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Afraid of Sunlight [Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - Alex S. Garcia
Afraid of sunlight was Marillion's first real progressive album since Fish had left the band. While it does not rank as high as classics like Script for a Jester's Tear or Fugazi, it still has some very strong moments. "Cannibal Surf Babe" is a tribute to the '60s sort of. It starts off like the Beach Boys' "California Girls" before turning into the nightmarish tale of a cannibal woman! But the best moments are in the second half of the album, with tracks such as "Out of This World," "Afraid of Sunlight" and "King." As usual with Marillion, the keyboards stand out the most. There are some very beautiful melodic moments and perhaps a better mix between calm and agressive ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex S. Garcia
Afraid of sunlight was Marillion's first real progressive album since Fish had left the band. While it does not rank as high as classics like Script for a Jester's Tear or Fugazi, it still has some very strong moments. "Cannibal Surf Babe" is a tribute to the '60s sort of. It starts off like the Beach Boys' "California Girls" before turning into the nightmarish tale of a cannibal woman! But the best moments are in the second half of the album, with tracks such as "Out of This World," "Afraid of Sunlight" and "King." As usual with Marillion, the keyboards stand out the most. There are some very beautiful melodic moments and perhaps a better mix between calm and agressive melodies than on previous albums made with Steve Hogarth. [Afraid of Sunlight is also available in a release with added bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/1999
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724349861428
  • Catalog Number: 4986142
  • Sales rank: 161,886

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gazpacho (7:28)
  2. 2 Cannibal Surf Babe (5:45)
  3. 3 Beautiful (5:12)
  4. 4 Afraid of Sunlight (5:01)
  5. 5 Out of This World (7:54)
  6. 6 Afraid of Sunlight (6:49)
  7. 7 Beyond You (6:10)
  8. 8 King (7:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Icon (6:05)
  2. 2 Live Forever (4:34)
  3. 3 Second Chance (AKA Beautiful) (5:14)
  4. 4 Beyond You (5:18)
  5. 5 Cannibal Surf Babe (6:00)
  6. 6 Out of This World (7:27)
  7. 7 Bass Frenzy (1:18)
  8. 8 Mirages (6:02)
  9. 9 Afraid of Sunlight (6:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marillion Primary Artist
Steve Hogarth Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Mark Kelly Keyboards
Ian Mosley Percussion, Drums
Steve Rothery Guitar
Pete Trewavas Bass, Background Vocals
Barbara Lezmy Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marillion Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Paul Cox Cover Photo
Steve Hogarth Lyricist, Liner Notes
Dave Meegan Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Peter Mew Digital Editing, Mastering, Remastering
Bill Smith Artwork
Lucy Jordache Liner Notes
John Helmer Lyricist
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