As the launch of the new album approaches, Steve Rothery and Marillion release an electronic press kit
Marillion ‘s new album, Sounds That Can’t Be Made is nearing launch, and Farida endorsee, Steve Rothery, and the band have released an electronic press kit ahead of its arrival. The 17th album in the band’s catalogue is the continuation of a legacy that has seen the band sell over 14 million albums.
Marillion has been something of a pioneer in its approach to self-promotion, and was among the very first bands to cultivate a hardcore online following. Since then the band has self-released albums, maintaining total control over its creative output. By operating outside of typical ‘sphere’ of the music industry, the band has built a huge fan-base worldwide, with releases eagerly anticipated. Sounds That Can’t Be Made is no exception.
Written and recorded and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios and The Racket Club
The album has been written and recorded over a two-year period, a fact that perhaps underlines the band’s commitment to getting things right. Alongside Marillion ‘s own impressive studio, The Racket Club, parts of Sounds That Can’t Be Made were also written and recorded at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios. Despite featuring just eight tracks, the album is one of enormous scope and depth, with track ‘Gaza’ already being hinted as being the musical ‘centrepiece’, and even being described as possibly the greatest thing the band has ever done by band members.
As with previous albums, Sounds That Can’t Be Made is available via a pre-order scheme. Two versions are available:
‘Option 1: Deluxe Campaign Collectors CD Edition. This version will include 128 pages of artwork & lyrics presented in a deluxe hard-back book. This collector’s edition will also contain an extra DVD disc featuring interviews with the band and a selection of tracks performed live at the Racket Club; all filmed during various stages of the making of the album.
Option 2: The Standard 1 CD Release. This version will be a 1CD Jewel case version of the album containing song lyrics & condensed album artwork.’
There is no definite release date yet, but a statement published on the Marillion Website states that launch is due ‘before September’.
Steve Rothery received his Artist Designed Farida A-SR acoustic model during the band’s spell at Real World Studio, so expect to hear it on the album… A small quantity of these stunning, highly limited edition (only 25 Worldwide) guitars, designed in collaboration with Steve, is still available. For more information or to order, call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420), or order online today.
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