Marillion announces licensing deal with Snapper

10 Marillion audio and visual back catalogue titles originally released on Marillion’s own label Racket Records, have been licensed by Snapper Music to be reissued worldwide in deluxe packaging.

Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide.  Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with their audience resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world.  They were one of the first bands to have their own website and have been rightly acknowledged as internet pioneers.

The Marillion catalogue re-launch will start in April with a 2CD edition of the acclaimed 2004 release Marbles, which includes the Top Ten Single ‘You’re Gone’.

Racket Records’ Lucy Jordache says “we run a very successful direct to the fans business, but we know that some Marillion fans still want to purchase their CDs and DVDs directly from traditional retailers and Snapper has a proven track record on delivering successful campaigns to retail which is why we chose to do this deal with them.”

Snapper’s Johnny Wilks notes “We are delighted to have secured this deal with Racket Records. This is a great opportunity for retailers around the world to carry classic Marillion back catalogue much of which has previously only been available via mail order”

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