Marillomania - Marillion Setlists Site 1980-1988

Enric Pascual Poy - Catalonia

Enric Pascual Poy - Catalonia

Enric Pascual Poy - Catalonia

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Holger Korinth - Germany

Holger Korinth - Germany

Holger Korinth - Germany
Scarf - Open Air Festival 83 (Front)
Holger travelled 600 km to see Marillion's first ever show outside the UK: Mannheim, Germany - 21.05.1983 (Ticket)!
Please notice the bandname on the festival-scarf! Here are his memories (in german language):

Marillion 1983


"Was für ein Jahr! Eigentlich sollte mein Kumpel mir eine Platte von Genesis aufnehmen. Und dann brachte er mir diese Hammerscheibe von Marillion. Das muss irgendwann im Frhjahr gewesen sein. Ich kann jetzt nicht mehr sagen, wie oft ich diesen Megaseller gehrt habe. Und dann sollte diese Band im Mai nach Deutschland kommen. Damals war es ja noch nicht so, da man mal eben kurz auf die "Homepage" klickte. Alles funktionierte irgendwie noch rein durch Mundpropaganda. In diesem Fall von Mannheim nach Bremen. Aber es funktionierte. Also Karten fr das Open Air geordert und am 21.05. nach Mannheim gefahren. Beginn war um 12:00 Uhr mit, man staune, Gary Moore.

Anschlieend standen dann sie auf der Bhne. Fish geschminkt wie einst Peter Gabriel. Es ertnten die ersten Klnge von "Script" und wir haben volles Rohr mitgegrlt. Offensichtlich hat sich keiner daran gestrt, denn vielen Leuten war diese Band vollkommen unbekannt. Man beachte auch den Schal von diesem Konzert, hier heit diese Hammerband "Marillon".

Nach "Script" kam dann "He Knows You Know". Auch hier haben die vielen Leute nur nett gelauscht, auer den wenigen, die Marillion kannten oder, wie wir, eigentlich nur wegen Marillion gekommen waren! Dann kann ich mich leider nicht mehr erinnern, was noch gespielt wurde. Ich wei nur noch, dass es ein relativ kurzer Auftritt war, die knapp 600 Kilometer sich aber trotzdem vollkommen gelohnt haben.

Anschlieend haben noch - in dieser Reihenfolge - Nena, Loverboy, Little River Band, Men At Work und Chris de Burgh (solo) gespielt.

Aber es war der Anfang von nicht gezhlten Marillion Konzertbesuchen. Das hat, zumindest mich, quer durch die Republik gefhrt. Das Glck wollte es auch, da ich 1986 meinen Wohnsitz fr knapp 10 Jahre nach Baden-Wrttemberg verlegen musste. Von hier war es z.B. nur ein Katzensprung zur Loreley. Auch hier ein absolutes Hammerkonzert (gibt es ja auf DVD)."

Thank you, Holger!
Scarf - Open Air Festival 83 (Front)

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Carsten Horn - Germany

Carsten Horn - Germany

Carsten Horn - Germany
Although we already have a huge collection of buttons, pins and badges on the bottom of this site, it seems there are still a lot of them missing! Carsten checked his collection and sent these - thank you, Carsten!
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Henk Tempelman - Holland

Henk Tempelman - Holland

Henk Tempelman - Holland
... what a collection! Here we are with another BIG ONE of merch and rarities from Marillion's Fish-era - this time it was our old Marillo-friend Henk Tempelman, who sent some photos!

Concert Poster - Saliva Tears Tour 81-82
Golden Record - Clutching At Straws - 1987
 Signed Saliva Tears Poster     Golden Clutching At Straws
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Phill Palmer - England

Phill Palmer - England

Phill Palmer - England
Phill wrote:
"I traced the cover of the "He Knows You Know" 12 inch onto a pillow case them sewed it onto my denim! It brings back good memories - and still smells the same: pachouly oil!"

Thanks for the photo, Phill!
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David Shanks - Scotland

David Shanks - Scotland

David Shanks - Scotland
Marillion Special on Keith Community Radio

David saw Marillion for the first time at the Longmore Hall, Keith - 23th April 1982. As a presenter at KCR he did a radio special about the band, cheering some memories of the gig and is talking about the time from "Script" to "Clutching at Straws".
Download his radio show (6,6 MB - all played songs are faded or cut out).
Playlist: Market Square Heroes - Charting The Single - Three Boats Down From The Candy - Punch And Judy - Kayleigh - Slinte Mhath
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Andre Rostek - Germany

Andre Rostek - Germany

Andre Rostek - Germany
A Collector's Guide To Marillion & Fish - by Andre Rostek
I.P. Verlag - 192 Pages - written in german and english - EUR 18,60

"It took nearly 15 years of research for this essential guide to Marillion and Fish. Includes complete data for all 1,500 official records worldwide (yinyl and CD), ca. 250 unofficial releases, tour dates, listings of all songs ever recorded, pictures of most important rarities, cover versions of Marillion titles..."

