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Holidays in Eden
Studio album by Marillion
Released 24 June 1991
February 1998 (two-disc edition)
Recorded Outside Studios, Oxfordshire, January - June 1991
Genre Progressive rock
Pop rock
Length 48:17 (single-disc edition)
1:51:25 (two-disc edition)
Label EMI Records United Kingdom
IRS Records United States
Producer Chris Neil
Professional reviews
Marillion chronology
Seasons End
Holidays In Eden
A Singles Collection
Original US release cover
Singles from Holidays in Eden
  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)"
    Released: 28 May 1991
  2. "No One Can"
    Released: 22 July 1991
  3. "Dry Land"
    Released: 23 September 1991

Holidays in Eden is the sixth studio album by the British band Marillion, released in 1991. It is their second with vocalist Steve Hogarth and has been regarded by many fans as a setback from their previous albums due to its mainstream-oriented sound and songwriting. It was recorded after the Seasons End tour which had lasted almost a year. Despite the band's obvious efforts to create a recording more appealing to mainstream media, thus attracting new fans, Holidays In Eden could not compete regarding sales or chart positions with the band's first four studio albums from the 1980s. That said, it did not completely lack progressive rock elements, culminating as it did in a "triptych" of three linked songs, "This Town", "The Rakes Progress", and "100 Nights", documenting the narrator's decline into moral decadence.

"Dry Land" was previously recorded by Hogarth's earlier band How We Live.


Track listing

Original UK Version

Side one

  1. "Splintering Heart" – 6:54
  2. "Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)" – 3:54
  3. "The Party" – 5:36
  4. "No One Can" – 4:41
  5. "Holidays in Eden" – 5:38

Side two

  1. "Dry Land" – 4:43
  2. "Waiting to Happen" – 5:01
  3. "This Town" – 3:18
  4. "The Rakes Progress" – 1:54
  5. "100 Nights" – 6:41

U.S. Version

The U.S. Version, released about 6 months after the original UK version, added 2 new tracks: "A Collection" and "How Can It Hurt", which were the B-Sides of the original "No One Can" and "Cover My Eyes" singles, respectively. In addition, the track order was rearranged and the title for "No One Can" was lengthened. Finally, slightly different cover art was used, featuring the original cover overlaid with the new "MAR" "ILL" "ION" logo and the album title in the middle left of the cover in a straight line, rather than the original circle around the moon at the centre top.

  1. "Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)" - 3:56
  2. "No One Can Take You Away from Me" - 4:39
  3. "Splintering Heart" - 6:51
  4. "The Party" - 5:36
  5. "A Collection" - 3:00
  6. "Holidays in Eden" - 5:28
  7. "How Can It Hurt" - 4:10
  8. "Dry Land" - 4:43
  9. "Waiting to Happen" - 4:56
  10. "This Town" - 3:18
  11. "The Rakes Progress" - 1:54
  12. "100 Nights" - 6:41

1998 Remaster

The remaster, released 23 February 1998, has the same track listing as the original UK release. In addition, a second CD is included, with the following additional tracks:

  1. "Sympathy" – 3:30
  2. "How Can It Hurt" – 4:11
  3. "A Collection" – 3:00
  4. "Cover My Eyes" (acoustic version) – 2:34
  5. "Sympathy" (acoustic version) – 2:30
  6. "I Will Walk on Water" (alternative mix) – 5:14
  7. "Splintering Heart" (live at the Moles Club) – 6:42
  8. "You Don't Need Anyone" (Moles Club demo) – 4:04
  9. "No One Can" (Moles Club demo) – 4:51
  10. "The Party" (Moles Club demo) – 5:45
  11. "This Town" (Moles Club demo) – 4:16
  12. "Waiting to Happen" (Moles Club demo) – 5:31
  13. "Eric" – 2:32
  14. "The Epic (Fairground)" (Mushroom Farm demo) – 8:31




Year Chart Position
1991 UK Album Chart 7[2]

External links

Liner notes for the remaster by some of the band members (on the band page):


  1. ^ Henderson, Dave. Holidays in Eden review. Q. July 1991.
  2. ^ "Chart Stats - Marillion - Holidays In Eden". Retrieved 2010-01-05.  

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