A few quick news bites for you before we get onto some exciting news from Steve Hogarth:
Over the past several years our website Marillion Online has been voted into the top 10 of the Digital Music Awards "People's Choice Award," but has yet to reach the number 1 spot. To vote for www.marillion.com as People's Choice Award Best Official Website simply click on the link below (or visit www.marillion.com for a link to the voting website), enter your email address, and submit your vote... Maybe this will be our year!
Voting ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2006 so head on over there NOW to vote before it's too late.
The latest instalment of the Marillion Podcast is now online for your listening pleasure (visit www.marillion.com/news for details). Pete Trewavas and Steve Hogarth each have a crack and letting you know what's going on inside the studio from - well - inside the studio.
...Now, as promised, a final word from Steve Hogarth:
Mr h here, just to let you know about a new website called "h-tunes." Predictably, you can find it at www.h-tunes.com. I've set up this website so that anyone who wants to relive the "h-natural" experience can do so.
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, I played 18 shows TOTALLY ALONE this year in Europe. I sang and played the piano. I also spoke about my life, my songs and read from my diary. I played my favourite songs from all the bands I've been in (especially, of course, Marillion) and also a great many covers from Elvis to Kraftwerk, and from Leonard Cohen to X-Ray Specs. Each show was unique in terms of set list, chat, diary and general atmosphere so I'm planning to make them all available (apart from the Dutch and Polish shows which weren't recorded owing to a computer problem - doh!).
I'm planning to release, for download only, almost EVERY gig I played this year. Each show will be available for a limited period only before being replaced by another. Once it's gone, it's gone, so keep an eye on h-tunes to see if there's anything you fancy.
One love. One World. One People. Thank God For The Internet..