marillion.com is Marillion’s 11th studio album. Released in late 1999, it was self-produced with additional production from Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson on five out of nine tracks. The album contains a variety of different styles, ranging from epic prog rock (“Interior Lulu”) through (by Marillion’s standards) lighthearted pop (“Deserve”, “Rich”) to trip-hop influences (“House”). Due to its lack of stylistic cohesion, the album received some relatively critical feedback from the fanbase.

The album’s title is a reference to Marillion’s pioneering approach in using the internet to communicate with their fans. While preparing the album, the band’s management had invited fans to send them passport photographs to be featured inside the booklet.

The tracks “Tumble Down The Years” and “Interior Lulu” were originally written for the Radiation album.

There were no singles released officially from this album, but “Deserve” was released as a promo single, and “Rich” served as a radio single in Brazil. There was also a video made for the track “Deserve”, featuring tour and backstage footage.

Marillion made a companion disc to marillion.com, which was named marillion.co.uk and was available for free to everyone who bought the album. The companion disc had a collection of tracks from various live and demo releases, as well as a short interview video (which was originally from a press kit for the album). The companion disc has been regularly updated with newer songs and is still available from Marillion’s official website.

Edited by ger_bos on 6 Oct 2010, 07:48

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