Order the book at Iron Pages or contact Andre Rostek
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Andy Murphy - England

Andy Murphy - England

Andy Murphy - England

Memories Of The Early Days - by Andy Murphy


"Back in the very beginning I was obsessed by Marillion, following them all over the place locally including pubs, bars, colleges and halls in Berkhamstead, Dunstable, Luton, Aylesbury and later all the first gigs at the Marquee Club.

I saw them first as Silmarillion before Fish joined! My brother in law has a red Silmarillion T-Shirt! I think it was red with a knight sitting on a horse?

I was looking through my diary for 1980 and I mentioned that I went to a gig in Berkhamstead on 1 March 1980 - although I havent written who it was! Obviously didn't make a major impression on me that time. Maybe they were just the support band?

I didnt see the first Fish gig at Bicester on 14 March 1981 but I did see them at a number of gigs later that year.

I'm trying very hard to remember other places where I saw them in the early days. I remember a few concerts at Friars, Aylesbury. One was supporting John Otway and Wild Willy Barret. I remember very clearly when they were second support to Lindisfarne at the Queensway Hall in Dunstable. Inbetween there was a support artist who just played acoustic guitar and carried a plastic carrier bag. I used to have the poster for that gig. I think Marillion were a late addition to the show.

We used to see a lot of other bands at the time hoping that they would all make it but none of them were quite as good as Marillion. Bands like Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Pallas and Solstice. It was like progressive rock revival for those of us who had missed Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd in their early days!

I remember seeing a band called Pride Of Passion that featured Diz Minnet on bass at the Queensay Hall. I had a drink with Steve Rothery in the bar. I used to be recognised by my colorful jacket. Fish used to like my jacket as he couldn't believe that people would spend so much time embroidering Marillion on their jackets!

Fish was very much the marketing force in the band. He was very driven. He wanted everyone to know about the band and would organise fans to sell tickets, posters, the Web etc. Fish used to get us to stand outside gigs giving people flyers and early editions of the Web. They used to arrange coaches to go to gigs. There was a woman called Steph who used to organise a lot. She was the one who sold me a T-Shirt and demo tape for 2.50 because that was all the money that I had.

Mick Pointer was also responsible for organising things - I got the impression that most people at the early gigs knew Mick. Mick Pointer's parents always went to the gigs and he was a really good drummer so it's a pity that he left. The rest of the band were quite shy.

The early gigs were fantastic especially when Fish arrived as he really performed - all the face paint and acting. They were very intense and very raw.

We felt that we had really found something special even when there was only a very small number of people at the early gigs - and I mean between 10 and 20 people! It seemed to take a long time for them to gain a large following but once they had support from a writer in Sounds and also had a set played on the Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show they really took off.

I used to get annoyed with the Genesis comparisons as the only similarities were that Fish and Peter Gabriel used to talk a lot between songs!

Nowadays I just about manage to buy the albums as they come out and maybe see them once a year. Although I have to say that my best memories are of the very early days when a few of us would sit on the floor watching Fish spit blood over everyone during Forgotten Sons.

Also the first gigs at the Marquee and the memorable first gig at Hammersmith Odeon when everyone knew all the words to Script and the album had only been out a day!"
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Claude Micallef Attard - Malta

Claude Micallef Attard - Malta

Claude Micallef Attard - Malta

Marillion Paradies


What are you looking for? Marillion merch, records, posters, ads, articles? No problem - Claude has 'em all! He is a collector since 20 years, so it seems impossible to find out something he does NOT have! Good luck for us - he provided us with tons of material for the site!
Thank you, Claude!

Here is a view in his "Marillion room":

Marillion room in Malta - by Claude M. Attard
Some jewels from his collection:
Topic Promo posters - Market Square Heroes and He Knows You Know - 1982-83 - the two most wanted Marillion posters!
Topic Promo posters - Assassing and Fugazi - 1984
Topic Pin-collection
Topic Fish and Claude - Signing Session in Malta - 06.08.2004
Topic Fish and Claude - Luxol Parade Ground, Malta - 10.07.2006
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Markus Rein - Germany

Markus Rein - Germany

Markus Rein - Germany
Markus, one of our oldest friends of the Setlists Site, sent us photos of his collection of merchandising which he collected over the years.

A little story regarding Markus: Andre tried to get Mick Wall's famous Marillion book from ebay - but Markus was the one who finally got it. After some emails (both didn't know each other at this time) Markus sent the book to Andre "... sorry, I was quicker - just read it and send it back!"

Well.... that was really... really great, Markus! Thanks again for that - and for all your help in the past!
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United Merch-Conglomerate

United Merch-Conglomerate

United Merch-Conglomerate
Topic Merch-items by Walter Dijkers (Holland), Clause Micallef Attard (Malta) and Thomas Spitzer (Germany)
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