AFRAID OF SUNLIGHT
RELEASED 24 JUNE 1995
 
 
 
 
Marillion's 8th Studio Album, Afraid Of Sunlight is a single album & was released on 24th June 1995. This album was remastered in 1999 and a deluxe edition was released in 2019.
 
Current & Notable Release Versions:

CD Version (2019): Single disc CD of the 2019 Stereo Remix of Marillion's 1995 album Afraid Of Sunlight. Features a brand new stereo remix of the album by Michael Hunter.

Vinyl Version (2019): Vinyl version of the 2019 Stereo Remix of Marillion's 1995 album Afraid Of Sunlight. Features a brand new stereo remix of the album by Michael Hunter.

4 CD / 1 BR Deluxe Edition (2019):  Disc One features a brand new stereo remix of the album by Michael Hunter. Disc Two features the original 1995 mix of the album by Dave Meegan. Discs Three/Four contain a live recording of Marillion’s September 29, 1995 concert at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, produced by Michael Hunter. Six of these tracks first appeared in 1996 on the band’s double live album, Made Again, and the show was also released as a Front Row Club recording - however, this is the first time the entire show has been properly mixed and released - and with the inclusion of the final encore, Garden Party.

The blu-ray contains 48/24 audio of Michael Hunter’s remix of the album in stereo and 5.1. Also included on the blu-ray are the promo video for Beautiful, a new documentary about the album and early versions, outtakes, demos, and the bonus tracks from the 1999 remaster. OUT OF PRINT.

5 LP Deluxe Vinyl Edition (2019):  LPs One and Two feature a brand new stereo remix of the album by Michael Hunter. LPs Three/Four & Five contain a live recording of Marillion’s September 29, 1995 concert at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands, produced by Michael Hunter. Six of these tracks first appeared in 1996 on the band’s double live album, Made Again, and the show was also released as a Front Row Club recording - however, this is the first time the entire show has been properly mixed and released - and with the inclusion of the final encore, Garden Party. OUT OF PRINT.

Download Version: Audio download not available from Racket Records.
 
 
 
See below for a complete track listing & lyrics for the main version of this album
 
5 DISC CD / BLURAY BOX SET
 
TRACKLIST

DISC 1 (2019 MICHAEL HUNTER REMIX) 
GazpachoLYRICS
Cannibal Surf BabeLYRICS
BeautifulLYRICS
Afraid of SunriseLYRICS
Out of This WorldLYRICS
Afraid of SunlightLYRICS
Beyond YouLYRICS
KingLYRICS
DISC 2 (DAVE MEEGAN ORIGINAL 1995 ALBUM MIX) 
GazpachoLYRICS
Cannibal Surf BabeLYRICS
BeautifulLYRICS
Afraid of SunriseLYRICS
Out of This WorldLYRICS
Afraid of SunlightLYRICS
Beyond YouLYRICS
KingLYRICS
DISC 3 - LIVE AT AHOY (29TH SEPT 1995) - 2019 MICHAEL HUNTER REMIX) 
Intro (Skater's Waltz)NO LYRICS
IncommunicadoLYRICS
Hooks In YouLYRICS
GazpachoLYRICS
IconLYRICS
BeautifulLYRICS
Hotel HobbiesLYRICS
White RussianLYRICS
EasterLYRICS
MadLYRICS
The Opium DenNO LYRICS
Hard As LoveLYRICS
The Hollow ManLYRICS
DISC 4 - LIVE AT AHOY (29TH SEPT 1995) - 2019 MICHAEL HUNTER REMIX) 
KayleighLYRICS
LavenderLYRICS
Afraid of SunlightLYRICS
Cannibal Surf BabeLYRICS
Cover My Eyes (Pain and Heaven)LYRICS
Slainte MhathLYRICS
KingLYRICS
Splintering HeartLYRICS
No One CanLYRICS
The Great EscapeLYRICS
The Uninvited GuestLYRICS
Garden PartyLYRICS
BLU-RAY DISC 
48/24 LPCM Stereo RemixNO LYRICS
48/24 DTS 5.1 MixNO LYRICS
48/24 LPCM 5.1 MixNO LYRICS
Documentary - Afraid Of SunlightNO LYRICS
Beautiful (Promo Video)NO LYRICS
IconLYRICS
Live ForeverLYRICS
Second Chance (Beautiful)NO LYRICS
Beyond You (Demo)NO LYRICS
Cannibal Surf BabeLYRICS
Out of This WorldLYRICS
Bass FrenzyNO LYRICS
MiragesLYRICS
Afraid of Sunlight (Acoustic)NO LYRICS
Ascending Synth GrooveNO LYRICS
Velvet LawnNO LYRICS
Building GuitarNO LYRICS
Band Of GoldNO LYRICS
Gazpacho (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Surfer BassNO LYRICS
Cannibal Surf (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Beautiful (Early Version)NO LYRICS
KD LangNO LYRICS
Out Of This World (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Afraid Of Sunlight (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Beyond You (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Crunchy Guitar IdeaNO LYRICS
Deep Purple VibeNO LYRICS
Watery GuitarNO LYRICS
King (Early Version)NO LYRICS
Happy AccidentsNO LYRICS
 
 
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QUOTES AND TRIVIA
 
STEVE HOGARTH

Afraid of Sunlight : December 1998

During the Brave tour, I remember us sitting in the Cirkus Café in Stockholm with manager, John Arnison, trying to decide whether to make one last album for EMI, or to knock it on the head and go "indie". Brit pop was the talk of the industry and over at Manchester Square, all eyes were focused on Food record's hot property, "Blur". Both EMI and Marillion were still reeling from the relative commercial disappointment of the "Brave" album. We thought it was a masterpiece. We just couldn't understand how the world hadn't noticed. We'd spent a lot of time and money on "Brave" and we knew that, if we stayed, we were going to be under pressure to make an album quickly and cheaply. No more sprawling country houses or Gothic castles for us! We bit our lip and stayed, knowing that this was probably going to be the last one. Everything was changing. Everything must.

We moved The Racket Club round the corner to a bigger building and decided to write AND record there. To speed things up, someone had the idea of getting Dave Meegan to come over and help during the writing. He did so by sitting in on the jam sessions, disciplining us to work longer hours and meticulously cataloguing the emerging ideas. To some extent Dave imposed his taste upon the direction of the music by selecting HIS favourite moments from the jams. Opinion in the band is still divided as to whether this was the right thing to do. Personally, I think it helped. For my own part, I needed all the help I could get.

The "Brave" album and the tour that followed it had made mincemeat of my psyche and I was pretty much a lost soul.

Racked by self doubt and emotional turmoil, I was feeling my life coming unstitched before my eyes. Little wonder then that this album was to repeatedly examine show-business and the damage done. We did this through the eyes of the boxer, the footballer, the rock 'n' roller and the speed-king. All had famously self-destructed. You should be able to guess their names. We also threw in Brian Wilson and Phil Spector for good measure. As time went by down at the Racket Club the songs took on an American soul, both musically and lyrically. Nobody knows quite where this came from. John Helmer (my occasional co-lyricist) started it perhaps... And it just drifted off in the general direction of Arizona...

There never has been an initial "vision", or a master-plan..Like the others, "Afraid of Sunlight" was another product of flailing around in the darkness.
 
I think it's the best record we've made.
 
 
RACKET RECORDS STAFF

This album was released on CD, Cassette, and LP. Afraid of Sunlight was the last Marillion's last studio album with EMI, and also the last to be released on vinyl.

The 1999 Remastered 2CD version contains an enhanced portion with an additional track. You can access this track with the universal code: e2p8s6dd