Artist:
Marillion

Afraid Of Sunlight [Deluxe Edition]: 4CD-1BluRay Boxset

£56.99

Release Date: 13 October, 2023

When released in June 1995, Marillion earned critical acclaim with Afraid of Sunlight – the band’s eighth studio album and final release on EMI. The album peaked at #16 in the U.K. and introduced fans to the Top 30 hit, “Beautiful.” Originally released in 2019, the band are releasing an additional run of the boxset due to demand from fans.

The CD box opens with a new version of Afraid of Sunlight that was remixed by Michael Hunter. The set also includes the original mix by the album’s producer Dave Meegan, and a live recording of Marillion performing at the Rotterdam Ahoy arena on September 29, 1995 during the group’s tour supporting Afraid of Sunlight. Six of the songs were originally released on the double live album Made Again (1996).

The show’s set list spans the band’s entire career with “Garden Party” from its 1983 debut Script for a Jester’s Tear; “Kayleigh” from Misplaced Childhood (1985); “Incommunicado” from Clutching at Straws (1987); “No One Can” from Holidays In Eden (1991); and “The Great Escape” from Brave (1994). The concert also features performances of several tracks from Afraid of Sunlight, including “Cannibal Surf Babe,” “Gazpacho” and the single “Beautiful.”

The Blu-ray features the album’s original 1995 mix along with several new mixes (48/24 LPCM Stereo Remix; 48/24 DTS 5.1 Mix; 48/24 LPCM 5.1 Mix). Video content includes interviews with the band discussing the album, a new documentary about Afraid of Sunlight, and a promo film for “Beautiful.” 

The Blu-ray disc also collects the nine bonus recordings from the remastered edition of the album that was released in 1999, plus 17 previously unreleased songs that include studio jams and early versions of Afraid of Sunlight tracks like “Beyond You,” “King,” “Out Of This World” and “Beautiful.” 

Tracklist:
CD1: Afraid Of Sunlight (2019 Michael Hunter Remix)

1. Gazpacho
2. Cannibal Surf Babe
3. Beautiful
4. Afraid Of Sunrise
5. Out Of This World
6. Afraid Of Sunlight
7. Beyond You
8. King

CD2: Afraid Of Sunlight (1995 Original Mike Meegan Mix)
1. Gazpacho
2. Cannibal Surf Babe
3. Beautiful
4. Afraid Of Sunrise
5. Out Of This World
6. Afraid Of Sunlight
7. Beyond You
8. King

CD3: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)
1. Intro (Skater’s Waltz) *
2. Incommunicado *
3. Hooks In You 
4. Gazpacho *
5. Icon *
6. Beautiful
7. Hotel Hobbies *
8. White Russian *
9. Easter *
10. Mad *
11. Opium Den *
12.  Hard As Love *
13. The Hollow Man *
 
CD4: Live In Rotterdam (September 29, 1995)
1. Kayleigh
2. Lavender *
3. Afraid Of Sunlight
4. Cannibal Surf Babe *
5. Cover My Eyes (Pain And Heaven) *
6. Slainte Mhath *
7. King
8. Splintering Heart *
9. No One Can *
10. The Great Escape *
11. The Uninvited Guest *
12. Garden Party *
 
Disc Five: Blu-Ray
Afraid Of Sunlight (2019 Michael Hunter Remix)
-    48/ 24 LPCM Stereo Remix
-    48/ 24 DTS 5.1 Mix
-    48/ 24 LPCM 5.1 Mix

Afraid Of Sunlight: Documentary 
Promo Film: “Beautiful”

1999 Remaster Bonus Tracks
1. Icon
2. Live Forever
3. Second Chance
4. Beyond You (Demo)
5. Cannibal Surf Babe
6. Out Of This World
7. Bass Frenzy
8. Mirages (Demo)
9. Afraid of Sunlight (Acoustic Demo)
Jams & Early Versions
10. Ascending Synth Groove *
11. Velvet Lawn *
12. Building Guitar *
13. Band of Gold *
14. Gazpacho (Early Version) *
15. Surfer Bass *
16. Cannibal Surf (Early Version) *
17. Beautiful (Early Version) *
18. KD Lang *
19. Out Of This World (Early Version) *
20. Afraid of Sunlight (Early Version) *
21. Beyond You (Early Version) *
22. Crunchy Guitar Idea *
23. Deep Purple Vibe *
24. Watery Guitar *
25. King (Early Version) *
26. Happy Accidents *

* previously unreleased

Label:
Warner
Formats:
CD Box Set
Cat#:
190295477219