Over the course of a 40 year-long career with over 15 million records sold, British rock band Marillion were one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands of the 1980s and still one of the most outstanding representatives of their genre.
An Hour Before It's Dark is not only the title of the album, but also the overarching theme that creates a connection between all the songs on the album. Whether it's the last hour you were allowed to play outside as a child before you had to go home, a reference to the fight against time in regard to the climate crisis or the last minutes of a person's life - "An Hour Before It's Dark" certainly doesn't lack interpretations.
Be it "Seasons End" on the 1989 album of the same name or the much discussed track "Gaza" on the 2012 album Sounds That Can't Be Made, Marillion have never minced words and don't do so on this album either.
With their extremely successful studio album F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R), the band’s highest charting album across the globe since Steve Hogarth joined in 1989, Marillion have shown that they continue to stay as brilliant and vital as ever while consistently dodging categorization by crafting distinct, evocative music.
The DVD and Blu-ray come with a Hi-Res stereo mix and HD video content including a documentary on the making of the album and a performance of “Murder Machines” from Real World Studios.