Faisant suite à son multi disque de platine ‘Misplaced Childhood, le quintet britannique Marillions dévoile en 1987 le quatrième album studio, ‘Clutching At Straws‘. L’album obtient la seconde place au U.K. charts grâce aux titres ‘Incommunicado‘, ‘Sugar Mice‘, et ‘Warm Wet Circles‘. Considéré par beaucoup comme l’un des plus importants opus du rock neo-progressif, Clutching At Straws est aussi le dernier album avec le chanteur original Fish.

Le 23 novembre prochain, Parlophone rééditera deux versions de ‘Clutching At Straws: Deluxe Edition‘. La première est pack 4-CD + Blu-ray et la seconde un ensemble de 5 LP. Tous les titres seront également disponible sur les plateformes digitales le même jour. Ces deux assortiments s’ouvrent avec une nouvelle version du titre ‘Clutching At Straws‘, qui a été remixé l’année dernière par And Bradfield et Avril Mackintosh, ainsi que l’enregistrement du concert de Marillon à l’Edinburgh Playhouse en décembre 1987 pendant la dernière tournée avec Fish.

Parmi les nombreux autres bonus de ces versions, notez également la présence de 4 démo jusqu’à maintenant inédite : ‘Hotel Hobbies/Warm We Circles‘, ‘Just For The Record‘, ‘Torch Song‘ et ‘Slàinte Mhath‘. Le set Blu-Ray se voit aussi doté d’un documentaire de 60 minutes, dans lequel Mick Wall interview le groupe.

Découvrez la tracklist complète :

Disc One: 2018 Andy Bradfield & Avril Mackintosh Re-mix

  1. “Hotel Hobbies”
  2. “Warm Wet Circles”
  3. “That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)”
  4. “Going Under” (Alternate Version)       
  5. “Just or the Record”
  6. “White Russian”
  7. “Incommunicado”
  8. “Torch Song”
  9. “Slàinte Mhath”
  10. “Sugar Mice”
  11. “The Last Straw”
  12. “Happy Ending”

Disc Two: Live at the Edinburgh Playhouse 1987 (2018 Michael Hunter Mix)

  1. “La Gazza Ladra”
  2. “Slàinte Mhath”
  3. “Assassing”
  4. “White Russian”
  5. “Incubus”
  6. “Sugar Mice”
  7. “Fugazi”
  8. “Hotel Hobbies”
  9. “Warm Wet Circles”
  10. “That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)”

Disc Three: Live at the Edinburgh Playhouse 1987 (2018 Michael Hunter Mix)

  1. “Pseudo Silk Kimono” (Intro)   
  2. “Kayleigh”
  3. “Lavender”
  4. “Bitter Suite”
  5. “Heart of Lothian”
  6. “The Last Straw”
  7. “Incommunicado”
  8. “Garden Party”
  9. “Market Square Heroes” (incomplete, featuring “My Generation,” “Margaret,” and “Let’s Twist Again”)

Disc Four: 1999 Remaster Demos            

  1. “Beaujolais Day” (Demo)
  2. “Story From A Thin Wall” (Demo)
  3. “Shadows On The Barley” (Demo)
  4. “Exile On Princes Street” (Demo)
  5. “Sunset Hill” (Demo)
  6. “Tic-Tac-Toe” (Demo)
  7. “Voice In The Crowd” (Demo)
  8. “White Russians” (Demo)
  9. “Sugar Mice In The Rain” (Demo)
  10. “Hotel Hobbies/ Warm Wet Circles” (The Mosaic Demos) *
  11. “Just for the Record” (Demo) *
  12. “Torch Song” (Demo) *
  13. “Slàinte Mhath” (Demo) *

Blu-ray Content

Clutching At Straws (2018 Andy Bradfield & Avril Mackintosh Re-mix)

  • 48/24 PCM Stereo Remix48/24 LPCM Master Audio 5.1 Mix
  • 48/24 DTS Master Audio 5.1 Mix

“The Last Straw” Clutching At Straws: Interviews with Fish and band

Promo Films (SD Content)

“Incommunicado”

“Sugar Mice”

“Warm Wet Circles”

Audio Extras           

Clutching At Straws (Original 1987 Album Mix)

Bonus Tracks (Audio Only)

“Incommunicado” (Alternative Version)

“Tux On”

“Going Under” (Extended Version)

Hi-Res Digital

Live at the Edinburgh Playhouse 1987 (2018 Michael Hunter Mix)

CLUTCHING AT STRAWS: 5LP set

Clutching At Straws (2018 Andy Bradfield & Avril Mackintosh Re-Mix)     

Side One          

  1. Hotel Hobbies                                   
  2. Warm Wet Circles                             
  3. That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)              

Side Two                                             

  1. Going Under (track only included on original CD version)
  2. Just for the Record
  3. White Russian          

Side Three                                           

  1. Incommunicado                                 
  2. Torch Song                           
  3. Slàinte Mhath

Side Four                                             

  1. Sugar Mice                           
  2. The Last Straw                                 
  3. Happy Ending      

Live at the Edinburgh Playhouse (19/12/1987) (2018 Michael Hunter Remix)

Side Five                                                                     

  1. La Gazza Ladra                                 
  2. Slàinte Mhath                                    
  3. Assassing                            
  4. White Russian (Previously released on Thieving Magpie)                           

Side Six                                               

  1. 1. Incubus                             
  2. Sugar Mice                           

Side Seven                              

  1. Fugazi                                  

Side Eight                                            

  1. Hotel Hobbies                                   
  2. Warm Wet Circles                             
  3. That Time of the Night (The Short Straw)                          

Side Nine                                 

  1. Pseudo Silk Kimono (instrumental)                                    
  2. Kayleigh                               
  3. Lavender                              
  4. Bitter Suite                            
  5. Heart of Lothian                                

Side Ten                                              

  1. The Last Straw                                 
  2. Incommunicado (Previously released on Thieving Magpie)
  3. Garden Party