As Mark Wilkinson, who had designed all previous Marillion covers, had left together with Fish, the album also marked a turning point in the band’s visual style, towards a more “modern”, photographic look created by Bill Smith Studio.

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  • kemming

    sure a fantastic album

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • ozratygollum

    Best Marillion album. Period. And I mean PERIOD!!!

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • TheMusicalVito

    Last.fm is retarded with how they've decided to put this album

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Jedrzejus12

    great album ^^

    13 May 2009 Reply
  • harmonickev

    A Must Have. <---- that's right, period.

    15 May 2008 Reply
  • Toony

    The last Marillion album with the spirit of the Fish era, too bad they don't make them like this anymore, still a great band tho

    24 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Bleen0_0

    I'd say it's the best song on this album... I love the guitar solo in the middle, leading to the final section...

    26 Aug 2007 Reply

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