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Less Is More - Introduction

Introduction: Less Is More is classed as Marillion's 16th studio album, the twelfth of the Hogarth-era.

With the exception of It's Not Your Fault, Less Is More is an album of reworked material from previous albums, and consequently, only that one song has an explanation.

It would be fair to say that Less Is More is generally regarded somewhat disdainfully by a large section of the fanbase, who feel it is overworked and rarely successful. Personally, I feel the songs are, at worse, perfectly ok taken individually, but I don't feel it works well as an album. However, the versions of Wrapped Up In Time and Interior Lulu are both excellent.

It's Not Your Fault

'Secrets and lies'
Secrets and Lies is a film by Mike Leigh. A woman decides to trace her birth family and contact her mother. The film is about the effects of concealment and untruths on the people concerned.

'I broke a mirror'
The breaking of a mirror supposedly condemns the breaker to seven years of bad luck. This superstition goes back to the Romans, who first made mirrors. They believed that part of the soul was trapped in the mirror, and breaking the glass thus distorted or damaged the soul.