!  I have added some accompanying text...taken from the Songs page. The clips are in MP3 format and free to download... however I must urge you to buy a copy of the How We Live 'Dry Land' album from, and likewise the Europeans CDs when they come out!  I know you will, but in the meantime, enjoy...

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Tunnel Vision (Live) 


Live version as performed on 'The Tube' UK TV Nov 1983  

Lead Vocals by Steve Hogarth 

Download MP3 (4:08 min) 1.70 MB

Hogarth introduced this live with "This is a song all about the people who used to run the country. It's also a song all about the people that are running the country. And It's about the people that are unfortunately are going to run the country in the future." He then sprayed the audience with a fire extinguisher!! The lyrics and introduction suggest that this is a rant against the powers-that-be, but the vocals are not clearly sung, so it is difficult to tell what his point is! (I've since got a handwritten copy of Steve's Lyrics and I'm still confused!) Nevertheless, this is a good upbeat, punky rocker, with a exciting improvised middle section. Unlikely to have been recorded in the studio.


American People (Live) 


From the 1984 Live album 

Lead Vocals by Ferg Harper 

Download MP3 (3:26 min) 1.45 MB

One of the better Vocabulary tracks, with a catchy chorus and tight arrangement. The lyrics are fairly obvious! Hogarth describes it as "a perfectly simple lyric that describes the Americanisation taking place in Great Britain." The horn sounds in the middle section were replaced with some nice keyboard-guitar interplay when played live. Drummer / writer Dugmore explains that the Europeans recorded a "great version" of this track with Trevor Vallis that never made the Vocabulary album, and also tried recording it with Tony Visconti ("a laugh") Perhaps either is the version released on the American "Recognition" EP ? It does sound like a new recording or an alternative take, and contains an extra verse (We see it everywhere / It's taking over here / London like New York, All people the same / Everyone famous except with no name.)




Non-album Euros single from 1984  

Lead Vocals by Steve Hogarth 

Download MP3 (3:51 min) 1.62 MB

A non-album single, bridging the gap between the first and second studio albums. This Hogarth penned track has an upbeat, optimistic outlook imploring us to communicate, and is much better than Hogarth's lead vocal numbers on "Live." The middle-eight variation is a favourite of mine. Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) co-produced the song, which was recorded at 'Battery Studios.' Geoff Dugmore : "It was the one and only time we really went out of our way to try and write a pop single. I think we missed the mark by quite a long way. I don't think that having a guy who had just done Judas Priest necessarily helped!"

We Don't Need to be Lovers (demo) 

A 1986 demo of a song that didn't make it onto the HWL album

Lead Vocals by Steve Hogarth 

Download MP3 (3:40 min) 1.56 MB

A How We Live track, demoed, but not recorded for the Dry Land album. This may also have been demoed by the Euros.  Also known as "Promises"

Simon’s Car (12” extended mix)

Non-album HWL track, only available from the ‘Web Members Area’ of the Marillion website back in 2000

Original version appears on the Racket Records re-issue of ‘Dry Land’ (2000)

Lead Vocals by Steve Hogarth 

Download MP3 (6:34 min) 2.70 MB


A song by How We Live, about the TV series "The Saint". This (along with 'You Don't Need Anyone') was probably recorded in late 1987 after the 'Dry Land' album. It has a much fuller, rawer sound than the previous HWL material, with a strong pulsing beat, samples, and truly killer guitar sounds. The lyrics were later transplanted into the verse of Marillion's "Cover My Eyes" on their "Holidays in Eden" album in 1991. Colin Woore elaborates on the samples : "The 'mercy' is, I think, courtesy of Roy Orbison, 'All you gotta do' is Dusty Springfield ('more than Dusty's eyes'), 'big as a jumbo jet' from TV news or documentary, 'No, I don't think I'm a revolutionary artist' I think is Andy Warhol, and there's a couple of seconds of flute near the end of the song from 'Fool On The Hill' by The Beatles. We just brought some CDs and video tapes from home of anything that might be relevant to the 60's icons mentioned in the song. Steve and Colin apparently hired an identical car (Simon Templar's 60's Volvo classic sports car) for a photo shoot when they were considering putting it out as a single at the time.

You Don’t Need Anyone (12” extended mix)


Non-album HWL track, only available from the ‘Web Members Area’ of the Marillion website back in 2000

Original version appears on the Racket Records re-issue of ‘Dry Land’ (2000)

Lead Vocals by Steve Hogarth 

Download MP3 (7:01 min) 2.80 MB


It was well known that this track was demoed by Marillion for their "Holidays in Eden" album in 1991, but "fell by the wayside" says Hogarth. In an interview for GWR in 1991, he described the song as "a sort of How We Live track we didn't really record." So, it was a bit of a shock when a fully recorded version the song turned up on the 2000 re-issue of the 'Dry Land' album! The song was available for a long time on the 'Low Fat Yoghurts' bootleg, recorded live at the Moles Club in Bath) An official Marillion studio version of the song was officially released on the 'Holidays in Eden' remaster CD in 1998. Colin Woore recalls that the "laugh on the You Don't Need Anyone 12" was Penelope Keith from TV."


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