We are back from a wonderful trip to Japan - thank you to everyone who attended a show there.
Before we head back into the studio, we thought we would remind you of the Clutching at Straws Deluxe Editions that are coming soon. Remember you can win an original Clutching Tour leather jacket if you pre-order from us and everyone will also get a hand signed print:
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.
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. ... See moreSee less
One of the first albums that made me a lifelong fan many, many years ago. It is still one of my favorites and I can't wait to see the video of the concert. I love H with all my heart, but it is the voice of Fish that began it all for me and am sad I never got to see him perform.
The “Clutching At Straws" documentary seems like it won’t be in the form of the last two where the band was sitting around discussing the album together with the producer. To be honest, I found these to be quite boring especially the one in the “Brave” deluxe edition, it would have been nice to hear more from Steve Rothery. It felt like Hogarth and Mark were keeping the conversation going with Meegan.
Anyway, I had my preorder in since day one. Really looking forward to hearing the new mixes. I hope the next deluxe edition we get is “Afraid Of Sunlight”.
That December 87 show was my first ever concert.
Voor mijn verjaardag besteld. Cadeautje van mijzelf, maar komt pas 23 november, he dan is Ria Timmner-Schot bijna jarig.
Credit to the band for mixing up the set lists in the 3 shows for the Japanese fans. I’m sure they appreciated it. Almost like a weekend .
Can’t believe Pete is drinking that filth!
JPG shirt H?
Greetings from the U.S. we all miss you guys, maybe you will visit us again, I talked to Steve Rothery, he is my guitar hero, love your music.
Bloody love you guys......go enjoy. Xxx ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for coming back to Japan. Tonight was so great and tomorrow will be too‼️👍
I saw all of you for the first time in 23 years, indeed. Tears run and run...this excitement is beyond description. Many thanks for coming to Japan! See you again tomorrow evening!!
Marillion got sprit our heart into aesthetical dimensions!
Thank you for the great show, the first sound made me just speechless...what an experience!
My band, Great Musicians
Nice picture, what a Great Band!
wewll at the moment i think to correct the design and then start up the project again ! v.... I.m glad you are interested also likly will open a studio in swansea .... if it's not coming together ...... i hope you got some ideas for suited plaices ! .... well the bill will be covered by ear music ! .... hope all well with you !
I spent a wonderful time with you tonight. Thank you for giving good memories.
Glad it was good and you weren’t disappointed
I am here!!
Were would I be without you dudes...let the journey continue!
Jeezo - it's like a throw back to the Hooks In You poster....lol