The fourth studio album by Marillion, ‘Clutching at straws’, released in 1987, was a concept album written around the character of Torch, a 29 year old unemployed man who seeks comfort in alcohol to numb himself. Still, he can’t forget his failed marriage, a deadbeat father and a lack of commercial success as a singer in a band.
The single sugar mice’ wraps up this theme rather nicely, creating a heartfelt and quite dramatic song. The single reached number 22 in the UK singles chart.
Marillion – Sugar Mice
Label: EMI – 12MARIL 7, EMI – 12 MARIL 7
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
A Sugar Mice (Extended Version) 6:09
B1 Sugar Mice (Album Version) 5:44
B2 Tux On 5:12 Previously Unreleased
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured By – EMI Records Ltd.
Pressed By – EMI Records
Track A listed as “Sugar Mice – 12″ Version” on the label.
“Sugar Mice (Album Version)” Taken From The CD, Tape And LP “Clutching At Straws”
“Tux On” Previously Unreleased
Marillion / Charisma Music Publ. Co. Ltd.
℗ 1987 Original sound recording(s) made by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1987 EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.
Barcode: 5 099920 193669
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 12 MARIL 7 A-3-1-1-1 D
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 12MARIL 7 B-2-1-1- 1 DD