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. '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. Recorded in Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, Marillion remain musically true to themselves and continue swimming against the path of adjusting to norms and limitations.
1) Be Hard On Yourself: The Tear in the Big Picture/Lust for Luxury/You Can Learn ()
2) Reprogram the Gene: Invincible/Trouble-free Life/A Cure for Us? ()
3) Only a Kiss (Instrumental) ()
4) Murder Machines ()
5) The Crow and the Nightingale ()
6) Sierra Leone: Chance in a Million/The White Sand/The Diamond/The Blue Warm Air/More Than a Treasure ()
7) Care: Maintenance Drugs/An Hour Before It's Dark/Every Call/Angels of Earth ()